Lesson # 774 From the Noble Quran
Their sayings are based on guess and opinion
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verse –116 of 165, Section – 14 of 20 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|And if thou obey most of those on earth they will mislead thee far from Allah’s Way. They follow naught but an opinion, and they do but guess.||Wa ‘in- tuti’ ‘aksara man fil-‘arzi yuzil-luuka ‘an- SabiiLIllaah. ‘Iny-yattabi-‘uuna ‘illaz-zanna wa ‘in hum ‘illaa yakh-rusuun.|
‘In- – this word has come three times in this verse. First time it means “if”. Second and third time it has been used for the meaning “no, not”. These two types of this word’s meanings must be remembered. It comes often for the meaning “if”, but sometimes it is used for the meaning “no and not”.
Yakh-rusuun – (they form an opinion), it has been derived from the word kharas, which means “to guess and to say something with rough estimate.
It was told about Holy Qur’an in the previous verses that It is the Word of Allah Almighty. Neither there is any doubt in it and nor any person has any authority to make any kind of change in It.
One more fact has been cleared in this verse and the importance of Holy Qur’an has been proved. If, It is understood thoroughly then all the disputes of the life end, the course of life can be passed with comfort and ease in this world as well as the perpetual pleasures and rest of the Hereafter can be attained too.
The matter to cause to know is that, there are mostly such people, who cannot say surely anything in the world. They affect their purpose by means of judgment and suspicion only. While, contrary to it, every Word of the Holy Qur’an is definite and irrevocable. If giving It up, other people are obeyed then a person will never obtain anything but error and depravity.
It is commanded: You will see most of such people in the world. if you will abide by their instructions, you will go astray from the correct path, because their sayings are not certain, but are based only upon their guess and opinion. Whereas, it is not possible to go Straight Way by conjecture, but the worldly matters are also performed clumsily, and suppose: if some of those have been corrected anyhow, then have been corrected after a long time and the experience of the years, while it would be proved that the conjecture or guess was right or wrong. Then it would be either done with confidence and wholeheartedly or left.
After concentrating a little bit, it can be understood that if the Prophets and Messengers of Allah Almighty (peace be upon Them) had neither come in the world, nor told the certain matters to the humankind, then the human being would not have been able to be civilized so early as he seems now, because he would have to follow the supposition and conjecture, and at that very stage, he would have used to wander until he would not have known certainly through experience of everything, upon which, the foundation of social relationship and morality has been established. It was the duty of Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) that they would have to bring the Scripture of Allah Almighty and tell the mankind about entire those certain matters, which are the source of his permanent improvement and correction.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)