God makes it clear that there is only One Straight Path

Lesson # 789 From the Noble Quran

God makes it clear that there is only One Straight Path

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2

Verses –131 & 132 of 165, Section – 16 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

131.  This is because thy Lord destroeth not the townships arbitrarily while their people are unconscious (of the wrong they do).


132.  And for all there are ranks in accordance with their doings. And thy Lord is not Unaware of what they do.         

131.  Zaalika  ‘allam  yakur-Rabbuka  muhlikal-quraa  bi-zulminw-wa  ‘ahlu-haa  gaafi-luun.


132.  Wa  li-kullin-  darajaatum-mimmaa  ‘amiluu.  Wa  maa  Rabbuka  bi-gaa-filin  ‘ammaa  ya’-maluun.           

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Muhlika – (the Remover, that, who destroys), this word is “the subject” from ‘ahlaak, derived from halaak. Halaak means destruction, ruin. ‘Ahlaak means “to destroy, to annihilate, to ruin”.

Zulm – (arbitrariness, tyranny), this word comes again and again in the Holy Qur’an and its meaning has already been explained. As per Arabic language, it is used for such a work, which is not suitable and which has any harm either for oneself or for any other. The Way, which Allah Almighty has appointed for the human being in the world, changing a little that Way, is zulm.

There are many ranks of the zulm. The words – Zaalim and Mazluum have been made from it too, which aims the tyrant and the oppressed respectively. Moreover, an individual can tyrannize himself also. In this form that individual is the tyrant and the oppressed of himself.


It is commanded that Allah Almighty has already established a series to warn the humankind about the forthcoming troubles during future by sending His Messengers (peace be upon Them), because He does not destroy the townships arbitrarily as a punishment while their people are unconscious of the wrong, they do.


At first, He (Allah Almighty) makes it clear that there is only One Straight Way for the humankind. Falling back a little bit form that Way is tyranny and its consequence is destruction and ruin, either that would be in the world or in the Hereafter, or in the both. To manifest it, the Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) were sent by Allah Almighty in the world. The Messenger (peace be upon Him) explains this Way properly by His tongue and shows the people by acting upon it himself. When, all it is done then the human being is provided chance that he should act according to it also. After that, the actions and deeds of the mankind are judged and their ranks are determined in accordance with those deeds.


The humankind should not consider that there is none to ask him, whether he does good works or commits evil deeds. Allah Almighty is Aware very well of his entire deeds. Nothing is hidden from Him. The human being will be awarded or rewarded even for his very little deeds too. He should do thoughtfully, whatever he is going to do and should never get out of the guidance of Holy Qur’an.


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)


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