Lesson # 893 from the Noble Quran
The truly losers
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 89b & 90 of 206, Section – 11 of 24 (Part – 9)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|89b. And it is not for us to return to it unless Allah our Lord should (so) will. Our Lord comprehendeth all things in knowledge. In Allah do we put our trust. Our Lord! Decide with truth between us and our folk, for Thou art the Best of those who make decision.
90. And the chieftains of his people, who were disbelieving, said: If ye follow Shu-aib , then truly ye shall be the losers.
|89b. Wa maa yakuunu lanaaa ‘an-na-‘uuda fiihaaa ‘illaaa ‘any-yashaaa-‘Allaahu Rabbunaa. Wasi-‘a Rabbunaa kulla shay-‘in ‘ilmaa. ‘AlAllaahi ta-wakkalnaa. Rabbanaf-tah bay-nanaa wa bay-na qawminaa bil-haqqi wa ‘Anta Khay-rul-Faatihiin.
90. Wa qaalal-mala-‘ul-laziina kafaruu min- qawmihii la-‘inittaba’-tum Shu-‘ayban ‘innakum ‘izalla-khaasiruun.
Prophet Shu-aib (blessing on Him) is going to answer to the chieftains of His nation: You say to us: We should accept your religion against our will. It is not possible for us.
Remaining part of the answer by Prophet Shu-aib (blessing on Him) has been mentioned in this verse. It is commanded that Prophet Shu-aib (blessing on Him) said: it is not our duty to embrace your religion. It is another thing if Allah Almighty wills so, otherwise, we will never do so. Our Lord has knowledge of everything. We have given our matter in charge of Him. We have humbled our head before His Command.
“Our Lord! We call these people towards the Straight Path according to Your Order, whereas they desire to drive us violently on the crooked way. Now the decision is in Your hand. Decide between both parties of us in such a way: that thing should be given to such party, which deserves that”.
Even after hearing the prayer in such eloquent and elegant words from Prophet Shu-aib (blessing on Him), they did not wake up and those perverse and obstinate chieftains, who were bent on infidelity, they said to their people: Listen to us! If we obeyed Prophet Shu-aib (blessing on Him), this entire ready-made game of ours would be at variance, and we would have to bear a heavy loss.
If power and authority comes in the hands of selfish people, they try to keep the public under their control, to crush the well-wishers of common people, for preserving their influence, becoming blind and deaf similarly. Consequently, the advisers are saved but the self-interested people are ruined along with the common people.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)