Lesson # 952 from the Noble Quran
Human knowledge and science are nothing against God’s
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 177 & 178 of 206, Section – 22 of 24 (Part – 9)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|177. Evil as an example are the folk who denied Our Revelations, and were wont to wrong themselves.
178. He whom Allah leadeth, he indeed is led aright, while he whom Allah sendeth astray – they indeed are losers.
|177. Saaa-‘a masalaa-nil-qawmul-laziina kazzabuu bi-‘AayaatiNaa wa ‘anfu-sahum kaanuu yazli-muun.
178. Many-yah-DIllaahu fahuwal-muhtadii. Wa many-yuzlil fa-‘ulaaa-‘ika humul-khaasiruun.
At first, those people were illustrated by a simile of dog who give importance to the worldly dignity, pomp and splendor. These people are confused every time in collecting the luxury goods of the world, and they remain upset and confused in the same embarrassment every time. Whether you advise them or not, tell them useful matters or not, they have to remain engaged every time in their own business.
It has been described in this verse that the people like them have fallen far away from the humanity. They remain engaged in the collection of worldly things; are desirous of getting superiority in money, wealth and power from one another. And they have been destroying themselves.
It is commanded that these fascinated people of the world cast the Revelations of Allah Almighty behind. Which thing has remained next to save them from loss now? They have been running for the name and pomp of the world, and there is darkness in every direction, because the Light could be taken from the Revelations of God Almighty only. But they put those Revelations in the trash; saying that those were false and fabricated. Now; there is nothing which may save them from the stumbles and pits of the way. Soon, they will be laying face-down in any ditch. Certainly, they have been damaging themselves by falsifying Our Revelations. If they say: we have knowledge. We are scientists. Our awe has been spreading everywhere. We have no deficiency of the light.
Then; cause to hear them: it is not necessary that only useful things are seen by knowledge and science, unless Allah Almighty does not guide. Even the science is origin of destruction. Those who turned from Allah Almighty and He left them without saving from the wrong way; they will die tomorrow; if not today. They can inherit nothing but loss only.
It is the fact that science and knowledge cannot be guarantee of deliverance of the human being. None should be proud of them. Whosoever considers that he has attained everything by his science, now there is no need of God Almighty and His Revelations, you should say to that ignorant: If you compare your knowledge and science with the Science and Knowledge of God Almighty, your knowledge and science have no reality against His; even equal to a grain of mustard seed. If He desire, He can break these webs of the spider of yours within a moment. It happened many times earlier and even now it may happen any time too. (God forbid).
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)