Hovering of adversity over the heads

Quran Chapter 11-57 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1387) – درس قرآن

Hovering of adversity over the heads

Surah Huud (Hud) – 11


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا۟فَقَدْ أَبْلَغْتُكُم مَّآ أُرْسِلْتُ بِهِۦٓ إِلَيْكُمْ وَيَسْتَخْلِفُ رَبِّى قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ وَلَا تَضُرُّونَهُۥ شَيْـًٔا إِنَّ رَبِّى عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ حَفِيظٌ (57)

57.  And if ye turn away, still I have conveyed unto you that wherewith I was sent unto you, and my Lord will set in place of you a folk other than you and ye cannot injure Him at all. Lo! My Lord is Guardian over all things. 57.  Fa-‘in  ta-wallaw  faqad  ‘ablag-tukum-maaa  ‘ursil-tu  bihiii  ‘ilay-kum.  Wa  yas-takh-lifu  Rabbii  qaw-man  gay-ra-kum.  Wa  laa  tazur-ruunaHuu  shay-‘aa.  ‘Inna  Rabbii  ‘alaa  kulli  shay-‘in  Hafiiz.     




Ta-wallaw – (you will turn away), this word is from ta-wallii. Actual form of it is tata-wallawna. First ta is left in speaking, and na from its end has been dropped due the ‘in, used before this word. Tawallaa means “to turn away”. It has many other meanings also, however, here it aims the same. This word has been used earlier too.


Yas-takh-lifu – (will set in place of you), it is from ‘is-takh-laafa, which has been derived from khalafa. Khalafa means locum-tenens, substitute, one who succeeds another or temporarily acts for another. The word khaliifah, which has also the same meaning, has come out from it too. ‘Is-takh-laafa means “to appoint someone else at one’s appointment”.


Prophet Hud (peace be upon him) said to his nation: If you will not refrain from your wicked deeds and turn away from Allah Almighty, then there is no incorrectness of mine. You will be settled with punishment. I have caused to hear you that Message, wherewith I was sent by God Almighty unto you. Your manners are wrong, so I fear that you will be removed from the world and Allah Almighty will set in place of you another folk. You cannot harm Him, but will harm yourselves. He is Guardian of all things; and certainly will arrange to protect us. His obedient servants suffer no injury, but the disobedient are crushed. Alas! You do not fear from the wrath of such Omnipotent and Powerful. Your hobbies of day and night are of such kind, which are not liked by Him. It seems that adversity has been hovering over your heads.


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).  https://youtu.be/qKCTZwfuIxo

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