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Lesson # 844- Refrain from evil deeds
Lesson # 844 from the Noble Quran
Refrain from evil deeds
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 35 &
36 of 206, Section – 4 of 24 (Part - 8)
In the name ofAllah, the Beneficent, the
35. O Children of Adam! When Messengers of your
own come unto you who narrate unto you My Revelations, then whosoever
refraineth from evil and amendeth – there shall no fear come upon them
neither shall they grieve.
36. But they who
deny Our Revelations and scorn them – such are rightful owners of the Fire;
they will abide therein forever.
yaa-Baniii-Aadama ‘immaa ya’-ti-yannakum Rusulum-minkum yaqus-suuna
‘alay-kum ‘AayaaTii, famanit-taqaa wa ‘aslaha falaa
khaw-fun ‘alayhim wa
laa hum yahzanuun.
‘Immaa – (If),
actually, there are two words – ‘inna
and maa, ‘Inna is a word “conditional”, which means “if”. The word “Maa” has been increased with it and “n”
of ‘inna has been concealed in “m” of
‘It-taqaa – (refrain from
evil, frightened), it is past tense and its origin is ‘ittaqaaa-‘un, which has been derived from Taqwaa, it means – safety, escape. ‘Ittaqaaa-‘un means “refraining from evil due to any fear, so it
aims “fear of God”.
‘Astak-baruu – (scorn, was
proud, did arrogance), origin of this word is ‘istikbaar, which is from the word kibar. Kibar means – grandeur, pride, greatness. ‘Istikbaar means – haughtiness,
vainglory etc. i.e. to consider oneself great. The object from these verses – “considering
oneself great” is that “turning face from someone by saying that he/she is not
worthy of our status as, some people use to say: What are you causing to know
us? We are not child. Those people, who do so, they do arrogance from the
It was pointed
out in the previous verse that a prescribed term is given to every nation that
it should carry its people on the right path, so that they may not tyrannize
one another. But it has been described in this verse that Children of Adam
(peace be upon Him) are one nation.
It aims that
it is a mutual duty of the entire individuals that they should look after all
other persons. Every individual has been admonished that he/she must refrain
from evil, fear from God Almighty and try to correct themselves every time.
commands: O Children of Adam! We have arranged for your guidance in the world. For
this purpose, My Messengers (peace be upon Them), who will be mankind like you,
will come unto you. You should obey Them. They will instruct you for two
·Refrain from evil and fear from God. Its name is Taqwaa.
·Do good works. It is called “to correct and amend
cause to hear you My Revelations. Those individuals, who will follow the
Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them), they will be saved themselves as
well as they will save their nation too from disgrace and ignominy, but those,
who will not obey Them (Messengers – peace be upon Them), their abode will be
Fire of Hell on the Day of Resurrection.
Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from
Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Published by PaakCompany,
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)