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Lesson # 924 - A lowing sound from the lifeless calf
Lesson # 924 from the Noble Quran
A lowing sound from the lifeless calf
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 148 & 149 of 206,
Section – 18 of 24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the
148. And the folk of
Moses, after (he left them), chose a calf (for worship), (made) out of their
ornaments – lifeless image which gave a lowing sound. Saw they not that it
spake not unto them nor guided them to any way? They chose it, and became
149. And when they
feared the consequences thereof and saw that they had gone astray, they said:
Unless our Lord have mercy on us and forgive us, we verily are of the lost.
khaza qawmu Muusaa
mim- ba’-dihii min
hu-liyyihim ‘ijlan jasadal-lahuu khuwaar.
‘Alam yaraw ‘annahuu
laa yukalli-muhum wa
laa yah-diihim Sabiilaa.
‘Itta-khazuuhu wa kaanuu zaalimiin.
149. Wa lammaa
suqita fiii ‘aydiihim
wa ra-‘aw ‘annahum
qad zalluu qaaluu
la-‘illam yarhamnaa Rabbunaa
wa yag-fir lanaa
Hu-liyyihim – (out of their
is plural of hil-yun. Hil-yun means “Ornaments”
that is to say; those people collected entire ornaments of their houses and
made from it, an idol of calf.
Suqita fiii ‘aydiihim
– (feared the consequence thereof), it is a proverb of Arabic
language which is used on such occasion when common repentance spread due to
any big error.
commanded that after departure of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him), the people
of His nation collected their ornaments and their goldsmith named Samri, made for them a calf of the gold
and kept it empty from its inner side, and fitted pipes into it in such
arrangement that whenever, the air used to pass though them with pressure or
caused to pass from them, a sound like a calf used to come out from it.
They did not think
that neither that calf could speak with them and nor it could guide them of any
sort. Then how this voice was useful? They began to fall prostrate before that
self-made calf. Those foolish people put an end to oppression because they
opened the way of polytheism.
Moses (peace be upon Him) returned unto them and rebuked them due to their such
evil deed, then they repented and thought: Really it was like choosing the way
of error leaving the way of righteousness. They said: We have committed very
big mistake. If our Lord have no mercy on us and our error is not forgiven,
then there is no doubt in our destruction and ruin.
Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from
Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Published by PaakCompany,
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)