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Lesson # 937 - God sent down His wrath upon the wicked people
Lesson # 937 from the Noble Quran
God sent down His wrath upon the wicked people
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 162 of 206, Section – 20 of
24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the
But those of them who did wrong, changed the word which had
been told them for another saying, so We sent down upon them wrath from
heaven for their wrongdoing.
It is not
known that what kind of adventure has fallen on the human being that he is
provoked from that individual who advises him correctly, runs away from his
well-wishers by charging them with different kinds of blames. And he commits
against that whatever they say, and its only reason is not any other than one’s
airs and stubbornness. After studying the circumstances of the Children of
Israel, it has been clear.
were residents of Syria, where their forefather named Jacob (peace be upon
Him), whose surname was Israel and who was grandson of Prophet Abraham (peace
be upon Him), used to dwell. He (peace be upon Him) had twelve sons. One of
them whose name was Joseph (peace be upon Him); reached Egypt by a strange way
(full detail about Him will be discussed in Surah
Joseph – Part 12 & 13). Gradually, He (peace be upon Him) became king of
Egypt. He (peace be upon Him) called to bring His Father, Jacob (peace be upon
Him), mother and all brothers, when famine occurred in Syria and arranged for
them to live in Egypt.
death of Prophet Joseph (peace be upon Him), the empire of Egypt was lost from
the control of the Children of Israel and actual natives of Egypt came in
power. They began to tyrannize the Children of Israel very severely and made
the entire nation their slaves.
Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) came and brought the Children of Israel back
to Syria again from Egypt. He (peace be upon Him) said to them: This country is
your ancestral native land. Take its possession and dwell here comfortably. They
said: That Township has been seized by very strong and tall people. We are unable
to fight against them, drive them out and take possession of that place.
punished due to this disobedience and had to go through fruitless toil in the
forests and wilderness for forty years and missed the right path in Tiyyah Valley. Those favors are being
reminded here which were bestowed to them during their nomadic life. At last,
when the period of wandering was over, at that time, Prophet Moses (peace be
upon Him) had departed and the Arihaa
town was conquered by them under the command of Prophet Yusha’ (peace be upon Him).
and methods mentioned in the previous verse, were for entering and living in
the same town which were taught to them. But they were absolutely against the
instructions and spoiled their work due to haughtiness. Instead of adopting humility
and modesty, they made the arrogance and insolence their habit and began to
At last, they
were punished and severe plague spread into them. It is written that seventy
thousand people died within only half a day. Allah Almighty save us from His
disobedience, protect us from every disaster and misfortune. Amen.
In fact we
have much to learn from the story of the Children of Israel. Holy Qur’an has warned us by describing
frequently their story that we should not approach too close to those matters in
which the Jews were trapped, destroyed and doomed.
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)