Idols are named by the maker itself without warrant

Lesson # 871 from the Noble Quran

Idols are named by the maker itself without warrant

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse –71 of 206, Section – 9 of 24 (Part - 8)
                                                                             
                           
BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim    
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
                                                                                         
He said: Terror and wrath from your Lord have already fallen on you. Would ye wrangle with me over names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which no warrant from Allah hath been revealed? Then await (the consequence), lo! I (also) am of those awaiting (it).      
Qaala  qad  waqa-‘a  ‘alaykum  mir-Rabbikum  rij-sunw-wa  gazab.  ‘Atujaa-diluunanii  fiii  ‘asmaaa-‘in  sammay-tumuuhaaa  ‘antum  wa  ‘aabaaa-‘ukum-maa  nazza-lAllaahu  bihaa  min-  sultaan.  Fan-taziruuu  ‘innii  ma-‘akum-minal-muntaziriin.                     
                                                                                                                                                
Lesson

Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) explained before His nation everything and every way, and caused to draw their attention towards the matter that they should keep in view that they were healthy and strong. They possessed everything in sufficient quantity to fulfill the necessities of their life. They were of very fine stature and most powerful, even that nothing was deficient for them.

Can your gods; that is to say idols; give you existing health and comfort, which have been made of mud and stones? If someone desires to break them, certainly those will be broken without any resistance. Listen to Me. These all things (strength, stature and sound health) have been given to you by Allah Almighty. And in fact He has actual Power and Omnipotence. If you will name any lifeless thing as god, that is nothing.

His (peace be upon Him) nation did not hear His word and said to Him these words: We cannot worship One Unseen Worshipped leaving the gods of ancestors. If You threaten us from the wrath then you should go and bring Your wrath. We want to see; what kind of wrath do You bring.

It is commanded that Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) said to them: Uncountable powers have been doing their work in the world. Great guns (dust storms) use to blow; water-storms and earthquakes use to come. Accordingly, a very hard dust storm is coming very soon in the world. It seems from your refusal that you will undergo that disaster.

I say to you that your heathenism and obstinacy is a token of this matter that your Lord has decided to ruin and entangle you in this wrath and torment. There is no end of this silliness that you make an idol with your own hands and then say: It is our god who gives us food, health, wealth and property etc. Will these statues become really as you or your fathers have named them and as you say?

Allah Almighty has not revealed any such warrant or proof, even then you bring those idols opposite to God Almighty, fixing their names and worship them. And that, I prevent you from this foolishness, on the contrary you quarrel with Me {Hud (peace be upon Him)}, patronizing them.

You are unable to understand that Allah Almighty is the most Powerful and Omnipotent, whereas these idols of yours are toys of mud and stone. Why do you not understand this very little and common thing and have gotten ready to suffer the wrath? Certainly the wrath will come if your condition is not changed. Await it and I await also, but I am sure that my Lord will save Me (peace be upon Him) from that wrath.          

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 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)