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Every sin is culpable
Lesson # 943 from the Noble Quran
Every sin is culpable
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 169a of 206, Section – 21 of
24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the
And a generation hath succeeded them who inherited the
Scriptures; they grasp the goods of this low life (as the price of evildoing)
and say: It will be forgiven us. And if there came to them (again) the offer
of the like, they would accept it (and would sin again).
ba’-dihim khalfunw- warisul-Kitaaba ya’-khuzuuna ‘araza
haazal-‘adnaa wa yaquuluuna
sa-yugfaru lanaa. Wa
Khalafa – (came later,
succeeded), it is past tense which is made of “kh-l-f”. It means “those who came/survived after someone, being the
– (a degenerate, bad or wicked son), if the children of someone rise
unworthy after his death, those children are called khalfun, that is to say; the
children, who has fallen from good qualities of their formers. And if the
children are worthy and good, those are called khalaf (the dutiful and worthy children).
‘Araza – (the goods),
it aims “wealth and property, valuables, revenue and effects etc. which are
considered useful in this life.
commanded that some of the earlier people were righteous but their successors
rose as much unworthy that they made the entire matter disrupt. They possessed
Holy Scripture Torah but made It source of income. If they seemed that a
provision could be gained from anywhere, changed the words of Torah and
sometimes they used to say something else by changing the actual meanings of
the verses of Torah. They began to give a verdict according to the will of
those who cherished them with gifts, presents and rarities, to please them. If anyone
prevented them that such way of act was not correct, they might suffer from the
severe wrath of Allah Almighty, in response, they used to say carelessly by
shaking their head: We are children of Prophets. Their recommendation will save
They used to
say: We are dear children of God. We cannot be punished. When the nature of any
individual becomes like this, then he takes courage to commit evils and
whenever gets any opportunity, earns unlawfully as much as he wishes. Moreover,
he seeks the chances: When will any prey be entangled and when shall I achieve
my own purpose.
this verse, those Muslim scholars should confess and be ashamed of their faults
who don’t care: Whether have they not been going to explain the Divine’s Laws
improperly to please the rich people? Sometimes, the human being commits any
such act to please any patron or guardian which is unlawful according to the
Law of Divine. At that time, he amuses with such matters which are in
accordance with the matters of the Jews, for example; he says: Expedience is in
it at the spot that it should be ignored. The door of repentance has been
opened. This sin will be forgiven also where other sins will be forgiven.
Intercession of so and so (any saint or venerable) will save me.
save us from these kinds of absurd ideas. Sometimes these kinds of thoughts
encourage the humankind to commit a sin. We should take warning from the wicked
behavior of the Children of Israel.
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)