QURAN SURAH AL SHUARAH AYAN NO 131 TO 160

 

فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ (الشعراء: 131).
وَاقُوا الَّذِي أَمَدَّكُمْ بِمَا تَعْلَمُونَ (الشعراء: 132).
أَمَدَّكُمْ بِأَنْعَامٍ وَبَنِينَ (الشعراء: 133).
وَجَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ (الشعراء: 134).تَّ
إِنِّي أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ (الشعراء: 135).
قَالُوا سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْنَا أَوَعَظْتَ أَمْ لَمْ تَكُنْ مِنْ الْوَاعِظِينَ (الشعراء: 136).
إِنْ هَذَا إِلاَّ خُلُقُ الأَوَّلِينَ (الشعراء: 137).
وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمُعَذَّبِينَ (الشعراء: 138).
فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَأَهْلَكْنَاهُمْ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَةً وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ (الشعراء: 139).
وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ (الشعراء: 140).
كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ الْمُرْسَلِينَ (الشعراء: 141).
إِذْ قَالَ لَهُمْ أَخُوهُمْ صَالِحٌ أَلاَ تَتَّقُونَ (الشعراء: 142).
إِنِّي لَكُمْ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ (الشعراء: 143).
فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ (الشعراء: 144).
وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلاَّ عَلَى رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ (الشعراء: 145).
أَتُتْرَكُونَ فِي مَا هَاهُنَا آمِنِينَ (الشعراء: 146).
فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ (الشعراء: 147).
وَزُرُوعٍ وَنَخْلٍ طَلْعُهَا هَضِيمٌ (الشعراء: 148).
وَتَنْحِتُونَ مِنْ الْجِبَالِ بُيُوتًا فَارِهِينَ (الشعراء: 149).
فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ (الشعراء: 150).
وَلاَ تُطِيعُوا أَمْرَ الْمُسْرِفِينَ (الشعراء: 151).
الَّذِينَ يُفْسِدُونَ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ يُصْلِحُونَ (الشعراء: 152).
قَالُوا إِنَّمَا أَنْتَ مِنْ الْمُسَحَّرِينَ (الشعراء: 153).
مَا أَنْتَ إِلاَّ بَشَرٌ مِثْلُنَا فَأْتِ بِآيَةٍ إِنْ كُنْتَ مِنْ الصَّادِقِينَ (الشعراء: 154).
قَالَ هَذِهِ نَاقَةٌ لَهَا شِرْبٌ وَلَكُمْ شِرْبُ يَوْمٍ مَعْلُومٍ (الشعراء: 155).
وَلاَ تَمَسُّوهَا بِسُوءٍ فَيَأْخُذَكُمْ عَذَابُ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ (الشعراء: 156).
فَعَقَرُوهَا فَأَصْبَحُوا نَادِمِينَ (الشعراء: 157).
فَأَخَذَهُمْ الْعَذَابُ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَةً وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ (الشعراء: 158).
وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ (الشعراء: 159).
كَذَّبَتْ قَوْمُ لُوطٍ الْمُرْسَلِينَ (الشعراء: 160).

 

SURAH AL SHUARAH AYAN NO 131 TO 160

 

(26:132) Have fear of Him Who has provided you with all the ae things you know;

 

(26:134) and with gardens and springs.

(26:135) I fear for you the chastisement of an Awesome Day.”

 

(26:136) They replied: “It is all the same for us whether you admonish us or not.

 

(26:137) This has been happening all along.

 

93. This can have two meanings. (1) Whatever we are doing is not new but has been happening from the time of our elders for centuries: they had the same creed, the same way of life, the same morality, and the same kind of dealings and yet they remained unharmed and safe from every calamity. If there was any evil in this way of life, we should
have met the doom with which you are threatening us. (2) The things you are preaching have also been preached and said before by religious maniacs and so-called moralists, but they could not change the ways of the world. It has never happened that the world suffered
a disaster only because people refused to listen to preachers like you.

 

(26:139) Eventually, they gave the lie to him and We destroyed them.”94 Surely there is a Sign in this, but most of them would not believe it.

94. According to the Quran, the people of Aad were destroyed by a violent windstorm.
When they saw it advancing towards their valleys, they rejoiced with the hope that those were dense clouds that would bring much rain for them, but in reality, it was Allah’s scourge. The windstorm continued to rage for eight days and seven nights and destroyed everything. The people have swept away like straw and everything on which the hot, dry wind blew was left rotting. The storm did not abate until the last man of the wicked tribe had met his doom. Only ruins of their habitations remained to tell the tale of their terrible fate, and today even the ruins have become extinct. The whole territory of Ahgaf has turned into dreadful desert dunes. For details, see (E.N. 25 of Surah Al-Ahgaf).

 

(26:141) The Thamud gave the lie to the Messengers.

95. For comparison, see (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayats 73-79); (Surah Hud, Ayats 61-68); (Surah Al- Hijr, Ayats 80-84); (Surah Bani Israil, Ayat 59); and for further details, see (Surah An-Naml Ayats 45-53); (Surah Az-Zariyat, Ayats 43- 45); (Surah Al-Oamar, Ayats 23-31); (Surah AI-
Hagqgah, Ayats 4-5); (Surah Al-Fajr, Ayat 9); and (Surah Ash-Shams, Ayat 11).

 

Thamud achieved power and glory after the destruction of Aad and as far as progress in civilization is concerned, they followed in the footsteps of their predecessors. In their case, too, the standards of living went on rising higher and higher and the standards of humanity
continued to fall lower and lower, suffering one deterioration after the other. On the one hand, they erected large edifices on the plains and hewed beautiful houses out of the hills like those in the caves of Ellora and Ajanta in India, and on the other hand, they became addicted to idol-worship and the land was filled with tyranny and oppression. The worst men became leaders and rulers in the land. As such, Prophet Salih’s (peace be upon him) message of truth only appealed to the weak people belonging to the lower social strata and the people of the upper classes refused to believe in him.

 

(26:142) Recall when their brother Salih said to them: “Have you no fear?”

(26:143) “I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.”96

96. According to the Quran, the people of Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) themselves admitted that he was a man of great integrity and extraordinary caliber: They said, O Salih, till now you were such a person among us of whom we had great expectations. (Surah \Houd, Ayat 62).

 

(26:144) So fear Allah and obey me.

 

(26:145) I ask of you no reward. My reward is with none = the Lord of the Universe.

 

(26:146) Do you believe that you will be left here to live securely in the present state. 97

97. That is, do you consider that your life of indulgence and pleasure is everlasting, and you will never be asked to account for Allah’s favors to you and for your own misdeeds?

(26:147) amidst gardens and springs

(26:148) and cornfields and date palms laden with juicy fruits?%
98. Hadim: heavy bunches of ripe, juicy, and soft date-palm fruit hanging from trees.

(26:149) You hew dwellings in mountains and exult in that.

99. Just as the most prominent feature of the Aad civilization was that they built large edifices with high pillars, the most prominent feature of the Thamud civilization for which they were known among the ancient peoples was that they carved out dwellings in the hills. That is why in Surah Al-Fajr, the Aad has been referred to as (people) of the
pillars, and the Thamud as those who hewed rocks in the valley. These people also built castles on the plains, the purpose and object of which was nothing but a display of wealth and power and architectural skill as there was no real necessity for them. These are, in fact, the ways of the perverted people: the poor among them do not have proper shelters, and the wealthy members not only have sufficient fine dwellings but over and above those they raise monuments for ostentation and display.

Some of these Thamudic works exist even today, which I have seen in December, 1959. This place is situated between Al-Madinah and Tabuk, a few miles to the north of Al-Ula (Wad- il-Qura of the Prophet’s time) in Hejaz. The local inhabitants call it Al-Hijr and Madain Salih even today. Al- Ula is still a green and fertile valley abounding in water springs and gardens, but Al-Hijr appears to be an abandoned place. It has a thin population, a little greenery, and few wells, one of which is said to be the one at which Prophet Salih’s (peace be upon him) she camel used to drink water. This well is now dry and located within a deserted military post of the time of the Turks. When we entered this territory and approached Al-Ula, we found hills that seemed to have been shattered to pieces from top to bottom as if by a violent earthquake. We saw the same kind of hills while traveling to the east, from Al-Ula to Khaibar, for about 50 miles, and towards the north inside Jordan, for about 30 to 40 miles.
This indicated that an area, stretching well over 300 to 400 miles in length and 100 miles in width, had been devastated by the terrible earthquake.

A few of the Thamudic-type monuments that we saw at Al- Hijr were also found at Madyan along the Gulf of Aqabah and at Petra in Jordan. At Petra, especially, the Thamudic and Nabataean works stand side by side, and their styles and architectural designs are so different that anyone who examines them will find that they were neither built in the same age nor by the same nation. Doughty, the British orientalist, in his attempt to prove the Quran as false has claimed that the works found at Al-Hijr were not carved out by Thamud but by the Nabataeans. I am of the view that the art of carving houses out of the rocks started with the Thamud, and thousands of years later, in the second and first centuries B.C., it was considerably developed by the Nabataeans and it reached perfection in the works of the caves of Ellora, which were carved out about 700 years after Petra.

 

(26:150) Fear Allah and obey me

 

(26:151) and do not follow the biddings of those that go to excesses

(26:152) and spread mischief in the land rather than set things right.”100

 

100. That is, you should give up obedience to your chiefs, guides, and rulers under whose leadership you are following an evil way of life. These people have transgressed all bounds of morality: they cannot bring about any reforms and they will corrupt every system of life
that they adopt. The only way for you towards success and well-being is that you should inculcate fear of God, give up obedience to the misguided, and obey me because I am God’s Messenger. You are fully aware of my honesty and integrity. I have no personal interest and motive for undertaking the work of reform. This was in short the manifesto which Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) presented before his people. It not only contained the religious message but an invitation to cultural, moral and political revolution as well.

 

(26:153) They replied: “You are nothing but one of those who are bewitched;101

 

101. Enchanted person, mad and insane person who has lost reasoning power. According to ancient conceptions, madness was either due to the influence of a jinn or magic. That is why a mad person was either called majnoon (one under the influence of a jinn) or one enchanted by magic.

 

(26:154) you are no different from a mortal like us. So produce a sign if you are truthful.”102

102. That is, we cannot believe you to be a Messenger from God because you are just like us and we see no distinction in you. However, if you are true in your claim that God has appointed you as His Messenger, you should present such a clear miracle as should make us
believe that you have really been sent by the Creator and Master of the universe.

 

(26:155) Salih said: “This is a she-camel.103 There is a day set for her to drink and there is a day set for you to drink.

103. From the context, it appears that it was not a common she-camel, but it was brought about in a supernatural manner because it was presented in response to the demand for a miracle. Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) could not have produced before the people an
ordinary she-camel as proof of his Prophethood because that would not have satisfied them. In other places in the Quran, it has been clearly referred to as a miracle. In Surahs Al- Aaraf and Houd it was said: Here is Allah’s, she camel, a sign for you. (Surahs Al-Aaraf  Ayat_73). In Surah Bani Israel the same thing has been stated more emphatically: And nothing has hindered Us from sending signs except that the former people refused to acknowledge them. (For example) We sent the she-camel as an open sign to Thamud but they treated her with cruelty; whereas We sent signs only by way of warning. (verse 59). Moreover, the challenge given to the wicked people of Thamud, after presenting the she-camel before them, was such that it could only be given after presenting a miracle.

 

104. That is, one day the she-camel will drink water all alone at your wells and springs, and one day you and your animals will take water, and this arrangement will not be violated in any way. There could hardly be a greater challenge for the people of Arabia, for taking off the water had been the foremost cause of feuds and fights among them, which oftenly resulted in bloodshed, even loss of life. As such, the challenge is given by Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) was indeed a challenge to the whole nation, which could not be accepted unless the people were sure that the challenger had great power at his back. But Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) threw this challenge all by himself without any worldly power behind him, and the whole nation not only received it quietly but also abided by it submissively for quite some days.

In Surahs Al-Aaraf and Houd there is an addition to this: Here is Allah’s she-camel, a sign for you. So let her graze at will in Allah’s land, and do not touch her with an evil intention.
(Surah Houd, Ayat 64). That is, the challenge was not only that the she-camel would drink water all alone every alternate day, but, in addition, she would freely move about and graze at will in their fields and gardens and palm groves and pastures and was not to be touched with an evil intention.

 

(26:156) Do not molest her lest the chastisement of an Awesome Day should seize you.”

(26:157) But they hamstrung her! and then regretted it.

105. This does not mean that as soon as they heard the challenge, they attacked she-camel at once and hamstrung her. Actually, when the she-camel became a problem for the whole nation, the hearts of the people were filled with rage, and they began to hold lengthy consultations as to how to get rid of her. At last, a haughty chief undertook the task of putting an end to her, as mentioned in Surah Ash-Shams thus: When arose the most villainous of the people (verse 12), and in Surah Al-Qamar thus: They appealed to their companion; so he took up the responsibility and hamstrung her. (verse 29).

 

(26:158) So the chastisement seized them. 106 Surely there is a Sign in this, but most of them would not believe.

106. As stated at other places in the Quran, when the shecamel was killed, Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) declared: You have only three more days to enjoy yourselves in your houses. (Surah Houd, Ayat 65). When this time limit came to an end, a shocking explosion took place in the night at about dawn, followed by a violent earthquake, which destroyed the whole nation completely. In the morning their dead bodies lay scattered here and there like dry pieces of bush trampled down by animals around an enclosure. Neither their stony castles nor their rock-hewn caves could protect them against the calamity. We sent against them a single blast and they became as the trampled twigs of the fence of a fold-builder.

(Surah Al- Qamar, Ayat 31). Consequently, a shocking catastrophe overtook them and they lay lifeless in their dwellings. (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayat 78). At last, a violent blast overtook them with the approach of the morning, and all that they had achieved proved of no avail to them. (Surah Al-Hijr, Ayat 83, 84).

 

(26:159) Verily Your Lord is Immensely Mighty, Most ene

 

(26:160) The people of Lot rejected the Messengers,” 107 branding them liars.

107. For comparison, see (Surah Al-Aaraf, Ayats 80-84); (Surah Houd, Ayats 74-83); (Surah  Al-Hijr, Ayats 57-77); (Surah Al-Anbiya, Ayats_71-75); (Surah _An-Naml, Ayats 54-58); (Surah Al-Ankabut, Ayats 28-35); (Surah As-Saffat, Ayats 133-138); and (Surah Al-Qamar;  yats 33-39).

 

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By Tariq Saleem

I am a student of Quran and keen to make dawah for inviting peoples to save there selves from hellfire. This life is very short then the eternal life after death every body has to think about it and do some research to walk on a true path.

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