Dars Quran by Allama Ghulam Ahmad Parwez Surah Ad Dukhan 44 Ayah 17 to 37 Part 01 of 06
17. The same had happened earlier with Pharaoh's nation. (On account of their
rebellious attitude they had suffered minor abominations. Whereupon they claimed
that if this sutTering was taken away from them, they would believe in God and His
message; but they reverted to the same deeds soon after the punishment was
removed. This happened when) A highly respected Rasool came to them;
18. And told them, "Hand over these subjects of Allah (the Bani-b'rael) to me
(so that I can take them out to freedom). This message which I am conveying to you
is from the Almighty. I have been appointed a trustee for these people; so have full
trust in me and hand them over. In this way every one will live in peace.
19. "And do not rebel against the Divine Laws, as I have come to YOll with
manifcst authority (rationale based on Wahi) from the Almighty.
20. "You are threatening me that you wi II stone me to death. For th is I wi II seek
protection from the Almighty, Who is your Rahb as well as mine.
21. (Had you believed these Laws of Allah, it would have been in your interest.
But if you do notdo so it is uptoyou. In any case, I want to take the Bani-b;raelfrom
here, so) "Do not obstruct my way!"
22. (But they neither believed Divine Wahi, nor did they agree to let the BaniIsrael
go.) Thereupon (Moses) called out to his RaM and said, "These people are
keen to commit aggression." (How do I deal with such criminals? And how can I
take the Ban i-l,rae I out of their hold?)
23. We told him, "Take the Bani-Israel out from here during the night. These
people are sure to chase you (but there is nothing to worry about).
24. "And when you reach the edge of the sea (or river), you will find that the
water has receded. You should therefore cross where it is dry. The Pharaoh's army
will be drowned." (20:77; 26:63)
25. (This is exactly what happened.) Just see how many gardens and fountains
the com pan ions of Pharaoh left beh ind;
26. And farms and lofty mansions;
27. And all kinds of luxury goods which had enabled them lead a comfortable
and affluent lite.
28. Thus they were destroyed; and they left behind all their belongings which
We made other people inheri t.
29. Neither the heavens nor earth shed a tear over their destruction, nor were
they granted any respite (because no respite is given when deserved consequences
man ifest themselves).
30. Thus We saved Bani-b;rael from the disgraceful suffering.
31. Pharaoh was an unreasonable tyrant who had crossed all limits (and this was
what destroyed him).
32. When they followed our Wahi(knowledgc), We indeed exalted them (Banil~
rael) over all other contemporary nations.
33. And we bestowed on them a code of Laws which, if followed, would make
them worthy of Divine Blessings. (The most important gift was their escape from
34-35. Now behold the way Pharaoh, intoxicated in power, used to boast that the
Law ofMukafat does not mean anything! These people (the pagan Arabs) also say
that real life is only this worldly one, which comes to an end with death. Who, then
will rise again and suffer the consequences ofhis deeds?
36. (They say that ifthe dead can come to life again then) "Bring our ancestors
back. Only then will we say that your claim is true."
37. Ask them, "Are you better and more powerful than the people of Tubba who
were close to you; or the pervious nations who lived before you? Our Law of
Mukafat destroyed them all because they had broken the Laws." (When such strong
and powerful nations could not escape the Law of Mukajat, then how can you?)