Categories of Losers in The Holy Qur’an

Today we will study Verse # 02 Chapter # 103 Surat Al Asr (Arabic – العصر‎‎).

اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ لَفِيْ خُسْرٍ

Indeed, mankind is in loss,

By WordNo. of Instances
in The Holy Quran
Meaning  First Placement
in the Holy Quran
Last Placement
in the Holy Quran
اِنَّ643IndeedVerse # 06
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 108
الْاِنْسَانَ311The people,
The Mankind
Verse # 08
Chapter # 02
Verse # 06
Chapter # 114
لَفِي29Were in , certainly inVerse # 176
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 103
خُسْرٍ65be annihilated; destroy; dieVerse # 27
Chapter # 02
Verse # 02
Chapter # 103

اِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْا سَوَاۗءٌ عَلَيْهِمْ ءَاَنْذَرْتَھُمْ اَمْ لَمْ تُنْذِرْھُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word اِنَّ is in Verse # 06 Chapter # 02 in which Allah Subhan O Talah describing the situation of disbelievers . Allah Subhan O Talah is revealing the fact they will not believe the oneness of Allah Subhan O Talah . It will not create any difference either you warn them or not.

اِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْاَبْتَر

The last placement of the root word اِنَّ is in Verse # 03 Chapter # 108 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is announcing the end result of disbelievers .They are the enemies of Allah Subhan O Talah and Rasool Allah(SAW) would be in الْاَبْتَر state (excaudate). Their signs will be wipe out from the face of earth.


وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَّقُوْلُ اٰمَنَّا بِاللّٰهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْاٰخِرِ وَمَا ھُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِيْن

The first placement of the root word الْاِنْسَانَ is in Verse # 08 Chapter # 02 in which some people they claim that We believe in Allah and the Last Day but they are not believers.

مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ

The last placement of the root word الْاِنْسَانَ is in Verse # 06 Chapter # 114 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is confirming about those who claim that we believe in Allah Subhan O Talah and the last day but they are not believers . Those could be amongst the Jinn or Insan(Mankind).


ذٰلِكَ بِاَنَّ اللّٰهَ نَزَّلَ الْكِتٰبَ بِالْحَـقِّ ۭ وَاِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ اخْتَلَفُوْا فِي الْكِتٰبِ لَفِيْ شِقَاقٍۢ بَعِيْدٍ

The first placement of the root word لَفِي is in Verse # 176 Chapter # 02 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is declaring that He has revealed a true book and those who differ over the Book are in extreme dissension.

اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ لَفِيْ خُسْرٍ

The last placement of the root word لَفِي is in Verse # 03 Chapter # 103 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is stamping the consequences . That indeed those who are engaged in disbelieving Allah Subhan O Talah and in parallel the Book of Allah Subhan O Talah they are indeed in a deep trouble.


الَّذِيْنَ يَنْقُضُوْنَ عَهْدَ اللّٰهِ مِنْۢ بَعْدِ مِيْثَاقِه ٖ ۠ وَ يَقْطَعُوْنَ مَآ اَمَرَ اللّٰهُ بِهٖٓ اَنْ يُّوْصَلَ وَيُفْسِدُوْنَ فِى الْاَرْضِ ۭ اُولٰۗىِٕكَ ھُمُ الْخٰسِرُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word خُسْرٍ is in Verse # 27 Chapter # 02 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is appending his true losers list those who violate Allah’s covenant after it has been affirmed, break whatever [ties] Allah has ordered to be maintained, and spread corruption in the land. It is they who are the [true] losers.

The last placement of the root word خُسْرٍ is in Verse # 02 Chapter # 103 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is confirming indeed they were in loss due to their wrong doing acts.


The entire Ayat is dedicated to three types of disbelievers.

  • First Category : Disbelievers will not believe in Oneness of Allah Subhan O Talah . Either you warn them or not.
    • Consequence for First Category: They would be excaudate.
  • Second Category : They claim that they believe Allah Subhan O Talah and Day of Judgement.
    • They could be amongst Jinn or Insan(Mankind).
  • Third Category : They violate the Allah’s covenant , break whatever ‘ties’ Allah has ordered to be maintained and spread corruption in the land.
    • Consequence for all Three Categories : They are indeed in loss.

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