Thursday, December 18, 2014

‘Inna masala ‘Iisaa ‘indallaahi ka-masali ‘Aadam. Khalaqahuu min- turaabin summa qaala lahuu ‘KUN’ fayakuun. ‘Al-Haqqu mir-Rabbika falaa takum-minal-mumtariin



Lessons 362 to 373

LESSON # 362 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Wages For The Believers
Well-wishers Will Get Compensation
Remuneration For The pious
Believers Will Be Granted Their Wages  
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 57 of  200, Section –6    (Part – 3)

And as for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them their wages in full. And Allah loveth not wrongdoers.       
Wa  ‘ammallaziina  ‘aama-nuu 
wa    ‘amilus-saalihaati  fayu-wafiihim  ‘ujuurahum.  Wallaahu 
laa  yuhibbuz-zaalimiin.   



Lesson 
       
It was discussed in the previous verses that Allah Almighty would destroy the confederacies of disbeliever children of Israel. He would save His Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) from their causing troubles with His most dignified and best management. He would disgrace and abase the Infidels, punish them severely in this world and the Hereafter. In this verse, it has been mentioned about the wages and remuneration of the Believers and Pious persons.

We believe that when the children of Israel strengthened their impure schemes, then Allah Almighty picked the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) up alive to the heavens. Many Sayings of the Last Messenger (peace be upon him) give clues that when the world will fill in infidelity and error near the Hereafter, then Jesus (peace be upon him) will be descent by Allah Almighty as a most faithful helper of Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of God Almighty be upon him). Allah Almighty will show the world, “How much good relations have former Prophets (peace be upon them) with His beloved and last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)”. Jesus (peace be upon him) will slay The Liar (Dajjaal) and kill his followers Jews searching them hither and thither. No Jew will remain alive. Until that the trees and stones will tell, “Kill the Jew who is standing behind us”. Christ (peace be upon him) will break the Crucifix. He (peace be upon him) will put the entire world on the path of Belief after reforming the false beliefs of the Christians. Then only God’s true religion Islam will remain at the end of all dissensions.

It is known from the previous lesson that Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be  upon him) has been lifted alive to the heaven and the faith of Jews is false that he (peace be upon him) was slain. There is no known reason to disbelieve it, if it is perused with deep thought. If Jesus (peace be upon him) can be born without father, if he can fashion out of clay the likeness of a bird, and he breathes into it and it is a bird, by Allah’s leave and if he can heal the person who was born blind, and the leper, and if he can raise the dead by Allah’s leave, then how can it be far to pick his body up by Allah’s leave? As the Angels (peace be upon them) are present in the heavens, likewise Jesus (peace be upon him) can live there for thousands of the years.

It is not wisdom to sit in a state of ease and comfort waiting for arrival of Christ (peace be upon him). It is our (all Muslims’) duty that we should try our best to raise the Word of Allah Almighty and keep performing the duties every time rested upon us by Islam.   



LESSON # 363 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Instance Of Jesus Is Like Adam
Christ’s Likeness (peace be upon him)
Likeness Of Jesus
Messiah’s Likeness Is As Of Adam
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 58, 59 & 60 of  200, Section –6    (Part – 3)

58.  This (which) We recite unto thee is a Revelation and the wise reminder.       

59.  Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He  created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.      

60.  (This is) the truth from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not thou of those who waver.        
58.  Zaalika  nat-luuhu 
‘alayka  minal-‘Aayaati  waz-Zikril-Hakiim.        

59. ‘Inna  masala  ‘Iisaa 
‘indallaahi  ka-masali  ‘Aadam.  Khalaqahuu 
min-  turaabin summa  qaala  lahuu  ‘KUN’ 
fayakuun.   

60. ‘Al-Haqqu  mir-Rabbika  falaa  takum-minal-mumtariin.          

Lesson 
       
Allah Almighty described all the realities about Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) to the Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon himand commanded, “if the Christians quarrel even now with You (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) regarding Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) then do not care for them. Denier of the sunlight is called blind likewise; the denier of facts is wretched and unfortunate”.

The people of Scripture used to quarrel with the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) in the matter that Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) was not servant of Allah Almighty but was His son. They used to say, “if he (peace be upon him) is not son of God Almighty then you (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) should tell us, whose son He (peace be upon him) is”? Responding them Allah Almighty said, “Prophet Adam (peace be upon Him) did have neither father nor mother. Therefore, if Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) had not father then what is there to be wonder? Not  having by anyone father, it does not mean that he is son of God. Otherwise, like this, the grade of Prophet Adam (peace be upon Him) should be higher than Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) and he (peace be upon him) would have more right to be called as son of God”.

It is the reality that God Almighty created Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) from dust and also created Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) from the dust. Likeness of both of them is the same (peace be upon them). Neither Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) was son of God nor Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him). After that, Allah Almighty commanded the last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), “Whatever We described about “Messiah” (peace be upon him), that entire is quite right. There is no space of doubt in it. You (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) should never be out of the people who have doubts”.

By exemplifying Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) with Prophet Adam (peace be upon him), Allah Almighty has proved such clear evidence that no choice of argument remains now in this matter. The Father of entire human beings who (Adam; peace be upon Him) was born in heaven without mother and father, if he (peace be upon Him) is neither God and nor son of God, then one, who is born from the womb of a mother in this world, how can he (peace be upon him) be son of God?



LESSON # 364 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
To Accuse Each Other (Mubahila)
Mubahila
Praying Humbly For The Liar
Invoking Curse Of God Upon The Liar
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 61 of  200, Section –6    (Part – 3)

And whoso disputeth with thee concerning him, after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, say (unto him): Come! We will summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray humbly (to our Lord) and (solemnly) invoke the curse of Allah upon those who lie.        
Faman  haaajjaka  fiihi  mim-ba’-di 
 maa  jaaa-‘aka  minal-‘ilmi  faqul  ta-‘aalaw  nad-‘u  ‘ab-naaa-‘anaa  wa  ‘ab-naaa-‘akum  wa  nisaaa-‘anaa  wa  nisaaa-‘akum  wa  ‘anfusanaa  wa 
‘anfusakum,  summa  nabta-hil  fanaj-‘al-la’-natallaahi  ‘alal-kaazibiin.           

Lesson 
     
  The Christians of Syria (Najraan), who came to argue and debate with the Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), presented their entire false beliefs. Allah Almighty replied them through Holy Qur’an and silenced them.

Even after listening to the clear proofs, those Christians of Najraan did not believe it and remained firm on their false faith. Allah Almighty commanded His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) to establish Mubahila with them (both groups would have to get together with their families and pray with pleading that whosoever out of us is liar, invocation would be prayed for his curse and wrath of God). At its first step, this situation of Mubahila will clarify that which the group has really believed in his inner truth and at which extent. Hearing the invitation of Mubahila, the group from Syria (the Christians of Najraan) requested for respite so that they would answer after consultation. When they got together for consultation, then wise persons out of them said, “You people have understood in your hearts that Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is really Messenger of Allah Almighty. He has described clear and decisive words about Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), and you also know that Allah Almighty had promised to send His Messenger from the children of Ishmael, and it is possible that He (Muhammad) (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is that same Messenger. To set up the Mubahila with any Messenger, can result in favor of any nation that none of them (either younger or elder) could escape from destruction and torment.

After consulting Syrians (Najraani Christians) attended the court of last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). They saw that the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was coming out with Hassan and Hussain (his daughter’s sons), Fatima (his daughter and Ali (his son in law) (raziiAllaahu ‘anhum). Looking upon these luminous faces, their superior Clergyman said, “I am looking such pure faces whose prayer can shake the mountains from their places. Do not ruin yourselves by fixing the Mubahila with them.” At last, they decided not to compete and returned after reconciling. It has been mentioned in the Sayings that the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said, “If those people would have done Mubahila, then it would rained such fire upon them that Allah Almighty would subvert the Syria (Najraan).



LESSON # 365 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
The True Narrative
The Correct Stories
Accurate News
True Incidents
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 62 & 63 of  200, Section –6    (Part – 3)

62.  Lo! This verily is the true narrative. There is no God save Allah. And lo! Allah, He verily is the Mighty, the Wise.        

63.  And if they turn away, then lo! Allah is Aware of (who are) the corrupters.         
62.  ‘Inna  haazaa  lahuwal-qasa-sul-haqq.  Wa  maa  min  ‘ilaa-hin  ’illallaah.  Wa  ‘innallaaha  la-Huwal-‘Aziizul-Hakiim.        

63. ‘Fa-‘in-ta-wal-law  fa-‘innal-laaha  ‘Aliimum- bil-mufsidiin.          

Lesson 
       
‘Al-qasa-sul-haqq – (true narration), the word qasas is single noun which means event, incident, news, a story. Haqq means pure, true and hundred percent correct. ‘Al-qasa-sul-haqq aims correct story as well as true narration too. The last meanings are advisable presumption here. 

Mufsidiin – (the corrupters) its singular is Mufsid, that is to say; the person, who produces confusion, scattering and depravity. He becomes cause of badness and quarrels despite peace and rectification.

Invitation of Mubahila was given to the Christians of Najraan on the points, which were described in the Holy Qur’an about Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him). That is the true mention and Allah Almighty is pure from all kinds of plurality and the relationship of father (God) and son (Jesus) (I seek refuge in Allah). Neither He is father of anyone, nor someone is His son, but He is One and Alone. He is Creator of the entire creatures. None is worshiped but He. The relationship between Allah Almighty and humanity is The Worshipped and the slave.

Allah Almighty verily is the Mighty and the Wise. He will determine the true to the honest, sincere, faithful and genuine, and the liar to the false, untrue and the not genuine. He described full of wisdom resolution of Mubahila to His graceful Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) for his fidelity, reply of which could not be prepared by the Christians. And they returned duly reconciled. He, the Almighty and the Overcoming God will punish severely to the disbelievers and quarrelsome persons.

Allah Almighty explained that if these people neither listen to the arguments, nor agree for Mubahila, then comprehend it that they are Stubbornness and persisting. They do not intend to understand and accept the truth. They do not want to bow before the commands of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Their main aim is to spread dissention and mischief, and to produce the facts in a false form. Then lo! Allah is Aware of those entire persons, who are the corrupters and He will determine all of them.

We have learnt from this lesson that the facts should not be ignored, when those are proved. The commands of the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) should be accepted wholehearted while they show the right path. Each person should consider these commands as true and act upon them.  
       

LESSON # 366 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Invitation Towards Union
Alliance – Invitation For
Let Us Become One League
We And You May Become Friends
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 64 of  200, Section –7    (Part – 3)

Say:  O people of the Scripture!   Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partner Unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).          
Qul  yaaa- ‘Ahlal-Kitaabi  ta- ‘aalaw  ‘ilaa  Kalimatin  sawaaa-‘im-  baynaa  wa  baynakum  ‘allaa  na’-budu  ‘illal-laaha  wa  laa  nushrika  bihii  shay-‘anw-wa  laa  yattakhiza  ba’-zunaa  ba’-zan  ‘arbaabam-min-duunillaah.  Fa-‘in-  ta-wal-law  faquulush-haduu  bi-‘annaa  Muslimuun.           

Lesson 
       
The Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) commanded the delegation of Najraan, “’Aslimuu” (Embrace Islam). They said, “’Aslamnaa” (we are Muslims). It is recognized from the dialogue that the Christians also used to claim like Muslims, “We are constant upon Islam”. Likewise, whenever the people of Scripture were invited for believing the Unity of the Deity, they used to say, “We believe in God also”. In this verse, it has been signified to their claim, “O people of the Scripture! You and we are unanimous in the opinion on original faith of Unity (Oneness of God). This faith can make us all one league, provided that you and we should not change these claims. The only requirement is that as you claim with tongue that you believe in One God, the truth of your claim be proved also by IMPLEMENTING. Believe in His Oneness and Ascribe no partner Unto Him really. Surrender yourselves unto Him, Worship none but Allah, and that none of you will take others for lords beside Allah. None should be made His son or daughter. Do not include your will between the things, which have been fixed by Him lawful and unlawful. Moreover, accept His orders and do not make alteration into them.

But, in spite of believing it, if they reject the Oneness of God, use to make someone partnership with Allah Almighty and turn away, then O Muslims! Say: Bear witness O the people of the Scripture that we are they who are firm on Islam, who have surrendered unto Allah Almighty and who are His obedient.

This verse manifests basic policy of Islam that the Muslims are ready to cooperate with each group in the matters of goodness and good works. If there is any form of non-cooperation with any group, that is only form of sin, rebellion and insurrection. Islam invites also those people of the Scripture who used to oppose it in the beginning, for teaching and preaching about the mutual belief of the Oneness of God to come to an agreement between the both parties.  

    
LESSON # 367 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Admonition To The People Of Scripture
Correction Of The Learned Persons
Reproof For Them Who Believe In Divine Books
Warning For The Jews, Christians And Others
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 65 & 66 of  200, Section –7   (Part – 3)

65.  O people of the Scripture! Why do ye argue about Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed till after him? Have ye then no sense?       

66.  Lo! ye are these who argue about that whereof ye have some knowledge: Why then argue ye concerning that whereof ye have no knowledge? And Allah knoweth, and ye know not.         
65.  Yaaa-’AhlalKitaabi  lima  tuhaaaj-juuna  fiii  ‘Ibraahiima  wa  maaa ‘unzilatit-Tawraatu wal-‘Injiilu ‘illaa mim- ba’-dih.  Afalaa ta’-qiluun.       

66. Haaa-‘antum  haaa-‘ulaaa-‘i  haajajtum  fiimaa  lakum-  bihii ‘ilmun-  falima  tuhaaaj-juuna  fii-maa  laysa  lakum-  bihii  ‘ilm. Wallaahu  ya’-lamu  wa  ‘antum laa  ta’-lamuun..         

Lesson 

The Jews and the Christians (both) did claim that they were Muslims and  they believed in Oneness of God. They were also claimant of the honor and respect of the Prophet and sincere friend of Allah, Abraham (peace be upon him). Each of them used to say that Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was upon their religion. Which teachings and faith we have, that was same as of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). That is to say, as per their sayings Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was either a Jew or a Christian.

Allah Almighty replied their false beliefs, “As the Jews and the Christians  believe in Torah and Gospel, these Scripture were revealed hundreds of the years after the time of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). Then how can they say that Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was either Jew or Christian. In fact, which type of Jews and Christians you are; in those meanings even Prophet Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them) cannot be called either Jew or Christian, because you are not even completely on the real religion of those grandeur Messengers (peace be upon them). And if you mean that the Divine Law of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) was nearer to your religions, then it is also wrong. How did you know this knowledge? Because neither your books have any mention about it nor God Almighty has informed you, nor you can produce any proof about it, if it is not a folly then what is this. – as your quarrel is in a matter, about which you have not any knowledge.

The things about which you had some knowledge, you have quarreled because of them, that is to say; the incidents of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) or glad tidings regarding the last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) etc. But why do you shoot an arrow of conjecture about which you know nothing. Only Allah Almighty is Knower that which religion of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) was, which Divine Law is nearer to that today and who is his real successor.  



 LESSON # 368 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Rule Of Conduct Of The Prophet Abraham
A Way Of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him)
Abraham Was Neither A Jew Nor Christian
An Upright Man And True Muslim - Abraham
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 67 & 68 of  200, Section –7   (Part – 3)

67.  Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright man who had surrendered (to Allah), and he was not of the idolaters.      

68.  Lo! those of the mankind who have the best claim to Abraham are those who followed him, and this Prophet and those who believe (with him). And Allah is the Protecting Guardian of the believers.           
67.  Maa kaana  ‘Ibraa-hiimu 
Yahuu-diyyanw-wa  laa 
Nasraa-niyyanw-wa  laakin 
kaana  Haniifam-Muslimaa. 
Wa  maa  kaana 
minal-mushrikiin.       

68. ‘Inna  ‘aw-lannaasi 
bi-‘ibraahma  lallaziinat-taba-‘uuhu  wa  haazan-Nabiyyu  wallaziina  ‘aamanuu. 
Wallaahu  Waliyyul-  Mu’-miniin.        

Lesson 

Haniifan – (an upright man), the person, who goes the right path and leaves all spurious ways, who disconnects his relations from entire sides and connects only with God Almighty, Who is the Most High (the Worshipped). The Holy Qur’an has named him (peace be upon him) as Haniifam-Muslimaa such blessed name.   

Musliman – (who has surrendered to Allah, subject of Islam, Muslim and taslim (salutation, complement, admission and accepting) is Salama, which means obedience, subjection and subordination. This Will, salutation, complement, admission, subjection, subordination and accepting is actually real religion. This very manner remained always of the entire Prophets (peace be upon them). Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) enlightened particularly this peculiarity of obedience with his complete prostration.

Allah Almighty has described the people of the Scripture about the Rule Of Conduct Of The Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) in this verse. He was a simple Muslim, that is to say; leaving all the wrong paths he (peace be upon him) had chosen only one path which lead to Allah Almighty, he was only His obedient. His (peace be upon him) life’s each moment tells that he was a statue of Will, salutation, complement, admission, subjection, subordination and accepting with his perfect obedience. Leaving his wife and newly born son in the barren valley of Arab for obeying the command of Allah Almighty, becoming ready to sacrifice his beloved son Ishmael (peace be upon him) for the cause of Allah Almighty and construction of the House of Allah Almighty in Mecca (Khana Ka’-ba). These entire things indicate that how much he (peace be upon him) was obedient to Allah Almighty. Absolutely he was not of the idolaters as you are saying today someone son and someone daughter of Allah Almighty.

Allah Almighty pointed out that either they had more relation with Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) who believed in Him or this consistency has been bestowed to the Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be  upon him) and his nation. This nation has more suitableness with Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) in its faith, deeds and name (Muslim). The Prophet, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) of this nation was sent due to the supplications of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), and the teachings of Holy Qur’an are based on these principals.   

LESSON # 369 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Mislead The People Of The Scripture
People Of The Scripture Went Astray
They Went Astray Themselves & Mislead Others
The Astray Are Called “Learned Persons”
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 69, 70 & 71 of  200, Section –7    (Part – 3)

69.  A party of the People of the Scripture long to make you go astray. And they make none to go astray except themselves, but they perceive not.         

70.  O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the Revelations of Allah, when ye (yourselves) bear witness (to their truth)?       

71.  O People of the Scripture! Why confound ye truth with falsehood and knowingly conceal the truth?         
69.  Waddat-taaa-‘ifatum-min
 ‘Ahlil-Kitaabi  law  yuzil-luuna-kum.  Wa  maa  yuzil-luuna  ‘illaaa  ‘anfusahum  wa 
maa  yash-‘uruun.       

70. Yaaa-AhlilKitaabi  lima  takfuruuna  bi-‘Aayaatillaahi  wa  ‘an-tum  tash-haduun.  

71. Yaaa-‘Ahlal-Kitaabi  lima  tal-bisuunal-haqqa  bil-baatili  wa  taktumuunal-haqqa  wa  ‘an-tum  ta’-lamuun.         

Lesson 
       
In the former verse Allah Almighty described, “ ’Allaahu  Waliyyul-  Mu’-miniin” (Allah is the Protecting Guardian of the believers). In this verse He commanded that O the People of the Scripture! While Allah is the Protecting Guardian of the believers, then you cannot deceive them. It is the wish of some people of the Scripture that as they (themselves) went astray, the Muslims should also be mislead from the Right Path. But the Muslims will never be entrapped in their net. However, they are enhancing in misfortune of their depravity. Harm of these attempts will come up to them, which they do not understand presently.

Then the People of the Scripture have been warned, “Do not deny the Word of Allah Almighty, whereas those Holy Books, upon which you have faith, contain the glad tidings about the Last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) and the Holy Qur’an to which your hearts understand well. And whenever you are alone, then you accept it. But openly you avoid to believe in the Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him).

The children of Israel had dismissed some commands of Torah totally due to worldly greediness, some were concealed and did not use to proclaim about them. For instance; they did not use to mention the glad tidings and predictions regarding the Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him). It has been pointed out towards these types of matters that, O the People of the Scripture! Why do you amalgamate true and false? And why do you falsify the true glad tidings? Whereas you know that, these all sayings are quite right.

It seems from these verses that the People of the Scripture keep envy with the Muslims and try always to let them go astray like themselves. For this purpose, they will adopt different schemes for the Muslims; they will conspire and consult secretly against them. But Allah Almighty is the Protecting Guardian of the believers, He will never let them succeed in their plans.   



LESSON # 370 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Hypocrites - The People Of The Scripture
People Of The Scripture Who Are Hypocrites
Some Hypocrites From “The Learned Persons”
Hypocrisy In  “The Learned Persons”
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –72 & 73a of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

72.  And a party of the People of the Scripture say: Believe in that which hath been revealed unto those who believe at the opening of the day, and disbelieve at the end thereof, in order that they may return.          

73a.  And believe not save in one who followeth your religion.         
72.  Wa  qaalat-taaa-‘ifatum-min  ‘AhlilKitaabi  ‘aaminuu  billaziii  ‘unzila ‘alallaziina  ’aa-manuu  wajhan-nahaari  wakfuruuu ‘aakhirahuu  la-‘allahum  yarji-‘uun.          

73a. Wa  laa tu’-minuuu  ‘illaa  li-man-  tabi-‘a  Diinakum.            

Lesson 
       
Cunning activities and embezzlement of the People of the Scripture have been discussed in these verses. Their one ingenuity was that “some people of the Scripture use to become Muslims with planing in the morning and offer prayers with the Muslims. But they would have to disbelieve in the evening saying: [we have come to know from our great scholars. After verification it is found that he “Muhammad” (grace, glory, blessings ans peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) is not the Prophet, about whom glad tidings was told. And his circumstances also did not prove like the right person]” (God forbid).

Resultant the persons, who are weak in their belief, when they will see that some Muslims have left Islam, they will also return away and will suppose that surely there might be any fault and blemish in the religion Islam, due to which these people have seen off it after embracing Islam. The Ignorant of the Arab considered the People of the Scripture as great  scholars and learned persons. By this reason, they will imagine that if this new religion were true, then such “learned persons” would not reject it, despite they would use to accept it before all. 

Along with this plan, the Jews were also taught that, “Publicize obligatory  yourselves as Muslims before them, but remember that really you should  not embrace Islam. Notwithstanding remain the Jews. Do not be taken in  the Muslims. Moreover, remain follower whole-heartedly of the Divine religion of Moses (peace be upon him). The only purpose to offer prayers and worship along-with the Muslims should be that it would be left afterwards and will deceive them whose belief is weak. We shall follow only our own religion”.

It appears from this verse that how they made up their minds for enmity of Islam with cheating. In what manners they schemed to deceive the people. But Allah Almighty is Protecting Guardian of the Muslims. They will never succeed in their plans. It is duty of the entire Muslims to be careful also at their own places and they should escape themselves from the mischief of the enemies of Islam. For example; danger of Israelite state in the center of Islamic Countries, its preparations and plans against the Muslim states are sufficient to open our eyes.


LESSON # 371 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Jealousy Of The People Of The Scripture
People Of The Scripture Are Envious Men
Emulation Of “The Learned Persons”
The Learned Persons Became Envious
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –73b & 74 of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

73b.  Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the guidance is Allah’s Guidance-that anyone is given the like of that which was given unto you or that they may argue with you in the presence of your Lord. Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the bounty is in Allah’s hand. He bestoweth it on whom He will. And Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.         

74.  He selecteth for His mercy whom He will. And Allah is of Infinite Bounty.        
73b.  Qul ‘innal-hudaa   hudallaahi,  ‘any-yu’-taaa  ‘ahadum-misla  maaa  ‘uutiitum  ‘aw 
yuhaaaj-juukum  ‘inda  Rabbikum. 
Qul  ‘innal-fazla  bi-yadillaah.  Yu’-tiihi  many-yashaaa’.  Wallaahu  Waasi-‘un  ‘Aliim.      

74. Yakh-tassu  bi-rahmatihii  many-yashaaa’.  Wallaahu  Zul-fazlil-‘Aziim.           

Lesson 
       
It has been told in these verses that only Allah Almighty may give the Guidance. If anybody wishes to misguide someone, that is not possible without the Command of Allah Almighty. O the children of Israel: you cannot extinguish that Light of Guidance with your tricks, which Allah Almighty has put into the heart of any person. Your plans will become useless.  

It has also been cleared in this verse that the Jews make different kinds of plans and schemes against the Muslims due to jealousy. They envy due to the reason that why the Muslims are being given such Divine Law of religion, Prophet-hood and Messenger-hood, which have been bestowed earlier to the children of Israel, and why other people are leading in the religious effort and struggle overcoming upon them and they (the Muslims) are accusing them before God Almighty.

The Jews used to claim that only their nation was monopolist of the Divine Law. Torah was revealed upon them. Lot of Prophets (peace be upon them) came out of them after Moses (peace be upon him). Then what connection with excellence and bounty has the illiterate and ignorant Arabs? Why a Messenger has been born out of them? But it is visible that due to their jealousy, those predictions of Torah could not be wrong, in which it has been mentioned that Allah Almighty will bring a Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) like Moses (peace be upon him) out of the children of Ishmael (the brothers of the children of Israel) (peace be upon them). He will put His Word (Holy Qur’an) into his mouth (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Therefore, the children of Ishmael (peace be upon him) got this Wealth and in the field of knowledge, bounty and religious efforts and struggles, They did not lead the children of Israel only but the entire world.

After that it has been described that Allah Almighty is All-Embracing, All-Knowing and of Infinite Bounty. There is no shortage in His treasures. And He Knows that to whom greatness should be given. To distribute Prophet-hood, Divine Law of Religion, Belief and each kind of favor is in His Hand only. He Bestows what He Wishes, when He Wishes, where He wishes and to whom He wishes.


LESSON # 372 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Dishonesty Of The People Of The Scripture
The People Of The Scripture Embezzle
Embezzlement Of “The Learned Persons”
The Learned Persons Became Dishonest
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –75 & 76 of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

75.  Among the People of the Scripture there is he who, if thou trust him with a weight of treasure, will return it to thee. And among them there is he who, if thou trust him with a piece of gold, will not return it to thee unless thou keep standing over him. That is because they say: We have no duty to the Gentiles. And they tell a lie concerning Allah knowingly.           

76.  Nay, but (the chosen of Allah is) he who fulfilleth his pledge and wardeth off (evil); for lo! Allah loveth those who ward off (evil).         
75.  Wa  min  ‘Ahlil-Kitaabi 
man ‘in-  ta’-manhu 
bi-qintaa-riny-yu-‘addihiii  ‘ilayk.  Wa  minhumman 
 ‘in  ta’-manhu  bi-diinaaril-laa  yu-‘addihiii  ‘ilayka  ‘illaa  maa dumta  ‘alayhi  qaaa-‘imaa.  Zaalika  bi-‘annahum  qaaluu  laysa  ‘alaynaafil-‘ummiyyiina  sabiil.  Wa  yaquu-luuna  ‘alallaahil-kaziba  wa  hum  ya’-lamuun.         

76. Balaa  man  ‘awfaa  bi-‘ahdi-hii  wattaqaa  fa-‘innallaaha  yu-hibbul-Muttaqiin.            

Lesson 
       
Along-with the religious embezzlement, now the recital of the People of the Scripture regarding their worldly dishonesty has also been mentioned. Those people, who cannot be honest for a little sum, how can we rely on them that they will be faithful in the religious matters?

Some people from them are those who, if you trust them with a piece of gold, they will belie and will not return it to you unless you keep standing over them each time. Surely all persons of them are not equal. Some are  those who, if you trust them with a weight of treasure, they will return it to you. They will never embezzle. These are the honest and well-disposed persons, who are fed up with Judaism and becoming servants of Islam, likewise Abdullah bin Salaam (Radi AllahuAnhu) etc. The Jews adduce this argument in favor of their worldly embezzlement and dishonesty, “We have no duty to the Gentiles of the Arab, who are not upon our religion. Their wealth is lawful for us in all respect. There is no sin to embezzle the trust of non-religious persons, particularly those persons who have left their religion and become Muslims. Whereas Allah  Almighty has not given them any right like this. Breach of trust is prohibited as per commands of Allah Almighty. Moreover, the person, who will be honest, trustworthy and faithful, remains under the fear of Allah Almighty and abstains from censured manners; Allah Almighty likes him/her. 

     

LESSON # 373 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Punishment For The Covetous
Avaricious Will Be Punished
Avarice Is A Big Vice
Covetousness Will Bring To The Hell
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –77 of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

Lo! those who purchase a small gain at the cost of Allah’s Covenant and their oaths, they have no portion in the Hereafter and Allah will neither speak to them nor look upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow and theirs will be a painful doom.         
‘Innallaziina  yash-ta-ruuna
bi-‘ahdil-aahi  wa  ‘aymaanihim 
samanan-  qaliilan  ‘ulaaa-‘ika  laa  khalaaqa  lahum  fil-‘Aakhirati  wa  laa  yukallimu-humullaahu  wa  laa  yanzuru 
‘ilayhim  Yaw-mal-Qiyaamati  wa  laa  yuzakkii-him  wa  lahum  ‘azaabun  ‘aliim.            

Lesson 
       
In these verses Allah Almighty has described His common Rule and the punishment which He has determined for the covetous persons. That is to say, those persons who use to violate their oaths for worldly contemptible and a little wealth, and that they make witness to Allah Almighty for returning the deposit. They go against their promises, do not keep correct their mutual matters and do not remain firm on that covenant, which they did with Allah Almighty. Moreover, they change the  Divine orders due to the avarice of rank and grandeur, and alter the Heavenly Scripture. Their end will be very bad.

·       They will not be given any share of good in the Hereafter

·       Allah Almighty will not talk to them on the Day of Resurrection.

·       Most High God will not look upon them with the view of Mercy on the Last Day.

·       Allah, Who is the Pure, will not make them grow and purify from their sins.  

·       And for them there will be a painful doom.

The Jews had promised with God Almighty and they were sworn that they would be the helpers and supporters of the Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). But they returned away from their covenant and the above mentioned punishment is for them. It is learnt from this lesson that anyone person who will embezzle in a thing or property committed to the trust and care of him, he goes away from the faithfulness. He breaks the trust, violates the oaths of Allah Almighty and does against his covenant. Its result will be that, which have been explained above. It would be understood about him that he has acquired the fruit of his struggles in the form of casual and temporary worldly things in the world. He will be kept deprived of the benefits of the Doomsday. The biggest favor on that Day will be the talk of Allah Almighty with His servants. But He will not speak with him on the Day of Resurrection.

 Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & English Translation by Marmaduke; Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif)

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