Friday, December 19, 2014

Wa many-yabtagi gayral-‘Islaami Diinan- falany-yaqbala minh. Wa huwa fil-‘Aakhirati minal-khaasiriin


Lessons 374 to 385
  
LESSON # 374 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Fraud Of The People Of The Scripture
Imposture Of The “Learned Persons”
Trick Of The People Of The Scripture
Artifice Of The “Learned Persons”
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –78 of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

And lo! there is a party of them who distort the Scripture with their tongues, that ye may think that what they say is from the Scripture,  when it is not from the Scripture. And they say: It is from Allah, when  it is not from Allah; and they speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly.
Wa  ‘inna  minhum  lafarii-qany-  yal-wuuna  ‘alsi-natahum  bil-Kitaabi  li-tahsabuuhu  minal-kitaabi  wa maa huwa  minal-kitaab.  Wa  yaquuluuna  huwa 
min  ‘indillaahi  wa  maa  huwa min  ‘indillaah.  Wa  yaquu-luuna  ‘alallaahil-kaziba  wa  hum  ya’-lamuun.               

Lesson 
       
Allah Almighty has mentioned in this verse about religious embezzlement and dishonesty of the People of the Scripture. These people deceive the persons in their worldly matters as well as in the religious affairs. They alter the Words of Heavenly Books (the Scripture) and depose duly changed its meanings. They included some false self-invented descriptions in the Torah and Gospel and excluded entire those verses from the Holy Books, which they considered apparently not fruitful for them.

Some people from them were those, who distorted the Scripture with their tongues, so that the listeners might be deceived and they might think that what they had said was from the Scripture. Their evil does not end here but they also used to claim that it entire is revealed from God Almighty, while it was not from the Scripture. How much hard hearten-ness would be more than it that they attributed all these false descriptions as from Allah, while they knew that it was not from Allah but their self-invented and they told a lie concerning Allah Almighty knowingly. For them surely there will be a painful doom.

It is known from this verse also that the children of Israel changed the Scripture of Allah Almighty intentionally for the purpose of only worldly greediness. Due to revenge of this kind of evils, they were involved in different types of difficulties and torments from Allah Almighty. Entire favors were snatched from them. Their biggest favor was prophet-hood, which was transferred to the children of Ishmael (Last Messenger, Muhammad – grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) from them. Now the Word of Allah Almighty is in our trust in the form of Holy Qur’aan. We should preserve Its Words and Meanings completely and should not attribute any thing towards Allah Almighty, which is neither held in the Holy Qur’an nor is against the Will of Allah Almighty. 



LESSON # 375 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Prophet Never Said to Worship Him
Prophet Is Not Worshipped
Worshipped Is Only Allah
There Is No God But Allah
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –79a of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had given the Scripture and Wisdom and the Prophethood that he should afterwards have said unto mankind: Be ye faithful of me instead of Allah,  
Maa  kaana  li-basharin 
‘any-yu’-ti-ya-hullaahul-
Kitaa-ba  wal-Hukma 
wan-Nubuw-wata  summa  yaquula 
linnaasi  kuunuu 
 ‘ibaadallii  min-  duunil-laahi,

Lesson 
       
‘Ibaadun – (faithful persons, slaves), its singular is ‘Abd. The words Ma’-buud (worshipped), ‘ibaadat (worship) and ‘abuudiy-yat (service of God, devotion, adoration) have been derived from this word. ‘Abd means Slave and servant, that is to say; the person who is neither independent nor free, but he/she is bound to act as per the instructions of his/her Lord and Ruler.

In the presence of the group from Syria (Najraan), some Christians said, “O Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) do you want that we should begin your worship as the Christians (Nazarenes) adored Jesus Christ (peace be upon him)”. Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) replied, “God forbid! That, if we worship someone other than Allah Almighty or invite others to do so. Allah Almighty has not sent us for this purpose”. Then the verse under discussion was revealed.

It means that the person, whom Allah Almighty gives Scripture, Wisdom and decision power, and he (peace be upon him) acquires the position of Prophet-hood, so that by conveying the correct message of Allah Almighty to the people, he would make them attentive towards His servitude and loyalty. His task can never be so to distract their attention from slavery of One God to make them his own slaves or of any other creature. If he does so then it would mean that he was not capable for holding the position for which Allah Almighty sent him. Any government of the world thinks two things before appointing someone in a position of responsibility:

1.  Either this person has the potency to understand the rules of the government and fulfill his duties or otherwise.

2.  To what extent he may be hoped to get implemented the orders of the government and to maintain loyalty of the people.

None king can appoint any person as his viceroy or ambassador about whom there would be even a little doubt of rebellion. It may be understood from this likeness that when the worldly governments are so much cautious, then Allah Almighty, Who has perfect knowledge about every thing, how will He send a person as Messenger, who would become His rebel and despite of telling the people to worship  Allah Almighty as God, causes to be done servitude himself.

This verse confutes the belief of Christians that Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) caused to say himself the son of God and made himself a partner in His Godhood or caused to be prostrated himself.

How the Prophets and Messengers of Allah Almighty (peace be upon them) can do such clear error?  


LESSON # 376 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Teachings Of The Prophet
Instructions Of The Messenger
Education By Apostle
The Messenger Is A Real Religious Teacher
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –79b & 80 of 200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

79b.  but (what he said was): Be ye faithful servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the Scripture and of your constant study thereof,         

80.  And he commanded you not that ye should take the angels and the Prophets for lords. Would he command you to disbelieve after ye had surrendered (to Allah)?       
79b.  wa laakin  kuunuu  Rabbaa-niyyiina  bimaa  kuntum  tu-‘allimuunal-Kitaaba  wa  bi-maa  kuntum  tadrusuun,          

80. Wa  laa  ya’-murakum  ‘an-tattakhizul-malaaa-‘ikata  wan-Nabiyyiina  ‘arbaabaa.  ‘Aya’-murukum-  bil-kufri  ba’-da  ‘iz  ‘antum-Muslimuun.           

Lesson 
Rabbaa-niyyiina – (faithful servants of the Lord), this word has come out from RabbRabb means The Cherisher, The Provident; God. That is to say; That Entity, Who bestowed existence to the entire creation and universe, and granted steps for improvement and completion.

It has been corroborated more in this verse, which was described in the previous lesson, namely a Prophet upon whom Allah Almighty takes pity too much that He causes to reach him up to the rank of Prophet-hood, he (peace be upon him) will never invite the people to worship him instead of God Almighty. On the contrary, he (peace be upon him) brings the people in Islam causing them to release from infidelity and belief in a plurality of God Almighty. How can he (peace be upon him) teach them about infidelity?

Holy Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) will say even to the Jews, “O the People of the Scripture! Which religiousness you had earlier,    
There was a tradition between you to recite and teach the Scripture that have remained no more. You can get that very earlier perfection if stay by my side now, and become scholars, philosophers, jurists, devotees, pious persons and God worshippers again. This opportunity can be acquired now through reciting, learning and teaching the Holy Qur’an.”

The Messenger (peace be upon Him) sent by God Almighty, cannot preach the people to make the angels and prophets as their lords like the Christians who had fixed the Prophet Jesus Christ and the angel Gabriel (peace be upon Them). Moreover, one group out of them had fixed Prophet Uzair ‘Ezra’ (peace be upon Him) and some Idolaters had settled the angels as their lords. When the angels and Prophets (peace be upon them) cannot be the partners in the Divinity, then the idols of stones and the wood of crucifix are in which count?  

At the end Allah Almighty commanded, “How can it be so, that a Prophet who tries to make the people Rabbaa-ni (faithful servants of the Lord), the Muslim and Muwahhid (believing in one God). And when they embrace, then he (the prophet) (peace be upon Him) destroy all his labor and performance due to bringing them towards infidelity and belief in a plurality of God Almighty. Like this Allah Almighty disclosed the innocence of the prophets (peace be upon Him) openly. He refuted those entire calumnies, which the Christians had charged falsely upon the prophets (peace be upon Him).  



LESSON # 377 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Allah’s Covenant With The Prophets
Covenant Of The Prophets
Glad Tidings About The Last Messenger
Treaty Of The Prophets
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 81 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

81. When Allah made (His) covenant with the Prophets, (He said): Behold that which I have given you of the Scripture and knowledge, and afterward there will come unto you a Messenger, confirming that which ye possess, ye shall believe in him and ye shall help him. He said: Do ye agree, and will ye take up My burden (which I lay upon you) in this (matter)? They answered: We agree. He said: Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you.       
81.  wa  ‘iz  ‘akhazal-laahu  
Mii-saaqan-Nabiyyiina lamaaa
‘aa-taytukum-  min-  Kitaabinw-wa  Hikmatin- summa jaaa-‘akum Rasuulum-
Musaddiqul-limaa ma-‘akum  
latu’-minunna  bihii wa  la-tansu-runnah. Qaala  ’a-‘aqrartum  wa ‘akhaztum ‘alaa zaalikum  ‘Isrii.  Qaaluuu ‘aqramaa. Qaala  fash-haduu  wa  ‘ana ma-‘akum-minash-Shaahidiin.          

Lesson 

The same fact has been repeated in these verses, that none Prophet (peace be upon him) teaches the people for his own devotion. He just teaches the worship of one God (Allah Almighty). Allah Almighty has made covenant with the Prophets (peace be upon them) also as well as the common people that when another prophet comes after anyone of you, definitely he will verify the former Prophets and their Scripture. Therefore, it is important that the Prophet who has come earlier, he should believe in the authenticity of the Prophet (peace be upon them) who came later and help him. If he does not find his time, then he should urge his nation perfectly that they should believe in the upcoming Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and help him. To bequest the people like this is also included in helping him.

 It manifests from this verse that the promise has been made with the entire Prophets that they would believe in the last Prophet of Allah Almighty, Muhammad, (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and help him. Because he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was coming in the last of all the Prophets and all of them (peace be upon them) had passed over before his arrival. Obviously, the entire prophets (peace be upon them) would have made their covenants with their people. Therefore, hazrat Ali and Ibn-e-Abaas (may Allah Almighty be pleased with them) said, “This type of covenant was made with the Prophets” and the Holy Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said himself, “If Mosses (peace be upon him) were living today, there was no other chance for him without following me”. In addition, commanded, “When Jesus (peace be upon him) will descend, he will decide on Holy Qur’aan and circumcision of your Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). It has been described in this verse that Allah Almighty asked for more Emphasizing, “Do you affirm?” All the Prophets (peace be upon them) represented that they agreed to. Allah Almighty ordered, “Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you”.       
      

LESSON # 378 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
To Turn Away From One’s Treaty
Faithless To One’s Word
Breach Of Faith
Violation Of The Promise
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 82 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

Then whosoever after this shall turn away: they will be miscreants.        
Faman-  ta-wallaa  ba’-da  zaalika  fa-‘ulaaa-‘ika  humul-faasiquun.          

Lesson 

As it was mentioned in the previous lesson that Allah Almighty had made  covenant with the Prophets (peace be upon them) that they will believe in the last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and guide their nations also to believe in him. Since the Prophet (peace be upon him) exists innocent, so it cannot be thought about him that he would be faithless to his word. Therefore, the people about whom the suspicion has been revealed, they might be only out of the nation. Allah Almighty has commanded about them that they will be counted in the big  disobedient.  

Allah Almighty had knowledge at the time of creation of the sons of Adam that the human being is immature from the side of his sense and puppet of the avarice. He keeps inclination to turn towards the evil. He does not try to escape from becoming disbeliever due to greediness and covetousness. Therefore, it is necessary to guide him. Allah Almighty began to send His Prophets (peace be upon them) for the guidance of mankind. But it is evident that the Prophet (peace be upon him) never remains living in the world always. It was unavoidable to send the Prophets (peace be upon them) one after one.

In such a manner the Prophets (peace be upon them) used to come in the world for the guidance of the humankind. It was needful to establish fellowship between them for the success of this system. They would be taught the same kind of principles and formulas, bestowed same type of basic rules and regulations for rectitude and righteousness, and along with it urge them to help each other. So that the prejudiced and stingy persons might not consider their religion as the last one, which was preached only by their Prophet (peace be upon him), and would not falsify the next coming Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Therefore, Allah Almighty made covenant with the entire Prophets (peace be upon them). These all Prophets (peace be upon them) used to guide their nations on this topic according to their covenants.

In all, there were also Prophet Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them). These both venerable persons told their nations (the Jews and the Christians) about fair divine inspiration of the apostleship of Last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him). But their nations ignored the sayings of these noble persons (peace be upon them), altered the Heavenly Scripture, put the difference in meanings of their verses and participated with exertion in each type of insurrection.    

When the Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was sent, they denied to believe in him after knowing and did not care the orders and guidance of their Prophets (peace be upon them). They tyrannized themselves becoming disbelievers and caused to enumerate in the disobedient. 

faasiqun – (miscreant), those people who infringe the orders of Allah Almighty and are agreed upon the criminals of disobedience.    



LESSON # 379 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Dissension With True Religion
Dispute With Allah’s Religion
Opposing The Religion Islam
Adversary Of The Faith
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 83 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

Seek they other than the religion of Allah, when unto Him submitheth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and  unto Him they will be returned.         
Afa-gayra  Diinillaahi 
yab-guuna  wa  lahuuu  ‘aslama 
man  fis-samaawaati  wal-‘arzi  taw-‘anw-wa  karhanw-wa  ‘ilayhi  yurja-‘uun.            

Lesson 

Diinillaahi – (the religion of Allah), this word has already been used earlier many times. Diin means fashion, custom, rites, observances and a way of life, for instance; that particular manner of thought and practice, which is foundation of solicitude and view for work, effort and action. Every community has its own specific ideologies. These ideologies fix his form of thinking. Then in accordance with them, it moulds its all-social manners of living, mode and civilization.

 The people of the Scripture had known the news regarding the period of the Last Messenger, Prophet of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) from their Heavenly Books. Their prophets (peace be upon them) had caused to hear them the glad tidings that one last prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) has to come, whose religion will be of international level. When Prophet of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) came, they knew him well. But due to envy, malice and persistence they disbelieved in him (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him), denied to embrace Islam and gave the lie.

In these conditions, the question raises that if these people are not ready to adopt the most perfect and magnificent religion like Islam, then which religion they like? Do they seek the religion which would be quite separate from entire religions bestowed by Allah Almighty, or they are desirous of any self invented religion? Whereas in the world, Islam used to remain and will remain always as the religion of Allah Almighty, which means obedience. That is to say; to bow the head in front of any order whenever it reaches through any Prophet or Messenger (peace be upon him). Today which religion is being presented by the Last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), is the same Islam. Freedom is not possible without it. Real success cannot be acquired due to turning away from it. The humankind should never deny obeying the command of Allah Almighty for his own happiness and likeness, wishing this order is cause of happiness for him or he feels compulsion and helplessness in its execution.

Some creatures of Allah Almighty are those who accept pleasantly the orders of Allah Almighty as the Angels (peace be upon them), the pious persons and worshipers, and some are those who believe in by force as deniers of the truth, whereas, satisfaction of the hearts cannot be gotten without the religion of Allah Almighty.

These entire matters will be illuminated upon these deniers of the truth, when all the humanity will be present before Allah Almighty on the Day of Judgment. The entire creations will have to return there inevitably. Each wise person should be ready before that Day’s presence. If he remains here (in this world) disobedient then what face he will show there?    


LESSON # 380 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Series Of The Prophets
The Coming Of The Prophets
Advent Of The prophets
A Chain Of The Prophets
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 84 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.          
Qul  ‘aamannaa billaahi  wa  maaa ‘unzila ‘alaynaa  wa  maaa  ‘unzila  ‘alaaa ‘Ibraa-hiima  wa ‘Ismaa-‘iila  wa  ‘Is-haaqa  wa  Ya’-quuba  wal-‘Asbaati  wa  maa  ‘uutiya  Muusaa  wa  ‘Iisaa  wan-nabiyyuuna mir-Rabbihim.  Laa nufarriqu  bayna ‘ahadim-minhum.  Wa  nahnu  lahuu 
Muslimuun.              

Lesson 

Now practical likeness of the Muslims have been provided to the People of the Scripture. The Jews and the Christians prove to be wrong, falsified  and denied all the remaining Prophets and heavenly Books except their own Prophets (peace be upon them) and heavenly Books (the Scripture). It has been told in this verse about the stance of the Muslims that those people who have entered in the nation of Last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and embraced Islam, they believe in the entire previous Prophets as sent by God Almighty (peace be upon them) without distinction and discrimination. They consider the ancient Holy Books as the Word of Allah Almighty, admit that, “We believe in Allah and understand all the Prophets (peace be upon them) are sent by Him as his Prophets/Messengers (peace be upon them).  

Having belief in Allah cannot be considered true without obeying His commandments. We have faith in that Speech of Allah Almighty which is  revealed in the form of Holy Qur’an for us and we believe in the important series of the Prophets (peace be upon them). We also admit all those orders, which used to reveal periodically unto Abraham, and his  generation’s Prophets, like Ishmael, Isaac and Jacob and out of their tribes (peace be upon them). After them, we have also faith in the Divine’s Word, which was revealed upon Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) in the form of Torah and Jesus (peace be upon him) and the Gospel. Near us these entire Prophets (peace be upon them) were sent by Allah Almighty. They were honest and truthful. The Scripture, which was revealed upon them by Allah Almighty, was rightful. We do not differentiate between them. We do not falsify to anyone of them. Because accusing any Prophet of falsehood will bring in Infidelity, even if  everyone else is considered as Prophet. We are real Muslims (the obedient of Allah Almighty).


Nahnu  lahuu  Muslimuun – (unto Him we have surrendered), the stance of the Muslims has been cleared in this sentence that every Muslim believes in all the Prophets who were sent by Allah Almighty, were honest. Aim of these verses is to produce a pattern for following by the People of the Scripture that, “if you claim to be Muslims then it is the Straight Path. You will reach the destination if you adopt it”. 




LESSON # 381 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Religion – Other Than Islam
Other Than Surrender To Allah
Except Islam - Nothing
Only Islam Will Be Acceptable
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 85 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.
Wa  many-yabtagi  gayral-‘Islaami  Diinan-  falany-yaqbala  minh.  Wa  huwa   fil-‘Aakhirati  minal-khaasiriin.               

Lesson 

It has been described in this verse that if someone seeks any other religion except Islam, that will not be accepted by Allah Almighty. He will be punished in this world for his such attempt as well as he will be a loser in the Hereafter.

It is the fact that while the religion (Islam) has been revealed in its full form, then no liar, self-made or incomplete religion can be accepted. If after rising the sun, someone kindles a lamp or searches the light of the stars, then it would be stupidity only.

This same likeness is accurate about the religion. Now the time of any local religion, creed relating to breed and limited guidance has passed. Above all each person should get light only from the last and conqueror of the world Messenger-hood and guidance, because it is the treasury of  the entire illuminations, in which all the previous lights have been inserted.

The aim from it is to reprimand the children of Israel, “Don’t seek as religion other than Islam. Moreover, get protection in its embrace. You are bearer of which religion or you claim about which Scripture as yours, their principles and formulas are exactly according to Islam and the Islam has a little superiority upon them”. The appearance of the Jewish and Christianity religions was local. These religions were sent only for a particular nation and time to be adopted.

Islam is a conqueror of the world, perfect and collective religion. It comprehends upon all fields of life. Therefore, if you wish to become faithful to your religion, then embrace Islam. You will get salvation and respect because of it. If you will remain standing opposite notwithstanding its comprehension, and seek any other religion except Islam, then surely it will be false, misled and self-made. Therefore, it will never be accepted. In addition, those people will get severe punishment of their infidelity and denial. They will find themselves between the losers on the Day of Resurrection.

This world is just like an examination hall and the result of its deeds will be given in the Hereafter. The person who will sow the seeds of good acts with digging and labor in this world, he will get pleasure and comfort on the Day of Judgment, and who remained earning the worldly wealth and property due to his perverseness and spite, he will get there obdurate loss.

Therefore, we should not remain imprudent; we should adopt the path of goodness becoming farsighted. Otherwise, it is much difficult to escape from the loss of Hereafter. Farsighted is he who tries for his better end, specifically such end which is of a permanent nature, neither that is temporary nor for the time being.        



       LESSON # 382 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Allah Guideth Not Wrongdoers
Deprived Of The Guidance
Exclusion From The Guidance
Wrongdoers Are Not Guided
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 86 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and (after) they bore witness that the Messenger is true and after clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty) had come unto them. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.  
Kayfa  yahdillaahu  qawman-kafaruu  ba’-da  ‘iimaanihim  wa shahiduuu  ‘annar-Rasuula  haqqunw-wa  jaaa-‘ahumul-Bayyinaat.  Wallaahu  laa  yahdil-qawmaz-zaalimiin.                 

Lesson 

Allah Almighty has commanded in this verse that He will never guide the wrongdoers. Wrongdoers are those people who disbelieved after their belief. They neither accepted the truth themselves, nor invited others for good disposition. In addition, their refusal became resistance for others to believe in.

Some people chose infidelity after recognizance of the Truth. They see the reality with their eyes, when they join their own people; they also affirm secretly that the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) is True. Bright proofs, open signs and clear glad tidings of his truth, sincerity and fidelity have reached them. Despite, their arrogance, envy and love of personal dignity have been preventing to embrace Islam and leave the infidelity.

It was common condition of the Jews and the Christians. How can it be hoped that either Allah Almighty will forgive them who are such obstinate and perverse Infidels, or bring them towards the Way of His Pleasure and lead them to reach the paradise? It is not His principle to bestow the real success to the unjust, bigoted and disobedient tyrants.

The people, who embraced Islam, bore witness that the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) is true and after clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty) had come unto them, they deserted from Islam and became renegade following the worldly motives, sensuality and luxury, their condition will be worse than the above categories. They will be rightful owners of curse and punishment. Who will be blinder than a person who gets light but afterwards openly says the darkness as light? Who will exalt him?

These people will be losers on the Day of Judgment. Biggest loss for them will be that they would have wasted even their principal (capital). Every human being has been born on the virtue and good fortune of the human nature. But the human being destroys his good nature by wrongdoing, flowing in the ambitions of shameful passions, wrong thoughts and disgusting desires. And he falls much down from the grade  of humanity. It is the form of loss.

When such people tyrannize themselves, after knowing the truth and difference between good and bad, they choose the path of evil, and turn away from the orders of Allah Almighty, then how can they be guided towards the straight path? They adopt perverseness due to their wrongdoings, are entangled in stray and loss real essence of the humanity. May Allah Almighty save us from the company of likewise people and their evils.


LESSON # 383 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
The Curse On The Wrongdoers
Guerdon Of The Wrongdoers Is Curse
Wrongdoing Is Cause Of The Curse
The Tyrants Are Accursed
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 87 & 88 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

87.  As for such, their guerdon is that on them rests the curse of Allah and of angels and of men combined-        

88.  They will abide therein for ever. Their doom will not be lightened, neither will they be reprieved.         
87.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  jazaaa-‘uhum  ‘anna  ‘alayhim la’-natallaahi  wal-malaaa-‘ikati  wannaasi  ‘ajma-‘iin.       

88. Khaalidiina  fiihaa.  Laa 
yukhaffafu  ‘anhumul-‘azaabu  wa  laa  hum yunzaruun.            

Lesson 
The religious and worldly wrongdoings and evils of which persons were described in the previous verses, now their specific chastisement has been made mention, those persons will be punished because of their tyranny and dishonesty. Their biggest sin is that they tried to falsify the truth after its comprehension. They turned away notwithstanding knowing the path of goodness, did not be attentive towards the preachers of rectitude and righteousness.

This same gait was of the Jews and the Christians. These people had known by reciting the Scriptures (Heavenly Books) that after the Prophets Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them), the last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) will be sent. When he was born, they refused after recognizing him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).

Punishment for those people is that on them rests the curse of Allah, His angels (peace be upon them) and of the men combined. In addition, they also shun themselves personally, when they say from their own tongues, “Allah’s curse upon the liars and tyrants” doing so they reprove in fact themselves.

For them this curse is forever. Moreover, they will be involved in grievous torment on the Day of Resurrection. Neither their doom will be lightened, nor will they be reprieved for a while. The fire has not a characteristic that it would lessen its heat, burning or inflammation for some time. That fire would be brought by Omnipotent and it would be Divine wrath for them.

Usually those people strengthen the power of badness who after understanding the reality of goodness, adopt the path of evil only due to following the casual, fickle and useless motives. These people mostly harm the power of goodness. Other persons are deceived strongly due to their gait. Their faith becomes unsettled. Their belief on goodness weakens.

Those persons who have doubts in the path of guidance and good fortune, actually they become also the cause of others’ depravity. Due to their natural disposition of this indirect badness, they are settled to deserve the curse.  The curse of Allah Almighty, His angels (peace be upon them), the Muslims and the persons of good souls (combined) rests on them.

la’-natallaahi – (the curse of Allah), la-‘a-na is its root. Mal-‘uun is he, who is cursed. It means distance and the sound of a lash in the air or of winnowing or of beating clothes against a stone; curse. According to phraseology, it means the distance from the pity, mercy and exclusion from favor and bounty of Allah Almighty is called ‘Curse’.

  
LESSON # 384 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
To Repent And Do Right
Penitence And Betterment
Repentance And Correction
Renunciation From Evils And Revision
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 89 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

Save those who afterward repent and do right. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
‘Illal-laziina  taabuu  mim-ba’-di  zaalika  wa  ‘aslahuu; fa-‘innallaaha  Gafuurur-Rahiim.

Lesson 

Those persons are not rightful to be forgiven in any condition, who (the criminals and the sinners) have been described in the previous verses. However, Allah Almighty is Forgiving and Merciful. To Him, if any criminal repents sincerely even after such severe crimes and rebels, and intends to adopt good conduct in future, then his all sins are forgiven.

Allah Almighty has kept room of repentance for them and they have been given time that if they abstain from the wickedness, leave the evildoing, adopt the right path, then Allah Almighty will bestow them forgiveness ignoring their mistakes. This verse manifests the Mercy of Allah Almighty.

There are many causes of depravity. The human being uses to go astray in ignorance, bad company, worldly love, improvidence, opposition, stubbornness etc, and does not think about his custom. He does not draw his attention to correct his conduct. But when either he stumbles or hears any sound of advice from somewhere or he meditates himself  upon his own circumstances of life, then suddenly he feels that he is going astray, repents upon previous deeds, is ashamed and tries to finish his sins all at once.  He wants to be pure from impureness and sins, becomes attentive towards Allah Almighty, wishes to implore earnestly and humbly before Allah Almighty for forgiveness reproaching upon his shortsightedness, and intends firm to adopt the path of virtue in future. Allah Almighty accepts his repentance and covers him in His shadow of blessings. It is the luck of human being that Allah Almighty has kept scope of repentance for him and bestowed him time to incline towards the goodness.
            
Contrarily, if no one gains from this opportunity, then who else will be more wretched and unlucky than him? 

Tawbah – (Repentance), this word has been used in the Holy Qur’an many times. Literally, it means to come back, to return and to consider. So it is commanded Tuubuu ilaa baari-‘ikum (“return the attention to your God, and gave the good news that the people who recourse to Me). ‘a-tuubu alayhi  ( “I become attentive towards him”).

First condition for repentance is that the person should perceive about his mistake, unfold shame, regret on it, and determine to leave it and abstain from it. Allah Almighty accepts such repentance. He is Forgiving and Merciful.


LESSON # 385 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Unacceptable Repentance
Repentance Not Acceptable
When Penitence Becomes Fruitless?
Renunciation Of The Repentance
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 90 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

Lo! those who disbelieve after their (profession of) belief, and afterward persist in disbelief: their repentance will not be accepted. And such are those who are astray.
‘Innal-laziina  kafaruu  ba’-da  ‘iimaanihim  summaz-daa-duu  kufral-lan-  tuqbala  taw-batuhum  .  wa  ‘ulaaa-‘ika  humuz-zaaal-luun. 

Lesson 

Some more explanation has been made about repentance in this verse. Those persons who abashed due to wrongdoings and errors, if they repented and began doing good deeds; Allah Almighty will accept their repentance and forgive them. Here it is commanded that those people who disbelieved intentionally after their belief, then remained denying it until the end, had they neither returned from Infidelity, nor abstained from the enmity of the Observers of the laws of Prophet Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him). Moreover, they used to argue and fight with the believers.

When the time of death reached and the angles (peace be upon them) came to seize their souls, then they turned for repentance. Dear! What is the gain of this repentance? The matter is clear that the purpose of repentance is correction and accuracy. If anybody repented at the time of death while there is no chance and time for correction and betterment, then there is no result of this repentance.  

When some people feel trouble and either they become helpless from the outward motives, or the disease becomes incurable, then customarily and habitually they evoke “repentance”. This type of repentance has no value. Some people perceive their sins and incline towards Allah Almighty. But no sooner some time passed, circumstances changed, than they forgot every thing, began evildoing and disobedience again. Repentance of such people cannot be acceptable also.

In every day life, we observe that some persons do good work either for ostentation or when they are compelled to do so. As if, when they have power and authority, they do not intend towards goodness. When they become helpless, then they begin to accept that in future they would not do evils. Such promise is useless. It means that heartily they do not have aversion from the evil and love with the goodness. On the contrary, they begin to evade false for getting benefit only for the time being. Allah Almighty commands, “in fact, these are the people, who went astray”.

We learn from this verse that we should never go near the evil, infidelity and denial. In addition, we should prostrate before Allah Almighty always for the guidance towards the straight path. Whenever we commit any error unknowingly, then we should repent forthwith.


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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