Lesson # 587 From Holy Qur’aan
Allaah is only One God, Don’t Say ‘Three’
Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)
Verse –171 of 176, Section – 23/24 (Part – 6)
O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allaah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allaah, and His Word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him; so believe in Allaah and His messengers, and say not “Three”. Cease! (it is) better for you! Allaah is only One God. Far be it from His Transcendent Majesty to have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allaah is Sufficient as Defender.
Yaaa-‘ahlal-Kitaabi laa tagluu fii diinikum wa laa taquuluu ‘alAllaahi ‘illal-haqq. ‘Innamal- Masiihu ‘Ii-sabnu- Maryama RasuulUl-laahi wa Kalimatuh. ‘Alqaa-haaa ‘ilaa Maryama wa ruuhum-minh. Fa-‘aaminuu BIllaahi wa Rusulih. Wa laa taquuluu Salaasah. ‘Intahuu khayral-lakum. ‘InnamAl—laahu ‘Ilaahunw-Waahid. Sub-haa-nahuuu ‘any-yakuuna lahuu walad. Lahuu maa fis-samaawaati wa maa fil-‘arz. Wa kafaa BIllaahi Wakiilaa.
‘Innamaa – (undoubtedly, certainly, without any doubt), this word is used at only such times and occasions, when and where we want to say, “No doubt, It is, the matter is only this, nothing except it”. Sub-haa-na - (Far be it, purity and separation from each type of defect and harm). That is to say; Allaah Almighty is Heaven, Pure and clear from every kind of vice and loss, and due to this reason, He is also pure from being a father, which is a sign of necessity. Kalimatuh – (His Word), to manifest the Desire of Allaah Almighty in the form of Word.
It has been commanded by Allaah Almighty that you should not exaggerate in the limits of your religion, nor utter aught concerning Him. Say only that, which His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) tells you, because that is the truth, and remaining all are false notions and absurd ideas.
The Messiah, Jesus is son of Mary (peace be upon them), He is a Word of Allaah Almighty, which was conveyed unto Mary. He (peace be upon Him) is a soul out of the treasuries of the souls of Allaah Almighty which was revealed towards Mary (peace be upon her) and was only a messenger of Allaah Almighty.
You should believe in Allaah Almighty as it is necessary, also believe in His Messengers (peace be upon Them). Do not invent such false notions as “Three Gods”. The dignity of Jesus (peace be upon Him) has been elevated by using these words, which does not have even a very little reflection of truth, whereas the Degree of Allaah Almighty has been demoted too down that the sense cannot accept it.
Listen with open ears about Allaah Almighty that He Alone is Worshipped of entire creatures without any partner. Far be it from His Transcendent Majesty to have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and the entire are under His Jurisdiction, Power and Authority.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)