In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Say: Portents are with Allah and (so is) that which telleth you that
if such came unto them they would not believe.
Qul ‘innamal- ‘Aayaatu ‘indAllaahi
wa maa yush-‘irukum, ‘annahaaa
‘izaa jaaa-‘at laa
It had even gone through the last
lesson that the idolaters used to say after hearing the miracles and portents
of earlier Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) for putting off the
matter: We want to see any extraordinary portent; i.e. if this hill – Safaa
will become of gold, certainly we shall believe. Allah Almighty has replied
them previously in this Chapter (Surah): We do not sanction to make them
believers in such a manner. We have sent down already unto them Our Revelations
and bestowed them sufficient sense and wisdom for their understanding, now that
sense and wisdom is required to be examined so that We may observe: whether it
recognizes Allah Almighty or otherwise, after looking these portents. It has
been described about that matter again here that there is no deficiency of
Portents with Allah Almighty. Who will have the Portents, if He does not have?
Allah Almighty commands: O
Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)! You have been
prepared for praying, as they said that this hill should become of gold. The Muslims
began also to consider their sayings as correct that if this hill becames of
gold, certainly they would believe. Absolutely, they have been swearing such a
solemn strong oath that if there comes unto them a portent, they will believe
therein. How will they deny then? But you have to know that, if they did not
believe after seeing such portents, then according to certain rules, Divine
punishment will be revealed surely. And these people have been entangled in the
love of their old traditions and customs in such a manner that it seems that
they will never give up them. After that, they will search any other pretext of
disbelieving. Therefore, you should say to them: Allah Almighty has all the
Portents, which you demand, and those can be with Him only. Moreover, if you
disbelieved after that then you will live in the middle of nowhere.
Then Allah Almighty addresses the
Muslims: what do you know about them? Shall they surely believe after looking
the Portents? The love of those old traditions has settled in their hearts, upon
which they are firm, and due to which, they have been reaping advantage of the
world. Asking for the Portents is a pretext only. And they are swearing due to
the reason that they are unable to estimate the Divine Power of Allah Almighty.
And they consider such Portents impossible like making the entire hill of gold.
Therefore, nobody can say that
after seeing such powerful Portents, shall they believe certainly. Their condition
is pronouncing also that they will evade it by saying the Portents – as charm
and magic etc. and then to carry on their own polytheistic way, they will try
to make any other excuse.
It is known from this lesson that
creation of the world is of such type that all of the believers and
disbelievers (Muslims, Infidels, Idolaters and Atheists etc.) will live here
mutually including such Portents, by observing which of them, the wise people adopt
the Path of Islam.
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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to
English by Muhammad Sharif)