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Lesson # 870 - Remember How God made you viceroys
Lesson # 870 from the Noble Quran
Remember How God made you viceroys
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 69b & 70 of 206, Section – 9 of 24 (Part - 8)
In the name ofAllah, the Beneficent, the
69b. And remember how He made you viceroys
after Noah’s folk, and gave you growth of stature. Therefore remember (all)
the bounties of your Lord, that haply ye may be successful.
said: Hast thou come unto us that we should serve Allah alone, and forsake
what our fathers worshipped? Then bring up us that wherewith thou threatenest
us if thou art of the truthful!
70. Qaaluuu ‘aji’-tanaa
lina’-budAllaaha wahdaHuu wa
nazara maa kaana
ya’-budu ‘aabaaa-‘unaa. Fa’-tinaa
bimaa ta-‘idunaaa ‘in
Khulafaaa-‘a – (locum-tenens, deputies, successors, vicegerents), this
word is plural of Khaliifah, which
has been discussed earlier many times. It has been derived from khalaf, which means “to be a successor”,
and it is a sign of respect. Therefore it has been translated as “a Chief, a sovereign
or a ring-leader”.
Bastatan – (expansion, extant), we have recited this word in Chapter
two (Surah ‘al-Baqarah). It means
“expansion in breadth, width, length and height”.
‘Aalaaa-‘u – (bounties), it is a tense of plural and its singular is ‘ilaa or ‘alaa, which means “bounty, kindness, favor and grace”.
Ta-‘idu – (thou promise, threaten or give good news), this word is
from wa’-dun, which means “to say to
anyone: you will be given such a thing or so and so – good or bad”.
Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) teaches His
nation in this verse, an easy way of: How to know your Creator (God/Allah
Almighty) and how to obey His Commands. And in fact, there is Guidance in this
answer regarding The UNITY (Oneness of God) for entire human beings of every
era. And Holy Qur’aan has established
it in the world for ever in the course of remembrance in respect of Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him).
commanded that Prophet Hud (peace be
upon Him) said to His nation: Remember it that the people of Noah (peace be
upon Him) before you, were most powerful in the world. You have been appointed by
Allah Almighty today as viceroys of the earth at their place, giving you the
same power and honor. Moreover, He has given you more growth of stature, more
powerful brain and body than that nation.
Think for a moment!
Who has bestowed upon you these bounties and superiority, which you
have been enjoying? Its correct reply is that these all powers have been given
by The Creator of the Worlds. The Secret of prosperity and success of the
humankind is hidden only in its acceptance.
The nation of Hud (peace be upon Him) said after
hearing His words: O Hud! Hast thou
come unto us to say only this that we should worship Allah Almighty alone,
forsaking and giving up the worship of those, of whom our ancestors used to
worship? It is not possible for us. From which wrath thou threaten us, bring up
that, if thou art true, we are ready to face. We shall never obey the sayings of
Thou. Do whatsoever Thou wish to do.
Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from
Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Published by PaakCompany,
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)