Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lesson # 806 - Ascribe nothing as partner unto Allah

Lesson # 806 From the Noble Quran

Ascribe nothing as partner unto Allah

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse –151a of 165, Section – 19 of 20 (Part - 8)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
                                                                                                                          
Say: Come, I will recite unto you that which your Lord hath forbidden to you; that ye ascribe nothing as partner unto Him and that ye do good to parents, and that ye slay not your children because of penury. We provide for you and for them.
Qul  ta-‘aa-law  ‘atlu  maa  harrama  Rabbukum  ‘alay-kum  ‘allaa  tush-rikuu  biHii  shay-‘anw-wa  bil-waali-dayni  ‘ihsaanaa. Wa  laa  taq-tuluuu  ‘awlaada-kum-min  ‘imlaaq. Nahnu  Narzuqu-kum  wa  ‘iyyaa-hum.
                                                                                                                                                      

Lesson

Ta-‘aa-law – (Come, you should come), its origin is ta-‘aa-la, which has been derived from ta-‘aal and made from ‘uluw-wun. ‘Ulu means exaltation. Ta-‘aalaa means “to be exalted, to be at higher position. If any person is at a higher place; for example, at upper storey of a house or on any platform, and he calls someone from the lower place, then as per Arabic language, he will say ta-‘aa-la which means “Come up”. After that, use of the word Ta-‘aa-la “come” was begun for calling someone closer or to draw his attention. Here it aims “Be attentive, Attend to me”. We can say it also as “Listen to me or Come, I am going to relate you the commands”.

Harrama – (forbade), it is in past tense, origin of which is Tahriim, which has been derived from haraam, one meaning of haraam is “forbidden”. Another meaning of this word is “the final and prescribed order” too. Here the word Tahriim has been used for the same meaning, that is to say; to prescribe, definite command.

‘Imlaaq – this word has been derived from malq, which means light, delicacy. ’Imlaaq means “to finish the money by spending, to be steeped in poverty”.

It is the duty of humankind that he should obey the Orders of Allah Almighty. He should not impose any restriction himself upon himself. If he will do so, he will be called tyrant and cruel.

In the previous Section, manifested Orders of Allah Almighty about food were described. In this Section, clear and final guidance has been given about the morality and affairs. Thoughts of human are based uncertainty and doubt, but the Commands of Allah Almighty are certain and decisive, in which there is no space of any doubts.

It is commanded: Come, I will recite you the works, which Allah Almighty has determined for you for doing. It is your duty that you should adhere to His Orders, and should not make rules yourself according to your will. Making law is not your job. It is the work of only Allah Almighty. You should not ascribe any partner with Allah Himself and His Attributes. You should do good with your parents. You should never kill your children due to the reason that by bringing them up, your wealth will finish and the penury will spread over. As Allah Almighty provides you the means of subsistence, in the same manner, He will provide them food also.

Many traditions were in force against the humanity in Arabian territory. Idols were worshipped, and those people used to consider the idols a source to reach Allah. They used to kill their children considering that while they did not have food for themselves, then how they would provide them?   

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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lesson # 805 - If they will bear witness, that will be false

Lesson # 805 From the Noble Quran

If they will bear witness, that will be false

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse –150 of 165, Section – 18 of 20 (Part - 8)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
                                                                                                                          
Say: Come, bring your witnesses who can bear witness that Allah forbade (all) this. Then if they bear witness, do not thou bear witness with them. And follow thou not the whims of those who deny Our Revelations, and those who believe not in the Hereafter and deem (others) equal with their Lord.             
Qul  halumma  shuhadaaa-‘akumul-laziina  yash-haduuna  ‘annAllaaha  harrama  haazaa.  Fa-‘in  shahiduu  falaa  tash-had  ma-‘ahum.  Wa  laa  tatta-bi’-  ‘ahwaaa- ‘allaziina  kazzabuu  bi- ‘AayaatiNaa  wal-laziina  laa  yu’-minuuna  bil- ‘Aakhirati  wa  hum-  bi-Rabbihim  ya’-diluun. 
                                                                                                                                                      

Lesson

Halumma – (Come, bring), this word is a noun, which has been used as the meaning of “the Command”. There are some such words in Arabic language, which are Noun, but their meanings are of “act of command” or the past. Such words are called verbs of noun.

It has been told in the previous verse that they should bring forth any proof regarding those things, which they have predetermined forbidden. Obviously they have no argument except it that they make only random talks. It has been commanded in this verse that certainly, they have no proof. So now, if they have any such witness, then they should come and bring him forth, who may say: Yes! I was present at that time, when Allah Almighty forbade these things. Apparently; they do not have such witnesses too. Suppose! If they produced such witnesses due to their prestige or giving a bribe, then certainly they would be liars, even then you should neither be agree and nor accept it.
                                                
Now because, neither they have any witness, nor argument, so it is clear that they follow only their desires and do, whatever they wish to do. You do not have any desire to follow their wills and do as they say. You should never acknowledge the superiority of such people, who try to falsify the Revelations of Allah Almighty. They do not believe in the Day of Resurrection and deem others equal with their Lord Almighty.

We have come to know a very useful matter from this verse, and a necessary issue has been finalized from it, that is to say; we should not obey such people, who do neither belief in the Noble Qur’an with true heart, nor have faith in the Doomsday, and those, who give importance and priority to others and their sayings, equal to God Almighty, but more than Him.

If (God forbid), there are such people among the Muslims, then they do not have any authority to make laws and legal decisions. They are not worthy of making laws or deciding the religious cases.    

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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lesson # 804 - Had God willed He would indeed have guided all

Lesson # 804 From the Noble Quran

Had God willed He would indeed have guided all

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verses –148b & 149 of 165, Section – 18 of 20 (Part - 8)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
                                                                                                                          
148b.  Say: Have ye any knowledge then bring it forth to Us? Lo! ye follow naught but an opinion, and lo! ye do but guess.

149.  Say: For Allah’s is the Final Argument. Had He willed He would indeed have guided all of you.           
148b.  Qul  hal  ‘indakum-min  ‘ilmin-fatukhrijuuhu  laNaa.  ‘In-  tattabi-‘uuna  ‘illaz-zanna  wa  ‘in  ‘antum  ‘illaa  takh-rusuun.  

149.  Qul  fa-LIllaahil-Huj-jatul  Baaligah.  Falaw  shaaa-‘a  lahadaakum  ‘ajma-‘iin. 
                                                                                                                                                      

Lesson

‘Ilm – (to know, the knowledge), here it aims such decision, due to which, the heart is satisfied, whether its sources are logical arguments or experience etc.

Tukhrijuuhu – (Bring it forth), actually this word is tukhrijuun. After the “question”, use of alphabetical letter “Fa” became the reason to delete the last letter “n”. Its origin is ‘akhraaj, which has been derived from kharuuj. Kharuuj means “to come out, to appear”. ‘Akhraaj means “to draw out, to disclose”.  

Zann – such decision, which may not satisfy the heart, because that has not still been proved by argument or experience, but it is hoped that it would be sound.  

Takh-rusuun – (they guess), this word is from khars, which means “to guess, to conjecture”. Neither it is guaranteed nor suspected. We can say it “a wild guess, a random talk”.

Huj-jatul  Baaligah – (the Final Argument), such argument, with which the claim is proved, is called Hujjat. ‘Al-Baaligah Is from the word Balogh, which means “to reach the limit”. ‘Al-Baaligah means “complete, reached the limit, in which, common sense would not have any doubt”.

It has been described clearly in this verse that the matters regarding talking as: Nobody has any certain proof and absolute authority to say that the calamities of the world do not belong to the evil deeds of the humankind, and the Wrath and Reward are nothing. The will of those people seems them proof, who are enthusiasts of their wishes. Contrary to them, that word is true absolutely, which is recommended by Allah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). Their Argument is so matured that the hearts accrue perfect belief and complete satisfaction. And the sense of such people, who are not slaves of their carnal desires, accepts it forthwith.

It is commanded that You should tell them: Bring that decisive argument forth to Us, if you have any, that the wrath does not come due to evil deeds. Otherwise, it is open that your entire conversation in this matter is only a conjecture. That, which Allah Almighty has commanded, has very strong argument. That wisdom of human, which has the Light of Revelation, accepts this Final Argument immediately. And the conscience of every human being is witness upon it personally, on the condition that, it would not have become useless being under the material burden. Allah Almighty desires to enforce the humankind that he should accept the Truth by this Final Argument; otherwise, it was not difficult for Him to guide thus the entire people.  

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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lesson # 803 - Misdeeds become common in imitation of the wealthy

Lesson # 803 From the Noble Quran

Misdeeds become common in imitation of the wealthy

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse –148a of 165, Section – 18 of 20 (Part - 8)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
                                                                                                                          
They who are idolaters will say: Had Allah willed, we had not ascribed (unto Him) partners neither had our fathers, nor had we forbidden aught. Thus did those who were before them give the lie (to Allah’s Messengers) till they tasted of Our punishment.          
Sa-yaquu-lullaziina  ‘ashrakuu  law  shaaa-‘Allaahu  maaa  ‘ash-raknaa  wa  laaa  ‘aabaaa-‘unaa  wa  laa  harramnaa  min  shay.  Kazaa-lika  kazzabal-laziina  min-  qablihim  hattaa  zaaquu  ba’-saNaa.   
                                                                                                                                                      

Lesson

It was understood from the previous verse that the Wrath of Allah Almighty is lurking always upon the heads of guilty people. The evildoer is saved for a few days, but for how long? His woe and ill-luck is mounted on the neck of entire nation. Whenever misdeeds become common in imitation of effectual and wealthy people then it should be understood that the nation is going towards the destruction. If neither it became cautious and nor anyone prevented the individuals from wicked-deeds, then the Wrath is beyond question. Coming not the Wrath forthwith, is also a Mercy, because the time for correction is gained from the respite. The same subject has been explained more clearly in this verse.

It is commanded that these people, who associate others in worship and who are stuck in evils, will search the pretense of those deeds, which are against the humanity, that, which act they are committing, is the same as their fathers used to do. They say: If Allah had not liked these matters, He would have stopped us very earlier. That, which you say that we should give up all things as - thinking about other things leaving Allah, and fixing some things forbidden and some lawful without commands of Allah, how a wonderful is it? Tell us! How can we obey You? These acts have been being done since the times of our fore-fathers. Neither any of them was ruined and nor the wrath came.

As reply to their absurd thoughts, Allah Almighty commanded that you should say to them: Such Wrath, which may destroy everything, has been held up due to the spacious Mercy of Allah Almighty. It is being postponed for the reason that perhaps; these evildoers become careful any time and give up evils, otherwise; the Wrath is ready every time for the guilty people.

The Wrath have come upon the ancient people and they were ruined due to the adversity of their disobedience. They used to say also before coming of the Wrath that evil and sin is nothing. Continue committing whatever you wish. Wrath and punishment will never come. At last, the Wrath came and they were removed from the Home Page of the Existence.

There is severe warning for us in this verse. We should understand it thoroughly that those deeds which have been forbidden in the Holy Qur’an and the evildoers have been frightened from their punishment; it is the time to give up them. This respite should be taken as a blessing.

The earthquakes, storms, diseases and calamities, which use to come in the world, are meant that the humankind should leave disobeying the Commands of Allah Almighty, having fear of His Wrath, because human being has no control over the earthquakes and the storms. Certainly the experience of mankind has increased, but mostly he can describe only the causes of these calamities from it, he is unable to challenge them. Saying that: These are the natural accidents, what interference of the acts of humankind is in the calamities? These are only their stupid sayings.

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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lesson # 802 - God’s Wrath will never be withdrawn from the guilty

Lesson # 802 From the Noble Quran

God’s Wrath will never be withdrawn from the guilty

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse –147 of 165, Section – 18 of 20 (Part - 8)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
                                                                                                                          
So if they give the lie to Thee (Muhammad), say: Your Lord is a Lord of All-Embracing Mercy, and His Wrath will never be withdrawn from guilty folk.        
Fa-‘in-  kazza-buuka  faqur- Rabbukum  Zuu-  Rahmatinw-waasi-‘ah.  Wa  laa  yuraddu  ba’-suhuu  ‘anil-qawmil-mujri-miin. 
                                                                                                                                                      

Lesson

It was described in the previous verse: We forbade the Jews from using of lawful things as award of their rebellion. When Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) said to the Children of Israel, they denied from it and said: These things have been coming forbidden since old times.

This saying of theirs has been confuted by Holy Qur’an, whereas they continued persisting on their word, though they could not bring any proof upon it. The people, who continue obstinately and firmly, while they know that they are at wrong, remain in this error that they will not be punished immediately. It has been replied in this verse.

It is commanded here that if they give a lie to the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), though there is no any other reason of falsifying than it that their heart does not desire to accept Your Saying. One more reason may be that they think; if they accept, they would be disgraced.

Allah Almighty commands His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): Say to them! You are liars and going to stay on the false and wrong. You are not punished immediately for wicked deeds because your Lord is a Lord of All-Embracing Mercy. He does not arrest the evildoer at once, but relaxes him.

Moreover, it does not mean that you deem it, as, your behavior is correct and you are not guilty. Although Allah Almighty loosens the string of guilty but the guilty shall be punished certainly sooner or later, if he/she did not attend the Court of Allah Almighty and beg for forgiveness, for repenting due to his/her sin, because His Wrath will never be withdrawn from the guilty people. It is only His Mercy, Which has stopped him from punishing, that perhaps, the evildoer repent of own sins.

Two things are understandable here:

·       When you see any disobedient of the Commands of Holy Qur’an happy, wealthy and vigorous, you should not suppose that proclamation of punishment and Wrath for the guilty people is only a warning, otherwise, what is its reason that the entire blessings are available for the sinners and they are enjoying their lives. Anyone of them suffers no injury.

It is known from this verse as well as many other verses that:

·       The guilty people shall be punished and the Wrath of Allah Almighty shall never be withdrawn from them. Being the punishment late is due to any other purpose, proper time of which is prescribed. That will not be ignored, when the time came.

·       If any individual of a folk commits an evil, its burden falls on his/her entire nation. A time will come when the whole nation will be destroyed, if evil deeds of the individuals are increasing, because it is duty of the entire nation to stop the evildoers from committing. If the nation remained indolent from its duty, will be ruined at last.   

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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lesson # 801 - Children of Israel were awarded for their rebellion

Lesson # 801 From the Noble Quran

Children of Israel were awarded for their rebellion

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse –146 of 165, Section – 18 of 20 (Part - 8)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
                                                                                                                          
And unto those who are Jews We forbade every animal with claws. And of the cows and the sheep forbade We unto them the fat thereof save that upon the backs or the entrails, or that which is mixed with the bone. That We awarded them for their rebellion. And lo! We verily are Truthful.        
Wa  ‘al-laziina  haaduu harramNaa  kulla  zii-zufur.  Wa  minal-baqari  wal-ganami  haram-Naa  ‘alay-him  shuhuuma-humaaa  ‘illaa  maa  hamalat  zuhuuru-humaaa  ‘awil-hawaayaaa  ‘aw  makh-talata  bi-‘azm.  Zaalika  Jazay-Naahum-  bi-bagyihim;  wa  ‘inNaa  la-Saadiquun.
                                                                                                                                                      

Lesson

Hawaayaaa – (the entrails), this word is plural of Hawiy-yah, which has been derived from Hawaaa. Hawaaa means “to surround, to envelope anything inside. Hawiy-yah is the thing, which is wrapped around with any other thing to hide in the wrapper. Here it aims “the entrails”, which cling with one another along-with the attachment of fat.

This description is under discussion since previous verses that the individual, who believes that someone else has power to fix the things forbidden or legal, is an idolater. It is the basic concept of Islam that neither any person is empower and nor any other should be taken as he can determine the laws and rules for him/her, or he can make law for any field of his/her life except Allah Almighty.

There is none Law-maker for humankind but Allah Almighty. The entire social, collective, economic and political laws are based on the Commands of Allah Almighty. That law, which has not been made on this foundation, will never be acceptable. In this connection, it is to admonish that neither can you determine anything lawful and nor prohibited.

Allah Almighty has prescribed the Rule that all the things are legal for human being except those which have been forbidden by Allah Almighty Himself. Those things were mentioned in the previous verse, which were forbidden for food or any other use. It has been described in this verse to explain about His (God’s) Power that He forbade the Jews from the use of some lawful things due to their disobedience and rebellion.

It is commanded: We forbade every that animal unto the Children of Israel, which does not have the fingers separately from one another; for instance the camel, and the fat of the cows, goats and the sheep, but that fat of these cattle was not forbidden, which was upon their backs, bones or with the entrails, for the reason that they were mischievous and used to disobey Allah Almighty.

Allah Almighty says: “Lo! We verily are Truthful”. This command of Allah Almighty is due to the purpose that the Jews used to say: These things were not forbidden for us only because of disobedience, but these have been coming forbidden with effect from the times of Prophets Noah and Abraham (peace be upon Them). This matter has been explained clearly in the beginning of Part – 4 (Lan  Tanaaluu) of Holy Quran.   

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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

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