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Lesson # 931 - No way without following Illiterate Messenger (peace be upon Him)
Lesson # 931 from the Noble Quran
No way without following Illiterate Messenger (peace be upon Him)
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 157a of 206, Section – 19 of
24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the
Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither
read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel
(which are) with them; he enjoins on them that which is right and forbids
them that which is wrong and he makes lawful for them all good things and
prohibits for them only the foul; and he relieves them of their burden and
the fetters that they used to wear.
‘Allaziina yattabi-‘uunar-Rasuulan-Nabiyyal-‘Ummiyyallazii yajiduunahuu maktuuban
‘indahum fit-Taw-raati wal-‘Injiil. Ya’-muruhum
bil-ma’-ruufi wa yan-haahum
‘anil-munkari wa yuhillu
lahumut-tayyi-baati wa yuharri-mu
‘alayhimul-khabaaa-‘isa wa yaza-‘u
‘anhum ‘israhum wal—‘aglaa-lallatii kaanat
‘Al-‘Ummiyyi – it is a betrothed
noun, which can be betrothed towards three things: ‘Ummun (the Mother), ‘Ummul-quraa
(Mecca, Makkah) and ‘Ummah (the Nation).
‘Ummun (the Mother) –
according to this meaning, it aims that “Exactly the same; as born from the
womb”, that is to say; neither learned from anyone, nor read and nor can write.
‘Ummul-quraa (Mecca, Makkah) – Resident of Makkah,
‘Ummah (the Nation) –
As Illiterate, as the other common people of Arab were.
described in the previous verse that only those people deserve the particular
Mercy of Allah Almighty who fear God Almighty and ward off evil, who are
liberal and believe in Allah Almighty. In this verse, another attribute of
those people have been mentioned, which must have.
commanded that another condition along with the above is that: they should
follow the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), Who neither
can read nor write but the Prophet, mention of Which exists in their Scriptures
i.e. Torah and Gospel. And they should follow whatever He (grace, glory,
blessings and peace be upon Him) say to them.
(grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) enjoins on them that which is
right and forbid them that which is wrong and commands them that; all good
things are lawful for them, so they should eat and drink them, but they should
keep themselves away from those things; which are impure, foul and stinking. And
He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) sets up for them convenient
methods by removing stringent restrictions.
Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is such Messenger that,
Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) supplicated that His nation should be given
highest degree in the world and the Hereafter. Allah Almighty said in response:
They should fear Allah, ward off evils, be generous and believers, and they
should obey the Sayings of last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be
upon Him) when He will come in the world, because dignity of both worlds (this
world and the Hereafter) has been specified for them only who will follow the
Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and recognize
Him from those Signs which will be revealed with His Teachings.
Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from
Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Published by PaakCompany,
17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to
English by Muhammad Sharif)