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Lesson # 944 - Condition of the people of the Scripture
Lesson # 944 from the Noble Quran
Condition of the people of the Scripture
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 169b & 170 of 206,
Section – 21 of 24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the
169b. Hath not the Covenant
of the Scripture been taken on their behalf that they should not speak aught
concerning Allah save the truth? And they have studied that which is therein.
And the abode of the Hereafter is better, for those who ward off (evil). Have
ye then no sense?
170. And as for
those who adhere to the Scripture, and establish worship. Lo! We squander not
the reward of reformers.
‘allaa yaquuluu ‘alAllaahi
‘illal-haqqa wa darasuu
maa fiih. Wad-Daarul-‘Aakhiratu khayrul-lillaziina yattaquun.
yumassikuuna bil-Kitaabi wa
‘aqaa-mus-Salaah. ‘Innaa laa
Miisaaqul-Kitaabi – (the
Covenant of the Scripture, the Instructions mentioned in the Holy Book), the
aim from Kitaabi
is Holy Torah. Miisaaq
– such Command, which is affirmed by the listener that he accepts
Darasuu – (they
studied), it is a past tense which has been derived from dars. Dars means “to learn, to acquire, to study, to read”. The word
tadriis has been derived from it
also, which means to teach, to instruct, to discipline”. A word “Mudarras” is from its origin too; which
means “the teacher, the school-master. Madrasah
is also from dars, that is to say; a
place of education i.e. School, College, Academy, Seminary etc.
described earlier that the true Words of Allah Almighty and His clear Commandments
are entirely changed by the Children of Israel as and when they see any
slightest worldly benefit. If any individual criticizes them, they put it aside
fearlessly and say: We understand the Scripture of God. If any other desires to
understand, he should approach us. We cannot commit any mistake. It is the
consequence of this kind of thoughts that every individual considers: I have
more knowledge than others. And he wants to assert his own point of view.
It is commanded
that in Torah, they were instructed and they made a covenant that they will
teach the people only those matters by the name of Allah Almighty, which really;
He has taught and caused to understand them. They will never produce any
self-invented before the people by saying: It is command of Allah Almighty.
have studied the Scripture and understood its commands. Now changing the
Commands of Allah Almighty intentionally is just like breaking their covenant. Those
people who fear God Almighty, they should bear in mind more about the Day of
Resurrection. The Hereafter is better than this world. At last, have they been
dull entirely of understanding? Allah Almighty says: We shall not squander the
reward of those who adhere to the Scripture and establish worship regularly
because they are righteous people.
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)