Quran Chptr 10-29&30 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1270)-درس قرآن
Obliteration of idolatry
Surah YUUNUS - 10 (JONAH)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Holy Qur’aan desires to obliterate the polytheism (belief in a plurality of God Almighty) in the world. Adoration of Allah Almighty – prayer, a fast, pilgrimage and paying the poor-due (Zakaat) has been prescribed for the purpose that the human being should remain inclined unto Allah Almighty, and should never consider that any other can supply his wants. Reflect in the previous verses. It seems clearly that the humankind is responsible himself of going astray from the Path of Allah Almighty. He wants to indemnity of his weakness with the help of felt things. His conjecture produces before him his own form as an incapable, friendless and helpless; on one side; and on the other; it terrifies him from magnificence of such things which are seen apparently as pompous and exalted. He considers that the sun, the moon, the stars, high mountains, rivers, seas and oceans, darkness and brightness, all such things are more splendid, powerful and higher than him. He bows and prostrates before them, stands begging earnestly and believes in it that they are his demi-gods; and asks them for help by spreading his hands.
Then it happens that he feels that some individuals; like him; are more powerful, some are physically and naturally stronger than him, and some are those who are superior to him due to their hidden powers. They attract him and he thinks that they will support him, and as far as possible; he tries his best to get their help. After that, when they die, he makes their statues, keeps those idols before him and begins to adore them.
In short, conjecture and imagination of the human being keeps him ensnared in astonishing meshes. To bring him out from such meshes, Allah Almighty sent His Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) from time to time. They caused to understand him during their times that there is only one treatment of your weakness, imbecility and friendless that you should draw your full attention unto The Creator of yours and the entire universe. Use your sense. Come out from superstitions.
Some intelligent people obeyed them (peace be upon them) and chose the Straight Path, whereas some were those who made them (the Prophets and Messengers – peace be upon them) own deities.
Allah Almighty sent down His Last Scripture by means of His Last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, blessings and peace be on Him) and commanded: Say to the people! Allah Almighty has revealed This Book (Holy Qur’aan) on Me for your Guidance and I am His Messenger (grace, blessings and peace be on Him). I have been instructed that I should cause to understand you the Message; which exists in this Book. Behold! There is none who have power to give you something or snatch anything from you save Allah Almighty. Strong and weak (both) are needy of Him in their own circles. Allah Almighty has given you sense, which is sufficient to cause to know you that The Owner of the entire powers and forces is only One; Allah Almighty. Know Him and worship Him. Ask Him only for help and supplicate before Him to show you the Straight Path, the Path of Those whom He has favored, and save you from the path of those who earned His anger and who went astray.