LESSON # 69 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH – 2
Revive After Death
Verse –56 of 286, Section – 6
Then We revived you after your extinction, that ye might give thanks.
Summa ba-‘asnaakum-mim-ba’-di mawtikum la-‘allakum tash-kuruun.
God Almighty is reminding the children of Israel His favors one by one so that they would leave the evil doings conceiving these favors and come back on the straight path.
In this verse previous incident is being explained constantly. While a group of the children of Israel said to the Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him), “We will see Allah manifestly”, the lightning seized them due to this arrogance and they all became extinct. When the Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) saw them dead, He requested the God Almighty, “O my Lord! I brought these people to witness in front of the children of Israel. Now they have died. What shall I reply the nation and produce them the argument? Then Allah Almighty revived them again.
God Almighty has done them attentive towards the fact in this verse and Commanded to Remember His favor, “Then We revived you after your extinction, that ye might give thanks”. There is only way to thank God Almighty, “Obey His orders leaving the path of infidelity and depravity.”
It appears from this incident that arrogance to the grace of God Almighty and unreasonable claim from Him is biggest sin and its punishment is very painful. Those people wished to see the God Almighty with their materialistic eyes still it was impossible for the human being till the time living in this world and they were punished on this arrogance.
So we should also admit and believe each command and order of the God Almighty and His last Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon Him) without any doubt and dispute. We should not try to grow any fault finding, criticism and argument in it without fail, because it becomes habit of the human being to find faults in each matter. The persons who become habitual of finding faults they shirk work always. They become wealthy of talking only.
Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif Fauji) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com)