LESSON # 77 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Reward Of Faith and Doing Good
Verse –62 of 286, Section – 8
Lo! Those who believe (in that which
is revealed unto thee, Muhammad),
and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans – whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right – surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
‘Innal-laziina ‘aa-manuu wallaziina haadu wan-Nasaaraa was-Saabi-‘iina man ‘aamana billaahi wal-Yawmil-‘Aakhiri wa ‘amila saalihan- falahum ‘ajruhum ‘inda Rabbihim, wa laa khaw-fun ‘alayhim wa laa hum yah-zanuun.
‘Aa-manuu – (Believe) in this verse to believe means to join the Muslim Community.
Haadu – (Jews) the persons who are entered in the Jews Class, either they are the children of Israel or otherwise.
Nasaaraa – (Christians) Nasaaraa is plural of Nasraani. There is a town in Palestine named ‘Naasirah’. The Prophet Jesus (peace be upon Him) was born in this town. Due to relation with this town the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon Him) is called Jesus Christ Naasri (peace be upon Him). So who follow Him is included in Nasaaraa (Followers of the Christ who was born in Naasirah).
As-Saabi-‘iina – (Sabaeans) a person, who inclined towards some other religion leaving his/her own is called Saabi. It was a sect in the Arab. They believed to the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), used to do worship of the Angels (peace be upon Them), recited the Psalms of Prophet David (peace be upon Him) and during the worship they turned towards the Temple of Makkah. The Arabians used to say them Saabi ‘disbelievers’.
God Almighty has removed misunderstanding of the greatness of the Name, the Family background and the Race, and announced that near to Allah Almighty the Name and surname or title are nothing, neither honor of good birth from a particular nation or race and distinction is trustworthy. Two things are necessary for freedom from the wrath of God Almighty, wishing the people either belong to any race or nation, or they have any surname or title.
- They believe in Allah and the Last Day (the Day of Resurrection) with whole hearted.
- They do right (good)
If the people will believe in Allah Almighty then they also will admit His Orders and Commands. We have known these Orders and Commands through the Last Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon Him). So having belief on this Prophet (peace be upon Him) is also included in it. If they will believe on the Day of Resurrection then they would have to believe the wrath and reward.
In short to have belief on the God Almighty and obey His orders is necessary for liberty and reward, and it is impossible to have belief on God Almighty without acceptance of the Prophet-hood of the Last Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon Him).
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) (firstname.lastname@example.org)