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        LESSON # 81 HOLY QUR’AAN

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Warning Stock

Verse –66 of 286, Section – 8

So We made it an example to their

own and to succeeding generations,

and an admonition to the God-fearing.

Faja-‘alnaahaa  nakaalal-limaa  bayna yadayhaa  wa maa khal-fahaa  wa maw-‘izatal-lil-Muttaqiin.  

Lesson

Nakaalan – (warning) it means a punishment and incident so which becomes warning for others, looking it the persons get admonition.

 

Purpose of narrating the important events of the history of Israelite in Holy Qur’aan on one side is that the children of Israel feel repentance and be much ashamed. They recognize their reality and incline towards the straight path. And on the other side it is admonition for the Muslims. They get it as warning from the incidents of previous nations, check an account of their deeds, take a lesson and adjust themselves in the light of Holy Qur’aan.

 

Which event we have discussed in the previous verse that has much importance in the history of the children of Israel and all these people know it very well. The Holy Qur’aan is drawing their attention too towards that incident.     

 

After expressing the incident the Holy Qur’aan declared in this verse, “So We made it an example to their own and to succeeding generations, and an admonition to the God-fearing”. So that all the persons are informed with the result of disobeying the commands of God Almighty, be careful for ever and each moment. It is the fact that this incident is a guide for particularly God-fearing persons. Their belief is perfect with it that only the fear of God is root cause of all the goodness for human beings.

 

After understanding this verse now there is no doubt that certainly disobeying the commands of God Almighty becomes main cause of a great wrath. We should always keep it in front of us. It is not a customary thing “changing of good faces into bad and becoming apes from the mankind”. The human beings should used to have fear from the wrath and anger of God Almighty.

 

It also comes out from this verse that how much a person can get admonition from the previous events. In fact this Holy Qur’aan (the Speech of God) impressed upon minds very clearly about the benefits of the history and that every incident or event can not become history. Only those events deserve to become part of history from which the person may get any fair lesson.      

 

 

 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) (muhammadsharif276@gmail.com)

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Change In Faces From Good To Bad

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LESSON # 80 HOLY QUR’AAN

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Change In Faces From Good To Bad

Verse –65 of 286, Section – 8

And ye know of those of you who

broke the Sabbath, so We said unto them: Be ye apes, despised and hated.

Wa  laqad  ‘alim-tumul-laziina’-tadaw  minkum fis-Sabti  fa-qulnaa lahum  kuunuu  qira-datan khaasi-‘iin.

Lesson

Minkum – (out of you) it signifies towards the fathers, ancestors; forefathers of the children of Israel.

 

As-Sabt – (the day of “Saturday”) Literal meaning of Sabt is Saturday. As near to Christians ‘Sunday’ is a holy day and Muslims celebrating ‘Friday’ as the holy day, like this the Jews count ‘Saturday’ as their holy day. Saturday was specified only for the worship of God near to them. Worldly works like business, agriculture or hunting were forbidden for them.

 

A’-tadaw – (to encroach, to cross the limits) they crossed the limits of Divine’s Law.

 

It has come in the traditions that during the time of Prophet David (peace be upon Him) a large number of Jews lived Ailah (a place in the south of Palestine). This event belongs to that population. These persons used to disobey the commands of God Almighty with cleverness and tactfully. They were instructed not to hunt the fish absolutely on Saturday. The God Almighty wished to examine them too. Usually the fish used to come near the bank of river in much quantity on Saturday.

 

The Jews planned tactfully carrying on the outward form of the orders of God Almighty. They used to dig the pit holes near the bank of river on Saturday. Large quantity of the fish used to reach in these pit holes with water. Then they used to close the way of water from the river side towards the pit holes. Next day they used to hold the fish from these pit holes. Due to continuously disobeying the God Almighty they were punished, were shaped as apes   and their faces were changed from good to bad.

 

It appears from this verse that some commands come from the God Almighty only for examining. It is the aim of examination to clarify that the servants of God Almighty remain obedient in both the situations i.e. rest and hardness. If the human being rises to the situation of test, there are a lot of facilities for him but punishment is very tough for the ill-natured and evil doers.     

 

 

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) (muhammadsharif276@gmail.com)