LESSON # 85 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Callous Of Jews
Verse –74 of 286, Section – 9
Then, even after that, your hearts
were hardened and became as rocks,
or worse than rocks, for hardness. For indeed there are some rocks from which rivers gush, and indeed there
are rocks which split asunder so that water floweth from them. And indeed there are rocks which fall down for
the fear of Allah. And Allah is not Unaware of what ye do.
Summa qasat quluubukum-mim-ba’-di zaalika fahiya kal-hijaarati ‘aw ‘ashaddu qaswah. Wa ‘inna minal-hijaarati lamaa yatafajjaru minhul-‘anhaar. Wa ‘inna minhaa lamaa yash-shaqqaqu fa-yakhruju minhul-maaa’. Wa ‘inna minhaa lamaa yahbitu min khash-yatil-laah. Wa mallaahu bi-gaafilin ‘ammaa ta’-maluun.
In the previous verses God Almighty commanded about some happenings in the history of the children of Israel to take lesson from which we may know that they remained involved in different kinds of evil-doings and disobediences. God Almighty used to forgive them but they even then did not take lesson. As though their hearts were hardened and became as rocks, or worse than rocks, for hardness, because there are some rocks which are useful and advantageous for the creature of the Creator, some rocks are from which rivers and springs gush and the people get water for their personal use, for their animals, for their crops. Hence every field of life needs water, there is no conception of life without it and that is the great favour of God Almighty Who provides us through rocks.
And indeed there are some rocks which fall down from the peaks of the mountains as they are falling in the prostration for the fear of Allah Almighty.
The commentators of the religion have made comments that example of the rocks from which rivers and springs gush is like the Messengers and Prophets (peace be upon Them) in the population of human beings. Due to their springs of favour and kindness the persons (the creature of God) extinguish their spiritual thirst. Example of the second kind of rocks is like the saints of God Almighty. Many people are used to benefit and bless from them. Like them there are the Believers and Righteous persons who if may not guide and correct others, even then their own faith and act remains sound.
Neither the children of Israel obtained advantage from the teachings of Prophets (peace be upon Them), nor they listened the advice of the servants of God Almighty, as if their hearts were hardened and became as rocks, or worse than rocks, for hardness on which no speech becomes effective. And Allah Almighty is not Unaware of what all the persons do.
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)