LESSON # 105 HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Breaking Of The Promise By The Jews
Verse –99 & 100 of 286, Section – 12
99. And verily We have revealed unto thee clear verses, and only miscreants will disbelieve in them.
100. Is it ever so that when they make a covenant a party of them set it aside? The truth is, most of them believe not.
99. Wa laqad ‘anzalnaaa ‘ilay-ka ‘Aayaatim- bayyinaat. Wa maa yakfuru bihaaa ‘illal-faasi-quun.
100. ‘Awa- kullamaa ‘aahaduu ‘ahdan-nabazahuu fariiqum-minhum. Bal ‘aksaruhum laa yu’-minuun.
‘Aayaatim- bayyinaat – (clear verses), ‘Aayaat means verses, literally it means ‘tokens’, ‘signs’. The word ‘Aayaat is used for many purposes i.e. punctuations in the Holy Qur’an, Orders, Instructions and Commands of God Almighty are also called ‘Aayaat, and all those speeches and things which are signs of the Power of God Almighty, will be included in its meanings.
Bayyinaat – its singular is Bayyinah that means clear, bright. The meanings of all this sentence may be the Holy Qur’an too as well as Miracles and Orders of the God Almighty.
The children of Israel were materialists so the God Almighty bestowed their Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) with miracles outward and relating to matter. Near to them proof of the truth of any Prophet (peace be upon Him) was that He (peace be upon Him) would have the Miracles. When the Last Prophet and Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) were sent, the children of Israel said surprisingly, “of what sort is this Prophet? He has no sign or token of prophet-hood. Replying them Allah Almighty commanded, “You demand one sign of Prophet-hood, We have bestowed many signs and tokens to Our Messenger (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) and those signs & tokens are neither hidden nor dim, moreover these are clear and bright verses which may be seen by everyone. After looking them any person who has true nature can not deny from them. Only those persons will disbelieve who has become habitual of breaking the Laws of God Almighty and violating His Orders.
History of the children of Israel has been filled with the happenings of treachery, breaking the covenants, disobeying and violence. Whenever any Messenger of Allah Almighty brought towards them the Clear Verses, they falsified Him. Moreover after making the covenant to obey the God Almighty and His Prophet (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) they did not remain firm on it. This habit of refusal and disobeying of the Jews stopped them to accept the prophet-hood of the Last Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, peace and blessings be 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)