LESSON # 134 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Worship Of One God – Reply Of Jews
Verse –133 of 286, Section – 16
Or were ye present when death came to Jacob, when he said unto his sons: What will ye worship after me? They said: We shall worship thy God, the God of thy fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, One God, and unto Him we have surrendered.
‘Am kuntum shuha-daaa-a’ ‘iz hazara Ya’-quubal-mawtu, ‘iz qaala li-baniihi maa ta’-buduuna mim- ba’dii. Qaaluu na’-budu ‘Ilaahaka wa ‘Ilaaha ‘aabaaa-‘ika ‘Ibraahiima wa ‘Ismaa-‘iila Wa ‘Ishaaqa ‘Ilaahanw-Waa-hidaa. Wa nahnu lahuu Muslimuun.
Hazara-al mawt – (death came to) it is meant that when the time of death reached near and the Prophet Jacob (peace be upon Him) viewed its signs.
‘Ishaaqa – (Isaac) He was second son of Prophet Abraham and younger brother of Prophet Ishmael. His mother named Sara was the first wife of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Them).
In this verse the children of Israel are being addressed that, “As you say about your self made talks that these are from our Ancestors and refuse to embrace Islam, Were you present at that time when the Prophet Jacob (peace be upon Him) asked before death from His sons about the Worshipped and they replied that we shall do worship of that Worshipped whose worship was being done by your grandfather the Prophet Abraham, your father’s brother the Prophet Ishmael and your father Prophet Isaac” (peace be upon Them).
Today while the Holy Qur’an is inviting the people of the Scripture towards the same religion, they are turning their faces from it and going astray.
That religion which was adopted by the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) and towards which the Holy Qur’an is inviting today, that is verily the worship of One God and well-doings. Which individual or nation will turn face from these two basic principles, it will go astray and fell away far from the religion of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), he will be forfeited from getting the Right of Guidance.
Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written 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) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org)