LESSON # 141 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Yours Is That Which You Earn
Verse –141 of 286, Section – 16 (Part 1)
Those are a people who have passed away; theirs is that which they earned and yours that which ye earn. And ye will not be asked of what they used to do.
Tilka ‘Ummatun- qad khalat. Lahaa maa kasabat wa la-kum-maa kasabtum. Wa laa tus-‘aluuna ‘ammaa kaanuu ya’-maluun.
We have already learnt this verse in the past and now it is being repeated again to warn the children of Israel and the Christians. Their wrong beliefs have been rejected with the proof of common sense in it.
The People of the Scripture were much pride on it that they are from the race of the Prophets (peace be upon Them), who are extremely Accepted Servants of the God Almighty. So they will not be caught on their sins. Also the good acts of their Reverends will be useful for them and they will be forgiven freely. So they did not feel any particular need to escape themselves from the sins and to incline towards the goodness.
Under the effect of this wrong belief they used to keep right to the sins and the matters against the religion. And they did not use to distinguish between goodness and badness in their daily lives. They also thought that they are on the path on which their reverends were already firm so they have no need to believe on the last Messenger, Muhammad (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him).
The God Almighty rendered final null and void to their wrong religious trends and commanded that He knows well about those people who have passed away. They were firm on the foundation of Unity. They were neither the Jews and nor Christians. They were only of Allah Almighty leaving all others.
Their goodness can not be useful for you or any other person. Only that goodness is useful for any person or nation which they earned. Good acts of a person can neither escape the other and nor harm to anyone. So it is stupidity to trust on the acts of others.
When a nation uses to sit down, trusting on the heir of their Reverends and leaving to do good acts, it becomes impossible for that nation to live, to achieve success and betterment. Many nations have been ruined due to this misunderstanding. O Allah Almighty! Keep us on the true religious trends and bestow us strength to do the good acts.
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)