LESSON # 181 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Patience And Firmness – Actual Righteousness
Verse –177e of 286, Section – 22 (Part One-Fourth of 2)
And the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress. Such are they who are sincere. And such are the God-fearing.
Was-Saabiriina fil-ba’saaa-‘i waz-zarraaa-‘i wa hiinal-ba’s. ‘Ulaaa-‘ikallaziina sadaquu. Wa ‘ulaaa-‘ika humul-Mutta-quun.
ba’saaa-‘un – (tribulation) it actually relates to the financial miseries.
Az-zarraaa-‘un – ((adversity) it belongs to physical diseases and distresses.
Hiinal-ba’s – (at the time of stress) that is to say during the war in the path of God Almighty.
Saabiriina – (patients, full of patience) the persons who have capacity of bearing pains, inconvenience, etc., without complaining.
The Holy Qur’an has guided for interpretation of human manners, morality and courtesy, and commanded that these characteristics should be present in the person who has a good moral character. He should keep treaty made by him, accomplish his responsibilities with extremely good manner, pay special attention on the Rights of the God Almighty and the Rights of the devotees/mankind, and during the time of financial distresses, physical diseases and war against the enemies of God Almighty should bear with patience, perseverance and firmness.
In the practical life the human beings have to face different types of troubles, distress, pains and difficulties. Unemployment, adversity, economical misery, starvation and poverty, and likewise all other confusions use to tease the human being every day. The problems of the children’s education and bringing up them, the matters of their marriages and so like other difficult necessities vex him and he use to try and think about these matters day and night. Besides this diseases of various sorts and bodily pains use to besiege him as if today he is ill himself, tomorrow would be laying his any other family member on the bed, their treatment, medicines and cure become his other causes of confusion.
Then danger of enemy, fear of waging the war, possibility of destruction, depravity and ruin, risk of bustle and disorder, these all things keep the human being confused.
This verse ends here in which the Islamic concept of the righteousness has been presented. The persons, who keep the correct belief, sacrifice their property, observe proper worship and pay the poor-due regularly, keep the treaty, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and during the time of stress. Such people are they who are sincere. And such persons are true human beings, the Believers and the God-fearing.
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)