LESSON # 185 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Change In The Will
Verse –181 & 182 of 286, Section – 22 (Part – 2)
181. Then whoso changeth (the will) after he hath heard it-the sin thereof is only upon those who change it. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.
182. But he who feareth from a testator some unjust or sinful clause, and maketh peace between the parties, (it shall be) no sin for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
181. Famam-baddalahuu ba’-da maa sami-‘ahuu fa-‘innamaaa ‘is-muhuu ‘alallaziina yubad-diluunah. ‘Innallaaha Samii-‘un ‘Aliim.
182. Faman khaafa mim-muusin-janafan ‘aw ‘isman- fa-‘as-laha baynahum falaaa ‘isma ‘alayh. ‘Innallaaha Gafuurur-Rahiim.
In this verse those persons have been warned who were present near the person who was at the death’s door at the time of bequeath, that if they will make any changes in the Will of the person who has died, then its sin will be upon them. It is possible that some people may try to make changes in the Will for their own benefits and then producing the changed Will may complete their wishes. The ignorant persons who don’t know the facts will apparently consider it error of the person who has bequeathed or the person who commanded decision on the Will that he has disinherited to a rightful person. This verse has cleared the compulsion of the both persons i.e. the person who has bequeathed or the person who commanded decision on the Will. And it has been told that the real criminals are those persons who have given false evidence and wrong testimony, and changed the testament (Will), gave the wrong statements and provided liar proofs.
To change the Will there is only one form mentioned lawful according to this verse that if any person feels that the testator has disinherited someone unjust or sinful, and the bequest has been distributed unlawfully, guided against the Law of Lord Almighty or bequeathed with sin and unjust, for instance he has bequeathed to spend the property for the purpose which is legally forbidden, now in these forms the witness and the judge are allowed to advice the heirs correctly, make peace between the parties, and get the Will be changed.
It shall not be sin for them. So it is found that the real thing is the righteousness and act of sincerity.
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) (email@example.com)