LESSON # 238 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Don’t Err Intentionally
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Verse –209 of 286, Section – 25 (Part – 2)
And if ye slide back after the clear proofs have come unto you, then know that Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Fa-‘in- zalaltum-mim- ba’-di maa jaaa-‘atkumul-Bayyi-naatu fa’-lamuuu ‘annallaaha ‘Aziizun- Hakiim.
‘Al-Bayyi-naatu – (the clear proofs) it means that the orders and instructions which have no doubt and intricacy of any kind. For instance, having Faith to believe in One God (Allah Almighty), having Belief in the rightful of the Last Messenger of God Almighty (Muhammad’s truism) (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and the commands about the prayers. The entire orders of this kind had already reached the Jews and other groups.
Zalaltum – (you slide back) this word is from zallah which literally means ‘to reel, to stagger, to slip, to err. It happens also without discretion. So we have known from it too that to be misled due to forgetting can be cause of sin also. So the repentance is required to be forsworn.
Aziizun – (The Mighty, the Powerful) it means the Entity Who can punish while and whatever He wishes. It can be translated as The Dominant.
Hakiim – (The Wise) here its meaning will be ‘The Entity who punishes always at the right time and in this punishment there is hidden a great advisability’, because He is The Wise.
It is the good luck of the human being that Allah Almighty established series of the Prophets (peace be upon them) with excellent Mercy and Kindness for his guidance. To show him the straight path and cause him embracing to success, Allah Almighty continued sending His Selected Prophets (peace be upon them) in different nations time to time. These Messengers (peace be upon them) used to show the right path to the people who forgot and caused to save the straying people from the whirlpool, improved their moralities and cleaned them from the filth. But the history of the world tells that the unfortunate persons violated them, sometimes exiled and sometimes killed them. They dug the pit hole for themselves at their own by behaving like this.
At the end Allah Almighty sent the Last Messenger (Muhammad) (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). The Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) explained the heavenly teachings to the people of the world, showed them acting on these teachings with His (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) good attitude, proved by creating a group of righteous and respectable persons with His companionship and company that these are the clear orders of Allah Almighty. And the success can only be gotten by acting upon them.
How much misfortune of the mankind is that in spite of getting so great dignity he deflects away from it, acts against it and becomes its enemy? These evil-doers will surely be punished. Because there is no reason and excuse remained for them now. The Argument of Allah Almighty has been established. None of them can say now that the True Religion didn’t come to them.
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)