LESSON # 240 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Lesson From The Children Of Israel
Verse –211 of 286, Section – 26 (Part – 2)
Ask of the Children of Israel how many a clear Signs We gave them! He who altereth the Grace of Allah after it hath come unto him (for him), lo! Allah is Severe in punishment.
Sal Baniii-‘Is-raaa-‘iila kam ‘aataynaahum-min ‘Aa-yatim-bayyinah. Wa many-yubaddil ni’-matallaahi mim-ba’-di maa jaaa-‘at-hu fa- ‘in-nallaaha Shadiidul- ‘iqaab.
It has been declared earlier that the God Almighty and His Angels (peace be upon them) never came openly near the human beings, moreover Allah Almighty has sent always the Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) for the guidance of mankind out of them. In this verse this reality is being cleared from the history of the children of Israel. Namely ‘We gave many likewise signs to the children of Israel from which the truth of the existence of God Almighty, purity and teachings of His Messengers (peace be upon them) used to open’. But they put back all those signs. Allah Almighty honored them, but they proved as they were thankless. God Almighty bestowed a lot of kindnesses upon the children of Israel; some of them are being stated here briefly:
1. They were set free from the oppression of the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh used to cause the slaughter of the children of Jews and keep their daughters alive, used to take hard labour from them, disgrace and ruin them in all respect. Allah Almighty escaped them from his tyranny.
2. A glorious Prophet named Moses (peace be upon him) was sent by Him into them, who brought them out from the slavery of the Pharaoh, fear and dominion of the Qabtiis.
3. Drowned their enemy Pharaoh into the sea in front of them.
4. Kept them under the shadow of clouds during their period in the deserts of SinaiValley, brought down Manna and Quail for their eating, flowed the springs of water.
5. Revealed the Torah upon the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) for their guidance.
6. Settled them in the Country Palestine.
7. Maintained a series of the Prophets (peace be upon them) in their race for a long time.
But despite all these favours the children of Israel followed their personal desires. They turned their faces from the Holy Book revealed by Allah Almighty, deviated from His Orders, they remained happy in arbitrary Business. Allah Almighty sent upon them different kinds of wrath as punishment for this disobedience, so that they come by the way. But even then their scholars changed the words and meanings of the orders of God Almighty, and made changes intentionally in the Holy Book. The public followed them blind. If these people will resist even now on their words and will not believe in the True and Last Speech of Allah Almighty “Holy Qur’an”, then remember! Allah Almighty is Severe in punishment and their end will be the same as it had of the previous nations.
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)