LESSON # 276 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Making Laughing-Stock The Orders Of Allah
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Verse – 231b of 286, Section – 29 (Part – 2)
Make not the Revelations of Allah a laughing-stock (by your behaviour). And remember Allah’s Grace upon you and that which He hath revealed unto you of the Scripture and of Wisdom, whereby He doth exhort you. Observe your duty to Allah and know that Allah is Aware of all things.
Wa laa tattakhizuuu ‘Aayaatillaahi hu-zuwaa, wazkuruu ni’-matallaahi ‘alaykum wa maaa ‘anzala ‘alaykum-minal-Kitaabi wal-Hikmati ya-‘izukum- bih. Wat-taqullaaha wa’-lamuuu ‘annal-laaha bikulli shay-‘in ‘Aliim.
Allah Almighty has warned in this verse, “Make not the Revelations of Allah a laughing-stock (by your behaviour)” like that we obeyed only those Orders, which we wished and left those Commands which we thought difficult to be acted upon by us. Moreover, “Abide by the entire Rules completely because your goodness is only in it”.
First stone of the social life is family and the family life, and fundamental point of the family is good relationship between husband and wife. So it will be quite true and just to say that foundation of the entire nation’s social system depends on execution and correction of rights and duties between husband and wife. If the husband pays his wife’s all rights very gracefully and the wife performs also like this in her husband’s rights, then life of all the society will establish on very strong foundations. But if the relations between husband and wife have been disconnected and any dispute has been created between them, then it is sure that the entire society is in danger. So all the persons who like correction, should engage their attention to this side, they should try that the relations between husband and wife remain firm. Islam has pressed especially this side.
It has been proved also from this verse through this command, “Make not the Revelations of Allah a laughing-stock (by your behaviour)” , for example; at first divorced and then inclined, and said that either the word divorce was used as laughter and humor or it was spoken by chance in emotion.
There is a lot of wisdom and advisability in these matters of the Divine Law. The human being should think about them and try to reach their depth. Allah Almighty has sent these orders for our guidance and admonition. It is very necessary for us to get advantage from them. God Almighty Knows our intentions. He is Familiar of our ecstasies. There is nothing hidden from Him. To keep the intention pure and settle the matters is very needful for us.
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’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)