Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God Gives Wisdom To Whom He Wills

LESSON # 312 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

God Gives Wisdom To Whom He Wills     

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Verse –268 & 269   of  286, Section –37  (Part – 3)

 

  1. 268.  The devil promiseth you destitution and enjoineth on you lewdness. And Allah promiseth you forgiveness from Himself with bounty. And Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

 269.  He giveth wisdom unto whom He will, and he unto whom wisdom is given, he truly hath received abundant good. And none remember except men of understanding.        

 268.  ‘Ash-Shay-taanu  ya- ‘idu- kumul-faqra  wa  ya’-murukum- bil-fahshaaa’.  Wallaahu  ya-‘idukum-magfiratam-minhu  wa  fazlaa.  Wallaahu  Waasi- ‘un  ‘Aliim.

269.  Yu’-til-Hikmata  many-yashaaa’.  Wa  many-yu’-tal-Hikmata  faqad  ‘uutiya  khayran-  kasiira.  Wa maa  yaz-zakkaru  ‘illaaa  ‘ulul-‘albaab.   

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‘Al-Hikmata – (wisdom), ‘al-Hikmata also means sagacity, understanding, comprehension, knowledge and sense. Due to these meanings, philosophy and science also come for ‘al-Hikmata. Therefore, the word Hakiim will mean Philosopher. This word has been used in the Holy Qur’an at many places.

 

khayran-  kasiira – (abundant good, very much goodness, betterment, benefit and virtue), in this verse, to earn and spend the wealth in a correct manner, and acquire wisdom in this regard is called ‘abundant goodness.

 

This verse of Holy Qur’an informs the humankind about a devil’s temptation, which can become cause of prevention from spending in the Way of Allah Almighty (‘an-faaq fii Sabiil-Lillaah). In addition, it also tells its refutation and remedy. 

 

Love with wealth and property, inclination towards its collection and tendency towards its spending in a safe mode are weaknesses of the human being. Therefore, he can think that the entire wealth would finish due to spending for the Cause of Allah Almighty; nothing would remain saved with him. He would become poor. God Almighty stated to finish these thoughts and temptations that this teaching belongs to Satan (Devil), do not make room for Him in your heart.

 

Allah Almighty, the eternally Besought of all, is Most Compassionate and Bountiful. Which you have, He has given that entire and He will give in future too. So, do not frighten from poorness and hesitate from spending in His Way. Being pleased He will give you more and more.

 

God Almighty gives power to understand these kinds of matters and to find the underlying causes of the matters, to whom He wishes. The person, who has been bestowed with this wisdom, he is very fortunate, because it is His very great blessing and wealth.

 

 

Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Give The Alms Out Of Good Things

LESSON # 311 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Give The Alms Out Of Good Things    

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Verse –267   of  286, Section –37  (Part – 3)

 

O ye who believe! Spend of the good things which ye have earned, and of that which We bring forth from the earth for you, and seek not the bad (with intent) to spend thereof (in charity) when ye would not take it for yourselves save with disdain. And know that Allah is Absolute, Owner of Praise.              

Yaaa- ‘ayyu-hallaziina  ‘aa-manuuu ‘anfiquu  min-  tayyibaati  maa  kasabtum  wa  mimmaaa  ‘akhrajnaa  lakum-minal- ‘arz.  Wa  laa  ta-yamma-mul-khabiisa  minhu  tunfiquuna  wa  lastum- bi- ‘aakhiziihi  ‘illaaa  ‘an  tug-mizuu  fiih.  Wa’-la-muuu  ‘annallaaha  Ganiy-yun  Hamiid.    

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‘Al-khabiisu– (bad thing), it aims ‘rejected, inferior and useless article)

 

Different orders have been delivered regarding spending in the Way of Allah Almighty. It has been mentioned in the previous verses that while spending for the Cause of Allah Almighty; it should be avoided from showing and dissembling. Moreover, intent should not be also to molest the people and to cause to boast one’s bigness. To whom the charity is given, he should neither be placed under an obligation, nor to injure and despair him. Rather the wealth should be spent only with good intent and purity of heart for the Pleasure of God Almighty. There should not be any other purpose except Will of Allah Almighty.   

 

It has been told in this verse that agreeable and of superior quality; things out of one’s lawful and pure earnings should be given in the Path of Allah Almighty. That is to say; the remainder, stale, bad smelling, spoiled and rotten things should not be given to the poor, needy and miserable persons. However, it is fact that if any body gives you ever these types of things, you will never accept them, you will turn up your nose, knit the eyebrows, and declare abomination from it, save it is another matter that you will keep quiet due to any particular reason and overlook from it. Therefore, the bad things should never be given for the sake of God Almighty.

 

It is necessary that the best of all wealth and the best of all things, which you love most, those should be spent fondly in the Way of Allah Almighty. You will get more reward doing so. Allah Almighty is very Absolute from our alms and charity. He does not need these things absolutely. Nevertheless, with how much pleasure we shall spend, He will give us so more.   

 

 

Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)