Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Whole Remuneration Of Alms

LESSON # 314 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

Whole Remuneration Of Alms

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Verse –272   of  286, Section –37  (Part – 3)

 

The guiding of them is not thy duty (O Muhammad), but Allah guideth whom He will. And whatsoever good thing ye spend, it is for yourselves. And ye spend not save in search of Allah’s Countenance. And whatsoever good thing ye spend, it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.

Laysa  ‘alayka  hudaahum  wa  laa-kinnallaaha  yahdi  many-yashaaa’.  Wa  maa  tun-fiquu  minkhayrin-  fali- ‘anfu-sikum  wa  maa  tunfiquuna  ‘illab-tigaaa-‘a  wajhillaah.  Wa  maa  tunfiquu  min  khayriny-yuwaffaa  ‘ilaykum  wa  ‘antum  laa  tuzla-muun.     

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Lesson 

       

Khayrin – (good thing), the word khayr is opposite to sharr. Every that thing is included in its comprehended use, to which humankind supposes good, for instance; wisdom, morality, knowledge and wealth. The word khayrin has come at many places in the Holy Qur’an for wealth. As though, Islam does not say bad and im-pure things to the wealth and property. Moreover, It tells them as pleasant and good things. Therefore, It remembered them with the word khayrin. The evil is not in the wealth, but it is held in its unlawful collection and unlawful spending.

 

Hudaahum – (The guiding of them), hidaa-yat, Haa-dii and muh-ta-dii are from the same infinitive mood. This word of Holy Qur’an is a perfect word, which means ‘to find guidance, to go straight forward and to keep its footing’ (these all three things are included in the word “guidance”).  

 

yuwaffaa– (will be repaid in full), infinitive mood of this word is “wafaa”, which means ‘to fill up, to complete, to make up, to carry out, to keep a promise, to reimburse’.

 

Once again, Allah Almighty proclaims in these verses that it is the duty of Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and his followers to preach. To direct with urgency and make the people Muslims, are not their responsibilities. Therefore, they should carry on their work without thinking about result of preaching. It also comes out from this discussion that, it is not necessary that we spend only for those persons, whom we think that they will embrace Islam due to our wealth. Nevertheless, our purpose should be only pleasure and will of God Almighty in almsgiving and charity, and the person who is needy; we should make up his necessities. There should be no distinction between idolater, infidel, believer and hypocrite. Surely, you will get reward, because you spend your wealth only for Allah’s Will and Pleasure. God Almighty has promised that it will be repaid to you in full, and you will not be wronged.   

 

We should bear in mind entirely that which wealth we shall spend and give somebody, our aim should be to please Allah Almighty. Being separate from this way and relate it with any other name is unlawful.

 

 

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

Hidden Almsgiving Is Better Than The Published

LESSON # 313 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

Hidden Almsgiving Is Better Than The Published    

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Verse –270 & 271   of  286, Section –37  (Part – 3)

 

  1. 270.  Whatever alms ye spend or vow ye vow, lo! Allah knoweth it. And wrongdoers have no helpers.

 

  1. 271.  If ye publish your almsgiving, it is well, but if ye hide it and give it to the poor, it will be better for you, and will atone for some of your ill-deeds. Allah is aware of what ye do.     

 270.  Wa  maaa  ‘anfaqtum-min-nafaqatin  ‘aw  nazartum-min-nazrin-  fa- ‘innallaaha  ya’-lamuh.  Wa  maa  liz-zaalimiina  min  ‘ansaar.

271.  ‘In-tubdus-Sadaqaati  fa-ni- ‘immaa  hii.  Wa  ‘in- tukhfuu-haa  wa  tu’-tuuhal-fuqaraaa- ‘a  fa-huwa  khayrul-lakum.  Wa  yukaffiru  ‘ankum-min-  sayyi-  ‘aatikum.  Wallaahu  bimaa  ta’-maluuna  Khabiir.   

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Lesson 

        

Nazrin – (vow, intention, promise), according to the religious law the definition of this word is ‘to consider necessary any thing on completion of any object, which is not reasonable’. After admitting once a vow, it becomes duty and necessary to fulfill it.  

 

‘al-fuqaraaa-‘u – (beggars, the necessitious, the poor). Its single is faqiir, which also usually means a worshipper of Allah Almighty, a saint as well as a beggar. According to Holy Qur’an the faqiir is that indigent/poor person, whose source of income has been over.

 

It has been deposed in this verse that ‘whatever we spend in the Path of God Almighty or agree for a vow, that entire is held in the Sight of Allah Almighty. To intend for unlawful work, to mind vow at any unlawful place or to plan to spend on any unlawful occasion is tyrannizing oneself, and there will be neither any helper or supporter of likewise person and nor Allah Almighty will accept his deed.

 

In the second verse of this lesson, Allah Almighty has commanded that wishing either you publish your almsgiving and charity, or hide it and give it to the poor, Allah Almighty is aware of what you do. If you frighten that the people will misunderstand it as in-sincerity and show, then it will be better for you to hide this goodness. If you think that the people will get instigation due to publishing it, then it is well to do so before all the persons. However, acceptance of the goodness depends on intent. To spend either hiding it so that the person who takes the alms/charity, not to feel shame, or publishing it so that others also do it fondly. Both the ways are better, but regard of situation and convenience, and correction of intention is indispensable.

 

 

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)