LESSON # 324 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Parts Of The Faith
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Verse –285 of 286, Section –40 (Part – 3)
|The Messenger believeth in that which hath been revealed unto him from his Lord and (so do) believers. Each one believeth in Allah and His angels and His Scriptures and His messengers. We make no distinction between any of His messengers. And they say: We hear, and we obey. (Grant us) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and unto Thee is the journeying.||
‘Aa-manar-Rasuulu bi-maaa ‘un-zila ‘ilay-hi mir-Rab-bihii wal-Mu’-minuun. Kul-lun ‘aa-mana bil-laahi wa ma-laaa- ‘ikati-hii wa kutubihii wa rusulih. Laa nufarriqu bay-na ‘ahadim-mir-rusulih. Wa qaaluu sami’-naa wa ‘ata’-naa. Gufraanaka Rabbanaa wa ‘ilaykal-masiir.
‘Aa-manar-Rasuulu – “The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) believed”. First Believers in their Prophet-hood are the Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) themselves.
‘aa-mana bil-laahi – (believed in Allah), intention to believe in Allah Almighty is that to confirm, to attest, to verify His Oneness, Virtues and Good Manners.
According to the narrations, purpose to reveal this verse is that, when the verse before it was revealed, “And whether ye make known what is in your minds or hide it, Allah will bring you to account for it”, then the Companions (razii-Allaahu ‘anhum wa ra-zuu ‘Anhu) of the last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah be upon Him) frightened and were confounded. They made mention to the Messenger of Allah (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah be upon Him), then He (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah be upon Him) commanded, “Quuluu sami’-naa wa ‘ata’-naa”(Say: We hear, and we obey) that is to say; Do not hesitate a particle too to admit the orders of Allah Almighty, as you see much difficulty or intricacy in His Commands and Instructions. Moreover, be ready to obey with stability.
The Companions (razii-Allaahu ‘anhum wa ra-zuu ‘Anhu) obeyed the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah be upon Him), then following speech was current on their tongues impatient, “We believed in Allah and we obeyed His orders. That is to say, we are ready to obey and act upon the commands of Allah Almighty without any care. Allah Almighty liked it very much and then this verse was revealed, which is mentioned in this lesson.
God Almighty praised the Belief of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah be upon Him) and his Companions (razii-Allaahu ‘anhum wa ra-zuu ‘Anhu), due to which their hearts satisfied. The Companions (razii-Allaahu ‘anhum wa ra-zuu ‘Anhu) said, “We make no distinction between any of His messengers (peace be upon them)”, moreover we admit all of them as the Prophet and Messenger of God Almighty, not that we believe in some of them and do not believe in others. We have complete faith that we have to return to You and attend Your Court. This perception of responsibility before Allah Almighty teaches the humankind goodness and fear of God Almighty.
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)