LESSON # 337 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Allah Is Witness Himself That He Is One
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse – 18 of 200, Section –2 (Part – 3)
|Allah (Himself) is witness that there is no God save Him, and the angels and the men of learning (too are witness), maintaining His creation with justice. There is no God save Him the Almighty, the Wise.||
Shahi-dallaahu ‘anna-Huu laaa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwa-wal-malaaa-‘ikatu wa ‘ulul-‘ilmi qaaa-‘imam- bil-qist. Laaa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwal-‘Aziizul-Hakiim.
Shahi-dallaahu – (Allah is witness), this evidence of Allah Almighty has been using to come regularly in the Heavenly Scriptures. Besides this, every particle of the universe is testifying that none is worthy of worship save Lord of the entire worlds. Testimony of Divine’s Scriptures has prestige of written evidence and the entire things of earth and sky (universe) provide reasonable evidence. As though, both types of proofs exist (logical and written).
al-malaaa-‘ikatu – (Angles), it means that the Angles (peace be upon them) also testify that none is worthy of worship save Allah Almighty. As though it has been cleared too that the Angels (themselves) (peace be upon them) sing the songs of Oneness of Allah Almighty, who are considered by the Idolater Nations as gods and goddesses.
‘ulul-‘ilmi – (the men of learning, the educated, the scholars), ‘ilm means to know and understand. Knowledge is not only the name of learning the letters and reading the books, but it is the name of knowing the facts of things and cognition of the reality. Either it is by meditation or by experiments and observations. Therefore, ‘ulul-‘ilmi means those educated people who have capability to know about the facts and ability to recognize.
In the beginning of this verse, Christians of Syria (Najraan) were addressed, and it was proclaimed in a very well manner about Oneness of God and by proving to be wrong the faith of divinity of the Christ. Other matters were also discussed at that time which prevent from believing in Oneness of Allah Almighty, for example, wealth, children and the things of luxurious enjoyment. Then attributes of the Believers were described, who remain firm on Right despite all these obstacles. After this, discussion about Oneness has begun again.
What difficulty can be occurring to believe in Oneness while Allah Almighty (Himself) is witness through His work (Nature) besides His Scriptures that only He is worthy to be worshiped. Besides this His Angles (peace be upon them) and the men of learning also testify about Oneness of Allah Almighty. Not having belief in Oneness and standing firm on belief in a plurality of Allah is clearly Ignorance.
Allah Almighty has explained by telling His Virtue, “qaaa-‘imam- bil-qist” (maintaining His creation with justice) that the talk about Expiation by Christians is untrue, because how can it be possible that only one person is settled responsible for the sins of the entire community and he causes to be released them all by being punished alone. On the contrary, Allah Almighty maintains His creation with justice. He will confer complete retaliation of the acts (good or bad) of each person.
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)