Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Mary’s Birth

LESSON # 350 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

Mary’s Birth                                                                                                                                                 

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verse – 35 & 36 of  200, Section –4    (Part – 3)

  

  1. 35.  (Remember) when the wife of ‘Imran  said: My Lord! I have vowed unto Thee that which is in my belly as a consecrated (offspring). Accept it from me. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Hearer, the Knower!   

 

36,  And when she brought forth she said: My Lord! Lo! I have brought it forth a female. And Allah knew best of what she brought forth- and the male is not as the female; and lo! I have named her Mary, and lo! I crave Thy protection for her and for her offspring from Satan the outcast.                   

 35.  ‘Iz  qaala-timra-‘atu  ‘Imraana  Rabbi  ‘innii  nazartu  laka  maa  fii  batnii  muharraran- fa-taqabbal  minnii.  ‘Innaka  ‘An-tas-Samii-‘ul-  ‘Aliim.   

 

36.  Falammaa  waza-‘at-haa  qaalat  Rabbi  ‘inni  waza’-tu-haa  ‘unsaa.  Wallaahu  ‘A’-lamu  bimaa  waza-‘at.  Wa  laysaz-zakaru  kal-‘unsaa.  Wa  ‘innii  sammaytuhaa  Maryama  Wa  ‘inniii  ‘u-‘iizuhaabika  wa  zurriyya-tahaa  minash-Shay-taanir-Rajiim.         

 

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‘imra-‘atu  ‘Imraana – (spouse of Imran), her name was Hunnah bint e Faaquuz. She had made a vow unto Allah Almighty according to the custom of her time that, which offspring was in her belly, she would set it free in the name of Allah Almighty. It meant, “That child will use to worship Allah Almighty and serve the Church always being free from all worldly works”. She also prayed, “O Lord! Accept it with Your kindness from me. You are the Hearer of my request, and You know my aim as You are the Knower”.

 

As though, that woman prayed hinting for the birth of a son to her (offspring). But her hope did not come up and absurd a daughter was born from her. Therefore, she said with grief, “My Lord! Lo! I have brought it forth a female”. Allah Almighty commanded her that her daughter was very auspicious, she did not know that her daughter would bring forth a blessed and honorable son (Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him).

 

Wife of Imran requested God Almighty, “I have named her Mary, and I crave Your protection for her and for her offspring from Satan the outcast”. Allah Almighty accepted her request. We have learnt from this narration that, “Although each kind of badness had been grown in the children of Israel in those days, but even then some persons out of them were present who used to love Allah Almighty and they used to endow their children for religious duty.  

 

 

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

Arrival Of Prophets Successively

LESSON # 349 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

Arrival Of Prophets Successively                                                                                                                                                 

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verse – 33 & 34 of  200, Section –4    (Part – 3)

  

  1. Lo! Allah preferred Adam and Noah and the Family of Abraham and the Family of ‘Imran above (all His) creatures-

 

  1. They were descendants one of another. And Allah is Hearer, Knower.              

 33.  ‘Innal-laahas-tafaaa  ‘Aa-dama  wa  Nuuhanw-wa  ‘Aala-‘Ibraa-hiima  wa  ‘Aala-‘Imraana  ‘alal-‘aalamiin.   

34.  Zurriy-yatam-  ba’-zuhaa  mim-ba’-z.  Wallaahu  Samii-‘un  ‘Aliim.        

 

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‘Aala-‘Imraana – (Family of Imran), two famous persons named Imran passed away in the history. One was father of Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) named Imran bin Baseer. The second (many centuries later) was father of Mary (razii Allaahu ‘anhaa), named Imran bin Matan, maternal grandfather of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him). Here both persons may be inferred. Most scholars and philosophers have understood here the second Imran, because there is description about him in the succeeding verses of this Surah (chapter).  

 

‘Aa-dama – (Adam), Allah Almighty created the earth, the skies and the entire universe with His vast Divine Power. His biggest creature is Adam (peace be upon him), who was made collection of many spiritual and corporeal excellence. Allah Almighty ordered the Angels (peace be upon them) to do prostration to Adam for telling dignity of his existence to the universe. He was chosen for prophet-hood. Later on it was given to Prophet Shiis and Noah (peace be upon them) respectively. Then it reached Messenger Abraham (peace be upon him) step by step. After Adam and Noah (peace be upon them), the people who remained in this world, they all were descendants of these two Prophets (peace be upon them). Then Allah Almighty selected Prophet Abraham and his family to bestow them the grade of Prophet-hood like Adam and Noah (peace be upon them), and the Prophets (peace be upon them), came after them, they all were from the race of two sons of Abraham (peace be upon him) i.e. Isaac and Ishmael (peace be upon them).   

 

Zurriy-yatam-  ba’-zuhaa  mim-ba’-z – (They were descendants one of another), order of genealogy runs through the side of father. Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) was born without father. So it might be thought that he (peace be upon him) could not be counted from the race of Abraham (peace be upon him). Therefore, Allah Almighty informed by revealing the words Zurriy-yatam-  ba’-zuhaa  mim-ba’-z that these entire Prophets (peace be upon them) were descendants one of another. Because Imran, the father of Mary was from the race of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon them). Consequently, it proved that none Prophet is out of the family of Abraham (peace be upon them).     

 

By describing Samii-‘un  ‘Aliim, it is pointed out that Allah Almighty is Hearer of all the supplications and sayings. He knows concealed and outward circumstances of all. Nothing is hidden from Him. He is informed about reality and characteristics of all persons. Therefore, His selection cannot be incomplete or wrong.  

 

 

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)