Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Preference Of Mary Over Other Women

LESSON # 354 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

Preference Of Mary Over Other Women

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

Verse – 42 & 43 of  200, Section –5    (Part – 3)

  

  1. And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation.      

 

  1. O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself and bow with those who bow (in worship).                        

 42.  Wa  ‘iz  qaalatil-malaaa-‘ikatu  yaa-Maryamu  ‘innal-laahas-tafaaki  wa  tah-haraki  wastafaaki  ‘alaa  nisaaa-‘il-‘aalamiin. 

 

43.  Yaa-Maryamuqnutii  li-Rabbiki  wasjudii  warka-‘ii  ma-‘ar-raaki-‘iin.         

 

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Lesson 

       

‘as-tafaaki – (you are chosen), besides choosing it also means liking and selecting. The word Mustafaa has also come out of it, which means chosen and selected.

 

Holy Qur’an does not verify only past Scriptures and Prophets (peace be upon them), but it confuted strongly also the misunderstandings which were born about them (Heavenly Books and Prophets) and the disbelievers had accused and charged falsely against them.

 

The children of Israel had published stupid sayings about the birth of Jesus Christ, his mother (peace be upon them), other persons of their family and likewise in connection with their teachings. Holy Qur’an refuted all of them. Therefore, it commands that:

 

Allah Almighty said to Mary through His Angels (peace be upon them) that He has chosen you to bestow His blessings and favors. He has accepted you (peace be upon her) in His dedication and made you pure, and has preferred you above all the women of creation. For example that, “You will bring forth the Prophet (peace be upon them) likewise Jesus Christ without to be touched by any male person. This beauty has not been given to any other woman of the entire world.

 

Then Allah Almighty commanded Mary (peace be upon her), “While you have been given such higher grade and honor, you should be obedient to your Lord, prostrate yourself and bow with those who bow in worship”.

 

These verses manifest that Allah Almighty specifies the person for His favor and bounty to whom He wills. He reveals His blessings upon him/her and bestows preference over others. The humankind should worship their Lord, bow themselves before Him and do worship with those who bow.

 

It is the best method to be grateful to Allah Almighty. He likes very much the contribution and submission of His servants. The person who thanks One God (Allah Almighty) on His blessings, He reveals more blessings upon him/her.   

 

 

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

Birth Of John (peace be upon him)

LESSON # 353 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

Birth Of John (peace be upon him)

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

Verse – 40 & 41 of  200, Section –4    (Part – 3)

  

  1. 40.  He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when old age hath overtaken me already and my wife is barren? (The angel) answered: So (it will be), Allah doeth what He will.     

 

41.  He said: My Lord! Appoint a token for me. (The angel) said: The token unto thee (shall be) that thou shalt not speak unto mankind three days except by signs. And remember thy Lord much, and praise (Him) in the early hours of night and morning.                         

 40.  Qaala  Rabbi  ‘annaa  ya-kuunu  lii  gulaamunw-wa  qad  balaga-niyal-kibaru  wamra-‘atii  ‘aaqir.  Qaala  kazaali-kallaahu  yaf-‘alu  maa  yashaaa’. 

 

41.  Qaala  Rabbij-‘al-liii  ‘Aayah.  Qaala  ‘Aayatuka  ‘allaa  tukalli-man-naasa  salaasata  ‘ayyaamin  ‘illaa  ramzaa.  Wazkur-Rab-baka  kasiiranw-wa  sabbih  bil-‘ashiyyi  wal-‘ibkaar.            

 

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When glad tidings was given to Prophet Zachariah (peace be upon him) that a righteous son would be born in his house, he (peace be upon him) was much surprised and said, “External motives about the birth of a son do not exist, old age has overtaken me and my wife is barren. How can the son be born”?

 

Allah Almighty commanded that He is not needy of the causes. He does what He wills.

 

When Prophet Zachariah (peace be upon him) relied on it, he requested, “O my Lord! Tell me any token with which I may know that my wife will bring forth a son”. Allah Almighty described, “Token of this glad tiding is that you will not speak with the people for three days except by signs. So whenever you feel this condition and your tongue remembers sincerely your Lord much, then understand it that offspring is near to be born”. Which token was told by Allah Almighty, that had biggest excellence i.e. that was a token as a token and worship of Allah Almighty as worship. That is to say: on one side that became cause of information (about glad tiding of the son) to Prophet Zachariah (peace be upon him), and on the other side that became source of Allah’s prayer and gratitude. Along with it Allah Almighty urged Zachariah (peace be upon him) to praise (Him) in the early hours of night and morning in these days, and remain engaged in mentioning His Purity.       

 

 

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)