LESSON # 367 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Reproof For Them Who Believe In Divine Books
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse – 65 & 66 of 200, Section –7 (Part – 3)
66. Lo! ye are these who argue about that whereof ye have some knowledge: Why then argue ye concerning that whereof ye have no knowledge? And Allah knoweth, and ye know not.
65. Yaaa-’Ahlal-kitaabi lima tuhaaaj-juuna fiii ‘Ibraa-hiima wa maaa ‘unzilatit-Tawraatu wal-‘Injiilu ‘illaa mim- ba’-dih. Afalaa ta’-qiluun.
66. Haaa-‘antum haaa-‘ulaaa-‘i haajajtum fiimaa lakum- bihii ‘ilmun- falima tuhaaaj-juuna fii-maa laysa lakum- bihii ‘ilm. Wallaahu ya’-lamu wa ‘antum laa ta’-lamuun..
The Jews and the Christians (both) did claim that they were Muslims and they believed in Oneness of God. They were also claimant of the honor and respect of the Prophet and sincere friend of Allah, Abraham (peace be upon him). Each of them used to say that Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was upon their religion. Which teachings and faith we have, that was same as of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). That is to say, as per their sayings Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was either a Jew or a Christian.
Allah Almighty replied their false beliefs, “As the Jews and the Christians believe in Torah and Gospel, these Scripture were revealed hundreds of the years after the time of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). Then how can they say that Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was either Jew or Christian. In fact, which type of Jews and Christians you are; in those meanings even Prophet Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them) cannot be called either Jew or Christian, because you are not even completely on the real religion of those grandeur Messengers (peace be upon them). And if you mean that the Divine Law of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) was nearer to your religions, then it is also wrong. How did you know this knowledge? Because neither your books have any mention about it nor God Almighty has informed you, nor you can produce any proof about it, if it is not a folly then what is this. – as your quarrel is in a matter, about which you have not any knowledge.
The things about which you had some knowledge, you have quarreled because of them, that is to say; the incidents of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) or glad tidings regarding the last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) etc. But why do you shoot an arrow of conjecture about which you know nothing. Only Allah Almighty is Knower that which religion of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) was, which Divine Law is nearer to that today and who is his real successor.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & English Translation 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 Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)