LESSON # 371 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
People Of The Scripture Are Envious Men
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse – 73b & 74 of 200, Section –8 (Part – 3)
74. He selecteth for His mercy whom He will. And Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
73b. Qul ‘innal-hudaa hudallaahi, ‘any-yu’-taaa ‘ahadum-misla maaa ‘uutiitum ‘aw yuhaaaj-juukum ‘inda Rabbikum. Qul ‘innal-fazla bi-yadillaah. Yu’-tiihi many-yashaaa’. Wallaahu Waasi-‘un ‘Aliim.
74. Yakh-tassu bi-rahmatihii many-yashaaa’. Wallaahu Zul-fazlil-‘Aziim.
It has been told in these verses that only Allah Almighty may give the Guidance. If anybody wishes to misguide someone, that is not possible without the Command of Allah Almighty. O the children of Israel: you cannot extinguish that Light of Guidance with your tricks, which Allah Almighty has put into the heart of any person. Your plans will become useless.
It has also been cleared in this verse that the Jews make different kinds of plans and schemes against the Muslims due to jealousy. They envy due to the reason that why the Muslims are being given such Divine Law of religion, Prophet-hood and Messenger-hood, which have been bestowed earlier to the children of Israel, and why other people are leading in the religious effort and struggle overcoming upon them and they (the Muslims) are accusing them before God Almighty.
The Jews used to claim that only their nation was monopolist of the Divine Law. Torah was revealed upon them. Lot of Prophets (peace be upon them) came out of them after Moses (peace be upon him). Then what connection with excellence and bounty has the illiterate and ignorant Arabs? Why a Messenger has been born out of them? But it is visible that due to their jealousy, those predictions of Torah could not be wrong, in which it has been mentioned that Allah Almighty will bring a Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) like Moses (peace be upon him) out of the children of Ishmael (the brothers of the children of Israel) (peace be upon them). He will put His Word (Holy Qur’an) into his mouth (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Therefore, the children of Ishmael (peace be upon him) got this Wealth and in the field of knowledge, bounty and religious efforts and struggles, They did not lead the children of Israel only but the entire world.
After that it has been described that Allah Almighty is All-Embracing, All-Knowing and of Infinite Bounty. There is no shortage in His treasures. And He Knows that to whom greatness should be given. To distribute Prophet-hood, Divine Law of Religion, Belief and each kind of favor is in His Hand only. He Bestows what He Wishes, when He Wishes, where He wishes and to whom He wishes.
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)