Lessons from Holy Qur'an

People Of The Scripture Are Envious Men


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)


  1. 73b.  Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the guidance is Allah’s Guidance-that anyone is given the like of that which was given unto you or that they may argue with you in the presence of your Lord. Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the bounty is in Allah’s hand. He bestoweth it on whom He will. And Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.         

 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)

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Some Hypocrites From “The Learned Persons”


Some Hypocrites From “The Learned Persons”

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

Verse –72 & 73a of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)


  1. 72.  And a party of the People of the Scripture say: Believe in that which hath been revealed unto those who believe at the opening of the day, and disbelieve at the end thereof, in order that they may return.          

 73a.  And believe not save in one who followeth your religion.                  

 72.  Wa  qaalat-taaa-‘ifatum-min  ‘Ahlil-Kitaabi  ‘aaminuu  billaziii  ‘unzila  ‘alallaziina  ’aa-manuu  wajhan-nahaari  wakfuruuu  ‘aakhirahuu  la-‘allahum  yarji-‘uun. 

73a. Wa  laa tu’-minuuu  ‘illaa  li-man-  tabi-‘a  Diinakum.            






Cunning activities and embezzlement of the People of the Scripture have been discussed in these verses. Their one ingenuity was that “some people of the Scripture use to become Muslims with planing in the morning and offer prayers with the Muslims. But they would have to disbelieve in the evening saying: [we have come to know from our great scholars. After verification it is found that he “Muhammad” (grace, glory, blessings ans peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) is not the Prophet, about whom glad tidings was told. And his circumstances also did not prove like the right person]” (God forbid).


Resultant the persons, who are weak in their belief, when they will see that some Muslims have left Islam, they will also return away and will suppose that surely there might be any fault and blemish in the religion Islam, due to which these people have seen off it after embracing Islam. The Ignorant of the Arab considered the People of the Scripture as great scholars and learned persons. By this reason, they will imagine that if this new religion were true, then such “learned persons” would not reject it, despite they would use to accept it before all. 


Along with this plan, the Jews were also taught that, “Publicize obligatory yourselves as Muslims before them, but remember that really you should not embrace Islam. Notwithstanding remain the Jews. Do not be taken in the Muslims. Moreover, remain follower whole-heartedly of the Divine religion of Moses (peace be upon him). The only purpose to offer prayers and worship along-with the Muslims should be that it would be left afterwards and will deceive them whose belief is weak. We shall follow only our own religion”.


It appears from this verse that how they made up their minds for enmity of Islam with cheating. In what manners they schemed to deceive the people. But Allah Almighty is Protecting Guardian of the Muslims. They will never succeed in their plans. It is duty of the entire Muslims to be careful also at their own places and they should escape themselves from the mischief of the enemies of Islam. For example; danger of Israelite state in the center of Islamic Countries, its preparations and plans against the Muslim states are sufficient to open our eyes.



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)