Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Avarice Is A Big Vice

LESSON # 373 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Avarice Is A Big Vice

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

Verse –77 of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

 

Lo! those who purchase a small gain at the cost of Allah’s Covenant and their oaths, they have no portion in the Hereafter and Allah will neither speak to them nor look upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow and theirs will be a painful doom.         

‘Innallaziina  yash-ta-ruuna bi-‘ahdil-laahi  wa  ‘aymaanihim  samanan-  qaliilan  ‘ulaaa-‘ika  laa  khalaaqa  lahum  fil-‘Aakhirati  wa  laa  yukallimu-humullaahu  wa  laa  yanzuru  ‘ilayhim  Yaw-mal-Qiyaamati  wa  laa  yuzakkii-him  wa  lahum  ‘azaabun  ‘aliim.            

 

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Lesson 

       

In these verses Allah Almighty has described His common Rule and the punishment which He has determined for the covetous persons. That is to say, those persons who use to violate their oaths for worldly contemptible and a little wealth, and that they make witness to Allah Almighty for returning the deposit. They go against their promises, do not keep correct their mutual matters and do not remain firm on that covenant, which they did with Allah Almighty. Moreover, they change the Divine orders due to the avarice of rank and grandeur, and alter the Heavenly Scripture. Their end will be very bad.

 

  • They will not be given any share of good in the Hereafter

 

  • Allah Almighty will not talk to them on the Day of Resurrection.

 

  • Most High God will not look upon them with the view of Mercy on the Last Day.

 

  • Allah, Who is the Pure, will not make them grow and purify from their sins.  

 

  • And for them there will be a painful doom.

 

The Jews had promised with God Almighty and they were sworn that they would be the helpers and supporters of the Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). But they returned away from their covenant and the above mentioned punishment is for them. It is learnt from this lesson that anyone person who will embezzle in a thing or property committed to the trust and care of him, he goes away from the faithfulness. He breaks the trust, violates the oaths of Allah Almighty and does against his covenant. Its result will be that, which have been explained above. It would be understood about him that he has acquired the fruit of his struggles in the form of casual and temporary worldly things in the world. He will be kept deprived of the benefits of the Doomsday. The biggest favor on that Day will be the talk of Allah Almighty with His servants. But He will not speak with him on the Day of Resurrection.

 

 

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

The Learned Persons Became Dishonest

LESSON # 372 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

The Learned Persons Became Dishonest

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

Verse –75 & 76 of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

 

  1. 75.  Among the People of the Scripture there is he who, if thou trust him with a weight of treasure, will return it to thee. And among them there is he who, if thou trust him with a piece of gold, will not return it to thee unless thou keep standing over him. That is because they say: We have no duty to the Gentiles. And they tell a lie concerning Allah knowingly.           

 

  1. 76.  Nay, but (the chosen of Allah is) he who fulfilleth his pledge and wardeth off (evil); for lo! Allah loveth those who ward off (evil).                 

 75.  Wa  min  ‘Ahlil-Kitaabi  man ‘in-  ta’-manhu  bi-qintaa-riny-yu-‘addihiii  ‘ilayk.  Wa  minhum-man  ‘in  ta’-manhu  bi-diinaaril-laa  yu-‘addihiii  ‘ilayka  ‘illaa  maa  dumta  ‘alayhi  qaaa-‘imaa.  Zaalika  bi-‘annahum  qaaluu  laysa  ‘alaynaa  fil-‘um-miyyiina  sabiil.  Wa  yaquu-luuna  ‘alallaahil-kaziba  wa  hum  ya’-lamuun. 

 

76. Balaa  man  ‘awfaa  bi-‘ahdi-hii  wattaqaa  fa-‘innallaaha  yu-hibbul-Muttaqiin.            

 

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Lesson 

       

Along-with the religious embezzlement, now the recital of the People of the Scripture regarding their worldly dishonesty has also been mentioned. Those people, who cannot be honest for a little sum, how can we rely on them that they will be faithful in the religious matters?

 

Some people from them are those who, if you trust them with a piece of gold, they will belie and will not return it to you unless you keep standing over them each time. Surely all persons of them are not equal. Some are those who, if you trust them with a weight of treasure, they will return it to you. They will never embezzle. These are the honest and well-disposed persons, who are fed up with Judaism and becoming servants of Islam, likewise Abdullah bin Salaam (Radi AllahuAnhu) etc. The Jews adduce this argument in favor of their worldly embezzlement and dishonesty, “We have no duty to the Gentiles of the Arab, who are not upon our religion. Their wealth is lawful for us in all respect. There is no sin to embezzle the trust of non-religious persons, particularly those persons who have left their religion and become Muslims. Whereas Allah Almighty has not given them any right like this. Breach of trust is prohibited as per commands of Allah Almighty. Moreover, the person, who will be honest, trustworthy and faithful, remains under the fear of Allah Almighty and abstains from censured manners; Allah Almighty likes him/her. 

 

     

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)