Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Allah’s Covenant With The Prophets

LESSON # 377 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Allah’s Covenant With The Prophets

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

Verse – 81 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

 

81. When Allah made (His) covenant with the Prophets, (He said): Behold that which I have given you of the Scripture and knowledge, and afterward there will come unto you a Messenger, confirming that which ye possess, ye shall believe in him and ye shall help him. He said: Do ye agree, and will ye take up My burden (which I lay upon you) in this (matter)? They answered: We agree. He said: Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you.       
  1. wa  ‘iz  ‘akhazal-laahu  Mii-saaqan-Nabiyyiina lamaaa ‘aa-taytukum-  min-  Kitaabinw-wa  Hikmatin- summa  jaaa-‘akum Rasuulum-Musaddiqul-limaa ma-‘akum  latu’-minunna  bihii wa  la-tansu-runnah. Qaala  ’a-‘aqrartum  wa ‘akhaztum ‘alaa zaalikum  ‘Isrii.  Qaaluuu  ‘aqramaa. Qaala  fash-haduu  wa  ‘ana ma-‘akum-minash-Shaahidiin.          

 

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The same fact has been repeated in these verses, that none Prophet (peace be upon him) teaches the people for his own devotion. He just teaches the worship of one God (Allah Almighty). Allah Almighty has made covenant with the Prophets (peace be upon them) also as well as the common people that when another prophet comes after anyone of you, definitely he will verify the former Prophets and their Scripture. Therefore, it is important that the Prophet who has come earlier, he should believe in the authenticity of the Prophet (peace be upon them) who came later and help him. If he does not find his time, then he should urge his nation perfectly that they should believe in the upcoming Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and help him. To bequest the people like this is also included in helping him.

 

 It manifests from this verse that the promise has been made with the entire Prophets that they would believe in the last Prophet of Allah Almighty, Muhammad, (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and help him. Because he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was coming in the last of all the Prophets and all of them (peace be upon them) had passed over before his arrival. Obviously, the entire prophets (peace be upon them) would have made their covenants with their people. Therefore, hazrat Ali and Ibn-e-Abaas (may Allah Almighty be pleased with them) said, “This type of covenant was made with the Prophets” and the Holy Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said himself, “If Mosses (peace be upon him) were living today, there was no other chance for him without following me”. In addition, commanded, “When Jesus (peace be upon him) will descend, he will decide on Holy Qur’an and circumcision of your Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). It has been described in this verse that Allah Almighty asked for more Emphasizing, “Do you affirm?” All the Prophets (peace be upon them) represented that they agreed to. Allah Almighty ordered, “Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you”.       

      

 

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

Education By Apostle

LESSON # 376 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Education By Apostle

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

Verse –79b & 80 of 200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

 

  1. 79b.  but (what he said was): Be ye faithful servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the Scripture and of your constant study thereof,         

 

  1. 80.  And he commanded you not that ye should take the angels and the Prophets for lords. Would he command you to disbelieve after ye had surrendered (to Allah)?                 

 79b.  wa laakin  kuunuu  Rabbaa-niyyiina  bimaa  kuntum  tu-‘allimuunal-Kitaaba  wa  bi-maa  kuntum  tadrusuun,

 

80. Wa  laa  ya’-murakum  ‘an-tattakhizul-malaaa-‘ikata  wan-Nabiyyiina  ‘arbaabaa.  ‘Aya’-murukum-  bil-kufri  ba’-da  ‘iz  ‘antum-Muslimuun.           

 

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Rabbaa-niyyiina – (faithful servants of the Lord), this word has come out from Rabb. Rabb means The Cherisher, The Provident; God. That is to say; That Entity, Who bestowed existence to the entire creation and universe, and granted steps for improvement and completion.

 

It has been corroborated more in this verse, which was described in the previous lesson, namely a Prophet upon whom Allah Almighty takes pity too much that He causes to reach him up to the rank of Prophet-hood, he (peace be upon him) will never invite the people to worship him instead of God Almighty. On the contrary, he (peace be upon him) brings the people in Islam causing them to release from infidelity and belief in a plurality of God Almighty. How can he (peace be upon him) teach them about infidelity?

 

Holy Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) will say even to the Jews, “O the People of the Scripture! Which religiousness you had earlier,    

There was a tradition between you to recite and teach the Scripture that have remained no more. You can get that very earlier perfection if stay by my side now, and become scholars, philosophers, jurists, devotees, pious persons and God worshippers again. This opportunity can be acquired now through reciting, learning and teaching the Holy Qur’an.”

 

The Messenger (peace be upon Him) sent by God Almighty, cannot preach the people to make the angels and prophets as their lords like the Christians who had fixed the Prophet Jesus Christ and the angel Gabriel (peace be upon Them). Moreover, one group out of them had fixed Prophet Uzair ‘Ezra’ (peace be upon Him) and some Idolaters had settled the angels as their lords. When the angels and Prophets (peace be upon them) cannot be the partners in the Divinity, then the idols of stones and the wood of crucifix are in which count?  

 

At the end Allah Almighty commanded, “How can it be so, that a Prophet who tries to make the people Rabbaa-ni(faithful servants of the Lord), the Muslim and Muwahhid (believing in one God). And when they embrace, then he (the prophet) (peace be upon Him) destroy all his labor and performance due to bringing them towards infidelity and belief in a plurality of God Almighty. Like this Allah Almighty disclosed the innocence of the prophets (peace be upon Him) openly. He refuted those entire calumnies, which the Christians had charged falsely upon the prophets (peace be upon Him).  

 

 

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)