LESSON # 391 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Become Follower Of Abraham’s Religion
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse –95 of 200, Section –10 (Part – 4)
||Qul sadaqallaah: fattabi-‘uu Millata ‘Ibraa-hiima haniifaa. Wa maa kaana mi-nal-mushrikiin.|
After describing the facts about lawful and unlawful likewise the religion of Abraham (peace be upon him) in the previous verses, Allah Almighty has said to His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), “Say! (O Muhammad) Allah speaks the truth. He has caused to hear you true and pure description besides permitted and forbidden things, regarding Islam and Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). There is no doubt into them.
Millata ‘Ibraa-hiima haniifaa – (the religion of Abraham, the upright). The word Millat is usually used for a group, a nation (specifically religious nation), religion and creed, sect, mode and doctrine.
Literally, Haniif means ‘a kind of bow’ i.e. a person who adheres to rectitude, upright, in an erect position and honest. It also aims that the person who leans towards only one direction turning from all others and becomes of only One disconnecting all other relations. Haniif is a title of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) also. His (peace be upon him) life is perfect explanation of this word. He (peace be upon him) left his family, community and country. He remained an iconoclast, turned away from the stars and accepted to fell into the fire (here; it is told “unhesitatingly love plunged into the fire of Nimrud” (Bay khatar kuud parhaa aatishi nanruud men ishq). He tolerated to leave his (peace be upon Him) wife and child, accepted to sacrifice his son (peace be upon them) for the sake of Allah the Most High. In short he (peace be upon him) sacrificed in every respect for the pleasure of Allah Almighty.
The Jews and the Christians were very proud of being from the race of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him). They also used to claim that the real religion of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) has reached only them heart to heart. Holy Qur’an cleared that although the children of Israel are from the descendants of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), but they are not his (peace be upon him) followers in the religion. Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) was purely Monotheistic, never came near the polytheism. But the children of Israel are materialistic, they worship their Prophets (peace be upon them) and the monks, sell their belief being influenced by ordinary greed, run away from the selflessness and sacrifice, cause to clip from austerity, strive and struggle. In these circumstances, what their relation may be with Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him)?
Above-mentioned evidences clear that the Muslims are nearer to Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) instead of the children of Israel. Because they are convinced from the monotheism of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), are bound for admission and pleasure, and the obedience is their tenet. Therefore, the Jews, who claim verbally to be followers of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), they should follow Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) whole-heartedly like Muslims, leaving polytheism and adopting monotheism. They should acquire belief and faith leaving the evil and mutiny.
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)