LESSON # 399 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
You Became Brothers With Allah’s Grace
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse –103b of 200, Section –11 (Part – 4)
|And remember Allah’s favour unto you: How ye were enemies and He made friendship between your hearts so that ye became as brothers by His Grace; and (how) ye were upon the brink of an abyss of fire, and He did save you from it. Thus Allah maketh clear His Revelations unto you, that haply ye may be guided.||
Waz-kuruu ni’-matal-laahi ‘alaykum ‘iz kuntum ‘a’-daaa-‘an- fa-‘allafa bayna quluubikum fa-‘asbahtum bi-ni’-matihiii ‘ikhwaanaa, wa kuntum ‘alaa shafaa hufratim-minannaari fa-‘anqa-zakum-minhaa. Kazaalika yuba-yyinul-laahu lakum ‘aayaatihii la-‘al-lakum tahtaduun.
Before Islam, the inhabitants of Arab were ignorant, impolite and incautious in manners. They were fallen into idol worship, polytheism, malice and obstinacy. A brother was enemy of the other. The wars and bloodsheds were at increase. Events of theft and highway robbery were common. In short, these people used to pass their lives like beasts of prey, falling down from the grade of humanity.
In these circumstances, Mercy of Allah Almighty boiled up. His Light disclosed. The Last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) came for the guidance of the humankind, who purified the human beings from the entire rudeness, guided them towards goodness and happiness, and made them brothers of one another.
Above-mentioned verse signifies towards such Bounty and favor of Allah Almighty. He is reminding the Muslims His Beneficence. He made them intimate friends and sympathizers of each other by discharging hundreds of the years old malice and enmities from the hearts of the people with His Management. He collected them upon one religion due to which such trust established that their enemies were overawed feeling their unity. This society and unity are too much big Graciousness of Allah Almighty, which could not be gotten by the Muslims by spending their entire treasures.
Allah Almighty exemplified it to manifest the life before Islam that the people were standing upon the brink of an abyss of fire (Hell) due to Infidelity and denial, and they were near to destruction. Allah Almighty saved you encroaching and bestowed the Light of Belief through His Last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). If the people remember these magnificent religious and worldly kindnesses of Allah Almighty, then they will never return astray. For this reason, Allah Almighty has described His tokens and verses openly, and signified the life of dissensions as the Hell.
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)