LESSON # 405 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Enjoin The Right Conduct
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse –110a of 200, Section –12 (Part – 4)
|Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind, ye enjoin right conduct and forbid the wrong; and ye believe in Allah.||
kuntum khayra ‘ummatin ‘ukhrijat linnaasi ta’-muruuna bil-ma’-ruufi wa tan-hawna ‘anil-munkari wa tu’-minuuna billaah.
In the beginning of previous section it was commanded that “Yaaa-‘ayyuhal-laziina ‘aa-manut-taqullaaha haqqa tuqaa-tihii” (O ye who believe! Observe your duty to Allah with right observance). Some such matters were explained during the description, about which Allah Almighty ordered to do them. Moreover, some such matters were discussed which were forbidden by Him. Then reward for the righteous people and the punishment for the sinners was mentioned. Again, the subject is being turned towards the beginning. That is to say; “O Muslims! Allah Almighty has declared you as the best community out of the entire communities. It had been destined in His knowledge that you would get excellence over all other communities. Moreover, this news had been delivered to the former Prophets (peace be upon them). As the Last Prophet, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is the most distinguished of the Prophets (peace be upon them), likewise his (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) community is also the most distinguished and superior of all the other communities and nations. Because this nation has been bestowed the noblest Messenger ((grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), the most comprehensive and perfect religious law, and the doors of Knowledge and Science have been opened for it.
khayra ‘ummatin – (best community) the Muslim Nation was given the title of khayra ‘ummatin too besides the Moderate Nation, the Community of Abraham and several other honorable titles.
ukhrijat linnaasi –(raised up for mankind) means that this community will bring the entire nations of the world at the door of Faith by preaching and inviting the people. It will forbid the wrong deeds. This Muslim nation will prevent the people from bad deeds by the tongue, the hand, the pen and by the sword. Each type of strife and struggle, and a Muhammadan religious war (Jihad) is obligatory upon it.
One more characteristic of this best nation has been described here that it believes in Allah Almighty. All good qualities, which are found in the Muslim nation with the correct management, those were not held in any previous nation. The Companion Umer (May Allah be pleased with him) said, “whoever of you wants to join this nation (the best of nations), he should fulfill it’s all conditions, means ‘Amr bil-ma’-ruufi, (enjoining the right conduct) and Nahii ‘anil-munkar, (to forbid the wrong), and Believe in Allah. It can happen so, at that time, when each person will dress himself first because he cannot correct others without dressing itself.
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)