LESSON # 532 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Who Obeys the Messenger, Obeys Allah
Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)
Verses –80 of 176, Section – 11/24 (Part – 5)
|Whoso obeyeth the Messenger hath obeyed Allah, and whoso turneth away; then We have not sent thee as a warder over them.||Many-yuti-‘ir-Rasuula fa-qad ‘ataa-‘Allaah. Wa man-tawallaa famaaa ‘arsal-naaka ‘alay-him hafiizaa.|
Tawallaa – (turned away), it means ‘to disobey, to revolt’.
Hafiizun – (a warder, a guard), that is to say; the Watching, who hinders and the protector.
A valuable advantage has been mentioned in this verse, which, due to coming of the last Messenger of Allah Almighty in this world (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), can be attained by the people. It is the fruit of faith that those people, who have believed in Allah Almighty as ‘there and the entire worlds’ Creator, Preserver, Nourisher and Supplier of all needs’, surely they want to obey Him. How a great light is for them in it that Allah Almighty sent a Man duly appointed as His selected Messenger (Muhammad) (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), and proclaimed that the person, who will obey his orders, he will Our obedient and who will disobey Him, he will be considered as he disobeyed Us. He will not be able to please Us (Allah Almighty) through any other method. How a big kindness of Allah Almighty is that He made too much easy and practicable His own obedience for the mankind.
Then He commanded to His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), “Carry on to tell the people those instructions, which they have to do. If someone does not act upon your sayings, in this matter you are not responsible. We have not appointed you as a warder or guard over them. We will decide about these disobedient people at Our Own. You should neither grieve and nor care for them”. Alas! Some people understand that they can make their life good by following the rich, the proud and the haughty persons, leaving such a kind and loving Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).
Allah Almighty has established this principle forever in this verse that the person, who wants to be Our obedient, he should obey Our Messenger, and who will not obey the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), he is Our disobedient. He will be punished with the same torment, which has been fixed for the disobedient. In the earlier verses, it has been told clearly that if the punishment is awarded to you, that will be from Allah Almighty and cause of it will be your own deeds. The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) can neither be held responsible, nor does the blame rest upon him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).
There is also an invitation towards the easy path for the human being in this verse, as well as a vigorous threat too along with it. If you will obey the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), then your life of this world and the Hereafter will be correct, because due to obedience you will become obedient servant of Allah Almighty and there is nothing more than it to decorate the life. Moreover, if you will disobey, then you should not charge the Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) for being punished. The only duty of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is to deliver the Message of Allah Almighty. It does not include in his duty to drive you forcibly on the Straight Path. Due to disobeying the orders of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), you disobeyed Allah Almighty. Now He will punish you Personally.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).