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Misfortune

LESSON # 531 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Misfortune 

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –78b & 79 of 176, Section – 11/24 (Part – 5)

   

78b.  And if a happy thing befalleth them they say: This is from Allah; and if an evil thing befalleth them they say: This is of thy doing (O Muhammad). Say (unto them): All is from Allah. What is amiss with these people that they come not nigh to understand a happening?

79.  Whatever of good befalleth thee (O man) it is from Allah, and whatever of ill befalleth thee it is from thyself. And We have sent thee (Muhammad) as a Messenger unto mankind. And Allah is Sufficient as Witness.

78b.  Wa  ‘in-tusib-hum  hasanatuny-yaquuluu  haazihii  min  ‘inDillah.  Wa  ‘in-tusib-hum  sayyi-‘atuny-yaquuluu  haazihii min  ‘indik.  Qul  kullum-min ‘inDillah.  Famaali-haaa-‘ulaaa-‘il-qawmi  laa  yakaaduuna  yaf-qahuuna  hadiisaa. 

 79.  Maaa ‘asaabaka  min  hasanatin  faminAllaah;  wa  maaa  ‘asaabaka  min-  sayyi-‘atin-  fa-min-naf-sik.  Wa  ‘arsalnaaka  linnaasi  Rasuulaa.  Wa  kafaa  Billaahi  Shahiidaa.       

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Lesson

 

Hasanatun  – (a happy thing), everything of benefit, happiness, goodness, betterment and virtue is included in the meanings of this word. Here it aims ‘attainment of victory and success, wealth, fortune and riches’.

sayyi-‘atun  – (an evil thing), each kind of loss, badness, defect and ruin includes in its meaning. In this verse, it signifies towards the defeat and vital loss) pertaining to life and property).

One more manner of execution of the Hypocrites has been described in this verse. When success is acquired in the battle and abundant wealth is possessed then they say, “Allah Almighty bestowed us victory with His Dignity and gave so much wealth”. On the contrary, if the defeat is faced, and loss of life and property is confronted in the battle, then they accuse the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) that He did not plan correctly for the war, due to which we sustained this loss.

Allah Almighty commands, “Tell them that victory and defeat, success and failure, profit and loss (entire things) are from Allah Almighty. You do not understand the matter to the extent that nobody can do anything except Him”. In the next verse, Allah Almighty narrated, “You should understand that whatever of good befalls you (O people) it is from Allah Almighty, and whatever of ill befall you it is the fruit of your own deeds. When any badness reaches you, surely you are guilty in it, due to which you are punished, so that you do not repeat such mistake again. This punishment is given to correct you. What Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) plans, that is also from Allah Almighty, then why do you blame Him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)? What is done, that is from Allah Almighty. If you gain something, that is His Kindness and if you lose something, that is also from Him.

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).

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Provision of This World is Very Little

LESSON # 530 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Provision of This World is Very Little   

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –77 & 78a of 176, Section – 11/24 (Part – 5)

   

77.  Hast thou not seen those unto whom it was said: Withhold your hands, establish worship and pay the poor-due, but when fighting was prescribed for them behold! a party of them fear mankind as though it were fear of Allah or with greater fear, and say: Our Lord! Why hast Thou ordained fighting for us? If only Thou wouldst give us respite yet a while! Say (unto them, O Muhammad): The provision of this world is very little; the Hereafter will be better for him who wardeth off (evil); and ye will not be wronged the husk upon a date-stone.

78a.  Wheresoever ye may be, death will overtake you, even though ye were in lofty towers.

77.   ‘Alam tara  ‘ilal-laziina  qiila  lahum  kuffuuu’aydi-yakum  wa  ‘aqiimus-Salaata wa  ‘aatuz-Zakaah.  Falammaa  kutiba  ‘alay-himul-qitaalu  ‘izaa  farii-qum-minhum  yakh-shaw-nan-naasa  ka-khashya-Tillaahi  ‘aw  ‘ashadda  khashyah.  Wa  qaaluu  Rabbanaa  lima  katabta  ‘alaynal-qitaal.  Law-laaa  ‘akh-Khartanaaa  ‘ilaaa  ‘ajalin- qariib.  Qul  mataa- ‘uddunyaa  qaliil. Wal- ‘aakhiratu  khayrul-li-manittaqaa  wa laa  tuzlamuuna  fatiilaa.

78a.  ‘Ayna maa  takuunuu  yud-rik-kumul-mawtu  wa  law  kuntum  fii  buruujim-mushayyadah.     

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Lesson

 

kutiba  ‘alay-him – (prescribed for them)

‘akh-Kharta – (giving respite, to delay, to keep giving up), the words taakhiir and mu-‘akhkhir have also been derived from it which means postponement, posterior respectively.

When the people embraced Islam in Makkah, then infidels and idolaters began to vex and tyrannize them by various sorts. Due to this strait-ness, the Muslims used to come to the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and say that they should be permitted to strive, but they were replied that they have not still been permitted to fight. Till now there is only order to establish worship and pay the poor-due from the wealth. It has been described in this verse that when the permission was sanctioned to fight after migration to Madinah, then the fear overcasted upon the persons, who were weak in their Belief. They began to tremble due to fear and were frightened from the people (the creature), more than the fear of Allah Almighty (the Creator). They began to say, “Our Lord! Why have You ordained fighting for us? If only You would give us respite yet a while, then it would be better”. In Makkah, the Muslims were not permitted to fight but they were being prepared for war, because it was not acceptable to take revenge from the oppressors immediately. Such fight like savages was not sanctioned to the Islam. Therefore, the Muslims were commanded in Makkah to withhold their hands (for having patience from fighting), to remain busy in establishing the prayers and paying the poor-due, so that they may become habituated to sacrifice their life and wealth, and they may know, “How to bear the troubles and difficulties”.

wa laa  tuzlamuuna – (and you will not be wronged), it has been derived from zalama, which means ‘to tease or tyrannize any person, to seize someone’s right ’.

 

fatiilaa – (the thread, the husk upon a date-stone), here it means that your right will not be seized even equal to a very little piece of thread.

buruujim-mushayyadah – (the lofty towers, dignified forts), Burj is singular of buruuj which means ‘a fort and a magnificent palace’. Mushayyada means ‘made of cooked lime’. The aim of this verse is to tell the people that it is not possible to escape from the death, whether they are hidden in even very solid forts.

It was mentioned in the previous verse (77) that when strive was prescribed and the battle accessed their heads, then some people began to tremble due to fear of war and beseech in the Royal Court of Allah Almighty, “Our Lord! Why have You ordained fighting for us? If only You would give us respite yet a while, then it was better if we would remain living for some more days and escape from the death”. In short, the love of the world overcame upon their hearts and they began to frighten from the death. They have been instructed in this verse that, “Say (unto them, O Muhammad): The provision (relishes and pleasure) of this world is very little and only for a few days; nevertheless delight and comfort of the Hereafter will be better for him who takes care of the Willingness of Allah Almighty and wards off evil. Commit to your mind! The person, who will do good with this thought, he will be given full retaliation and reward. Moreover, attempt of any person to please Allah Almighty and to escape from His disobedience will not be useless even that none will be wronged the husk upon a date-stone. In the world, such circumstances are faced that a person wants something but his desire is not fulfilled. He works hard but does not gain its fruit. In addition, what he gets a little that finishes in a few days. For the Hereafter, what will be done according to the command of Allah Almighty, its retaliation will be given in full. That will not be for a few day but forever. Now the death is left, so one should not be afraid from it. Nobody can be saved from it. There is no place in the entire world, where someone can acquire refuge. At last, he/she has to die a day, which is born. It is useless to have passion to live forever in the world. If someone did not die today, then he/she will die tomorrow. Strong underground chambers, lofty forts and palaces cannot save any creature from the death. It is better to be slain for the Cause of Allah Almighty and earn comfort, pleasure and satisfaction for ever, from dying by rubbing heels. In these some words of Holy Qur’an, how much great reality has been cleared very easily? This advice cannot take place in the heart so deeply even from the hourly speeches of great preachers as it settles down by meditating a while in this very small verse. These are the forceful words, by listening to which, the Muslims completed so much magnificent tasks in the beginning that the world praises them till today.

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).

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Believers Do Battle for the Cause of God

LESSON # 529 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Believers Do Battle for the Cause of God   

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –76 of 176, Section – 10/24 (Part – 5)

   

Those who believe do battle for the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve do battle for the cause of idols; so fight the minions of the devil. Lo! The devil’s strategy is ever weak. ‘Allaziina  ‘aamanuu  yuqaa-tiluuna  fiii  Sabii-Lillaah.  Wallaziina  kafaruu  yuqaa-tiluuna  fiii  Sabii-lit-Taaguuti  faqaa-tiluu  ‘aw-liyaaa-‘ash-Shaytaan.  ‘Inna  kaydash-Shaytaani  kaana  za-‘iifaa.    

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Lesson

 

‘Allaziina  ‘aamanuu – (The Believers), the word ‘aamanuu has been derived from ‘iimaan, which means ‘to accept by the tongue and have belief in the heart. Only they are Believer, who believe in Allah Almighty, His Angels (peace be upon them), His Scripture including the last (Holy Qur’an), His Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) including the last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and the Day of Resurrection, and know it unchangeable that they will have to clear (after coming into life again) their accounts of deeds which they had done during their worldly life.

‘Allaziina  kafaruu – (the Disbelievers, Infidels and Idolaters), this word has been derived from kafara that means ‘to hide, to deny and not to thank’. Those are Infidels, who do not believe in the Principles of Islam and consider that the worldly life is the only life, and they say that ‘there will be nothing after it’. That is to say; they do not believe in the Hereafter.

Taaguuti  – this word has been derived from the word Tugyaan, which means ‘refractory, disobedient mischievous and wicked’. It is the title of Satan also, who tries always to mislead the humankind from the Straight Path.

Kaydun – (the strategy, the gait and the trap), as trick of the victory to be achieved by someone. ‘aw-liyaaa-‘u  – it is plural of Walii, which means ‘friends, supporters, helpers, minions, favorites, low flatterers’.

Allah Almighty has determined a proper manner of living in this world for the mankind. The human being has not been left free entirely like the animals (that what they want may do), the name of this manner is ‘Siraatal Mustaqiim, the Straight Path and the True Religion’. It is the Sabii-Lillaah. At another place in the Holy Qur’an, it has also been called SiraatAllaah.

A secret Power, who is called with different names like Satan, the Devil, Taaguut, he has made up His mind to oppose the human being like enemy in each condition and he uses to try the humanity to mislead from the Correct and Straight Path, as far as it is possible for him. Alas! That a major quantity from the human beings has went astray from the Straight Way due to his deception and they do not listen to anyone due to following their own wishes.

The History is witness that many nations of human beings ruined, being entangled in these meshes and two Paths were set up permanently for the people. One Path is fixed by Allah Almighty, which has been called Sabii-Lillaah in the verse and the other is Path of Satan (Sabii-lit-Taaguuti).

It has been commanded in the verse that the Believers and obedient of Allah Almighty fight to support His Way. Moreover, those who disbelieve in Allah Almighty and disobey Him, they fight in the partisanship of the way of the Devil. Then it has been mentioned that apparently, the confederacies of Satan seem very frightful and strong, but in fact his strategy is weak and that has no reality before the matured intentions of the honest people.

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).

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Help Them who are Treated Wrongfully

LESSON # 528 FROM HOLY QUR’AN 

Help Them who are Treated Wrongfully  

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –75 of 176, Section – 10/24 (Part – 5)

   

How should ye not fight for the Cause of Allah and of the feeble among men and of the women and the children who are saying: Our Lord! Deliver us from this town of which the people are oppressors! And give us from Thy presence some protecting friend! And, give us from Thy presence some defender.  Wa maa  lakum laa  tuqaa-tiluuna  fii  Sabii-Lillaahi  wal-mustaz-‘afiina  minar-rijaali  wan-nisaaa-‘i  wal-wildaanil-laziina  yaquu-luuna  Rabba-naaa  ‘akh-rij-naa  min  haazihil-qaryatiz-zaalimi  ‘ahluhaa.  Waj-‘al-lanaa  mil-la-dunka  waliy-yaa.  Waj-‘al-lanaa  milla-dunka  nasiiraa.

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Lesson

 

Yuqaa-tilu  fii  Sabii-Lillaahi  – (fought for the Cause of Allah), this sentence has come three times in these verses. The aim is to emphasize upon the matter that the battle should only be for the religion of Allah Almighty. He approves that none should prevent any person from leading to the Way of Religion. The war is with them only who do not believe in the true religion themselves as well as obstruct others too from acting upon the religious instructions.

It is understood that Jihad means ‘to be prepared for fighting with those people, who prevent the human beings from the true path and want to make others their own harmonious willing or not willing. Distinction of those misled people is that they view only worldly advantages of their own and their companions, and wish to keep others pressed forcibly for their personal desires. They say, “We are superior to all other persons and they should remain our servants”.

Opposite to them, there are some such people, who like goodness for entire humankind and consider their gain in the gain of all other human beings. Neither they are proud nor haughty. They do not want to keep others under their pressure. They deem necessary to help the poor, the needy and the feeble people, and there is neither any interest of their own in it, nor they think about any benefit. Rather their aim is only to save the creature of Allah Almighty from any disaster. They neither claim any gratitude from someone, nor desire any partiality/favor. These people believe truly in Allah Almighty and His religion.

Allah Almighty commands that while those men and women, little, elder and weak children of any inhabited place would be crying and screaming for help, defence and protection against the tyrants, who have pressed them, then what has happened with you that you do not go forward to support them? Moreover, why do you not grip up the loins of the oppressors for fighting against them?

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).

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Achieve Great Success through Jihad

LESSON # 527 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Achieve Great Success through Jihad   

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –73 & 74 of 176, Section – 10/24 (Part – 5)

   

73.  And if a Bounty from Allah befell you, he would surely cry, as if there had been no love between you and him: Would that I had been with them, then I would have achieved a great success.

74.  Let those fight in the Way of Allah who sell the life of the world for the sake of Hereafter. And whoso fighteth in the Way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.

 73.  Wa la-‘in  ‘asaa-bakum  fazlum-minAllaahi  la-yaquulanna  ka-‘allam  takum-baynakum  wa  bay-nahum  ma-wadda-tuny-yaalay-tanii  kuntu  ma-‘ahum  fa-‘afuuza  fawzan  ‘aziimaa.

74.  Fal-yuqaatil fii  SabiiLillaa-hillaziina  yash-ruunal-hayaa-taddunyaa  bil-‘Aakhirah.  Wa  many-yuqaatil  fii  Sabiil-Lillaahi  fayuq-tal  ‘aw  yag-lib  fa-sawfa  nu’-tiihi  ‘ajran  ‘aziimaa.    

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Lesson

 

The command of Allah Almighty regarding preparation for Jihad and in this connection, behavior of the Hypocrites has been described in the previous verse. Allah Almighty has determined every Muslim as the Soldier of Islam and claimed that you should be ready every time to sacrifice your life in the Path of Truth. It is necessary for you to remain prepared in each condition for fighting in separate units or if there is a need of Jihad by all together. The Hypocrites will evade intentionally and prepensely, and try to refrain away from alliance in Jihad. If God forbid, you suffered, they will unfold their gladness. And if Allah Almighty bestowed His Bounty upon you, you attained victory and success, and returned with plenty of wealth, then they would surely cry and say like the strange people, as if there had been no love between you and them: Would that we had been with them (you), then we would have achieved booty, collected the riches and great success.

It is the precept of Allah Almighty that you should fight against those people in His Way, who give preference to the worldly life in retaliation of the Hereafter and like the world instead of the religion. You should not have any concern with victory or defeat, be slain or overcome. We shall bestow you a vast reward in both conditions.

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).

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Prepare Yourselves for Crusade

LESSON # 526 FROM HOLY QUR’AN   

Prepare Yourselves for Crusade 

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –71 & 72 of 176, Section – 10/24 (Part – 5)

   

71.  O ye who believe! Take your precautions, then move on as separate units, or advance all together.

72.  And lo! Among you there is he who loitereth; and if disaster overtook you, he would say: Allah hath been gracious unto me since I was not present with them.

71.  Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina ‘aa-manuu  khuzuu  hizrakum  fan-firuu  subaatin  ‘awinfiruu  jamii-‘aa.

 72.  Wa ‘inna  minkum lamalla-yubatti-‘ann.  Fa-‘in  ‘asaabat-kum-musii-batun-  qaala  qad  ‘an-‘amAllaahu  ‘a-layya  ‘iz  lam  ‘akum-ma-‘ahum  shahiidaa.      

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Lesson

 

subaatin  – it is plural of sabat which means separate units and little groups.

Shahiidan – witness, being present (at a particular place) – There are some narrations about this verse that in the beginning, many people embraced Islam in imitation. When Jihad became their duty, they disobeyed and even that some of them began to oppose the religion obviously accompanying the infidels. This verse was revealed at that time.

Behavior of the hypocrites was mentioned in the previous verses. In this verse, their manner of acts at the time of Crusade (Jihad) has been discussed and the Muslims have been prevented to adopt the behavior like them. Islam likes very much that the people should live reciprocally with reconciliation and smoothness. But selfishness of the infidels compelled the Muslims to fight. Until the people will remain the slaves of their wishes and turn their faces from the Straight Path due to following and misleading of the Satan, the war may not be ended from the world. The servants of Allah Almighty would have to fight against these slaves of the wishes by compulsion.

The Believers have been directed with urgency in this verse that they should arrange for precautionary things to save themselves from the enemies of the humanity and remain dressed with warlike arms and equipment. When it becomes necessary, then you should move on as separate units, or advance all together to fight against them. You should not loiter at that time, because sometimes it spoils due to delay at the time of the battle and the enemy prospers.

Remember it that there are some such people between you, who practise delay while proceeding for Jihad and loiter intentionally. They are called hypocrites. Their leader was AbdUllah bin Ubaii. He had determined this method that whenever the Muslims used to go for fighting, he used to remain in the rear with his followers by evading. If the Muslims suffered any disaster or faced any defeat, he used to say, Thank God since I was not present with them. Otherwise, I would have died too. As though, this wrong subject had dwelled in his heart that he would remain safe at the home from the death and in the battlefield he would expire before the time.

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).

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Prophets, Saints, Martyrs and Righteous

LESSON # 525 FROM HOLY QUR’AN  

Prophets, Saints, Martyrs and Righteous   

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –69 & 70 of 176, Section – 9/24 (Part – 5)

   

69.  Whoso obeyeth Allah and the Messenger, they are with those unto whom Allah hath shown favour, of the Prophets and the saints and the martyrs and the righteous. And what a best of company are they indeed.

70.  That is Bounty from Allah. And Allah sufficeth as Knower.

69.   Wa many-yuti-‘Illaaha  war-Rasuula  fa- ‘ulaaa-‘ika  ma- ‘allaziina  ‘an- ‘amAllaahu  ‘alay-him-minan-Nabiy-yiina  was-Siddii-qiina  wash-Shuha-daaa-‘i  was-Saalihiin.  Wa  hasuna  ‘ulaaa-‘ika  Rafiiqaa.

70.Zaalikal-Fazlu minAllaah.  Wa kafaa  bIllaahi  ‘Aliimaa.        

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Lesson

 

In this holy verse, Allah Almighty has described about His those glorious slaves who have been favored with the special honorable gifts.

  1. An-Nabiy-yiina  – It is Plural of Nabii means Prophet (peace be upon Him). Those Selected Servants of Allah Almighty, Who were sent in the world to deliver the Message of Allah Almighty to the human beings. This Message was dispatched to the Prophets (peace be upon them) by Allah Almighty through an Angel (peace be upon Him), they used to feel the arrival of the Angel and transmit the Message to the humankind without any reduction or increase in it.

 

  1. ‘As-Siddii-qiina  – (the saints), plural of Siddiiq, which means ‘a faithful witness of the truth’. It is also a title of Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) and Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) – the companion of last Messenger of Allah Almighty, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). ‘As-Siddii-qiina are those people, whose hearts accept the Messages of the Prophets as true naturally. They do not need any reason or proof.

 

  1. ‘Ash-Shuha-daaa-‘a  – (the martyrs), it is plural of Shahiid, these are the people, who are ready every time to sacrifice their lives upon the commands of Prophets (peace be upon them) and produce evidence of the truth with their own blood.

 

  1. ‘As-Saalihiina – (the righteous people), it is plural of Saalih. These are such persons, whose nature is good innately and who have purified their souls and bodies from the evils, licentiousness, lewdness and impurities.

These four kinds of persons are excellent out of the entire human beings. Allah Almighty has bestowed them superiority and eminence upon all other people and comforted them with His Bounty.

The classification of their dignities is the same as it has been kept in the verse. That is to say, the Messengers and the Prophets (peace be upon them) have the highest ranks. Junior to them is the degree of  As-Siddii-qiin. Then the rank of ‘Ash-Shuha-daaa-‘a – (the martyrs) comes after them. The last degree in this category is ‘As-Saalihiina – (the righteous people). These all persons are replete with the blessings, nobility and mercy of Allah Almighty according to their ranks. It has already mentioned earlier that the human beings are not equal in accordance with their ability and qualifications. Excellent out of the remaining people (excluding the above-mentioned persons) are those, who remain busy in obedience of Allah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). Fellow-ship of the Prophets (peace be upon them), the Saints, the Martyrs and the Righteous (may Allah be agreed upon them) will also become their fortune according to their degree, qualification and ability. It does not aim that they will become exactly like them, however, they will be counted into their servants and their relationship will be connected with them. It is a very big kindness that this relationship has been named as “a best of company”. Otherwise, it is a very great of luck too to be accepted as their servants.

We pray in our each prayer that we should be guided to go to the Straight Path, the Path of those who have been described above. Surah ‘Al-Faatiha (Chapter -1 “the Opening”) teaches us the lesson, “Show us the Straight Path, the Path of those whom Thou hast favoured”, “Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray”. Company of these great people will be in those peoples’ luck, who will obey Allah Almighty and follow His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).

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).

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Lawful Orders are Not Difficult

LESSON # 524 FROM HOLY QUR’AN  

Lawful Orders are Not Difficult 

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –66 to 68 of 176, Section – 9/24 (Part – 5)

    

66.  And if We had decreed for them: Lay down your lives or go forth from your dwellings, but few of them would have done it; and if they had done what they have been admonished it would have been better for them, and more strengthening-

67.  And then We would have bestowed upon them from Our Presence an immense reward-

68.  And We would have guided them unto a Straight Path.

 66.  Wa law  ‘annaa  katabnaa  ‘alayhim  ‘aniqtuluuu  ‘anfu-sakum  ‘awikh-rujuu  min- diyaari-kum-maa  fa-‘aluuhu  ‘illaa  qalii-lum-minhum.  Wa  law  ‘annahum  fa-‘aluu  maa  yuu-‘azuuna  bi-hii  lakaana  khay-rallahum  wa  ‘ashadda  tasbiitaa.

67.  Wa ‘izalla-‘aatay-naahum-milla-dunnaaa  ‘ajran  ‘aziimaa.

 68.  Wa lahaday-naahum  Si-raatam-Musta-qiimaa.       

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Lesson

 

Katabnaa this word is derived from Kataba which means ‘to write’. When ‘alaa comes after the word Katabnaa, then its meanings are changed as ‘to order’ someone. That is to say, ‘We ordered’.

TasbiitaaTo strengthen, to stable, to make firm, to establish or to prove.

In the previous verse, it was advised to every mankind that they should act upon the commands of the Messenger of Allah Almighty, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) because the Messengers and Prophets (peace be upon them) are sent in the world only for the purpose of obedience, and what they say, that is the order of Allah Almighty, not theirs.

This verse states that obeying and following the Prophet is not too much difficult because Prophet of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) instructs them to do very easy tasks, which are beneficial for themselves. He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is Our (God’s) beloved Messenger.

If We (Allah Almighty) wished to command the Messenger very difficult orders, We could have. For instance, if We had ordered them, “Lay down your lives (by choking or die stabbing yourselves) or go forth from your dwellings (get out from your houses), then they would never be ready to obey such orders but only a few of them would have done so. They should think that, We have neither instructed them to leave their houses losing their lives, nor to put themselves into the troubles and hardships as We did with the people before them, but determined for them easy tasks in which less effort is required while the reward is more.

Then it is said that if they would have done these easy tasks happily, it would have been better for them. Their hearts would have been strong and belief matured, We had put them in a Straight Path, which lead them to the house of immortal comfort and pleasure. But, they do not understand that if these easy tasks are done with good intention and true heart, then its retaliation is as big reward, that the human being is saved from pain, sorrow and torment forever and reaches in the house of comfort and happiness.

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).

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Test of Accepting

LESSON # 523 FROM HOLY QUR’AN  

Test of Accepting 

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –65 of 176, Section – 9/24 (Part – 5)

   

But nay, by the Lord, they will not believe (in truth) until they make thee judge of what is in dispute between them and find within themselves no dislike of that which thou  decidest, and submit with full submission. Falaa  wa  Rabbika  laa  yu’-minuuna  hattaa  yuhakkimuu-ka  fiimaa  shajara  baynahum  summa  laa  yajiduu  fiii  ‘anfu-sihim  harajam-mimmaa  qa-zay-ta  wa  yusallimuu  tasliimaa.      

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Lesson

 

laa  wa  Rabbika  – (nay, by the Lord), the word wa has been used for swearing. In Arabic Language, Laa is usually applied before swearing, which means, the matter is not that which is being understood by the listener, but I swear that it is the actual subject, which I am going to say.

 

shajara   – (rising up, spring up, growing), actually this word is used for the tree. Here it means ‘to dispute’. Mashaajirah has also derived from it, which means ‘to quarrel, to vie with, and to fall out’.

 

Harajam  – {tightness (in mode of speech), dislike}.

 

It has been commanded that if, they were thinking that they would carry on disobeying the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and remain the believers also, then ‘by the Lord (Almighty), they will become Believers at that time, when they will make You (Prophet Muhammad) judge of what is in dispute between them and find within themselves no dislike of that which You  decide.

 

It has been known clearly from this publication that bowing head before the decision and judgment of Allah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) without wrangling, so that any doubt of displeasure may not take place in the hearts, is the sign of soundness of the Belief. Otherwise, there is a fear of the disease of hypocrisy. The Muslims have been taught in these verses that the real thing in the religion is ‘the truth and goodness of the heart’. Those people, who do not bear in mind the religion in their reciprocal matters and lawsuits and refer to other persons for judgment, their behavior is against the Belief. It appeared from this discussion that they do not either rely on the religion or want to run away from the justice. In the first condition, they are at a great distance from the Faith, and in the second form, they have been tied with their wishes and selfishness, and help the tyranny.

 

What would be more faithlessness than it that they think before getting decision of their cases, that from where they would succeed? Near to them rule and law is nothing. They believe in Holy Qur’an and the religion up to the limit, that these support their wishes, because their only aim is to gain.

 

Secondly, it has been described in these verses that it is useless to dispute with the hypocrites. One should turn his face entirely from their words. Nevertheless, such atmosphere should be produced for them by engaging oneself in personal affairs that they feel repentance and abstain from their wickedness automatically.

 

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Sound Form of Living

LESSON # 522 FROM HOLY QUR’AN  

Sound Form of Living 

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –63 & 64 of 176, Section – 9/24 (Part – 5)

   

63.  Those are they, the secrets of whose hearts Allah knoweth. So overlook them and admonish them, and speak to them eloquent words that would touch their very souls.

64.   We sent no messenger save that he should be obeyed by Allah’s leave. And if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto thee and asked forgiveness of Allah, and the Messenger (also) asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful.

 

  ‘Ulaaa-‘ikallaziina ya’-la-mUllaahu  maa  fii  quluubihim  fa- ‘a’- riz  ‘anum  wa  ‘iz-hum  wa  qul-lahum  fiii  ‘anfusihim  qawlam-baliiqaa.

64.  Wa maaa  ‘arsalnaa  mir-Rasuulin  ‘illaa  liyutaa-‘a  bi-‘iznIllaah.  Wa  law  ‘annahum  ‘iz-zalamuuu  ‘anfusahum  jaaa-‘uuka  fastag-farUllaaha  was-tag-fara  lahu-mur-Rasuulu  la-waja-dUllaaha  Tawwaa-bar-Rahiimaa.     

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Lesson

 

Zalamuuu  – this word has been derived from the word zulm, which means tyranny, not according to rule or right, violence, cruelty and such act due to which someone is deprived of (any other person or himself).

‘anfusa  – it is plural of nafs (the breath, respiration, the soul, the spirit, essence, heart, the person etc.). It also comes for the meaning of “belonging to, concerning, relevant, depending on” in the paraphrase. For the first verse (# 63), these meanings are proper, while for the second verse (# 64) the meaning as “the soul” is accurate.

Baliiqa  – (eloquent), to speak in such a deep toned voice, which takes one’s heart and he understands it whole-hearted.

In this verse, Allah Almighty says that their behavior is wrong; you should not be deceived from their apparent condition and smattering talks. Allah Almighty knows that entire, whatever they have in their hearts and He will punish them for their evil deeds at the appropriate time. Prophet Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is being commanded by Allah Almighty, “Do not care about their absurd and hypocritical deeds and keep advising them”. Then it has been explained that if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto thee, be abashed and asked forgiveness of Allah Almighty, requested the Messenger to ask Allah Almighty also for their forgiveness, then they would have found Allah Almighty most Forgiving and Merciful. At that time, Allah Almighty would have surely forgiven their error. Instead of being ashamed and repenting, they began to refuse their crime and swear that they did not commit any crime but their intention was good and they went there only for harmony and kindness.

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).