Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Glory and Greatness be to God

Lesson # 670 From Holy Qur’aan

Glory and Greatness be to God

‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage – 2

Verse –116 of 120, Section – 16 of 16 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And when Allaah will say: O Jesus, son of Mary! Didst Thou say unto mankind: Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allaah? He saith: Glory be to Thee it did not befit me to utter that to which I had no right. If I had ever said it, then Thou wouldst have known it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy mind. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Knower of Things Hidden?         Wa  ‘iz  qaa-LAllaahu  yaa-‘Iisanbna-  Maryama  ‘a-‘anta  qulta  linnaa-sittakhi-zuunii  wa  ‘ummi-ya  ‘ilaa-hayni  min-  duNIllaah.  Qaala  Sub-haanaKa  maa  yakuunu  liii  ‘an  ‘aquula  maa  laysa  lii  bi-haqq.  ‘In-  kuntu  qultuhuu  faqad  ‘alimTah.  Ta’-lamu  maa  fii  nafsii  wa  laaa  ‘a’-lamu  ma  fii  NafsiK.  ‘InnaKa  ‘AnTa  ‘Allaamul-Guyuub.                   



It is a promise of wideness in the sustenance for the believers (the Christians) of Jesus (peace be upon Him). But those persons will be punished very severely, who spend in disobedience of Allaah Almighty. This promise of wideness in the income was fulfilled, but the Christians did not spend their wealth in accordance with the commands of Allaah Almighty. Moreover, they spent it for the purpose of immoral luxury, gambols and games. For making them acquainted with an event of the Day of Resurrection, it has been described in this section that an inquiry will be repeated from the Messenger Jesus (peace be upon Him) due to His nation. The aim is that they should give up rebellion behavior and wickedness; otherwise nobody will be able to save them from the wrath of Allaah Almighty.


It is being commanded: Listen by opening your ears, Allaah Almighty will ask Jesus (peace be upon Him), “Did you say to your nation: Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allaah and worship us? Jesus (peace be upon Him) will say humbly: Good and Pure from all defects – Allaah! It did not befit me to utter that to which I had no right. How can it be so from me whether I am Your Servant and Messenger?



After that, Jesus (peace be upon Him) requested to Allaah Almighty: If I had ever said it, then certainly You would have known it, because You know very well about everything and nothing is out from Your Knowledge. Then how can it be possible that You would not have known that I would have spoken such a false and impure word? I had never thought in such a manner, otherwise You had known that also, because You are the Knower of entire Open and Hidden Things, and even that Your Secrets can never come in to my knowledge, nor can I think about them. Actually the Knowledge of Hidden Things is only Yours Excellence, because Hidden is that, which is Invisible for the mankind but all is Visible to You.


Jesus (peace be upon Him) said: My Lord! While You bestowed upon me a higher Dignity of the Messenger, then how could such word come out from my mouth, in which there was insolence of You and proof that You are needy of any supporter (May God forbid). It is like finding a fault in to You, if anyone considers that You are needy of any helper, whereas You are Pure from all kinds of defects and faults. So Jesus (peace be upon Him) used the word Sub-haanaKa (Glory be to Thee) in the beginning of his answer – and then said: Being a Messenger, it did not befit me to utter that I and my mother should be taken for two gods beside Allaah and (let us flee to Allaah) You are not sufficient to be God. In this part of the verse Jesus (peace be upon Him) said: Only You, are the Knower of Things Hidden. You know my open and secrets. I produce Your Knowledge as my witness that I did never say these words.          


This entire section of Holy Qur’aan is too much full with Glory and Greatness of God Almighty, and devotion and humility of the human beings before Him, that the hairs of a person stand on end after reciting it. Everyone would have to understand here also that the Muslims believe in Jesus (peace be upon Him) too. So the lesson, which is necessary to be learnt by the Christians, is more compulsory for the Muslims to be learnt too.


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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

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