Lessons from Holy Qur'an

They say: Why hath no portent been sent down upon Him

Lesson # 710 From Holy Qur’aan

They say: Why hath no portent been sent down upon Him

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2

Verse – 37 of 165, Section – 4 of 20 (Part – 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And they say: Why hath no portent been sent down upon Him from His Lord? Say: Lo! Allaah is Able to send down a portent but most of them know not.          Wa  qaaluu  law-laa  nuzzila  ‘alayHi  ‘Aayatum-mir-RabbiH.  Qul  ‘innAllaaha  Qaadirun  ‘alaaa  ‘any-yunazzila  ‘Aayatanw-wa  laakinna  ‘aksarahum  laa  ya’-lamuun.   

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Lesson

In those days, when Messenger of Allaah Almighty, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) came in the world, nearly the human beings of the entire world had been going towards the wrong path and passing their life like wild animals, forgetting the human characteristics. Powerful people had become ferocious. They used to deal with the weak and the poor like sheep and goat. Greedy eyes of everyone used to rise towards comfortable and tasteful things of the world. Every person wished that all the things should come under him and his followers’ control, and residuary entire people should dwell as their slaves and servants. They should serve the powerful people like oxen, horses and donkeys.

 

The same condition was also in the Arab territory. Some people had become rich and powerful, but they could not make others to their slaves completely. So, Islam, which desires equality and equation among the entire human beings, could be begun from the Arab territory only, because some glare of freedom had come there into sight.

 

This lesson of Islam that “All human beings are equal (among themselves) mutually”, caused to startle the effectual and wealthy people of Makkah, and they saw clearly the death of their honor and magnificence, therefore, they decided to oppose the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).

 

After describing this condition of their deception, it has been replied. Sometimes they used to say: Any Angel would have come as Messenger from Allaah. At some other times they used to say: Bring down any portent if you are a Messenger, so that everyone may believe in you at once.

 

It is commanded that the disbelievers demand any extraordinary portent from You (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). Tell them that Allaah Almighty is Able to send down any portent according to your demands, but this demand is a proof of your stupidity. Maximum of you are such people, who are totally un-aware of the principles and rules, in accord with which the world has been created. The wisdom and sense has been bestowed to the mankind more than all other creatures, and the entire world has been filled with such portents, to which, if the human being reflect a little, can recognize immediately. The humankind is not as a donkey, which can understand only with a whip or stick, which does not understand the language of signs. Your claim of clear portent is against the humanity. It can be said by any donkey only: Beat me with a stick, if you want to take any work from me, without it I will never work.

 

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)

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Only those can accept who hear

Lesson # 709 From Holy Qur’aan

Only those can accept who hear

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2

Verse – 36 of 165, Section – 4 of 20 (Part ½ of – 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Only those can accept who hear. And as for the dead, Allaah will raise them up; then unto Him they will be returned.        ‘Innamaa  yastajii-bul-laziina  yasma-‘uun.  Wal-mawtaa  yab-‘asu-humUllaahu  summa  ‘ilayhi  yurja-‘uun.   

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Lesson

This verse is an explanation of that Natural Law, towards which, it was signified in the previous verse. That is to say; “it is not the purpose to make everyone Believer by force”. If Allaah Almighty had wished, He would not have made the minds of entire human beings separate for everyone. Also, He would have made all together in such manner that none might be gone astray but the Straight Path. Nobody would have been given the power of choice. 

 

It is evident that the person, whose heart inclines towards the desires of the world, will never believe, whether he/she is admonished as much as possible. The desires make the ears of the human being hard of hearing. He/she hears nothing but only the word of his own interest. He/she is slave of his/her own business and lives for it only. The ears of such dead people will be opened only on the Day of Resurrection, but then, it will be useless for them.

 

It is useful if that message and command of Allaah Almighty is obeyed in the world, which His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has caused to hear in the world i.e. Holy Qur’aan and His Sayings. If they did neither accept nor obey then after death, certainly they will be set before Allaah Almighty by bringing them to life. Everything will be evident over them. But that Day’s belief will be useless. They would have to suffer for the disobedience, which they committed in the world. Engage your attention in the meaning of this verse keeping it under consideration.

 

It is commanded: Don’t desire from the people with expectation that they will obey you, because only those people will obey you, whose ears have not been closed by their desires. Those persons, who have shut up their ears from listening to the Truth and taken no account of it, they have been as dead and gone. As if they were dead from all other directions in spite of that thing, which took their heart, and they will die keeping their impure worldly wishes in their hearts. And then they will be raised again after bringing to life and set before Allaah Almighty.

 

At that time, their ears will be opened fully and properly. There is an answer to an evasion of the disbelievers, which they used to say to the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): You would have such clear tokens that nobody may deny them. Summary of the answer is: If you wish to believe, believe by observing only these tokens, which are in front of you. The verses of Holy Qur’aan are brightest and most clear tokens of them. These are the verses, in which the attention has been drawn towards those entire Revelations, which have been spread in the whole world. If you desire more clear Revelations than these, then this world will not remain only “The Place of Test”. Believing in the Revelations will become compulsory.  

 

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)