Lesson # 839 from the Noble Quran
Set your faces upright (toward God) during worship
Surah ‘A’-‘RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 29 & 30 of 206, Section – 3 of 24 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|29. Say: My Lord enjoineth justice. And set your faces upright (toward Him) at every place of worship and call upon Him, making religion pure for Him (only). As He brought you into being, so will return ye (unto Him).
30. A party hath He led aright, while error hath just hold over (another) party. For lo! They choose the devils for protecting friends instead of Allah and deem that they are rightly guided.
|29. Qul ‘amara Rabbii bilqist. Wa ‘aqiimuu wujuu-hakum ‘inda kulli masji-dinw-wad-‘uuHu mukhlisiina la-Huddiin. Kamaa bada-‘akum ta-‘uuduun.
30. Fariiqan hadaa wa fariiqan haqqa ‘alay-himuz-zalaalah. ‘Inna-humut-takha-zush-shayaatiina ‘aw-liyaaa-‘a min duuNIllaahi wa yah-sabuuna ‘annahum-muhta-duun.
Qist – (Justice, equity), that middle way, in which, there is no fear of going astray, a Straight Path without crookedness.
Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is being commanded that He should say the people: My Lord enjoins to go straight forward on the path of justice and human nature.
Allah Almighty has guided the Muslims that when they worship, they should set their faces upright, toward Him at every place of worship and call upon Him, being loyal to Him only. They should never obey the false customs, traditions and nor be deceived by the sayings of any wrongdoer, because Allah Almighty will bring entire humankind into being again after death and everyone will come only in Allah’s grip.
Fore-fathers and those protecting friends, who mislead, will not be of use in the Hereafter. Only those people will be successful in the Court of Allah Almighty, who worship Him purifying their inner and outer (both) with the intention of only His pure obedience and don’t care for any other against His Command.
God Almighty has explained the Way of Guidance very clearly through His Scriptures revealed upon His Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them). Then some people desire to go Straight Way by perceiving It. Allah Almighty leads them toward the Right Path. Whereas, there are some such people, the straying has settled in whose hearts.
They have chosen the devils for protecting friends giving up the Path which leads unto Allah Almighty. The devils have put them on the path of error and infused them that: the correct path is the same which they have adopted. How can those people give up errors, who have taken up “the wrong” with their mind “the right”? These are the people, error has just hold and subdued over whom.
Actually it signifies that the people who accept their error and mistake immediately, whenever anyone cautions them about it, and ask Allah Almighty for forgiveness like Adam (peace be upon Him) (Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If Thou forgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the lost) – they are saved from the straying.
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)