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Human is that who recognize Allah in all conditions

Lesson # 909 from the Noble Quran

Human is that who recognize Allah in all conditions

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verse – 129 of 206, Section – 15 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

They said: We suffered hurt before thou camest unto us, and since thou hast come unto us. He said: It may be that your Lord is going to destroy your adversary and make you viceroys in the earth, that He may see how ye behave. Qaaluuu  ‘uuziinaa  min  qabli  ‘an-ta’-ti-yanaa  wa  mim  ba’-di  maa  ji’-tanaa.  Qaala  ‘asaa  Rabbukum  ‘any-yuhlika  ‘aduw-wakum  wa  yastakh-lifakum  fil-‘arzi  fa-yanzura  kayfa  ta’-maluun.

Lesson

At this time, circumstances of which people are being explained, namely the Children of Israel, they had been trapped in the grip of the people, who were like them. Tyrant and despotic Egyptians used to take work in labor from them by force. Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) said to them: You have no choice but to be patient. Moreover, you should understand that certainly, there is a Strong Supporter of yours. He is Creator and Manager of this entire world. He has made Pharaoh and his people powerful at this time due to His own Philosophy. The aim from it is that you should incline toward Allah Almighty being helpless, implore earnestly and humbly before Him, and beg for His help by producing your humility. There is no doubt in it that in such condition, it is the only device, which is efficacious surely. But there is a need of patience in it.

 

Accordingly, Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) said to his people that they should ask God Almighty for help and be patient in this time of trouble. The Children of Israel confused due to advice of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and requested fearfully: O Moses (peace be upon Him): we suffered hurt before your coming unto us and now, while you have come, we have been suffering continuously that our sons would be slain as soon as they will be born, so that we may be annihilated. Is there any limit of patience? How much should we be patient?

 

Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) commanded them after hearing: Don’t lose your courage. Strengthen your hearts. You will behold very soon that your adversary is ruined and destroyed and entire power and control has been handed over to you at his place, so that you are provided opportunity to work and observed: Which ways are adopted by you when you have power and control? Whether you become tyrant and blood-thirsty being in a rapture like Pharaoh or by doing works of humanity, you dwell with comfort and keep others too dwelling in peace and ease?

 

Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) is going to cause to understand His nation that every kind of happenings come over the nations in the world like distress and easing, affliction and relief, strength and weakness etc. These all conditions are for examining the mankind. Human being is that who recognize Allah Almighty in all conditions, develop own relationship with Him, and consider that comfort and relaxation, distress and calamities etc. are transitory. Neither should he forget Allah Almighty in comfort and nor be careless from His remembrance in calamity.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, 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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The earth is of Allah Almighty

Lesson # 908 from the Noble Quran

The earth is of Allah Almighty

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verse – 128 of 206, Section – 15 of 24 (Part – 9)

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Moses said unto his people: Seek help in Allah and endure. Lo! the earth is Allah’s. He giveth it for an inheritance to whom He will. And lo! the sequel is for those who keep their duty (unto Him).             Qaala  Muusaa  li-qawmihista-‘ii-nuu  BIllaahi  wasbiruu.  ‘Innal-‘arza  LIllaahi,  Yuurisu-haa  many-yashaaa-‘u  min  ‘ibaadiH.  Wal-  ‘aaqibatu  lil-  Muttaqiin.                   

Lesson

When courtiers of Pharaoh said to him, he gave his judgment about how to fight against Moses (peace be upon Him). He said that while the people of Israel will not be kept able to rise, then what will do alone Moses (peace be upon Him)? He had done so earlier. It was his order that the sons of the Children of Israel were used to slay, whereas their women were kept living. With the Omnipotence of Allah Almighty, Moses (peace be upon Him) was born in the same condition and was brought up in the house of Pharaoh. Mention of the circumstances of His (peace be upon Him) birth will come in Surahs (Chapters) Taa-Haa and Qasas. It has been described in this verse: What kind of guidance did give Moses (peace be upon Him) to His nation for coming in front of Pharaoh?

  

It is commanded that Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) said to His nation: Fall prostrate before Allah Almighty and ask for help in this difficult situation and endure with steadfastness, which falls to yours lot. Allah Almighty has given power to Pharaoh and his people at this time. His government is established on this piece of land. Actual Owner of the earth is Allah Almighty. None can take possession anywhere without His Permission. He gives power to whom He desires for some time due to His own philosophy and expedience. If now, Pharaoh tyrannizes and does not keep the servants of Allah Almighty in comfort and ease without thinking about their genealogy and breed, and oppressed people are helpless. They can do nothing. There is only one way for them that they should know their Lord, Creator and God Almighty – Allah, the Most High, and be saved from His disobedience and they should keep their duty unto Him. They should fear from His wrath, seek forgiveness and repent. They should do good works. Certainly at last, such people will overcome upon their enemies. And Allah Almighty will bestow them with power and influence after snatching from the tyrants and cruel people. Allah Almighty has established the methods to test His servants. There has been similar and will keep happening so, until the Will of God Almighty.

                                                           

The Prophets and Messengers of Allah Almighty (peace be upon Them) used to tell the same way to the human kind during every times that; if you wish to get deliverance from the tyrants, you should grip up your loins to obey the Commands of Allah Almighty and beg for help from Him only. Be steadfast, you should tolerate with courteous, kind and pleasant; while you are going Straight Forward whether, how much disasters, calamities and troubles come before you. Do never accept defeat from the tyrants, fight against them with full resistance as it may be possible. At last, it will be the result that entire troubles will be finished and the tyrants will be ruined.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, 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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Pharaoh said: we will slay their sons and spare their women

Lesson # 907 from the Noble Quran

Pharaoh said: we will slay their sons and spare their women

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verse – 127 of 206, Section – 15 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The chiefs of Pharaoh’s people said: (O King), wilt thou suffer Moses and his people to make mischief in the land, and float thee and thy gods? He said: We will slay their sons and spare their women, and surely! we are in power over them.            Wa  qaalal-mala-‘u  min  qawmi  Fir-‘awna  ‘atazaru  Muusaa  wa  qaw-mahuu  li-yufsiduu  fil-‘arzi  wa  yazaraka  wa  ‘aali-hatak.  Qaala  sanu-qattilu  ‘abnaaa-‘ahum  wa  nastah-yii  nisaaa-‘ahum.  Wa  ‘innaa  fawqahum  qaahi-ruun.                

Lesson

‘Aali-hatak – (thy appointed gods), ‘aalihah is plural of ‘ilaah. ‘Ilaah means – Worshiped, God. Pharaoh used to say himself biggest worshiped and caused to fall the people prostrate before him. But he had arranged to keep his appointed little gods (idols) in the houses of common people, so that they should keep them in front when Pharaoh does not exist and they should fall prostrate before those idols. Some people have told that those were idols of cow.

 

First of all, the courtiers of Pharaoh arranged competition among Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and the wizards, but when Moses (peace be upon Him) won against them, then they thought: If both brothers (Moses and Aaron – peace be upon Them) would be put off as they are, they will overthrow our government in some days because the Children of Israel are under their control, and along with them, many of our people will be taken in also. Then it will become very difficult for us. After thinking as such; they went unto Pharaoh. Whatsoever they said there, that has been mentioned in this verse.

 

It is commanded that when the wizards were killed, chief courtiers of Pharaoh’s government fell about worry that now; how should Moses (peace be upon Him) be stopped that He may not make the Children of Israel His followers by becoming supporter of His nation, otherwise; He will prepare them by causing to know His Sayings and planning to stand against you. His teachings and speeches are contrary to public peace. After some days, there will be blood-shed and the people will grip up their loins to rebel openly.

 

Therefore, they came unto Pharaoh and said: It is quite against the expedience if Moses (peace be upon Him) is put off free. He will uplift His nation within a few days and they will make mischief in the land. They will become brave and begin to slaughter, beat and quarrel. And Moses (peace be upon Him) will lead them to stop worship of your nominated gods and from your slavery. It is necessary to plot any scheme against Them. Pharaoh said: We have a trick already, with which we made the Children of Israel dead earlier. Now we shall do that again: that is; we shall slay their sons and spare their women. Doing so, they will never be able to stand against us. Whom Moses will excite then to rebel against us? You know that we control the government. The people follow our indications.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, 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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Pharaoh said: then I shall crucify you every one

Lesson # 906 from the Noble Quran

Pharaoh said: then I shall crucify you every one

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verses – 124 to 126 of 206, Section – 14 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

124.  Surely I shall have your hands and feet cut off upon alternate sides; then I shall crucify you every one.

 

125.  They said: Lo! We are about to return unto our Lord!

 

126.  And thou takest vengeance on us only for as much as we believed the tokens of our Lord when they came unto us. Our Lord! Vouchsafe unto us steadfastness and make us die as men who have surrendered (unto Thee).          

124.  La-‘uqatti-‘anna  ‘aydiyakum  wa  ‘arjulakum-min  khilaa-fin-  summa  la-‘u-salli-bannakum  ‘ajma-‘iin.

 

125.  Qaaluuu  ‘innaaa  ‘ilaa  Rabbinaa  mun-qalibuun.

 

126.  Wa  maa  tanqimu  minnaaa  ‘illaaa  ‘an  ‘aamannaa  bi-‘Aayaati  Rabbinaa  lammaa  jaaa-‘atnaa.  Rabbanaaa  ‘afrig  ‘alay-naa  sabranw-wa  ta-waffanaa  Muslimiin.               

Lesson

It was described in the previous verses that the wizards, collected by Pharaoh, were defeated by Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him), but even then, for inspiring with awe, he rebuked the wizards taking courage: If I am Pharaoh! Surely I will punish you very severely due to your revolt.                          

 

It is commanded in this verse that Pharaoh addressed the wizards: I will have cut off your hands of one side at first and then feet of your alternate side. And after that, I will crucify you surely. The wizards replied to Pharaoh: Certainly we will return unto our Lord. Every living being has to die. If the death comes by means of your hands, thus, we are ready. Your punishment will torment and be pitiable for a while. After that, when the soul is gone, then there is peace and tranquility. The death is certain for you also. But such peace and tranquility will not be for you.

 

Therefore, you should do that what you desire to do. We are totally innocent. You are going to be angry with us because we believed in our Lord after looking those open tokens, which He (God) has shown us through Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him). No fair individual can ignore except accepting the Truth after beholding. There is neither any reason of taking this matter ill nor you have any right to be angry on it. But if you have been ready to tyrannize us, you will suffer. We pray from the Omnipotent God: Our Lord! Vouchsafe unto us steadfastness and patience, so that, this torment of sometime become easy for us. Our Lord! We have pleaded now that the doors of patience be opened upon us, so that, our steps should not stagger from Your Path, and we should leave this world accepting Your obedience and having belief that You are our Lord. Confusion should not occur in our Belief due to pain and ailment. And we should attend Your Court being Your obedient (make us die as men who have surrendered unto Thee).

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, 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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They fell down prostrate

Lesson # 905 from the Noble Quran

They fell down prostrate

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verses – 120 to 1123 of 206, Section – 14 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

120.  And the wizards fell down prostrate.

 

121.  They said: We believe in the Lord of the Worlds-

 

122.  The Lord of Moses and Aaron.

 

123.  Pharaoh said: Ye believe in Him before I give you leave! Lo! this is the plot that ye have plotted in the city that ye may drive its people hence. So ye shall come to know!        

120.  Wa  ‘ulqi-yas-saharatu  saajidiin.

 

121.  Qaaluuu  ‘aamannaa  bi-Rabbil-‘Aalamiin.

 

122.  Rabbi  Muusaa  wa  Haaruun.

 

123.  Qaala  Fir-‘awnu  ‘aamantum-bihii  qabla  ‘an  ‘aazana  lakum.  ‘Inna  haazaa  la-makrummakar-tumuuhu  fil-Madiinati  li-tukh-rijuu  minhaa  ‘ahlahaa.  Fa-sawfa  ta’-lamuun.             

Lesson

When the wizards saw that the Staff of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) swallowed up their ropes and poles etc. after putting it on the ground and its becoming a big serpent, they believed that these both Brothers were speaking the Truth that there is one Lord of the Worlds, Who preserves and nourishes the world and That is our Lord too. Everything is in His Omnipotence. None can fight against His Power and Strength. They observed that Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) put them to shame openly before Pharaoh and he watched. He could not help them, and then their eyes were opened.

 

At once, entire wizards fell down prostrate spontaneously and said: We have belied in That Lord of the Worlds, Whom Prophet Moses and Aaron (peace be upon Them) say Their Lord and turned from Pharaoh. Looking this situation, Pharaoh became mad with rage that his obedient servants have been crooked. He said: What is this? Why did you believe without my permission? Certainly, you had planned already with Moses (peace be upon Him) a conspiracy: that we should be defeated from You (Moses) in this arena, filled with the people, gathered by Pharaoh. And we along with you will drive out Pharaoh openly and his companions. And then, we shall make you our king and we shall be your respectable courtiers and official. Then Pharaoh said: Good! Where will you go? You will now be known, whether am I powerful or the Lord of Moses (peace be upon Him) is more powerful?

 

In the world, those people, who consider that only power of influence, wealth and property, pomp and show are everything, they know that whatever is being done by anyone else, that is only for the purpose that; he should take possession himself on all those things by removing us. They consider that the Truth and the Right is nothing for which, anyone should do something. It is true that thinking above the world is possible only by the spiritual people.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, 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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The Staff swallowed up lying show of wizards

Lesson # 904 from the Noble Quran

The Staff swallowed up lying show of wizards

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verses – 116b to 119 of 206, Section – 14 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

116b.  So when they threw they cast a spell upon the people’s eyes, and overawed them, and produced a mighty spell.

 

117.  And We inspired Moses (saying): Throw thy Staff! And lo! It swallowed up their lying show.

 

118.  Thus was the Truth vindicated and that which they were doing was make vain.

 

119.  Thus were they there defeated and brought low.        

116b.  Falam-maaa  ‘al-qaw  saharuuu  ‘a’-yunan-naasi  wastar-habuuhum  wa  jaaa-‘uu  bi-sihrin  ‘aziim. 

 

117.  Wa  ‘aw-hay-Naaa  ‘ilaa  Muusaaa  ‘an  ‘alqi  ‘Asaak.  Fa-‘izaa  hiya  talqafu  maa  ya’-fikuun.

 

118.  Fa-waqa-‘al-Haqqu  wa  batala  maa  kaanuu  ya’-maluun.

 

119.  Fa-gulibuu  hunaalika  wanqalabuu  saagiriin.             

Lesson

Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) said to the wizards: You should throw first that, what you want to throw. The wizards put their many bamboos, long poles, wooden pieces and ropes on the earth and spread them. After a while, the people, standing there, began to see all those things like snakes and serpents.

 

As it has been mentioned in this Surah, it is commanded that the wizards dropped those things on the earth which they brought with them and then they cast a spell upon the eyes of the people (practiced such incantation on their eyes) that those all things were looked them like running snakes and serpents. The people began to tremble due to fear.

                                                           

In fact, it was a big charm of magic, which cannot be shown to the people without too much practice of fixing mind, with which thoughts of others may be impressed by own thoughts. But these entire were deceptions of human thought. Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) did not have any kind of these imaginations.

 

It was manifestation of the endless power and omnipotence of – the Creator of all things, Who appropriates them as He desires and Glorious Owner, but Higher than the human intellect, idea or imagination, due to which, the Staff of Moses (peace be upon Him) used to become real serpent. There, wings of human perception were on fire. Therefore, it is commanded: We inspired in the heart of Moses (peace be upon Him) that He should throw His Staff on the earth.

 

As soon as Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) threw His staff on the earth, now it was a big serpent and it began to swallow the bamboos, poles, wooden pieces and ropes of the wizards. The field was clear from these things in a very short duration. Tricks of magic were disappeared. The game prepared by the wizards got out of their order. Heads of all people bent due to shame, fear and confusion. Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) won the competition and the wizards were defeated very badly. Pharaoh and his chiefs were so disgraced that they were not able to show their faces anywhere.  

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, 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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“Moses should be defeated in common gathering”

Lesson # 903 from the Noble Quran

“Moses should be defeated in common gathering”

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verses – 113 to 116a of 206, Section – 14 of 24 (Part – 9)

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113.  And the wizards came to Pharaoh, saying: Surely there will be a reward for us if we are victors.

 

114.  He answered: Yes, and surely ye shall be of those brought near (to me).

 

115.  They said: O Moses! Either throw (first) or let us be the first throwers?

 

116a.  He said: Throw!       

113.  Wa  jaaa-‘as-saharatu  Fir-‘awna  qaaluuu  ‘inna  lanaa  la-‘ajran  ‘in-  kunnaa  nahnul-  gaalibiin.

 

114.  Qaala  na-‘am  wa  ‘innakum  laminal-muqarrabiin.

 

115.  Qaaluu  yaa-Muusaaa  ‘immaaa  ‘an-tul-qiya  wa  ‘immaaa  ‘an-nakuuna  nahnul-mulqiin.

 

116a.  Qaala  ‘alquu.              

Lesson

We recited in the previous verse that respectable courtiers of Pharaoh counseled him that Moses (peace be upon Him) has shown a strange and unusual event of enchantment. Fear that He (peace be upon Him) will be able to attract the masses very soon. And then, it will become difficult for us to live here. It is better that His (peace be upon Him) competition should be arranged with the wizards and He should be defeated in common gathering.

 

It is commanded that the people brought the old expert wizards together from everywhere. As soon as they reached, they said to Pharaoh at first: We shall win with your good fortune. Kindly confirm a tip and our labor compensation even now, which should be given to us after success, so that our hearts may be encouraged and we should try our best to succeed.

 

Pharaoh said: Yes, surely you shall be granted with heavy compensation and reward along with it; that you shall be of those brought specially near to me and selected individuals. The wizards were happy, turned unto Moses (peace be upon Him) and said: Do you show first your jugglery or we show?

 

Human being does not hear any other before his talk. He says: Why should I accept unnecessarily any other as superior to me while I have everything? This stubbornness is found in those people, who get accumulated with a lot of things of every kind and army, and the people of lower class and the poor begin to consider them a source of their respect by standing before them with folded hands. At that time, as it might be possible, these rich people begin to determine for establishing their power of influence forever. And they try to defeat the opponent of their dignity and majesty as it could be.

 

In the story of Pharaoh and his chiefs, an utter lesson exists for such people. A time comes when any such power appears with the command of Allah Almighty, which is more powerful than their wealth, equipage and army, and due to which their entire game is over. Truly: The fox knows much but more knows the one who catches him.  

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, 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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Ignorance and stupidity of Pharaoh

Lesson # 902 from the Noble Quran

Ignorance and stupidity of Pharaoh

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verses – 109 to 112 of 206, Section – 14 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

109.  The chiefs of Pharaoh’s people said: Lo! this some knowing wizard –

 

110.  Who would expel you from your land. Now what do ye advise?

 

111.  They said (unto Pharaoh): Put him off (a while) – him and his brother – and send into the cities summoners –

 

112.  To bring each knowing wizard unto thee.     

109.  Qaalal-mala-‘u  min-  qawmi  Fir-‘awna  ‘inna  haazaa  lasaahirun  ‘aliim.

 

110.  Yuriidu  ‘any-yukh-rijakum-min  ‘arzikum.  Famaazaa  ta’-muruun.

 

111.  Qaaluuu  ‘arjih  wa  ‘akhaahu  wa  ‘arsil  fil-madaaa-‘ini  haashiriina –

 

112.  Ya’-tuuka  bikulli  saahirin ‘aliim.            

Lesson

‘Arjih – (Put him off), actually this word is ‘arja’-hu. ‘Irjaaa’ is word of command, origin of which is ‘irjaaa-‘un, which has been derived from raja-‘un. Rajaaa’ means strong hopes and expectation. ‘Irjaaa’ means “to give trust, to cause to wait for”. Here it aims: To put off for some time.

 

Saahirun – (a wizard), it is a subject, which has been derived from sah-run. This word has passed in Chapter – 2 (Surah) ‘Al-Baqarah. Sah-run means enchantment, magic. The reality of the sahar is only so, that an individual establishes his mind on something. When he gets good practice, he puts impact of his perception on the ideas of others and they begin to think as he is thinking. Such individual is called wizard, magician. Saahirin ‘aliim is that individual, who has become at home in his practice. After looking the miracles of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him), the people of Pharaoh began to say: It seems that He(peace be upon Him) is a great wizard.

 

It is commanded that when chief courtiers of Pharaoh saw the miracles of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him), they said to Pharaoh: The wizards use to show the conjurations like these. It seems that Moses (peace be upon Him) is an expert magician. It is better that Moses (peace be upon Him) and His Brother should be left in like manner for some days and presently they should not be questioned. We should send our summoners hither and thither in every part of the country, that they search, collect and bring the expert wizards in this court, so that they all collectively break the power of the magic of Moses (peace be upon Him).

 

Pharaoh considered that his courtiers were saying correct. He determined that miracles of Moses (peace be upon Him) are nothing but an illusion. Ignorance and stupidity of Pharaoh and his people did not let them reach the depth of this matter. Any persistent can do nothing except determination of defeating the opposite and bigotry of his thought. These are manners of own destruction.  

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, 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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The serpent began to hiss and spring unto the people

Lesson # 901 from the Noble Quran

The serpent began to hiss and spring unto the people

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verses – 106 to 108 of 206, Section – 13 of 24 (Part – 9)

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106.  (Pharaoh) said: If thou comest with a token, then produce it, if thou art of those who speak the truth.

 

107.  Then he flung down his staff and lo! it was a serpent manifest;

 

108.  And he drew forth his hand (from his bosom), and lo! it was white for the beholders.    

106.  Qaala  ‘in-  kunta  ji’-ta  bi- ‘Aayatin  fa’-ti  bihaaa-  ‘in  kunta  minas-saadiqiin.

 

107.  Fa-‘alqaa  ‘Asaahu  fa-‘izaa  hiya  su’-baanum-mubiin.

 

108.  Wa  naza-‘a  yadahuu  fa-‘izaa  hiya  bay-zaaa-‘u  lin-naa-ziriin.              

Lesson

Pharaoh used to trust in his power very much. To remove his mania, Prophet Moses was given such miracles, due to which, Glory, Dignity and Greatness of Omnipotent and Subduer God is reflected. Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) said in His first Message: O Pharaoh! I have such Tokens, beholding which, you would have to accept yourself helpless and incapable before Most Potent and Superior, Allah.

 

Pharaoh had apparent powers. Entire wealth of his country was under his possession. The people used to worship and obey him without thinking. Production was in abundance in the country. There were rivers and canals for irrigation. Observing all these things under his control, Pharaoh was unable to understand: Can any other be more powerful than me?

 

Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) said to him: Allah Almighty is more Powerful than you, Who is Lord of the entire Worlds. Pharaoh said: OK! Have you any token of your God? If you have, produce it also before us. We want to see, which token you have?

 

It is commanded that Pharaoh said after hearing talks of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him): If you have really any such token, show us, so that we may know about your truth or a lie. Allah Almighty had told this way already to Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him), He flung down the Staff of His hand without any hesitation. As soon as the staff fell down, it became a big serpent at once and began to hiss and spring towards the people.

 

It is written that the serpent sprang unto the Pharaoh before the eyes, and on the other side, Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) put his hand beneath his bosom and drew forth. It began to shine like a sun. Even that the eyes of Pharaoh and other people were in the state of being dazzled and their eyes remained fixedly open. Thither, the serpent has been coming duly springing and hissing. And hither shining of the hand of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) is going to close their eyes.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, 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

Prophet speaks concerning God nothing but the Truth

Lesson # 900 from the Noble Quran

Prophet speaks concerning God nothing but the Truth

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verses – 104 & 105 of 206, Section – 13 of 24 (Part – 9)

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BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

104.  Moses said: O Pharaoh! Lo! I am a Messenger from the Lord of the Worlds-

 

105.  Approved upon the condition that I speak concerning Allah nothing but the Truth. I come unto you with a clear proof from your Lord; so let the Children of Israel go with me.  

104.  Wa  qaala  Muusaa  yaa-Fir-‘awnu  ‘innii  Rasuulum-mir-Rabbil-‘Aalamiin.

            

105.  Haqiiqun  ‘alaaa  ‘al-laaa  ‘aquula  ‘alAllaahi  ‘illal-Haqq.  Qad  ji’-tukum-  bi-Bayyi-natim-mir-Rabbikum  fa-‘arsil  ma-‘iya  Baniii-‘Israaa-‘iil.               

Lesson

Haqiiqun – (approved, constant), this word has been derived from Haqq. Haqq means “right, true, God, justice, truth, reality, firm, fact and gist”. In this verse, last meanings have been taken, that is to say; I cannot turn from this fact that I should deliver the Message of Allah Almighty to you as it is. My selfishness, falsehood or advantage should not just interrupt.

 

Till now, circumstances of Prophets Adam, Noah, Hud, Salih, Lot and Shu-aib, from the Previous Prophets (peace be upon Them) have been described in this Chapter (Surah). These People (peace be upon Them) had come for removing the specific evils from their personal nations and tribes separately. And because the root of those evils was that the people had forgotten the concept of Real Lord (God Almighty), so They used Their attention to remove that specific evil, which had established into Their nations, after teaching them essential education of Monotheism.

 

These nations were ruined and destroyed one by one because they did not obey their existing Prophet/Messenger (peace be upon Them). Among the group of those Prophets (peace be upon Them), Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) was appointed to prevent the tyrant copts of Egypt, whose cruel and refractory king was Pharaoh, from their tyranny upon the Children of Israel. Like the nations of earlier Prophets (peace be upon Them), they were ruined and destroyed also who did not obey Moses (peace be upon Him) and He succeeded in setting the Children of Israel free from the grasp of copts.

 

Those happenings begin from this verse, which were faced by Moses (peace be upon Him) at the time of fight against Pharaoh. It is commanded that Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) came unto Pharaoh with the Message of Allah Almighty and said: I have been sent by the Lord of this world and am His Messenger. It is my duty to convey His Message up to you correctly. There will be no mistake, adulteration or temperament from me side. I have clear proofs of my Prophet-hood, after which, there should be no doubt in my truth. O Pharaoh! Give up those tyrannies, which you have oppressed upon the Children of Israel and let them go with me, so that I may colonize them in their actual native land and teach them “how to live like humankind”.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)