Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Messenger enjoins for that which is right

Lesson # 931 from the Noble Quran

Messenger enjoins for that which is right

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

 Stage – 2, Verse – 157a of 206, Section – 19 of 24 (Part – 9)

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BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with them; he enjoins on them that which is right and forbids them that which is wrong and he makes lawful for them all good things and prohibits for them only the foul; and he relieves them of their burden and the fetters that they used to wear.                      ‘Allaziina  yattabi-‘uunar-Rasuulan-Nabiyyal-‘Ummiyyallazii  yajiduunahuu  maktuuban  ‘indahum  fit-Taw-raati  wal-‘Injiil.  Ya’-muruhum  bil-ma’-ruufi  wa  yan-haahum  ‘anil-munkari  wa  yuhillu  lahumut-tayyi-baati    wa  yuharri-mu  ‘alayhimul-khabaaa-‘isa  wa  yaza-‘u  ‘anhum  ‘israhum  wal—‘aglaa-lallatii  kaanat  ‘alayhim.    

Lesson 

‘Al-‘Ummiyyi – it is a betrothed noun, which can be betrothed towards three things: ‘Ummun (the Mother), ‘Ummul-quraa (Mecca, Makkah) and ‘Ummah (the Nation).

 

‘Ummun (the Mother) – according to this meaning, it aims that “Exactly the same; as born from the womb”, that is to say; neither learned from anyone, nor read and nor can write.

 

‘Ummul-quraa (Mecca, Makkah) – Resident of Makkah,

 

‘Ummah (the Nation) – As Illiterate, as the other common people of Arab were.

 

It was described in the previous verse that only those people deserve the particular Mercy of Allah Almighty who fear God Almighty and ward off evil, who are liberal and believe in Allah Almighty. In this verse, another attribute of those people have been mentioned, which must have.

 

It is commanded that another condition along with the above is that: they should follow the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), Who neither can read nor write but the Prophet, mention of Which exists in their Scriptures i.e. Torah and Gospel. And they should follow whatever He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) say to them.

 

This Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) enjoins on them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong and commands them that; all good things are lawful for them, so they should eat and drink them, but they should keep themselves away from those things; which are impure, foul and stinking. And He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) sets up for them convenient methods by removing stringent restrictions.

 

Obviously, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is such Messenger that, Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) supplicated that His nation should be given highest degree in the world and the Hereafter. Allah Almighty said in response: They should fear Allah, ward off evils, be generous and believers, and they should obey the Sayings of last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) when He will come in the world, because dignity of both worlds (this world and the Hereafter) has been specified for them only who will follow the Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and recognize Him from those Signs which will be revealed with His Teachings.

 

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

Believing in the Revelations of God

Lesson # 930 from the Noble Quran

Believing in the Revelations of God

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

 Stage – 2, Verse – 156b of 206, Section – 19 of 24 (Part – 9)

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BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

He said: I smite with My punishment whom I will and My mercy embraceth all things. Therefore I shall ordain it for those who ward off (evil) and pay the poor-due, and those who believe Our Revelations.                     Qaala  ‘azaabiii  ‘usiibu  bihii  man  ‘ashaaa’.  Wa  Rahmatii  wasi-‘at  kulla  shay’.  Fasa-‘aktubuhaa  lillaziina  yatta-quuna  wa  yu’-tuunaz-Zakaata  walla-ziina  hum-  bi-‘AayaatiNaa  yu’-minoon.    

Lesson

Allah Almighty commanded to Prophet Moses (peace be upon His) after hearing His supplication: My wrath and My Mercy is not specified for any particular nation, class, sect, tribe or community. Its concern is with personal deeds of every individual.

                                                   

Mercy is for everyone and every time in any form, but punishment is only for those people whose acts become worst entirely. Anguish is not subdued upon anyone at every time. However, My Mercy embraces every creature at every time.

 

Moreover, as You (Moses – peace be upon Him) wish for Your nation i.e. the Children of Israel, that they should remain superior to all other people in the world as well as in the Hereafter and gain the respect of both worlds, so We have specified this Mercy for only those people who try to abstain from ill-deeds having fear of Allah Almighty, who pay some portion of their wealth to the needy and poor people (poor-due and alms), and who know Us (God Almighty) by reciting Our Revelations and observing Our Tokens and believe; that aim of Allah Almighty to manifest the Revelations and Token is; that the mankind should recognize Him. Human being should accept Him Creator, Lord and Master of own and entire creatures.

 

It found that existence of anything in the world is not possible without His (God’s) common Mercy, whereas, the special Mercy, which means goodness of both worlds, superiority and respect of this world and the Hereafter, that is only for the human being, but it is specified with some conditions, some of which are as under:  

 

  • Being saved from the evil deeds. It means that movements like animals, that is to say; jumping, merry-making, fighting, wandering uncontrolled and freely, eating and drinking like the cattle, fulfilling the desire, takes the humankind away from specific Mercy of Allah Almighty.

 

  • Hoarding not the wealth, but paying out from it a portion for the poor and helpless people. It aims that ambition of the wealth is basis of disgrace and misery.

 

  • Recognizing Allah Almighty by listening to His Revelations and observing His Signs and believing in Him. Without belief in Allah Almighty, human being cannot attain peace.

 

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)