Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Keeping conspiracy with external enemies

Lesson # 1116 from Holy Qur-’aan

Keeping conspiracy with external enemies

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 81a of 129, Section – 11 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

81a.  Those who were left behind rejoiced at sitting still behind the Messenger of Allah, and were averse to striving with their wealth and their lives in Allah’s Way, and they said: Go not forth in the heat! 81a.  Farihal-mukhalla-fuuna  bimaq-‘adihim  khilaafa  RasuuLillaahi  wa kari-huuu  ‘any-yu-jaahiduu  bi-‘amwaali-him  wa  ‘anfu-sihim  fii  Sabii-Lillaahi  wa  qaaluu  laa  tanfi-ruu  fil-harr.        

 

Lesson

 

In the collective development of the nation, the Hypocrites interrupt as much that it is not committed by any other. Apparently these people show that they are with you (the community), also they remain ahead than others in acknowledging one’s superiority without understanding. But their hearts hate the collective activities. Resultantly, when any important occasion of congregational work comes, at that time; they desire to keep aloof from supporting the community by making lame excuses and evade in such a way, which cannot be given any importance by a sincere person.

 

They neither wish to provide any financial aid for public welfare works and nor bear any physical trouble, although they reap advantages of various sorts by the means of community, but keep conspiracy with external enemies against it. And often they persuade them that “Attack on our country, we shall help you (the enemies) and leaving the people of own country, we shall join you openly”.

 

Nowadays too, nearly every country is facing such people. And in the beginning of Islam, the Muslims had to bear many troubles and hardships due to this kind of people. However, because national and congregational balance was weighty, due to which; they were defeated; otherwise they had left no stone unturned from their side to ruin the Muslims. It has been explained in this verse that, what they did at the time of preparation for the Battle of Tabuuk.

 

It is commanded that their hearts were never with the Muslims. At such occasion, when it was demanded that they should sacrifice their lives and wealth (both) for supporting the nation and go forth, then their spirits were left and by making excuses, they came unto the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) for taking permission to stay at home.

 

Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) permitted them considering that they were speaking the truth. Then they were very happy and began to say the people: Who have told you to travel in the deserts and forests during such hot weather?

 

Consider thoughtfully for a while, the entire nation is trying collectively to save their honor and name, and these people are thinking about hot and cold. Such people are selfish who prevent the nation from going forth, only for their temporary comfort and ease.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Clear Command about asking forgiveness

Lesson # 1115 from Holy Qur-’aan

Clear Command about asking forgiveness

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 80 of 129, Section – 10 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

80.  Ask forgiveness for them (O Muhammad), or ask not forgiveness for them; though thou ask forgiveness for them seventy times Allah will not forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk. 80.  ‘Istagfir  lahum  ‘aw  laa  tas-tagfir  lahum.  ‘In  tastagfir  lahum  sab-’iina  marratan  falany-yagfi-rAllaahu  lahum.  Zaalika bi-‘annahum  kafaruu  Billaahi  wa  RasuuliH.  Wallaahu  laa  yahdil-  qawmal-faasiqiin.     

 

Lesson

 

The Hypocrites molested the Muslims very much in Madinah. These unlucky people used to stir the public against Islam. But whenever they were asked, they used to belie clearly. It was far from the manners of Allah’s Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) that he would have punished someone due to only doubt; without proof.

 

At last, when their evil techniques crossed the line, then it was revealed in the Holy Qur-‘aan for information about their (Hypocrites) wicked deeds. Therefore, mention about their impostures and iniquities have been running with effect from previous verses. In this verse, it is indicated that the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) should reduce social relationship with them.

 

It is commanded that their evil habits have crossed the line. Supplication for their forgiveness is useless. They have been accursed by Heaven. If you ask forgiveness for them seventy times, even then Allah Almighty will not forgive them. What; if they claim before you that they are Muslims, they do not believe in their hearts. Neither they believe in Allah Almighty, nor in the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). They disobey the Commands of God Almighty fearless, and as soon as they go out of screen, deny the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) publicly. While their hearts do not believe in Allah Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), then which thing can prevent them from arrogance in Their Grace. God Almighty does not show Guidance to those people who disobey His Commands fearless.

 

The Commentators explain that Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) understood from this verse that it has been indicated that interaction with the Hypocrites should be reduced. Even then, when after revelation of this verse, Abdullah bin Ubayy died, the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) prayed for his forgiveness and offered his funeral prayer.

 

Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) caused to draw attention of the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) towards this verse. He (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) said: It is Will of Allah Almighty, forgive him or otherwise. I have not been prevented clearly, therefore, being a Muslim, I ask forgiveness for him. Then another verse was revealed; in which, it was prevented clearly. After that, Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) asked never forgiveness for the Hypocrites.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Hypocrites deride the Believers on almsgiving

Lesson # 1114 from Holy Qur-’aan

Hypocrites deride the Believers on almsgiving

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verses – 78 & 79 of 129, Section – 10 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

78.  Know they not that Allah knoweth their hidden secret and their whispering, secret and that Allah is the Knower of Things Hidden.

 

79.  Those who point at such of the believers as give the alms willingly and such as can find naught to give but their endeavours, and deride them. Allah (Himself) derideth them; and theirs will be a painful doom.

78.  ‘Alam  ya’-lamuuu  ‘annAllaaha  ya’-lamu  sirra-hum  wa  naj-waahum  wa  ‘annAllaaha  ‘Allaamul-guyuub. 

 

79.  ‘Allaziina  yalmi-zuunal-mut-tawwi-‘iina  minal-  Mu’-miniina  fis-sadaqaati  wallaziina  laa  yajiduuna  ‘illaa  juhdahum  fa-yaskharuuna  minhum.  Sakhi-rAllaahu  minhum  wa  lahum  ‘azaabun  ‘aliim.    

 

Lesson

 

‘Al-mut-tawwi-‘iina – (giving alms with open heart, being generous), this word is plural of mutawwi-‘un. Its origin is taw’. Taw’ means “to perform any work wholeheartedly and pleasantly whether that is not incumbent”. ‘Ittawwa-‘un is another form of tatawwa-‘un, and this word has passed in Surah ‘Al-Baqarah.

 

Specific recognition of the Hypocrites is that they want to keep good their apparent conduct; so that everyone remain happy from them. And apparently; by keeping all people satisfied, they prepare extreme schemes of evil against any individual or people.

 

When their planning is disclosed, then they appease the opponents by wheedling. But they consider that they have kept them befooled, and their hidden secrets cannot be known by anyone. Only Allah Almighty is Aware of their hidden secrets.

 

It has been commanded in this verse that those people do not believe in Allah Almighty, because they are fearless that nobody knows their hidden secrets. While; only Allah Almighty knows that which is hidden in the hearts and they have denied Him, then from whom they would have to fear? Backbiting against the people should be their habit in such circumstances.

 

Therefore, the Hypocrites say about them who give alms with open heart that “They have lost their senses. They die for celebrity show and wish that they should be praised”. And whoever gives alms in accordance with his extent, they say about him: Applying blood on body, he considers “My name is included in martyrs”.

 

Those people should understand carefully that Allah Almighty has loosened them. He knows their secrets and consequently they will be seized in severe torment, but they have been deceived from apparent condition of the world and do not know that they have been cutting their own root.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Breach of covenant and making lies affect

Lesson # 1113 from Holy Qur-’aan

Breach of covenant and making lies affect

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verses – 75 to 77 of 129, Section – 10 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

75.  And among them are some who made a covenant with Allah (saying): If He give us of His Bounty we will give alms and become of the righteous.

 

76.  Then when He gave them of His Bounty, they became niggardly and they turned back, and they were backsliders indeed.

 

77.  So He hath put as a consequence hypocrisy into their hearts, till the Day, whereon they shall meet Him, because they broke their covenant with God, and because they lied.

75.  Wa  minhum-man  ‘aaha-dAllaaha  la-‘in  ‘aataanaa  min  fazliHii  lanas-sadda-qanna  wa  lanakuu-nanna  minas-Saalihiin.

 

76.  Falammaaa  ‘aataa-hummin-  fazliHii  bakhiluu  bihii  wa  ta-wallaw-wa  hum-mu’-rizuun. 

 

77.  Fa-‘a’-qabahum  nifaaqan-  fii  quluubihim  ‘ilaa  yawmi  yal-qaw-naHuu  bimaaa  ‘akhla-fUllaaha  maa  wa-‘aduuhu  wa  bimaa kaanuu  yakzibuun.                   

 

Lesson

 

‘A’-qaba – (brought back), it is past tense, origin of which is ‘a’-qaab, which has been derived from ‘aqab. ‘Aqab means “behind, back etc. ‘A’-qaab means “to produce another thing after the first”.

 

A man named Tha’-lbah bin Hatib requested to the Messenger of God Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam): Ask from God Almighty earnestly that He give me of His Bounty in abundance, so that I give alms more than enough from it.

 

The Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) commanded him: Spend for good works from that which Allah Almighty has given you already. There is no need to do more.

 

But he persisted. Then God’s Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) prayed for him and he was blessed with wealth and property; so much that he colonized a separate dwelling for himself out from the village. And falling under congregations and Fridays (prayers) was given up by him. When collectors of the poor-due (Zakaat) were sent by the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) for collection, he evaded by feigning.

 

It is commanded: Some people are those who make covenant in the beginning that: If we are given much wealth, then we shall give alms. But as soon as they receive a Bounty, close down their fist. Its consequence is that God Almighty creates hypocrisy in their hearts. Breach of covenant and making lies affect.

 

It has been mentioned about that person who afterwards; came being afraid; for paying the poor-due, but Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) did not accept it, and said: We are not needy of your Zakaat.

 

After the departure of the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), Abu Bakr Siddique, Umar Farooq and Uthman Ghani (all three Companions – May Allah be pleased with them) did not accept his Zakaat. At last, during the Deputy-ship of Uthman Ghani (May Allah be pleased with him) he died.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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Lessons from Holy Qur'an

No protecting friend and no helper of disbeliever

Lesson # 1112 from Holy Qur-’aan

No protecting friend and no helper of disbeliever

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 74b of 129, Section – 10 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

74b.  And they sought revenge only because Allah as well as His Messenger had enriched them of His Bounty. If they repent it will be better for them; and if they turn away, Allah will afflict them with a painful doom in the world and the Hereafter, and they will have no protecting friend nor helper in the earth. 74b.  Wa  maa  naqamuuu  ‘illaaa  ‘an  ‘agnaahu-mUllaahu  wa  RasuuluHuu  min-  fazliH.  Fa-‘iny-yatuu-buu  yaku  khay-rAllaahum.  Wa  ‘inyyata-wal-law  yu-‘azzibhu-mUllaahu  ‘azaaban  ‘aliiman,  fiddunyaa  wal-‘Aakhirah.  Wa  maa  lahum  fil-‘arzi  minw-waliy-yinw-wa  laa  nasiir.               

 

Lesson

 

It was commanded in the previous verse that these open and hidden enemies should not be relaxed, they must be threatened at every occasion, because their manners are not as such that they are permitted to do whatever they wish; or any favor is shown for them.

 

After that, their some devilish actions were disclosed that they falsify Islam abundantly before the common people, but when such news reach the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), they come running and say by swearing: We have never spoken like this.

 

Beyond this, when they heard that the Muslims have been coming back from (the Battle of) Tabuuk, they planned to blockade them in a hilly path by hiding their faces with shields; so that they may not be known, and assaulted suddenly on the Muslims, with the intention that; if possible; they should kill the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) (God forbid) and finish all this story.

 

But those wretched people were defeated worse; and the devoted Companions (May God be pleased with them) of the Messenger fought against them bravely and compelled them to run away. Though they could not recognize them that who they were. Now its supplement is being described.

 

It is commanded that with the Grace of God Almighty and fortune of His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), their condition has been justified than ever. They have been enriched by Their kindness and dwell in peace and safety under the shadow of Islam. In return, these ungrateful people molest the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and the Muslims as much as they can.

 

In such circumstances, these inflexible people do not deserve any relaxation. They would have to know the Value of Safety and Peace. If they abstain from their obstinacy; then it is good, otherwise, they will be punished in the world and the Hereafter so much severely that they will be crying out, but they will have neither any protecting friend and nor any helper in the earth.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The obstinate get courage from soft behavior

Lesson # 1111 from Holy Qur-’aan

The obstinate get courage from soft behavior

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verses – 73 & 74a of 129, Section – 10 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

73.  O Prophet! Strive against the Disbelievers and the Hypocrites! Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is Hell, a hapless journey’s end.

 

74a.  They swear by Allah that they said nothing (wrong), yet they did say the word of disbelief, and did disbelieve, after their Surrender (to Allah); and they purposed that which they could not attain.

73.  Yaaa-‘ayyuhan-Nabiyyu  jaahidil-Kuffaara  wal-Munaa-fiqiina  wag-luz-‘alayhim.  Wa  ma’-waahum  Jahannam.  Wa  bi’-sal-  masiir.

 

74a.  Yahli-fuuna  Billaahi  maa  qaaluu.  Wa  laqad  qaaluu  kalimatal-kufri  wa  kafaruu  ba’-da  Islaa-mihim  wa  hammuu  bi-maa  lam  yanaaluu.         

 

Lesson

 

Jaahid – (strive against), it is a word of command from the word Jihad. Meanings of Jihad have already been explained in the past (to try and strive). It has been commanded in this verse that you should strive against the Disbelievers and the Hypocrites.

 

To strive against someone is a particular form of common Jihad, that is to say; trying best for the purpose that the opponent should refrain, all at once or consequently, from those actions and deeds which are hazardous for the humanity.

 

In this verse, it is commanded that you should deal the Disbelievers and the Hypocrites hard, that is to say; you should not compromise with them, but be harsh.

 

In Islam, atmosphere of mutual friendship and politeness surrounds all around. In it, every individual is a standard-bearer of bilateral forgiveness and hospitality. And Messenger of God Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) desired to establish this environment in the Arabian territory and through the Arabs, in the entire world by means of His Commands and Behavior.

 

But many crooked people of the Arab did not let this system establish in the beginning and opposed. Even that the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) was instructed by means of the Revelation that there is a need of predominance on stubborn people by influence and fighting.

 

Therefore, it is commanded that these obstinate Disbelievers, who are open enemies of Islam, will not accept in this manner. They become more courageous for committing mischief due to more loosening. Be harsh with them from all around, so that they remain influenced.

 

And the Hypocrites do not fight openly, so there is no change of war against them. But prove with your behavior that they are the worst stubborn people. Their punishment is the Fire of the Hell on the Day of Resurrection, which is the end of a hapless journey.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Gardens of Eden

Lesson # 1110 from Holy Qur-’aan

The Gardens of Eden

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 72 of 129, Section – 9 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

72.  Allah promiseth to the believers, men and women, Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever-blessed dwellings in Gardens of Eden. And – greater (far)! – acceptance from Allah. That is supreme triumph. 72.  Wa-‘adAllaahul-Mu’-miniina  wal-Mu’-minaati  Jannaatin-  tajrii  min  tahti-hal-‘anhaaru  khaali-diina  fiihaa  wa  masaa-kina  tayyi-baatan-  fii  jannaati  ‘Adn.  Wa  Riz-waanummi-nAllaahi  ‘akbar.  Zaalika  huwal-faw-zul-‘aziim.    

 

Lesson

 

‘Adnin – (dwelling place, abode), Eden is the place, house, lodging or room, which is someone’s own permanent abode or residence, not any hotel, inn or temporary staying or dwelling place. A mankind feels pleasure at such time when the place of rest and ease is; of one’s own. Otherwise, none can get comfort or pleasure for ever in hotels and inns.

 

It is commanded that the true Believers of God Almighty (men and women) have determined strongly that they will dwell in the world according to the Commands of Allah Almighty and Sayings of His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), and made up their minds that they will never commit any such work, which is not allowed in accordance with the Divine’s Law.

 

They have intended: We shall help one another mutually in good works, enjoin the right, forbid the wrong, establish the worship of Allah Almighty timely and according to prescribed manners, pay regularly the poor-due (Zakaat) for supporting the poor and needy people, and we shall remain ready every time to sacrifice our wealth and lives to abide by the Commands of God Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam).

 

It is obvious that for acting upon this program, they would have to give up many worldly amusements, recreations and long runs, from which there is no good result but only waste of time. Moreover, those are so much attractive things that many people of good sense are allured.

 

Remuneration for Believers against all these things will be that they will be provided luxuriant, shady and fresh-blooming Gardens for ever, which will never be ceased from them, and in those Gardens, there will be permanent abode for them, not temporarily. For their dwelling, there will be clean and neat rooms and palaces, and the biggest prize for them will be that Allah Almighty will assure them: I am pleased with you and I am happy.

 

There is no prosperity and success above this. And it is the remuneration of believing without wrangling and get ready in all sorts for obeying the Commands of God Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), which is easy to say but performing is as much difficult that there is no difficult work in the world than it, if the heart is not truly fond of it.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Necessary works for the Believers to be done

Lesson # 1109 from Holy Qur-’aan

Necessary works for the Believers to be done

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 71 of 129, Section – 9 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

71.  And the Believers, men and women, are protecting friends one of another. They enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish worship and they pay the poor-due, and they obey Allah and His Messenger. As for these, Allah will have mercy on them. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise. 71.  Wal-Mu’-minuuna  wal-Mu’-minaatu  ba’-zuhum  ‘awli-yaaa-‘u  ba’-z.  Ya’-muruuna  bil-ma’-ruufi  wa  yanhawna  ‘anil-munkari  wa  yuqii-muu-nas-Salaata  wa  yu’-tuunaz-Zakaata  wa  yutii-‘uunAllaaha  wa  Rasuulah.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  sayar-hamuhu-mUllaah.  ‘InnAllaaha  ‘Aziizun  Hakiim.

 

Lesson

 

Characteristics of the Hypocrites and fixed punishments for them were explained, so now, on the contrary to them, the characteristics of the Believers and the distinguishing gifts for them are being described.

 

It is commanded that the Believers, whether they are men or women, they all have a particular characteristic mutually that they are protecting friends, condolatory and supporters one of another. They enjoin for those works, which are beneficial for the entire mankind, but forbid from those works, which lead the human beings unto the disasters. They remember God Almighty every time. And for God’s remembrance, they establish congregational prayer. They are not niggards; but pay the prescribed portion of their wealth as poor-due for the help of the needy and indigent people. They neither rebel, nor transgress and nor disobey, but bow their heads before the commands of God Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam).

 

In short, every habit of the Believers is opposite to the Hypocrites. Therefore, certainly their consequence will also be totally opposite to them. God Almighty cursed the Hypocrites, whereas He will be Merciful on the Believers. Allah Almighty is Omnipotent and He will requite every individual according to personal (good or evil) deeds.

 

The Hypocrites were warned that they might not be saved from the wrath of God Almighty, because they know the consequence of the people like them have passed away before them. Therefore, they should learn from their circumstances. At the end, the Believers have been informed: You will be rewarded surely for that lifestyle which you adopted during your life time. In addition, the biggest reward for you will be that God Almighty will be content from you. And you will be away from His wrath and curse for ever.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Pleasantness of life will be useless in the Hereafter

Lesson # 1108 from Holy Qur-’aan

Pleasantness of life will be useless in the Hereafter

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 70 of 129, Section – 9 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

70.  Hath not the news of those before them reached them – the folk of Noah, Aad, Thamud, the folk of Abraham, the dwellers of Madian and the over thrown cities? Their Messengers (from Allah) came unto them with proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty). So Allah sure wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves. 70.  ‘Alam  ya’-tihim  naba-‘ulla-ziina  min  qablihim  qawmi-  Nuuhinw-wa  ‘Aadinw-wa  Samuuda, wa  qawmi  ‘Ibraahiima  wa  ‘As-haabi  Madyana  wal-Mu’-tafikaat.  ‘Atat-hum  Rusuluhum  bil-bayyi-naat.  Famaa  kaa-nAllaahu  liyaz-limahum  wa  laakin  kaanuuu  ‘anfusa-hum  yaz-limuun.           

 

Lesson

 

God Almighty commanded in the previous verse that condition of   habitual negligence of the Hypocrites and being entangled only in pleasantness of this life by them, is the same as of those disobedient people, who were before them. Whereas, how much portion of the world has been given to them, certainly that is very less than that, which was given to those who passed away before them. But lifestyle of these people is the same as of those. Considering that only this world is everything, and their thinking that “being entangled in the temporal confusions is the actual gain of life” is just like those people who have passed away.

 

Ultimately, they should think about the consequence of ancient people. How they have become fearless from it that they may also suffer from disasters as the old people suffered. In this verse, the intention has been drawn particularly unto those special nations, which belonged to former times.

 

It is commanded: How is it possible that these people would not have known the circumstances of those nations, which have elapsed in the countries around their country. The folk of Noah (peace be upon him) rebelled and they were ruined by a storm of water. The people of Aad were proud and arrogant, so they were destroyed by wind-storm. The Thamud became obstinate; therefore they were killed by an unseen scream. The folk of Madian, who are also called “As-haabul Aykah” fell with the face down by earthquake and thundering sound.

 

Stories of all above mentioned people were discussed in Surah ‘A’-raaf and further description will come about them in the next lessons also. Mu’-tafikaat is name of villages of the folk of Lot. Land of those people was overthrown and stones were rained over them.

 

Allah Almighty commands that those people were ruined due to their habitual negligence and intransigence. We did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves. The Hypocrites should fear “whether their resurrection may not be like them”.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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Lessons from Holy Qur'an

They enjoyed their lot, you enjoyed yours, and both prated

Lesson # 1107 from Holy Qur-’aan

They enjoyed their lot, you enjoyed yours, and both prated

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 69b of 129, Section – 9 of 16 (Part – 10)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 

69b.  Thus they enjoyed their lot awhile, so ye have enjoyed your lot awhile even as those before you did enjoy their lot awhile; and ye prate even as they prated. Such are they whose works have perished in the world and the Hereafter. And such are they who are the losers. 69b.  Fas-tamta-‘uu  bi- khalaa-qihim  fas-tamta’-tum  bi-‘ khalaa-qikum  kamas-tamta-‘alla-ziina  min  qabli-kum-  bi-khalaa-qihim  wa khuztum  kallazii  khaazuu.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  habitat  ‘a’-maaluhum  fid-dunyaa  wal-  ‘Aakhirah.  Wa  ‘ulaaa-‘ika  humul-khaasiruun.     

 

Lesson

 

It was indicated in the previous verses that the people should learn from the circumstances of those who have passed off from this world. In this verse, it has been described that behavior and condition of the both (the people who are existing now and those who have departed), is equal.

 

It is commanded that those people who were before you, they enjoyed according to their wishes with that which they had, and they did never think about the result. Now you should behold yourselves that; what have you been doing? The things which have come in your portion, are not more than of them. They were physically stronger than you. More property, assets and wealth of the world they possessed than you.

 

Having everything less than them, you have been celebrating merriments like them, being ignorant and intoxicated. Your character is the same as of those people. They had forgotten God Almighty and His Omnipotence being intoxicated in their power, strength, property and wealth. Like them, you have also been entangled in the worldly matters and do not care for the Cause of Allah Almighty.

 

Then, you observed: What was happened with them? Their strong bodies, wealth and property could not save them from the punishment of God Almighty. Being inferior to them in all these matters, you have also been entangled in the problems of the world like them. Think for a moment! While even excessive worldly things could not save them, then how can these a few things save you from the torment of God Almighty?

 

Certainly, all deeds, done by them, were of no avail. Neither anything was useful for them in the world and nor on the Day of Resurrection. If you wish to see the people; who have been entangled in loss and scarcity, then observe them. Learn from their circumstances. Correct your character and fear Allah Almighty.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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