Quran Chapter 10-106a (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L-1336) – درس قرآن
Profiting and hurting is in God’s Power only
Surah Younus (Jonah) (peace be upon him)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|106a. And call not, beside Allah, unto that which cannot profit thee nor hurt thee,||106a. Wa laa tad-‘u min- duu-Nillaahi maa laa yanfa-‘uka wa laa yazur-ruk.|
It has been described in the previous verses that Islam is collection of the articles of faith and deeds, and its aim is that the Belief should be made strong by causing to accompany the above mentioned both things. The articles of faith are a form of knowledge, therefore, in other words, summary of Islam would be that knowledge and practice (both) should be molded on the correct way, so that by means of them; the Belief may be tried to make strong.
It is known from above mentioned statement that “Soul of Islam is Belief”, and its body is “correct knowledge and practice”. Portion of knowledge is called Tawhiid (Oneness of God), and portion of practice is called Religion. For entering into Islam, verbal admission of Tawhiid, and intention of molding one’s all deeds towards the religion Islam, is sufficient. If one have faith in Tawhiid (Unity); that is called Belief. As much the Certainty will increase, so much the Belief will be strong.
It is commanded: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)! You should not call any person beside Allah, because only that Individual should be called Who may have power to profit or hurt, and it is useless to call such person who does not have power of profiting and hurting. Calling Allah only; makes the Tawhiid (believing the Unity of the Deity) strong, and by it, the Belief becomes perfect.
There are two separate portions of Tawhiid (Oneness):
- Adopting separation from all fabricated gods of the people of the world; and asserting of loathing from their worship.
- When any mankind calls, he should call Allah Almighty only; and bear in mind carefully that there is none beside Allah Almighty; who may have power to profit or hurt to anyone. Then calling others and asking them for help is useless because only Allah Almighty has power of giving life and causing to die, profiting and hurting are also under His jurisdiction. Therefore it is useless to see any other, leaving 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). https://youtu.be/qsRnfxuI6lg