Quran Chapter 10-105 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L-1335) – درس قرآن
Declining from belief in others
Surah Younus (Jonah) (peace be upon him)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|105. And, (O Muhammad) set thy purpose resolutely for religion, as a man by nature upright, and be not of those who ascribe partners (to Allah).||105. Wa ‘an ‘aqim waj-haka lid-Diini hanii-faa. Wa laa ta-kuu-nanna minal-Mushrikiin.|
It is commanded that after leaving self-invented gods of the people of the world and inclining unto Allah Almighty, it is duty of every Muslim that they should live in accord with the prescribed religion of Allah Almighty. Therefore, O Our Messenger (grace, glory, blessing and peace be upon Him)! You should teach the Muslims now “that they should hold fast the religion of God Almighty wholeheartedly; by giving up all other ways of dwelling, and cast their deeds according to it. However it is incumbent that you should think every time that you are saved from ascribing any partner to God Almighty. Your Belief will get promotion; if you will perform with such consideration, which is actual purpose of a Muslim’s life”.
We learnt from this verse that Islam is a collection of some articles of faith and deeds, from which; object of Belief is to be strengthened. Its summary is that one should believe in Oneness of God, which has two sides:
- Declining from belief in others as gods save Allah Almighty.
- Determination that my Worshipped is Allah Almighty only.
After that, one should begin to follow immediately the prescribed instructions of the Religion. It can be learned by following the Path (Words and Deeds) of the last Messenger of Allah Almighty, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), because He has fixed for us a way of living for ever, taking from Holy Qur’aan, name of which is “the Divine Way of Religion (Shara’)” and “the Traditions of the Messenger (Sunnat)” (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).
Prayers (prescribed by law), Fast (abstinence from food), Pilgrimage (Hajj) and Paying the poor-due (Zakaah) are permanent centres of all efforts and deeds of the Muslims. Increasing mutual cooperation and amity, learning and teaching good manners, stopping and preventing from evil deeds, disposing of affairs with justice, abstaining from oppression and violence, helping one another in good works, is very easy for us by remaining engaged in these works. By choosing this form of practice, we should bear in mind every time “escaping from all forms of open and hidden polytheism, and completing our belief in the Unity of the Deity”. It is the source of perfection in Belief, which is the last object of Islam’s entire chain, upon which; goodness of the Day of Resurrection depends.
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/5QE1bJKEvoc