Quran Chapter 15 – 2 to 5 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1655) – درس قرآن
Mankind should rise from the dream of unmindful-ness
Surah ‘Al-Hijr – (The Rocky Tract) – 15
‘A-‘uu-zu Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)
رُّبَمَا يَوَدُّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ لَوْ كَانُوا۟ مُسْلِمِينَ 2
ذَرْهُمْ يَأْكُلُوا۟ وَيَتَمَتَّعُوا۟ وَيُلْهِهِمُ ٱلْأَمَلُ فَسَوْفَيَعْلَمُونَ 3
وَمَآ أَهْلَكْنَا مِن قَرْيَةٍ إِلَّا وَلَهَا كِتَابٌ مَّعْلُومٌ 4
مَّا تَسْبِقُ مِنْ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلَهَا وَمَا يَسْتَـْٔخِرُونَ 5
Previous verses, which are in the beginning of this Chapter, are a best Lesson for the Muslims of these days. At first, these verses were caused to hear the honorable people of Makkah, whose quickness of perception and sagacity was very sharp in understanding the matters of worldly life. They were commanded: If you use your sense correctly then you will know that this prosperity of the world is not for always. It was described to them: To rouse the mankind from the dream of unmindful-ness, Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has brought unto you the Message of God Almighty. He will cause to hear you the Word of your Lord.
Holy Qur’aan explains before you that if you did not choose the correct Path, then very soon, misfortunes and calamities would be descended on you. The Infidels of Makkah did not pay any attention to these Sayings. The only reason was that they were rich and had luxurious things. The common people used to obey and respect them. They could not understand that these entire things would be snatched from them and they would suffer from calamities.
It was the result that from which calamity they were being frightened; later on that was descended. Their wealth was seized and they were disgraced. Their friends and supporters came to an end in their presence. At last, they also were off. In addition they bought the calamity of the Doomsday. We should think: Whether is our condition not as of those, even being Muslims? Whether have we not forgotten the commandments of Holy Qur‘aan, being overjoyed on our wealth?
Alas! It seems that the person, who possesses some wealth, does not care others. He turns away from Holy Qu’aan, determines that restrictions of the religious Law of God are a trouble only; and says that “these are for the poor and worthless fellows. Rich people are not indigent to give up newly invented things of amusement and sports; and become priests”.
Alas! Is this behavior different from the behavior of the Infidels of Makkah? If not, then it is a place of extreme fear. There is none who may protect save Allah Almighty.
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).