Quran Chapter 16 – 125 to 128 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1778) درس قرآن
Life of this world is only of a few days
Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16
‘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)
Lessons from Suratun-Nahl (Chapter “the Bee”) reached to an end. At first it was commanded that the life of this world is only of a few days. Therefore ignoring all other works, your first duty should be to know Allah Almighty, Who created the mankind, made the cattle obedient to human beings, by which they get milk, wool and honey etc. He caused to rain by which He produced many-colored flowers, various kinds of fruit from the earth, and from the seas; He bestowed fish, pearls and many other precious things. Then He taught the art of piloting a boat and ship, made the sun, moon, stars, mountains and rivers etc. a source of benefits for you. How much Bounties of Allah Almighty will you count which are uncountable? While you have believed in God Almighty, then you should follow the religion which He has confirmed and prove by your saying and conduct that only the Believers of Allah Almighty can be most correct in their manners and habits. Then it is commanded: when you will believe in Allah Almighty and obey His commandments, then your life of this world will be correct as well as you will be in comfort and ease on the last Day too. And if you will disbelieve and choose conjecture paths, then you will face the worst condition in the world; later or soon, and on the Day of Resurrection; you will have to suffer from extreme pain and trouble.
After that, it is commanded: Understand the summary of the Religion of Allah Almighty first of all. He commands to do justice, a favor and generosity, and He prevents from immorality, unsuitable talks, violence and trespassing. You should present the religion of God Almighty before the people with wisdom and fair exhortation, and reason with them in the better way, which should be pure from disgusting and exciting matters. If any person causes trouble for you in the way of preaching, then you should return like for like only and should not use force and tyrannize more than it. However, if you endure on other’s violence patiently, verily it is better for the patient. We should pray before Allah Almighty for His help for endurance, put our trust in Him and should not grieve on ill-manners of the people. He proclaims clearly: We are with those people who follow Our commands, save themselves from evil deeds and try their best to do good works.
It is known from this Chapter that Owner and Organizer of this world is Allah, The Most High. Mankind is His caliph. Some are such people in the world who are assemblage of excellence and a complete role model for human society. Actually they are the viceroys of Allah Almighty. When the society will become in accordance with their pattern then that will be caliph of Allah Almighty after them. Out of them, first biggest pattern of society was Abraham (peace be upon him) and after him, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him).
Praise be to Allah, lessons from the third stage of Holy Qur’an completed.
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).