Quran Chapter 17 – 101 (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1849) درس قرآن
Knowing God by His Favors
Surah Baniii ‘Israaa-‘iil (The Children of Israel) – 17
‘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)
وَلَقَدْ ءَاتَيْنَا مُوسَىٰ تِسْعَ ءَايَٰتٍۭ بَيِّنَٰتٍ فَسْـَٔلْ بَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ إِذْ جَآءَهُمْ فَقَالَ لَهُۥ فِرْعَوْنُ إِنِّى لَأَظُنُّكَ يَٰمُوسَىٰ مَسْحُورًا 101
|101. And verily We gave unto Moses nine tokens, clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty); do but ask the Children of Israel how he came unto them, then Pharaoh said unto him: Lo! I deem thee one bewitched, O Moses.||101. Wa laqad ‘aatayNaa Muusaa tis-‘a ‘Aayaatim- Bayyi-naatin fas-al Baniii- ‘Israaa-‘iila ‘iz jaaa-‘ahum fa-qaala lahuu Fir-‘awnu ‘innii la-‘a-zunnuka yaa-Muusaa mas-huuraa.|
If the mankind desire to know God Almighty, they can know by His favors – which begin with effect from the birth; up to the death. No such moment comes in their life when the Favor of Allah Almighty has not been being conferred upon them. Its most minimum limit of thanks-giving is that no moment of life should be spent in disobedience of The Creator. To inform the mankind about the Straight Path, He sent down His Prophets (peace be upon them) and Scriptures. At the end, He sent Chieftain of the entire prophets, Muhammad as His last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), bestowed unto him; His last Scripture (Holy Qur’an), in which that actual matter “Knowing God Almighty” has been manifested very clearly and the way of its implementation has been explained; which all ancient Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) used to explain before the people of their times. It is such Grace of God Almighty which is not given the required importance by many people.
It is commanded: Before this, We sent Moses unto the Children of Israel as Our Messenger (peace be upon him). They all were under the control of Pharaoh. Allah Almighty gave nine tokens (Miracles) to Moses (peace be upon him) as a clear proof of his Messenger-hood. Therefore, he (peace be upon him) went unto Pharaoh, showed him the signs of God’s Sovereignty and said: Release the Children of Israel and believe in Allah Almighty. But that wretch person did not pay any attention and replied: This all is a bewitching game and you show these tricks yourself with the power of magic.
Pharaoh used to consider himself greatest and the flatterers used to follow him thoughtlessly. So Pharaoh did not hear the conversation of Moses (peace be upon him) and disregarded the tokens produced by him (peace be upon 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).