Quran Chapter 17 – 104 (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1851) درس قرآن
Need of changing the conduct
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)
وَقُلْنَا مِنۢ بَعْدِهِۦ لِبَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ ٱسْكُنُوا۟ ٱلْأَرْضَ فَإِذَا جَآءَ وَعْدُ ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ جِئْنَا بِكُمْ لَفِيفًا 104
|104. And We said unto the Children of Israel after him: Dwell in the land; but when the promise of the Hereafter cometh to pass We shall bring you as a crowd gathered out of various nations.||104. Wa qulNaa mim- ba’-dihii li-Baniii ‘Israaa-‘iilas-kunul-‘arza fa-‘izaa jaaa-‘a wa’-dul- ‘Aakhirati ji’-Naa bikum lafii-faa.|
Lafii-fun – (wrapped, folded, collected promiscuously from all parts, a mixed multitude, a crowd), this word is an adjective from laffun, which means “to gather after wrapping” lafiif means “a big crowd of people and groups”.
It is commanded: After destroying Pharaoh along with his people, We said to the Children of Israel: Now you are entirely free in the land and can live as owners of your will and matters. Now Egypt is lying vacant for you and on the other side, the Country of Syria is not far from you. Even then if you did not change your conduct and character but died during doing wicked deeds and did not repent of sins, then you should remember it that the last stage “The Hereafter” is not yet over. Certainly Allah Almighty will fulfill His promise. He shall reproduce you and your enemies too after death. And those entire human beings who ever lived in the world before us or who will come after us, will be assembled in one field. Then faiths and deeds of all of them will be examined separately and they entire will find reward or punishment in accord with personal conduct. You should never consider that only this world is everything and nothing will happen after death. This misunderstanding has ruined many people before you. If the Messengers (peace be upon them) of Allah Almighty had not drawn intention of the human beings unto the Day of Resurrection, then the entire mankind would have been ruined very earlier. Moreover, even after death, they would have been entangled in deadly calamities for always.
It seems from this verse that perfect belief in the Day of Resurrection is also necessary along with having faith in Allah Almighty, His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and His last Scripture (Holy Qur’an) that the entire (ancient and coming in future) mankind will be reproduced after death. And accounts of every individual will be reckoned properly whatsoever they have done during worldly life. Without belief in the Hereafter, the mankind’s worldly life can never be correct.
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).