Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Compassion from God’s Presence and purity

Quran Chapter 19  12b to 15 (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-1932) درس قرآن

Compassion from God’s Presence and purity

Chapter Maryam (Mary) – 19

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

 

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

يَٰيَحْيَىٰ خُذِٱلْكِتَٰبَ بِقُوَّةٍ وَءَاتَيْنَٰهُ ٱلْحُكْمَ صَبِيًّا 12

وَحَنَانًا مِّن لَّدُنَّا وَزَكَوٰةً وَكَانَ تَقِيًّا 13

  وَبَرًّۢا بِوَٰلِدَيْهِ وَلَمْ يَكُن جَبَّارًا عَصِيًّا 14

 

  وَسَلَٰمٌ عَلَيْهِ يَوْمَوُلِدَ وَيَوْمَ يَمُوتُ وَيَوْمَ يُبْعَثُ حَيًّا 15

 

12b.  And We gave him Wisdom when a child-

 

13.  And compassion from Our Presence, and purity. And he was devout-

 

14.  And dutiful toward his parents, and he was not arrogant, rebellious.

 

15.  Peace on him the day he was born, and the day he dieth and the Day he shall be raised alive!

12b.  Wa  ‘aatayNaahul- Hukma  sabiyyaa.

 

13.  Wa  hanaanam-milladun-Naa  wa  zakaah.  Wa  kaana  taqiyyaa.

 

14.  Wa  barram-  bi-waalidayhi  wa  lam  yakun  jabbaaran  ‘asiyyaa.

 

15.  Wa  Salaamun  ‘alayhi  yawma  wulida  wa  yawma  yamuutu  wa  Yawma  yub-‘asu  hayyaa.

 

(Section 1)

 

Commentary

 

When Prophet John (peace be upon him) was born, he was intelligent and wise with effect from the beginning. He (peace be upon him) used to remain away from playing and needless matters, distinguish between good and bad things, and avoid from evil deeds. He (peace be upon him) was very soft-hearted, obedient, righteous, and used to treat the entire people with kindness and benevolence. By birth, his heart had been filled with love and fear of Allah Almighty. After reciting the Scripture of God Almighty (Torah), he used to understand well its aim and meanings. From the matters which were forbidden in it, he used to abstain, and perform those works for which it was commanded in Torah. He was very obedient of his parents, neither a persistent and nor an obstinate. He was pure from arrogance and mischief. Allah Almighty sent unto him Divine Revelation and kept him safe from confusion and dissatisfaction with effect from his birth to death and even after death to the Day of Resurrection.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Habit of Zachariah

Quran Chapter 19  11 & 12a (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-1931) درس قرآن

Habit of Zachariah

Chapter Maryam (Mary) – 19

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

 

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

فَخَرَجَ عَلَىٰ قَوْمِهِۦ مِنَ ٱلْمِحْرَابِ فَأَوْحَىٰٓ إِلَيْهِمْ أَن سَبِّحُوا۟ بُكْرَةً وَعَشِيًّا 11

يَٰيَحْيَىٰ خُذِٱلْكِتَٰبَ بِقُوَّةٍ وَءَاتَيْنَٰهُ ٱلْحُكْمَ صَبِيًّا 12

 

11.  Then he came forth unto his people from the sanctuary, and signified to them: Glorify your Lord at break of day and fall of night.

 

12a.  (And it was said unto his son): O John! Hold fast the Scripture.

11.  Fa-kharaja  ‘alaa  qawmihii  minal-mihraabi  fa-‘awhaaa  ‘ilayhim  ‘an sabbiHuu  bukratanw-wa  ‘ashiyyaa.

 

12a.  Yaa-Yahyaa  khuzil-Kitaaba  bi-quwwah.

 

Commentary

 

At last that moment reached and the token appeared. It was habit of Zachariah (peace be upon him) that he used to preach and advise the people. According to custom; he came out for the same purpose but could not speak. He (peace be upon him) was not sick but quite healthy. He (peace be upon him) understood that mercy of Allah Almighty has been descended.

 

It has been mentioned in this verse that when Zachariah (peace be upon him) came out before the people from the sanctuary, he signified and said: Be thankful to Allah Almighty for His bounties in the morning and in the evening, that is to say, you should repeat with tongue “Sub-haanAllaah” (Good God, Heavens be praised). In short, tongue of Zachariah (peace be upon him) could not work, but he continued telling the people with signals that which was possible to explain.

 

Ultimately, after completion of the period of pregnancy, John (peace be upon him) was born and brought up among the righteous people. When he became able to use his sense properly, at that time he became a virtuous young man. Allah Almighty appointed him as a Prophet and he began to do the work of his father Zachariah (peace be upon them) i.e. preaching and advising the people. An Angel brought a Message from Allah Almighty that: O John! Your father has become old and feeble. Allah Almighty has bestowed you power and physical strength. You are a young man. You should use your entire strength for acting upon the commandments mentioned in the Scripture of God (Torah) and persuading the people also to follow the same. Now this work is not in your father’s control. Now you should take over this responsibility with determination and courage at the place of your father.

 

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).