Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Purification of Allah’s House


Quran Chapter 22  26 & 27 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2106) درس قرآن

Purification of Allah’s House

Chapter Hajj” – (The Pilgrimage) – 22

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

 

وَإِذْ بَوَّأْنَا لِإِبْرَٰهِيمَ مَكَانَ ٱلْبَيْتِ أَن لَّا تُشْرِكْ بِى شَيْـًٔا وَطَهِّرْ بَيْتِىَ لِلطَّآئِفِينَ وَٱلْقَآئِمِينَ وَٱلرُّكَّعِ ٱلسُّجُودِ 26

وَأَذِّن فِى ٱلنَّاسِبِٱلْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالًا وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ ضَامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِن كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ 27

 

26.  And (remember) when We appointed for Abraham the Place of the Holy (House), saying: Ascribe thou nothing as partner unto Me, and purify My House for those who make the round (thereof) and those who stand and those who bow and make prostration.

 

27.  And proclaim unto mankind the Pilgrimage. They will come unto thee on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every deep ravine –

26.  Wa  ‘iz  bawwa’-Naa  li-‘Ibraahiima  Makaanal-Bayti  ‘allaa  tushrik  bii shay-‘anw-wa  tah-hir  Baytiya  lit-Taaa-‘ifiina  wal-Qaaa-‘imiina  war-Rukka-‘is-Sujuud.

 

27.  Wa  ‘azzin  finnaasi  bil-Hajji  ya’-tuuka  rijaalanw-wa  ‘alaa  kulli  zaamiriny-ya’-tiina  min-  kulli  fajjin  ‘amiiq.

 

Commentary

 

Rukka-‘is-Sujuud – (Rukka-‘in is plural of Raaki’, which means “the person who bows), and (Sujuudi is plural of Saajid, which means “the person who makes prostration)

 

Rijaalan – (moving on foot), it is plural of Raajilun, which has been derived from rajalun. Rajalun means “to go forth on foot”. Raajilun means “the man who moves on foot”.

 

Fajjin – (Ravine –deep hollow between hills), plural of this word is fijaajun, which has passed in Suratul-‘Ambiyaaa’ (Chapter 21).

 

‘Amiiqun – (deep), origin of this word is ‘umqun, which means “depth, the path which leads far off; is also called ‘amiiq.

 

Ya’-tiina – {those (lean camel) come}.

 

It was described in the previous lesson that preventing the people, who come unto the Inviolable Place of Worship for worshiping, is transgression. Masjidil-Haraam (the Inviolable Place of Worship) is that entire courtyard, which has been surrounding the Square Building at Makkah. In this verse, there is mention concerning the Foundation of the Square Building.

 

It is commanded: The Place of the Holy House (the Square Building) was constructed by Messenger Abraham (peace be upon him) and We had indicated him concerning the correct Place of its construction. And We said: This Square Building will be built here on the condition that none should be adored here save Allaah Almighty. It should be purified from the evil act of infidelity and plurality, so that the slaves of Allaah Almighty may stand, bow and make prostration before their Lord. Proclaim among the entire human beings that they should come here for its Pilgrimage on foot and riding on lean camels from all around, whether they live near this place or come from very far off area.

 

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).

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