Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Following the Right Guidance


Quran Chapter 22  67 & 68 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2131) درس قرآن

Following the Right Guidance

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)

لِّكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ جَعَلْنَا مَنسَكًا هُمْ نَاسِكُوهُ فَلَا يُنَٰزِعُنَّكَ فِى ٱلْأَمْرِ وَٱدْعُ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ إِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ هُدًى مُّسْتَقِيمٍ 67

وَإِن جَٰدَلُوكَفَقُلِ ٱللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ 68

 

67.  Unto each nation have We given sacred rites which they are to perform; so let them not dispute with thee of the matter; and summon thou unto thy Lord. Lo! Thou indeed followest Right Guidance.

 

68.  And if they wrangle with thee, say: Allah is Best Aware of what ye do.

67.  Li-kulli  ‘ummatin  ja-‘alNaa  mansakan  hum  naasikuuhu  falaa  yunaazi-‘unnaka  fil-‘amri  wad-‘u  ‘ilaa  Rabbik.  ‘Innaka  la-‘alaa  Hudam-Mustaqiim.

 

68.  Wa  ‘in-  jaadaluuka  faquLillaahu  ‘A’-lamu  bimaa  ta’-ma-luun.

 

Commentary

 

Mansakun – (sacred rites, certain way, place), it is from the noun of place, derived from the word nasak. Nasak means “a way, to choose a path”. Naasik is the Subject from the same which means “worshiper, adorer”.

 

It is commanded: Those ancient nations which passed away, for them; Allaah Almighty had prescribed a way of worship, so that the people may acquire His pleasure by choosing that Way. A Way for the Nation of Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) (Muslim Ummah) has been prescribed also, that they should worship Him like this and deserve His willingness. Therefore, you should say to these people that they should not quarrel in this matter. It is in the power of Allaah Almighty that He describes the Way of His worship as He desires. No one has any right to find faults in it. They should understand it carefully that while they have believed in Allaah Almighty then they should worship Him and be grateful to Him as He commands. No individual should make any amendment in His commandments.

 

Then Allaah Almighty commands to the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him): These people are ignorant. You should not care their objections. However you should summon them continuously unto the obedience of their Lord. You have been going on the Right Path. After causing to understand them clearly, if even then they criticize the prayer, the poor-due, the fast, the pilgrimage and the sacrifice; and wish to amend into them by themselves, then you should say to them: Allaah Almighty is Aware of your tricks. Your cleverness will not be useful before 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).

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