Quran Chapter 23: 8 to 11 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2147) درس قرآن
Oppressing the creation
Chapter “Mu’-minuun” – (The Believers) – 23
‘A-‘uu-zu Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)
(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)
They heard the verses of Holy Qur’an attentively and accepted immediately that Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is Messenger of Allaah Almighty. And then whatsoever he said, they bore in mind and underwent all calamities. By this means they got so much strength that the entire rebellious people of the world bent down before them. At first; they defeated the refractory people of Makkah in the Battle of Badr and then conquered the entire Arab. After that they moved out and finished those great and powerful empires of the world which had been doing wrong and oppressing the creation of Allaah Almighty in various ways. The people of the world drew in breathe of satisfaction. Entire people considered them their saviors and welcomed them cordially. There is no doubt in it that they proved themselves as it was in the beginning.
Let us discuss now about that conduct and behavior which was taught by Allaah’s Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and Holy Qur’an. At first it was described to them that they should believe in Allaah Almighty and have faith that there is no other Patron or Protecting Friend of them save Him. They should be hopeful of His favor, fear His wrath, and should not care about anyone. None can harm you if Allaah Almighty is pleased with you. Then it was commanded: You should establish worship, be humble before Allaah Almighty by having His fear in your hearts and bowing before Him. After that it was commanded: Many matters in the world are vain and absurd, you should shun from them and try to escape from the people who have been involved in such matters.
Then it was commanded: The people from you who are rich, they should pay the poor-due from their wealth to the needy and helpless people.
After that it was commanded: They should guard their modesty, control their lustful and sexual desires, should not become brute or devil. They should keep their mutual matters correct, bear in mind their trusts and covenants. By this their entire matters will become proper.
Then timings of prayers were fixed and they were instructed that they should pay heed to their prayers. So they began to act upon these instructions physically, heartily and by sacrificing everything of theirs. Therefore, they got success in the world, as well as they deserved the Paradise in the Hereafter too. Slowly and gradually Islam became perfect. Everything like – Farz (compulsory), Wajib (obligatory), Mustahab (preferable), Makruh (disgusting) and Haraam (forbidden) have become obvious. But later on, it is not known that why the Muslims gave up actual matters and began to choose the matters of others than in Islam. So it is the reason that they are in worse condition.
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).