Lessons from Holy Qur'an

This your religion is one religion


Quran Chapter 23: 51 & 52 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2168) درس قرآن

This your religion is one religion

Chapter Mu’-minuun” – (The Believers) – 23

‘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)

 يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلرُّسُلُ كُلُوا۟ مِنَ ٱلطَّيِّبَٰتِ وَٱعْمَلُوا۟ صَٰلِحًا إِنِّى بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ عَلِيمٌ 51  وَإِنَّ هَٰذِهِۦٓ أُمَّتُكُمْ أُمَّةً وَٰحِدَةً وَأَنَا۠ رَبُّكُمْ فَٱتَّقُونِ 52

 

51.  O ye messengers! Eat of the good things, and do right. Lo! I am Aware of what ye do.

 

52.  And lo! This your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your duty unto Me.

51.  Yaaa-‘ayyu-har-rusulu  kuluu  minat-tayyibaati  wa’-maluu  saalihaa.  ‘InNii  bimaa  ta’-maluuna  ‘Aliim.

 

52.  Wa  ‘inna  haazihiii  ‘umma-tukum  ‘ummatanw-Waahida-tanw-wa  ‘Anaa  Rabbukum  fatta-quun.

 

Commentary

 

‘Ummatan – (Ummat, nation), this word has been used at various places in Holy Qur’an. Plural of this word is “’Umam”, which means “nations, races”. It aims “to unite, to gather”. After collecting many forces; men or objects, putting them to work on one side. ‘Ummatun  means “that source or instrument by which; many things become one thing after bringing them together and turn towards only one object, whether that is a mankind, a collection of principles or union of many people”. Therefore at one place it means “one person”, at other places it means “religion, religious faith, a nation, and it is used for a group of people also; on the condition that they may guide others. One more word “’Imaam”, close to it is used for “Scripture, Faith, Religion, Messenger, Guide and Established Order. Here it aims “the Religion and its followers”.

 

In this Scripture (Holy Qur’an), the Messengers (peace be upon them) have been informed about their duty, which is that they should show themselves as a pattern of living in this world (a model role of life) and discipline the mankind by their conduct and behavior that they should dwell in the world in such manner that their (next) life of the Hereafter is arranged. Its formula is that they should purify their food and drinkables from impurity and violence. They should do always good works and care about it that Allaah Almighty is Aware of their entire works. It is the matter unto which they (peace be upon them) should cause to incline the entire people and unite them on it. It is the human religion, fundamental faith of which is that “Allaah Almighty is our Lord, Who will punish due to wicked deeds”.

 

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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