Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Spreading evil thoughts

Quran Chapter 24: Intro (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2193) درس قرآن

Spreading evil thoughts

Chapter Nuur” – (Light) – 24

‘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)

 

In accordance with the series, this is twenty fourth Chapter of Holy Qur’an, which contains nine Sections. It was revealed in Madinah. It was named Suratun-Nuur because there is mention in it concerning the Light of Allaah Almighty, which shines in those neat and clean houses; in which mention of Allaah Almighty is remembered every time. All verses of this Chapter were revealed in Madinah. Ways of keeping domestic and collective life pure and chaste have been described in it. Punishment of unlawful sexual relationships has been prescribed. Law of punishment about spreading evil thoughts on account of doubt and suspicion concerning the women of chaste families has been explained. Difficulty of the husband, who accuses to his wife of un-chastity, has been solved. During the fifth year after flight from Makkah to Madinah, at the occasion of the Battle of Bani Abdul-Mustalaq, some hypocrite people began to spread groundless suspicion concerning Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her). Devilish conjectures did their work and some Muslims too began to stagger in this connection.

 

The mountain of grief and sadness was broken over Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her). Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) had been suffering from deep thought and his mind was surrounded by abundant uneasiness. Common Muslims had also been entangled in confusion. At last some verses of this Chapter were revealed during those days, in which such people were rebuked who did spread the suspicion and the Muslims were instructed that they should escape from suspicions concerning selected slaves of Allaah Almighty; otherwise they will be punished very severely. Evidence regarding acquittal and chastity of Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) was recorded in the verses of Holy Qur’an for always. Muslim men and women were instructed that they should adopt chaste life, and its way was explained. Convenience of remarrying was caused to understand to the widows. Manners of keeping the Islamic society pure from depravities, suspicions and stupid matters have been described in it.

 

Then it was commanded: Beauty of the earth and the heavens is by the means of the Light of Allaah Almighty; otherwise there is nothing save the darkness. You should praise your Creator and be engaged wholeheartedly in His obedience. It has been promised with the Muslims in this Chapter that empire of the earth will be bestowed to them, so that they may get opportunity of spreading blessings and excellences of Islam in the world. Moreover, way of dwelling altogether mutually has been narrated. And it has been instructed that they should respect the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and behave with him politely.

 

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

The signs of Belief

Quran Chapter 23: Review (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2192) درس قرآن

The signs of Belief

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)

 

On previous lesson, Suratul-Mu’-minuun (Lessons from Chapter twenty three) went to an end. Now we should think concerning those treasures which have been filled in it and what should we learn from it. First point which has been described in this Chapter is that success and well being will be for those people who will believe. Belief is not only the name of verbal claim, but that is a hearty condition, due to which some following habits become prominent:

 

  1. Greatness and awe of Allaah Almighty, by which silence and humility can be produced in the prayer.

 

  1. Abstinence from useless matters as spam sports, useless debates, fights and disputes etc.

 

  1. Paying the poor-due properly.

 

  1. Safety of private parts, so that any shameful sin is not committed. Sensual wishes should be fulfilled only according to the Divine Way of Religion, and no one should cross its lines.

 

  1. Bearing the trust in mind and fulfilling mutual agreements.

 

  1. Prayer should be offered timely and regularly.

 

These are Signs of Belief. Those Believers who will abide by these instructions, they will be successful in the world and on the Day of Resurrection.

 

After that, it was commanded: Having Belief in Allaah Almighty is foundation of all good habits which is not too much difficult. Birth of human being, arrangements for his food and drinkables, growing of various kinds of grains, fruits and vegetables, mankind’s possession over the cattle and other animals – such entire things open the windows of the sense of a person who thinks that Allaah Almighty is Rightful. Seasonal changing condition of the earth, its dearth in the beginning and then freshness after raining, and another life of the mankind after death – are sufficient for producing the Belief. Moreover, for the guidance of the human sense, the Prophets (peace be upon them) came in the world, whose work was to teach the mankind about chaste life, doing good works and harmony.

 

After that, it has been explained that in the world, having belief in Allaah Almighty, His Prophets (peace be upon them) and the Day of Resurrection, doing good works, escaping from tyrannizing over anyone is the straight path. By choosing this path, a mankind can be successful in the both worlds. Ascribing plurality to Allaah Almighty is portent of ill-fortune and it breaks the right subject. Anguish of Allaah Almighty comes in the world due to wicked deeds of the human being. The Believers should seek protection from the wrath of Allaah Almighty.

 

Abode of idolaters and disbelievers will be Hell in the Hereafter. At the end, it has been described to the mankind that he has not been created useless in the world. He will not be sent back again in this world. The people should do now whatever they wish to do, otherwise they will grieve. At the end of the chapter, it has been caused to hear the decision that the Infidels will never prosper. You should pray for Allaah’s forgiveness and His mercy.

 

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).