LESSON # 327 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Efficacy Of Lord
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran – 3)
Verse – 1& 2 of 200, Section –1 (Part – 3)
‘A-‘uu-zu Billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-Rajiim
Purpose to reveal this verse is that a group of Christians from Najraan came to Messenger of Allah (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). These people were convinced about godhead of Jesus (peace be upon him). They used to say him “son of God” (let us flee to God) and believed in trinity. When the conversation began, Messenger of Allah (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) proved that Jesus (peace be upon him) was a servant of Allah Almighty. Allah Almighty is pure from it that He is nourished in the womb of any woman, and after birth He eats and drinks like common humankind, (I seek shelter of Allah Almighty from Satan the outcast). Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) told that belief of Christians is baseless in which they say, “Jesus (peace be upon him) was hanged and died restlessly (let us flee to God).
Messenger of Allah (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said, “you do not know that ‘Allaahu laaa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyuum (Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal), He can never die, He bestowed body to the entire creature. Contrary to Him Jesus (peace be upon him) will certainly die, and it is clear that how can he keep up other creature who cannot keep his own existence?
Listening it, they all became silent. Then Messenger of Allah (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said, “if you have still any doubt then come, let us come out bringing our children (yours’ and ours’) and supplicate from God Almighty, “curse upon the liar”. They requested that they would reply after consultation with each other. Accordingly, they consulted among themselves that, “this person is Messenger of God (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), if we shall oppose him in this manner, wrath of God will break in upon us. So it is better for us to go back to our homes”. Therefore, they went back to Najraan.
‘Alif-Laaam-Miiim – (short verses), it was explained in LESSON # 15 of HOLY QUR’AAN (Surah AL-BAQARAH – 2 ABSOLUTE LETTERS Verse – 1 of 286, section -1). To say something certainly about its meaning is difficult. The saints have described different meanings. Well-known saying is that ‘Alif-Laaam-Miiim is substance of ‘Ana-Allaahu ‘a’-lamu (I, Allah am the best Knower). In short, Allah Almighty has rejected the beliefs of Christians in above-mentioned verse. Their following three Articles of Faith were famous: (let us flee to God)
- Trinity (with the union of God, Jesus and Holy Spirit it becomes God).
- Jesus (peace be upon him) is God. He has come in the shape of humankind.
- Jesus (peace be upon him) is son of God.
The words ‘Allaahu laaa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huvitiated the first article of faith. Then the words Hayyul-Qayyuumproved that the second and third articles of faith are also wrong, because Jesus (peace be upon him) was born from the womb of a woman. As though, he (peace be upon him) was indigent of his mother for his birth. Moreover, while transitory is also for him (peace be upon him), then he (peace be upon him) cannot be Qayyuum(the Eternal), so how can he (peace be upon him) be Allah (God) Almighty?
Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)