Lesson # 690 From Holy Qur’aan
God hath in truth had mercy on him, from whom retribution is averted
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verses – 16 & 17 of 165, Section – 2 of 20 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|16. He from whom (such retribution) is averted on that Day, He (Allaah) hath in truth had mercy on him. And that will be the signal triumph.
17. If Allaah touch thee with affliction, there is none that can relieve therefrom save Him, and if He touch thee with good fortune (there is none that can impair it); then He is Able to do all things.
|16. Many-yusraf ‘anhu yawma-‘i-zin faqad rahimaH. Wa zaalikal-fawzul-mubiin.
17. Wa ‘iny-yam-sas-KAllaahu bi-zurrin falaa kaashifa lahuuu ‘illaa Huu. Wa ‘iny-yam-saska bi-khayrin- fa-Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-‘in- Qadiir.
The pattern of terrible agony has been described in such a manner in this verse, which will be suffered by the disbelievers on the Day of Resurrection, that dictation of any other cannot explain so much beautifully, and that, there is none helper in the calamity save Allaah Almighty. So you should beg in front of Him, if you want anything. That, which you will obtain, will be with His Mercy. Everything is in His Power. No power has any other person that he may do something for you.
It is commanded that if someone entangled in the punishment (bodily pains, trouble, restlessness, distraction, perception of despair and helplessness will bring the soul at the stage of half-dead), on the Day of Resurrection, it will be very difficult for anyone to come out from it. There is none that can relieve therefrom save Allaah Almighty.
It has been indicated in the verse that none can save from the pain and hardship of the Day of Resurrection except Allaah Almighty. The person, who will be saved, will escape only due to the Mercy of Allaah Almighty. This matter will be manifested upon everyone on the Day of Resurrection like the daylight, because when every person will observe one’s near relatives, friends and familiars running away from oneself, will find them fallen into “each one for itself”. Kinsmen and women, friends and familiars, the teacher and the chief, the saint and the friends of God Almighty will answer that “We are unable to do something”.
The people will report every Prophet and Messenger (from Adam to Muhammad including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David and Jesus (peace be upon Them) turn by turn, and request to help them. Every Prophet and Messenger (peace be upon Them) will reply them that they cannot help them. In the last, all of them will produce themselves in the court of last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) will be present in the Court of Allaah Almighty and request, “I may kindly be permitted to mediate and recommend the creature”.
On the Day of Resurrection, everyone will find entirely powerless and helpless to the whole like Angels, Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them), human beings, spiritual guides, Saints, lords and demons etc. (the entire creatures). But by mentioning about that Day, Holy Qur’aan wishes to cause to engage the attention in this side that everybody should understand today, in this world, and believe that all above-mentioned are helpless and powerless save Allaah Almighty, and don’t beg for anything from anyone. Believing in Allaah Almighty means, “you are sure that none can do for you anything except Him”.
If the human being has such certain belief in this world as he would be known on the Day of Resurrection, then it will be called “’Iimaan bil gayb” (Belief in the hidden world), that is to say; to consider only Allaah Almighty as one’s Doer and Supplier of the wants, and to supplicate only from Him. The consequence of such belief will be that the Believer will be bestowed with the deliverance from the punishment.
It is commanded that trouble, pain, calamity, distress (the entire) is from the side of Allaah Almighty. Neither has any person any power to hurt anyone but He, and nor anyone can remove any detriment without Him. In the same manner, ease, pleasure and goodness are also from His side. Neither anyone can cause to gain anyone save Him, and nor can supply any want, because everything is in His Power. Without Him, the whole are helpless and humble. But the stupid people of this time, ask His servants to help at the time of difficulty, leaving Allaah Almighty. They have fixed many kinds of customs. They say, “the help, which we want from the Prophets (peace be upon Them) and the Saints (‘Awli-yaa’) (may Allaah be merciful on Them) is for the purpose that none can climb on the room without a stair. It is replied that obedience of the commands of Allaah Almighty is its stair, and He has ordered that you should not call anyone for help except Him.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)