LESSON # 135 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Own Good Acts Will Be Useful
Verse –134 of 286, Section – 16
Those are a people who have passed away. Theirs is that which they earned, and yours is that which ye earn. And ye will not be asked of what they used to do
Tilka ‘ummatun- qad khalat. Lahaa maa kasabat wa lakum- maa kasabtum. Wa laa tus-‘aluuna ‘ammaa kaanuu ya’-maloon.
Tilka ‘ummatun – (Those are a people, a religious sect) it signifies towards the Ancestors of the children of Israel, of whom they used to get names and used to claim as their followers, although this claim of theirs was wrong. These astray, unlucky people had no relation with those great respectable Prophets (peace be upon Them) except their names.
The children of Israel were much proud that they were from the race of Prophets (peace be upon Them). So they had made this false faith themselves that there is no need of personal good acts. It is sufficient for freedom from the Hell being out of the children of the Prophets (peace be upon Them). They thought that the God Almighty transfers the good acts of father towards children with His blessing. Due to this wrong faith they had become careless entirely from doing the good acts, and had involved in all kinds of sins, evildoings and disobedience.
The Holy Qur’an cut the root of their false belief and commanded about the law of God Almighty that each individual and group will get what he has earned himself. Neither the good act of someone reaches the other nor will anyone be answerable for evildoing of the others. Relationship of the Ancestors will neither be useful without one’s personal try and nor freedom can be gotten. There is great lesson for them who have been fallen into the trap of misunderstanding, “Although we have not done good acts, even then the good acts of our Ancestors will be useful for us, and our this world and Hereafter will be arranged”. The Holy Qur’an tells that from good acts of your Ancestors you can not get advantage. You should take care yourself and follow Them. Their lives are roll model of good acts for you. By following them you will be able to do good deeds.
Out of us if any body will be involved in this misunderstanding that greatness of good birth or relation with any pious person may be sufficient for him then he should let this thought to get out from his heart. Only one’s personal deeds will be useful in front of Allah Almighty. All the human beings will be responsible for their duties and responsibilities.
Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org)