Lesson # 605 From Holy Qur’aan
That has been Expounded, which You used to Hide
Surah Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)
Verses–15 &16 of 120, Section – 3 of 16 (Part–6) –Stage – 2
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|15. O People of the Scripture! Now hath Our Messenger come unto you, expounding unto you much of that which ye used to hide in the Scripture, and forgiving much. Now hath come unto you Light from Allaah and a clear Scripture-
16. Whereby Allaah guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of peace; and He bringeth them out of darkness unto Light by His decree, and guideth them unto a Straight Path.
|15. Yaaa-‘Ahlal-Kitaabi qad jaaa-‘akum RasuuluNaa yubayyinu lakum kasiiram-mimmaa kuntum tukhfuuna minal-Kitaabi wa ya’-fuu ‘an- kasiir. Qad jaaa-‘akum-minAllaahi Nuurunw-wa Kitaabum-Mubiin.
16. Yahdii biHIllaahu manit-taba-‘a Rizwaana-huu subulassalaami wa yukhriju-hum-minaz-zulumaati ‘ilan-nuuri bi-‘iznihii wa yahdiihim ‘ilaa Siraatim-Mustaqiim.
Ya’-fuu– (to forgive, to let go), it is from ‘ufw, which means “to remove, to dismiss”. Nuurun – (the Light), here it aims “Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), Messenger of Allaah Almighty, Who is Remover of the darkness. Subul – (paths), it is plural of sabiil, which means ‘path, manner, obervance’. Subulassalaam – (paths of peace, in which no difficulty or hardship comes before). Zulumaatu – (darkness), it is plural of zulumatun – here it aims “uncertainty, doubt, hesitation, suspicion”, which prevents a person from work.
In the previous lessons, it was told about the Jews and the Christians that none of them fulfilled their covenants, which they made with Allaah Almighty and His Messengers (peace be upon Them). But they changed many commands, which were mentioned in their Scriptures i.e. Torah and Gospel. Now they do not know that what they have to do. Until they are in the world, they will be going astray.
It has been commanded in this verse that if the Jews and the Christians want to arrange their lives, remain with peace and to be saved from the punishment of the Day of Resurrection, then they should listen to Our Message.
The Message is: “O the People of the Scripture! The Last Messenger of Allaah Almighty; that is to say; Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has come unto you and brought the last Scripture of Allaah Almighty i.e. Holy Qur’aan, in which there are many such commands, which you have forgotten, and many of them, which you used to hide, have been disclosed clearly. And much commands, which were not compulsory and you have included them into your Scriptures, those have been abolished. And the paths of peace and safety have been opened for those people, who want to get good pleasure and willingness of Allaah Almighty”. There are some more lessons also for the Muslims, so that they may reap advantage entirely from This Light.
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’an published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)