LESSON # 2 HOLY QUR’AAN
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
TThree names have been mentioned in this verse.
1. ALLAH is a name which is used only for HIM. No other body can be called with this name. It is HIS personal name. ALLAH is the Life who created the entire universe, like earth, skies, rivers, Mountains, vegetations, minerals & fossils, moon, sun, star etc. Moon and stars twinkle with HIS Power. Birds fly with HIS order. HE causes to rain and grows all kinds of productions.
2. RAHMAAN (The BENEFICENT) is HIS acquired name. It is a declaration of HIS common Pity that HE feels pity over HIS entire creature. HIS air, rains and other kindnesses are equal for all, good and bad. HE gives us a lot of precious prizes without requesting.3. RAHIIM (The MERCIFUL) is 2nd acquired name of ALLAH and declaration of HIS particular mercy. HE gives particular rewards to HIS servants. HE grants 70 steps in exchange for goodness. In the sayings of Messenger (peace be upon Him) of ALLAH it comes that whenever He (peace be upon Him) began any work, first of all He, The Messenger (peace be upon Him) recited Bismillahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim. Whenever we have to start any work with HIS name, then, as though we shall say that my heart is pure, my intention is sincere, my cause is higher, I am servant of only ALLAH and displeased from infidelity. If ALLAH is The BENEFICENT and The MERCIFUL, then we should trust on HIS mercy. We should not lose the spirit, We should not withdraw cowardly. When we shall trust in ALLAH like this, then we shall succeed in every field of work. So the Messenger (peace be upon Him) guided us ,”If on beginning of any work Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim is not recited, then GOD’s prosperity would not include in that work and resultantly heart of the person would not satisfy from it.
Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh,
& translated By
Muhammad Sharif Fauji Lahore