Thursday, 31 October 2013

Folly of Hypocrites



LESSON # 30 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Folly of Hypocrites
Verse – 13 of 286, Section – 2 (Part  - 1)
And when it is said unto them:
Believe as the people believe, they say: shall we believe as the foolish believe? Beware! They indeed are the foolish but they know not.
Wa ‘izaa qiila lahum ‘aa-minuu kamaaa ‘aamanan-naasu qaaluuu ‘a-nu’-minu kamaaa’aa-manas-sufahaaa’. Alaaa ‘innahum hu-mu-sufahaaa-‘u wa laakil-laa ya’-lamuun.

Lesson

An-naas - (The people), The particular people who believe and do not deceive anyone in the matter of faith.

As-sufahaaa’ -  (The foolish), The people who are known as foolish, stupid, silly or nonsense.

       Another habit of the Hypocrites is being discussed in this verse. When they are addressed, “Believe! As the true Muslims believe whole heartedly with purity and sincerity” they reply, “shall we believe as the foolish believe? As it were the Believers are foolish according to their opinion. Near to the Hypocrites, the Muslims want to excel the Truth over a great majority of the infidelity which is entirely impossible. These Hypocrites of Madina were very proud due to their power and strength. They had faith that the poor, strangers and refugee Muslims would not be able to stay against them. They thought that Islam is a game for a few days which will be over automatically. So the people, who are entering into it, are indolent from its end and careless from their benefits.

       Reply to their so saying Allah Almighty commands, “Beware! They indeed are the foolish but they know not”, because the Truth however will overcome. And the deceiver hypocrites will lose forever. 

       It is known at last, that the Hypocrites do not believe on the day of Resurrection. So there is much need of providence to believe on the Day of Resurrection. Some quantity of the pleasure of this world would have to be left for the ease of the second life, which will begin immediately after death, believing on the Doomsday. Hypocrites do not think about the End. They remain careless from the gain and loss which will be forever. So they are the foolish and blockhead. 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Mocking of Hypocrites



LESSON # 31 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Mocking of Hypocrites
Verse – 14 & 15 of 286, Section – 2 (Part  - 1)
14. And when they fall in with those who believe, they say: We believe; and when they go apart to their devils they declare: Lo! We are with you; verily we did but mock. 

15. Allah (Himself) doth mock them, leaving them to wander blindly on in their contumacy.
14. Wa ‘izaa laqul-laziina ‘aamanuu qaaluu ‘aamannaa. Wa ‘izaa khalaw ‘ilaa shayaatiini-him, qaaluu ‘innaa ma—‘akum, ‘innamaa nahnu mus-tahzi-‘uun.

15. ‘Allaahu yas-tahzi-‘u bi-him wa yamuddu-hum fii tug-yaanihim ya’-mahuun.

Lesson

Shayaatiini-him – (Their devils). The word ‘Shaitaan’ has vast meanings
in Arabic language. Mischievous and contumacious are also called devils.
It is applied on the human beings and demons (ghosts) who have the nature
of devils. In this verse ‘Shayaatiini-him’ means the Leaders of the
Hypocrites who had become devils due to their mischief and contumacy.

Mus-tahzi-‘uun – (We mock), ridicule by imitating.

Tug-yaanihim – (in their contumacies)

Ya’-mahuun – (wandering blindly). Here it means the condition of a person
in which he may not see the straight path and wanders hither and thither
blindly.

       Another stubbornness of the Hypocrites is mentioned here that they
being two faced deceived the people. When they met the Muslims, deceiving them and winning their favour said, “ We also believed”. But when they went near their leaders in solitude, said: “We are with you, we deceive the Muslims. They are follies and simpletons. They tell their secrets considering us true and inform about their intentions and plans.”

       Replying them Allah Almighty turned their mock back to them.
Following proverb may be applied here, “As you sow, so shall you reap”.
God Almighty has left them on so much in the worst condition that they are
wandering blindly in their contumacies and struggling in the dark without
Light of the Holy Qur’aan

Astray and Loser



LESSON # 32 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Astray and Loser
Verse – 16 of 286, Section – 2 (Part  - 1)
These are they who purchase
error at the price of guidance, so
their commerce doth not prosper,
neither are they guided.
‘Ulaaa-‘ikallazii-nashtara-wuz-zalaalata bilhudaa: famaa rabihat-tijaaratuhum ‘wa ‘maa kaanuu muhtadiin.

Lesson

Ishtara-wu – (They purchase) to get exchange with the other. This
word is used  for the both ‘buy’ and ‘sell’. Hypocrites have power of choice to accept the Belief. But they choose the way of infidelity and hypocrisy.         

Maa rabihat – (Do not prosper).

      Result of hypocrisy is stated in this lesson that these people go astray leaving the path of guidance. It means that the hypocrites extinguished the Light of humanity due to which every person can get comfort of Eternal Life and goodness. The guidance they had to get, forgot it and grew in themselves bad habits and evil manners. They thought themselves that they had tried to strike a good bargain. Saying oneness of God from their mouths, keeping infidelity in their hearts and being glad on these deeds, how a good wonderful bargaining?

       God Almighty commands that they are losers in this bargaining. They achieved casual and sensual, destroyable advantages spending their entire life. If they would have achieved the comfort of their Eternal Lives was spending their casual lives and wealth in the way of God Almighty, which was a good bargaining. But they have destroyed also their real capital.

       This depravity and lose of hypocrites is the result of their deeds which have been discussed in the previous verses (lessons). 

First Likeness Of The Hypocrites



LESSON # 33 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
First Likeness Of The Hypocrites
Verse – 17 of 286, Section – 2 (Part  - 1)
17.   Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindleth fire, and when it sheddeth its light around him Allah taketh away their light and leaveth them in darkness, where they cannot see.
17.   Masaluhum kamasa-lillazistawqada naaraa. Falammaaa ‘azaaa-’at maa hawlahuu zahaballaahu bi-nuurihim wa tarakahum fii zulumaatil-laa yubsiruun.

Lesson

Masaluhum – (Their likeness). Likeness means an old famous event
which corresponds to any present event and due to its fame the people may understand it quickly and it becomes helpful also for explanation of the present event.

Zulumaat – (Plural of darkness).

       In the years of Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) there were two
kinds of Hypocrites:

 1.   Those, who were the vital enemies of Islam, but they claimed to be the sympathizers and friends of the Muslims with their tongues.

2.   Those Hypocrites who were weak due to their temperament and were neither supporters, nor they opposed Islam. In which side they found their advantage, they put themselves to that side.
      
       These two types of hypocrites are explained in the Holy Quran. In this verse example of first type of hypocrites is being explained.

Example of these people is like a man who lit the fire in the darkness.
 From the light of fire all things around him became bright and he became capable to recognize the difference between profitable and harmful things. But suddenly God snatched his eye-sight. Now he could not see anything while surroundings of him were bright. Just like blinds he is wandering hither and thither and can not get advantages of the Brightness. 

       This example proves fit for the Hypocrites. Before Islam they were
Surrounding in the darkness of infidelity, there was no distinction between good end evil for them. Then candle of Islam was enlightened and they started getting advantages from it, but suddenly all opportunities which they were availing due to Islam, were snatched. Their original face came in front of Muslims. And they did not remain capable to deceive the Muslims. Some of them leaned towards evil leaving the Truth and some were forfeited to get advantage from the Light of Islam due to their personal means. The light of Islam became useless for them in these three conditions and darkness spread everywhere. 

Outcome Of The Hypocrites



LESSON # 34 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Outcome Of The Hypocrites
Verse – 18 of 286, Section – 2 (Part  - 1)
18.    Deaf, dumb and blind,
and they return not.
18.   Summum- bukmun ‘umyun fahum laa yarji-‘uun.

Lesson

Summun – (Deaf; hard of hearing; inattentive). Although the Hypocrites apparently were not deaf but they were called deaf because they did not listen true advices of Islam and rejected them. They listened and show that they have not listened as if they were deaf and did not listen.

 Bukmun – (Dumb; speechless; mute). Even they had tongues but turned away asking the true advices and did not accept the Truth as though they were dumb and had not tongue in their mouths.

 Umyun -    (Blind; unable to see) (plural of Aa’ma). It means blind persons. They were called blind because having their eye-sights they had seen the signs of Allah but didn’t accept.

In this verse outcome of deeds of the hypocrites is being explained.
As after appearing the light of Islam they still adopted the darkness of infidelity. Due to worldly advantages, personal means and carnal desires they didn’t distinguish between good and bad. As according to the natural rule, if the hand is put in fire it burns, similarly because of their perversity and intentionally depravity, their all forces of recognizing the Truth were lost.  Infidelity came over them. They lost the Light of Islam. Allah plundered their Light because of their evil deeds and they went astray in darkness.

       It was the result of not distinguishing between good and bad that having ears they could not listen to the sounds of Truth. Their tongues became dumb due to not asking the right path from anyone. Their eyes became blind due to not seeing the light of Islam. And signs of Allah didn’t affect them.
     
      Openly there are three ways to get knowledge: ear, tongue and eye. Sometime a man gets knowledge by listening, Sometime by asking from someone and sometimes by looking other things by his eyes. But a hypocrite loses his all these three powers due to his revengefulness and haughtiness. And now neither he listens to the sound of any guide, nor asks true knowledge and nor gets any affect seeing signs of the Truth. And now there is no hope of his returning from infidelity to Islam or from darkness to light.

Second Likeness of Hypocrites



LESSON # 35 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Second Likeness of Hypocrites
Verse – 19a of 286, Section – 2 (Part  - 1)
19. Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder and the flash of lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears by reason of the thunder-claps, for fear of death.
19. ‘Aw kasayyi-bim-minas-samaaa-‘i fiihi zulumaatunw- wa ra’-dunw- wa barq. Yaj-‘aluuna ’asaabi-‘ahum fiii ‘aa-zaani-him- minas-sawaa-‘iqi ha-zaral-mawt.

Lesson

Kasayyi-bin – (Like a rainstorm). Heavy rains.

 As-samaaa-i – (The skies). It means exaltations. Every lofty thing which may be either clouds or skies will come in it.

As you have read in a previous lesson that there were two types of hypocrites, first type of the people who were severe enemies of Islam by heart but they claimed as Muslims apparently.

In this verse second type of hypocrites is being explained. They neither enter in Islam whole heartedly and nor leave it due to their weak temperament. But they remain immersed in doubt and perplexity, and can’t make final decision. Likeness of these types of hypocrites is given with heavy rains. There are a lot of benefits in it, barren land becomes fertile, crops move about, canals and streamlets begin to flow. But along with it thunder of clouds which get tremble the hearts and flash of lightening which causes to be dazzled the eyes begins. Very dark darkness spreads over every thing. But still none is enemy of the rains although these happenings.

Islam came with blessing like rains but there are also some difficulties and punctuality with it like prayers, fasting, alms (zakaat), pilgrimage, try and strive and other restrictions/orders of Allah Almighty. The Hypocrites neglect and fear from these restrictions.
Whenever these people saw advantages of Islam, they ran towards it but when the time came to sacrifice, they kept back. Would that these people might have left their doubts, got one way and passed their lives for Islam.

Powerlessness of The Hypocrites



LESSON # 36 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Powerlessness of The Hypocrites
Verse – 19b of 286, Section – 2 (Part  - 1)
And Allah encompasseth the disbelievers (in His guidance).
Wallaahu muhiitum-bil-kaafiriin.

Lesson

Muhiitun – (Encompassed, circumscribed). Here it means that God has circumscribed them with His Knowledge, His Nature and His Divinity.

       As the both types of Hypocrites have been discussed earlier:

1.   Those people who are eternal enemies of Islam by their hearts but they say themselves ‘believers’ and claim to be patrons of the Muslims.

2.   The people who are naturally weak by temperament, cowardice and un- ambitious. They accept impression of that assembly which they attend. If they sit with Muslims, listen their preaching and invitation, look their dignity and success then being terrified enter into Islam. But when they lie down in any trial or difficulty then they return towards infidelity. They are afraid of labour and death.

       At the end of this verse that Allah Almighty is howsoever encompassing these Hypocrites, they run away from Islam only for the sake of saving themselves from labour and death. But God Almighty has complete power and dignity upon them. So how can they protect themselves from death? Islam claims that they should leave carnal deliciousness and false passions. They should offer their wealth and lives in the path of God. They should bear difficulties and calamities.

       They do not want to hear the verses of Agony and anguish. And go away being very inattentively but they can not escape from the Hold of God. Try to protect themselves from seizure of Sole Commander is only folly and proof of stupidity. God gives them only delay and produces the opportunities to understand. When their length of time will end then any power of the world and their any best friend will not be able to save them from fury of God. He knows their all activities including the secrets which they have hidden in their chests and He has containing Divinity over them. He has power to punish anyone, any time as He wishes.

       As thunder-bolt, glaze and thunder of lightening be in rain, like this hardness, labour, poverty and difficulties exist in Islam for trial but resultantly they succeed in both the worlds i.e. this life and on the Day of Resurrection. So mankind should not run away from Islam due to fear of these calamities, moreover he should stand firm on it. If a mankind wishes to run away from the calamities he can not escape from Allah Almighty. 

Perplexity of Hypocrites & Their Threat



LESSON # 37 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Perplexity of Hypocrites & Their Threat
Verse – 20 of 286, Section – 2 (Part  - 1)
The lightening almost snatched away their sight from them. As often as it flasheth forth for them they walk therein, and when it darkneth against them they stand still. If Allah willed, He could destroy their hearing and their sight. Lo! Allah is able to do all things.
Yakaadul-barqu yakhtafu ‘absaarahum. Kullammaaa ‘azaaa-‘a lahum- mashaw fiihi, wa ‘izaaa ‘azlama ‘alayhim qaamuu. Wa law shaaa-‘al-laahu  lazahaba bisam-‘ihim wa’absaarihim ‘Innallaaha ‘alaa kulli shay-‘in- qadiir.

Lesson

Yakhtafu – (Snatch, put out the hand suddenly and take away). Here it means ‘to be dazzled of eyes’. Overcoming, power and magnificence of Islam are sufficient to snatch their eyes and inspire with awe over their hearts.

       Condition of the second kind of Hypocrites is being discussed in this verse with more explanation and detail. In the previous verse instance of ‘the rain’ was given to disclose their nature that they pounce towards their advantages. But if they would have to do some labour or bear some loss then they get rid of the situation.

       The rain becomes cause of many advantages for the mankind. But when they look thunder-bolt and glare in it, they cram their fingers into their ears and try to escape from it and deny from advantages of the rain. They do not understand that if someone has to sacrifice something and he has to be overtaken in some trial for the cause of betterment and prosperity, he should not fear from it.

       This fact enlightens from it that comfort and calamity exist collected always. If we sacrifice our lives, wealth and children on the way of Allah then surely success and betterment will become our fortune as the reward of sacrifice. This behaviour is not right at all that we run behind our advantages but when the time comes for our trial, we keep ourselves back. Allah Almighty does not like this.

       Explanation regarding Hypocrites was begun in the beginning of this section which has been ended here. God Almighty gave the powers of hearing and looking to the mankind. But the Hypocrites applied these powers to get casual advantages and to complete sensual wishes. They closed their ears and eyes completely from looking and hearing the signs of God. They misused these powers instead of using them for the right purpose.

       Now God Almighty warns them that if they will not leave this behaviour, these powers will be snatched from them. Although they close their eyes from looking the glare of lightening due to the fear of death because their eyes are dazzled, they cram their fingers into their ears and try to escape from listening thunder-bolt of lightening and death. God may snatch their eye-sight and hearing power at any time wishing they how much try to save themselves.

       God blessed the mankind all powers of thinking, hearing and looking but whenever he does not use them according to the Divine Law, he should have feared every time that Allah Almighty some where may not snatch. If He delays in snatching for some time, the mankind should not be fearless because punishment may be delayed by Him. It is possible that He has delayed intentionally or it is due to His kindness.

       A person has eyes and ears but till without the will and mood of God both things can not become able to work. He can forfeit the man from using powers of the organs, if He wishes. Having eyes he may not look, having ears he may not hear and it is not impossible from His Divinity. He has established rules, time and causes for management of this world. He can finish at once all the infidels, hypocrites and deniers but due to established customs they get delay so that they abstain. Despite of it if they do not shun, His calamity thus comes upon them that as they have not ever thought. So this result existed in the cases of mostly Hypocrites. 

Claim of Worship & Prohibition from Plurality



LESSON # 38 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Claim of Worship & Prohibition from Plurality
Verse – 21 & 22 of 286, Section – 3 (Part  - 1)
21.  O mankind! Worship your Lord, Who hath created you and those before you, so that ye may ward off (evil).

 22.  Who hath appointed the earth a resting-place for you, and the sky a canopy; and causeth water to pour down from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you. And do not set up rivals to Allah when ye know (better).
21. Yaaa-‘ayyu-han-naasu’-buduu Rabba-kumullazii, khalaqa-kum wallaziina min, qablikum la-‘allakum tattaquun.
22.  ‘Allazii ja-‘ala lakumul-‘arza firaa-shanw- was-samaaa-‘a binaaa’aa Wa ‘anzala minas-samaaa-‘i maaa-‘an- fa-‘akh-raja bihii minas-sama-raati rizqal-lakum. Falaa taj-‘aluu  lil-laahi ‘andaadanw-wa ‘antum ta’-lamuun.

Lesson

Tattaquun - You may ward off (evil). Your habit of living with care and having fear of God in your hearts may become strong. It is called abstinence.

An-naasu – Mankind, people. It is the first time in Holy Qur’aan (in this verse) that God Almighty has claimed and addressed the people with the words ‘O mankind! As if He has claimed from all the mankind to worship Him.

 U’-buduu – Worship, pray. It’s mean to obey the Orders of God with humility and respectfully which is called worship and obedience. Prayer, Fasting, Zakaat (Alms), and Pilgrimage are vital parts of worship but worship does not end on only these parts. Also it belongs to entire life.

       In the beginning of this Surah good manners of temperate were explained and were told that guidance is for those people who have fear of God in their hearts. After the explanation of Sobers, condition of Infidels was discussed and then remarks on Hypocrites were cleared. Now all the Human Beings are addressed because after the mention of above three types of mankind, fondness to become a Sober really should have been grown in the person. So root path of having fear of God is now being cleared.

       Here calling all the people it has been told that real foundation of all the Orders and Fidelities of Islam is to recognize the Lord. First cause to bear the mankind is that he should seek his Lord, he should recognize Him from His open signs, he should worship only Him and ask Him for success in this world and on the Day of Resurrection because He created the mankind, He brought up His creature in each time and taught the human being the ways of promotion according to their abilities. The first sign of the Lord is that He created to you and all of them who have expired before you. Only from this acquaintance the path of fearing from God opens. God has no personal advantage on worshipping Him. But the mankind has a lot of advantages from it. Worship removes distress of fancies of the human being. And he gets opportunity to engage the attention towards realities.

Firaa-shan - Resting-place. God has appointed the earth as our resting-place because He is the Creator of all the creatures.
 
‘Andaadan – Rivals, partners, co-sharers, confederates. Allah Almighty is alone. There is none His plural or partner, so the mankind should not set up rivals to Him.

       In this verse it is stated that the virtue of God to create works in the earth or mother’s womb and the person can not see it. So other virtues which are open are explained so that every person younger or older may think about it.

       To keep in existence the mankind, produce causes for its existence and to carry the life of mankind to its last stage gradually, is only in the powers of his Lord ‘God Almighty’. Here it is told that He is Lord of the mankind and He has collected all sources to keep him in existence after his birth. In this connection following things come in front of us for meditation:-

1.   The earth on which we live and move, it is the resting place spread by God.
2.   The sky which has been put over the heads of mankind by the God like canopy of tent and which is the best source of light.
3.   For arrangement of food and water for daily use of mankind, produces fruits of different colors by showering down the rains from skies, which the mankind eats and drinks water. So it is proved that the mankind is indigent of the Lord to remain alive.
     
       So he should understand the Worshipped to that Lord. It is also told in this verse that the Lord Who has all these virtues, His name is Allah Almighty. The mankind should not make any partner or co-sharer of Allah. In this verse the God after admonishing and telling the mankind His blessings and pities ordered to Worship Him and also made him to understand the acquaintance of Him, so that to worship Him after knowing Him. Without acquaintance the worshipper can not get the fear of God in his heart.

Claim of Truth and Challenge of Holy Qur-‘an



LESSON # 39 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Claim of Truth and Challenge of Holy Qur-‘an
Verse – 23 of 286, Section – 3 (Part  - 1)
And if ye are in doubt concerning
that which We have revealed unto
Our slave  (Muhammad), then
produce a Surah of the like thereof , and call your witnesses beside Allah if ye are truthful.
Wa ‘in- kuntum fii ray-bim-mimmaa nazzal-naa ‘alaa ‘Abdinaa fa’-tuu bi-Suuratim-mim, mis-lih. Wad-‘uu shuha-daaa- ‘akum- min- duunillaahi ‘in- kuntum saadi-qiin.

Lesson

Nazzal-naa – We revealed. The Speech (Holy Qur’aan) was revealed on Muhammad ‘the Last Prophet’ (peace be upon Him) from Allah Almighty through Gabriel Angel (compliments on Him).

Mis-lihii – Like this. In this word it is pointed out towards both the excellent meanings of Holy Qur’aan, ‘literal’ as well as ‘significant’. Dictation is so easy that every body can understand easily. Intention is discussed beautifully, entire and complete. Second large excellence of the Holy Qur’aan is that every person ‘male’ and ‘female’ have been taught the method of living. If the person moves on this true path he/she will get success in this world and on the Day of Resurrection. If any infidel is in doubt that this is not the Speech of God, it is only a talk of any person then he should try to bring any one surah like this which has both the excellences as mentioned above. If not so then he should accept that the Holy Qur’aan is speech of God. And no body can make any book like this without any doubt, if someone wishes, he may include the entire world in this work he is free.       

Shuha-daaa- ‘akum – Your witnesses. Call the people to witness your claim that you have written the answer of this Surah and they verify you.

      In the previous verses Allah Almighty told that He is the Creator of all the human beings and sets up them. So He is the Worshipped only. It was necessary to prove the prophet-hood of the Messenger (Peace be upon Him) so that it might be clear to the human beings that the Holy Qur’aan which was bestowed to the Messenger is Speech of God. Due to this reason after the announcement of Oneness of God, invitation for acceptance of prophet-hood was given. And it was told the people that if they had doubt in the truth of Prophet, and they presume that the Holy Qur’aan is not the speech of God (we seek shelter of Allah) then they produce and show any speech like this. All the nations and their scholars tried to do so but they could neither do so and nor they would be able to do so.

       Holy Qur’aan is proof of truth itself. It is the claim of Holy Qur’aan that if any body does not accept it as the Speech of God, he should produce any speech like this.

      God commanded in one verse of Holy Qur’aan, “prepare and produce ten surahs like Holy Qur’aan”. On other place, “Bring only three like this”, and in this Surah, “if not, produce at least one Surah like this. You can call and collect your all friends to try, but it is the only condition that your speech would have all those excellences which are held in the Speech of God and your speech would affect the life of human being like the Surahs of Holy Qur’aan”.        

       Before Islam the Arab nation kept back from other nations in many matters. Morally she had lost essence of humanity. Socially and economically they were at the stage of limitless low. Politically they had not wisdom entirely. They were plain from the conception of religion. Really they were brave but due to ignorance and bigotry they became idiots and oppressors.

       God Almighty revealed this Speech on the last Messenger (Peace be upon Him) and with its source this nation became spiritual guide of the entire world. The Messenger (Peace be upon Him) did not remain ever pupil of any teacher out of human beings. He (Peace be upon Him) did not know reading and writing absolutely. He (Peace be upon Him) did not has information regarding any outer part of the world. The people of His (Peace be upon Him) country were illiterate and they were proud of being illiterates.

       With the Speech of God the Illiterate Prophet (Peace be upon Him) carried His illiterate and ignorant nation on the steps of improvement and perfection that there is no comparison in the history of world. These Arabian became guides of the nations of world in morality, spiritualism, sociology, economics, politics, sovereignty, religion, means every part of life.

       In the history of one thousand four hundred years of Islam any scholar or learned could not accept this challenge of Holy Qur’aan. Ibn maqna’ tried boundless in the era of Caliph Haroon Rasheed and after him, before some centuries the scholars and writers of Lebanon but they could not write the answer of seven verses of “The Opening” (Surah al-Faatihah). 

Helplessness of Adversary & Glad for Orthodox



LESSON # 40 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Helplessness of Adversary & Glad for Orthodox
Verse – 24 & 25a of 286, Section – 3 (Part  - 1)
24.  And if ye do it not and ye can never do it, then guard yourself against the Fire prepared for disbelievers whose fuel is of men and stones.

25.  And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) unto those who believe and do good works that theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flow.
24.  Fa-‘illam- taf-‘aluu wa lan-taf-‘aluu fattaqun-Naarallatii wa-quudu-han-naasu wal-hijaa-ratu ‘u-‘iddat lil-Kaafiriin.

25.  Wa bashshi-rillaziina ‘aa-manuu wa ‘amilus-Saali-haati ‘anna lahum jannaatin- tajrii min-tahtihal-‘anhaar.

Lesson

Wa-quudu-han-naasu wal-hijaa-ratu – Its fuel is of men and stones. It is earmarked towards Fire of the Hell which will be much vigorous. It will also burn the stones in addition to the human beings. As though the Idols of stones will also become fuel of it, may it be that hint of Al-Hijaa-ratu is towards stony or hard-hearted human-beings.

       In the previous lesson the adversary people were invited for competition with Holy Qur’aan. Now they are being told, “if you are unable to compete and we say that you shall not be able, then now it is clear that it is the Speech of God”. And it is evident that the Messenger (Muhammad) (Peace be upon Him) is the True Prophet. Now if you do not have faith on Prophet-hood of ‘Muhammad’ (Peace be upon Him) and do not act upon the commands of Holy Qur’aan, it shall be the Base of Hell’s Agony. So you should arrange to escape from it because the Fire of Hell is not the normal fire. But that is the Fire of which men and stones will become its fuel. And this Fire is prepared for them who contradict the commands of Islam, Prophet-hood of Muhammad (peace be upon Him), Truth of the Divine percepts of Islam and purity of Holy Qur’aan.
       Some more talks have also been cleared from this verse:
1.   The matter in which enemies of Islam particularly “the Quresh” claimed, “purity of the words and admonish the meanings easily”, made them humble in it and it was proved that this Speech was of the God.
2.   The false gods which the people have adopted instead of the One God (Allah Almighty) and pray them for boons, those all were refuted.
3.  Punishment of infidelity was fixed the Hell.

       We should not have any doubt in Truth of the Holy Qur’aan, purity of Islam, truth and honesty of the Messenger ‘Muhammad’ (Peace be upon Him) because if all the mankind try collectively to write any one small surah like Surahs of the Holy Qur’aan, they can not bring (in which all those excellence must be present which are held in this Speech). Some of those excellence are: pure words, eloquence and rhetoric, preaching of good manners, explain the meanings excellently, material for relief and guidance of all the people, instructions for the mankind in all the matters of difficulties and problems, equally useful for all the nations of the world etc.

‘Aa-manuu – They believe. Those people who have not any doubt in Divinity of the God, Prophet-hood of the Messenger ‘Muhammad’ (Peace be upon Him) and truth of Holy Qur’an.

Wa ‘amilus-Saali-haati – (do good works). The works which are according to the guidance of Holy Qur’an and the Messenger (peace be upon Him), pure from badness and crookedness.
       In this verse good tidings have been given to those who believe and do good works that they will go in the Gardens (Paradise) in which all facilities of comfort and pleasure will be present. The rivers of cool and flavored water will be flowing in them.

       Now it has been cleared that to become rightful of the Heaven and for entering into it two excellence are necessary for the human being. (1) There might be no doubt in his heart regarding God and His Prophet (Peace be upon Him). (he should understand that his worshiped, Lord and Master is Allah Almighty, promise that the Messenger of God (Peace be upon Him) is true, believe that the Holy Qur’an is the Speech of God and have faith on the Day of Resurrection). (2)  His all deeds would be according to the commands of Holy Qur’an and instructions of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him). He should not leave any that work which has been ordered and instructed as mentioned above. He should not do any prohibited work.

       We have reached on this point with the Summary of this verse that Paradise can not be gotten only with the good works. Belief and faith are also necessary with good works and just like this good works are necessary with the belief.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Feasts of Paradise



LESSON # 41 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Feasts of Paradise
Verse – 25 of 286, Section – 3 (Part  - 1)
25.  And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) unto those who believe and do good works that theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flow. (next to last)
As often as they are regaled with food of the fruit thereof, they say: This is what was given us aforetime and it is given to them in resemblance. There
for them are pure companions and therein they abide for ever.
25.  Wa bashshi-rillaziina ‘aa-manuu wa ‘amilus-Saali-haati ‘anna lahum jannaatin- tajrii min-tahtihal-‘anhaar.  

Kullamaa ruziquu minhaa min-samaratir-rizqan, qaaluu haazallazii ruziqnaa min-qablu, wa ‘utuu bihii mutashaabihaa. Wa lahum fiihaaa ‘azwaa-jum-mutah-harah, wa hum fiihaa khaaliduun.

Lesson

Mutah-harah – (Pure). It aims that the companions (wives/husbands) who will be favored to each person in the Paradise they will be pure and clear in all respect. They will be away from the filth of body and soul. 

Khaaliduun – (For ever). They will remain in the Paradise for ever and will not come out of it.

       In this verse God discussed about the rewards which will be given to the Believers and Pious persons. Usually a person needs a fine and well furnished house for living, delicious and tasteful meals for eating and drinking, pure, beautiful and pious companions, rest and comfort for ever. The person would not have any fear of ‘to be snatched’, expire of above mentioned favors. Also he/she would have faith that they will get advantages always from these things.

       The God Almighty promised with the Believers like these things. The people who will believe on Oneness of God, His Angels, His Holy Books, His Prophets (Peace be upon Them), be alive again on the Day of Resurrection, good or bad luck with the direction of God and will act upon the commands of God and His last Messenger (Peace be upon Him) they will be favored with these things after their departure from this world. They will live in the beautiful gardens. For eating they will be served with different types of fruit, which by shape will be like the fruit of this world but by taste, relish and fragrance those will be much superior to this world’s fruit.

       Because the Paradise is the home of each type of material and spiritual pleasures and comforts so it will be their fortune that their companions will be pure, clean and clear. There they will not have any fear that their any pleasure or comfort will be lessen or withdrawn from them. But God Almighty will give them faith that these all favors are for ever for them, they would not have any fear of snatching any thing in their hearts. They are lucky who are rightful of that Paradise.