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Folly of Hypocrites

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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 Tru…

Mocking of Hypocrites

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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 …

Astray and Loser

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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 usedfor 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 …

First Likeness Of The Hypocrites

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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…

Outcome Of The Hypocrites

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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 darknes…

Second Likeness of Hypocrites

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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 immers…

Powerlessness of The Hypocrites

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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 …

Perplexity of Hypocrites & Their Threat

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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-laahulazahaba 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 ‘…

Claim of Worship & Prohibition from Plurality

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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-‘aluulil-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. I…

Claim of Truth and Challenge of Holy Qur-‘an

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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 pe…

Helplessness of Adversary & Glad for Orthodox

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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 …

Feasts of Paradise

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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.
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