Thursday, 22 May 2014

Abraham Was Neither A Jew Nor Christian

LESSON # 368 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Abraham Was Neither A Jew Nor Christian

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 67 & 68 of  200, Section –7   (Part – 3)

67.  Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright man who had surrendered (to Allah), and he was not of the idolaters.      

68.  Lo! those of the mankind who have the best claim to Abraham are those who followed him, and this Prophet and those who believe (with him). And Allah is the Protecting Guardian of the believers.           
67.  Maa kaana  ‘Ibraa-hiimu  Yahuu-diyyanw-wa  laa  Nasraa-niyyanw-wa  laakin  kaana  Haniifam-Muslimaa.  Wa  maa  kaana  minal-mushrikiin.       

68. ‘Inna  ‘aw-lannaasi  bi-‘ibraahma  lallaziinat-taba-‘uuhu  wa  haazan-Nabiyyu  wallaziina  ‘aamanuu.  Wallaahu  Waliyyul-  Mu’-miniin.        


Lesson

Haniifan(an upright man), the person, who goes the right path and leaves all spurious ways, who disconnects his relations from entire sides and connects only with God Almighty, Who is the Most High (the Worshipped). The Holy Qur’an has named him (peace be upon him) as Haniifam-Muslimaa such blessed name.   

Musliman(who has surrendered to Allah, subject of Islam, Muslim and taslim (salutation, complement, admission and accepting) is Salama, which means obedience, subjection and subordination. This Will, salutation, complement, admission, subjection, subordination and accepting is actually real religion. This very manner remained always of the entire Prophets (peace be upon them). Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) enlightened particularly this peculiarity of obedience with his complete prostration.
  
Allah Almighty has described the people of the Scripture about the Rule Of Conduct Of The Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) in this verse. He was a simple Muslim, that is to say; leaving all the wrong paths he (peace be upon him) had chosen only one path which lead to Allah Almighty, he was only His obedient. His (peace be upon him) life’s each moment tells that he was a statue of Will, salutation, complement, admission, subjection, subordination and accepting with his perfect obedience. Leaving his wife and newly born son in the barren valley of Arab for obeying the command of Allah Almighty, becoming ready to sacrifice his beloved son Ishmael (peace be upon him) for the cause of Allah Almighty and construction of the House of Allah Almighty in Mecca (Khana Ka’-ba). These entire things indicate that how much he (peace be upon him) was obedient to Allah Almighty. Absolutely he was not of the idolaters as you are saying today someone son and someone daughter of Allah Almighty.

Allah Almighty pointed out that either they had more relation with Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) who believed in Him or this consistency has been bestowed to the Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be  upon him) and his nation. This nation has more suitableness with Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) in its faith, deeds and name (Muslim). The Prophet, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) of this nation was sent due to the supplications of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), and the teachings of Holy Qur’an are based on these principals.   



   Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & English Translation by Marmaduke; Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif) 

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