Only Preaching Is The Duty Of Prophet

LESSON # 340 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

Only Preaching Is The Duty Of Prophet

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 20  of  200, Section –2    (Part – 3)
   
And if they argue with thee, (O Muhammad), say: I have surrendered my purpose to Allah and (so have) those who follow me. And say unto those who have rejected the Scripture and those who read not: Have ye (too) surrendered? If they surrender, then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then it is thy duty only to convey the message (unto them). And Allah is Seer of (His) bondmen.    
Fa-‘in  haaajjuuka  faqul  ‘as-lamtu  wajhiya  lillaahi  wa  manittaba-‘an.  Wa  qullillaziina  ‘uutul-Kitaaba  wal-‘ummiy-yiina  ‘a-‘aslamtum.  Fa-‘in  ‘as-lamuu  faqadih-tadaw.  Wa  ‘in-tawal-law  fa-‘innamaa  ‘alay-kal-balaag.  Wallaahu  Basiirum-  bil-‘ibaad.        



Lesson
       
‘al-‘ummiy-yiina(those who can not read, illiterate persons), here it aims the Idolaters of Al-Makkah, who did not know about the Heavenly Scriptures. Thus, except some counted persons all habitants of this sacred city were illiterate and ignorant.  

‘al-balaag(to convey (the message), intent from this word is to comfort the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), that “if these people do not believe, then you should not be thoughtful. Your job is to convey the message and invite only. It is not your responsibility to cause them to believe”.

The followers of the Scripture used to wrangle that “we are also Muslims”. They are being described in this verse that likewise hypothetical Islam is useless. Islam is that, which is held with the Last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and his followers ((may Allah Almighty be pleased upon them). That is to say, the humankind should handover himself to Islam with the whole. Look at Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him), the refugees (Muhajirin) and habitants of Al-Madinah (Ansaar) (may Allah Almighty be pleased upon them). They sacrificed themselves, their wealth, children and wives, to the extent their entire desired and beloved things for the pleasure of Allah Almighty confronting the polytheism, immorality, wickedness and tyranny. Their eyes wait each time for the command of Allah Almighty that no sooner they receive any order, than they obey it. Contrary to them, look at yourselves; while you are alone, you accept that the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is on the right path. Nevertheless, you think, “if we believe in his Messenger-hood, the wealth and property of the world is snatched”. Anyhow, after knowing the truth if you will not believe, that is your will, we have already believed.       

After that the Idolaters are told, “Have you surrendered too or ready to surrender? If you surrender even now, then truly you are rightly guided, and if you turn away, then it is our duty only to preach Islam, to teach you distinction between good and bad, and to convey the message of Allah Almighty unto you. Allah Almighty knows internal and external circumstances of all”.



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written 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 by Muhammad Sharif)