People Of The Scripture Who Are Hypocrites

LESSON # 370 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

People Of The Scripture Who Are Hypocrites

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –72 & 73a of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

72.  And a party of the People of the Scripture say: Believe in that which hath been revealed unto those who believe at the opening of the day, and disbelieve at the end thereof, in order that they may return.          

73a.  And believe not save in one who followeth your religion.         
72.  Wa  qaalat-taaa-‘ifatum-min  ‘Ahlil-Kitaabi  ‘aaminuu  billaziii  ‘unzila  ‘alallaziina  ’aa-manuu  wajhan-nahaari  wakfuruuu  ‘aakhirahuu  la-‘allahum  yarji-‘uun.          

73a. Wa  laa tu’-minuuu  ‘illaa  li-man-  tabi-‘a  Diinakum.            



Lesson
       
Cunning activities and embezzlement of the People of the Scripture have been discussed in these verses. Their one ingenuity was that “some people of the Scripture use to become Muslims with planing in the morning and offer prayers with the Muslims. But they would have to disbelieve in the evening saying: [we have come to know from our great scholars. After verification it is found that he “Muhammad” (grace, glory, blessings ans peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) is not the Prophet, about whom glad tidings was told. And his circumstances also did not prove like the right person]” (God forbid).

Resultant the persons, who are weak in their belief, when they will see that some Muslims have left Islam, they will also return away and will suppose that surely there might be any fault and blemish in the religion Islam, due to which these people have seen off it after embracing Islam. The Ignorant of the Arab considered the People of the Scripture as great scholars and learned persons. By this reason, they will imagine that if this new religion were true, then such “learned persons” would not reject it, despite they would use to accept it before all. 

Along with this plan, the Jews were also taught that, “Publicize obligatory yourselves as Muslims before them, but remember that really you should not embrace Islam. Notwithstanding remain the Jews. Do not be taken in the Muslims. Moreover, remain follower whole-heartedly of the Divine religion of Moses (peace be upon him). The only purpose to offer prayers and worship along-with the Muslims should be that it would be left afterwards and will deceive them whose belief is weak. We shall follow only our own religion”.

It appears from this verse that how they made up their minds for enmity of Islam with cheating. In what manners they schemed to deceive the people. But Allah Almighty is Protecting Guardian of the Muslims. They will never succeed in their plans. It is duty of the entire Muslims to be careful also at their own places and they should escape themselves from the mischief of the enemies of Islam. For example; danger of Israelite state in the center of Islamic Countries, its preparations and plans against the Muslim states are sufficient to open our eyes.


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)