Real Religion Is Islam

LESSON # 338 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

Real Religion Is Islam
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 19a  of  200, Section –2    (One Half of Part – 3)

Lo! religion with Allah (is) the Surrender (Al-Islam) (to His Will and Guidance).  
‘Innad-Diina  ‘indallaahil-  ‘Islaam.         



Lesson
       
‘al- ‘Islaam( believing in the religion of Allah, obedience), literal meaning of Islam is ‘to deliver oneself over’. Due to this respect this religion causes to say Islam, because a Muslim affirms to bow his neck before the orders of Allah Almighty and entrust himself completely to One Most High God Almighty, as though Islam is the name of “Accepting” and Muslim-hood (Mussulmani) as “Obedience).

  DiinunThis word has two meanings,
a. Retaliation
b. Religion

It means that method of meditation and action which is foundation for consideration and deeds of a person and nation. The Way of life which Allah Almighty has liked for His servants (Human beings), that is Islam, that is to say; subjection and obedience, whose perfect and last form clarifies in the world by Prophet Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah be upon him).

In reality, all former Prophets (peace be upon them) brought the same religion named Islam. But in this regard which perfect in all respect, collective and universal commands and guidelines have been delivered by the last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), those have preference in many ways from ancient religious laws. Therefore, these were called with the name of Islam in a special color. However, it has been proclaimed in this verse before specially Christians of Syria (Najraan) and commonly before the entire world that religion is only the name of one thing, that is, the person should surrender himself to Allah Almighty whole heartedly, and whatever order is delivered by Him, he should obey it without any hesitation.

Now those people who say the Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) as son of Allah Almighty (Let us flee to Allah), eat pork, slaughter the Prophets (peace be upon them), try to remove the true religion despite the good news from Prophet Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them), envy the true Prophet (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon them), Have these people any right to say themselves followers of religion of Abraham (peace be upon them)?

For perfect example good attitude of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), auspicious lives of Prophet Christ and Moses (peace be upon them) and in the last, very sacred life of last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) are complete role models for the humankind. Banishment of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), opposing Nimrud, leaving alone his (peace be upon them) innocent child and wife in the wilderness and without water valley for pleasure of Allah Almighty, being prepared to sacrifice his (peace be upon them) son Ishmael in the Way of Allah Almighty. All these things enlighten his (peace be upon him) activeness for pleasure of Allah Almighty.

Enduring torture of enemies of God Almighty by the Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), migrating from his native land, fighting in the Path of Allah Almighty, clarify perfect subjection and obedience. These are the great and holy persons, who are imitable for human beings in all respect and to follow them is called Islam and obedience. May Allah Almighty make us able to do so. Aameen.


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)