A Nation Who Invite To Virtue
LESSON # 400 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
A Nation Who Invite To Virtue
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –104 of 200, Section –11 (Part – 4)
And there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and enjoin right conduct and forbid the wrong. And such are they who are successful.
Wal-takum-minkum ‘Umma-tuny-yad-‘uuna ‘ilal-khayri wa ya’-muruuna bil-ma’-ruufi wa yanhawna ‘anil-munkar. Wa ‘ulaaa-‘ika humul-mufli-huun.
It has been described by Allah Almighty in this verse that abstinence, alliance and concordance in national life, Islamic brother-hood and other common excellence may remain till then, until a group from the Muslims stand firm for inviting and carrying the message of Islam to non-believers. They would call the world towards the Holy Qur’an and the traditions of Last Prophet Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) with their words and deeds. And when they feel that the people are disregarding the goodness and have involved in the badness, then they should cause to turn their attention towards the virtue, enjoin the right conduct and forbid them from the evil.
It is clear that this work can be done only by those people who may distinguish between good and bad, aware perfectly of the teachings of Holy Qur’an and they should also be able to look for the opportunity. Otherwise, it is also possible that either an uncivilized/ignorant person will create more infringement instead of correction by supposing the goodness as badness and the badness as goodness, or he may adopt any such method, which may cause to increase their infidelity.
Existence of such group has remained in every time and period, which has been trying its best to invite the people to goodness, enjoin the right conduct and forbid them from belief in a plurality of Allah Almighty, idolatry, infidelity, irreligious and worship of superstition. Islam has been spreading only due to their cause, while the depravity, opposition, mischief and brawl are spreading commonly. Essentially, this type of group should be supported, more and more people should be connected with it. They should perform following three duties bringing their full possible means in function with complete exertion and earnestness:
· Da’-wah ‘ilal-khayri - (invitation towards the goodness), through carrying the Message of Islam to non-believers.
· ‘Amr bil-ma’-ruufi - (enjoining the right conduct), to spread the goodness imperatively, put the public on the path of goodness.
· Nahii ‘anil-munkar - (to forbid the wrong), to stop the badness and evils from the nation and the state with an explicit command.
As though it is the duty of the chastiser group to invite the people towards goodness, enjoin the right conduct and forbid the wrong with full strength and power practically.
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)