Monday, 23 June 2014

Jealousy Of The People Of The Scripture

LESSON # 415 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Jealousy Of The People Of The Scripture
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –120 of 200, Section –12    (Part – 4)

If a lucky chance befall you, it is evil unto them, and if disaster strike you they rejoice thereat. And if ye persevere and keep from evil, their guile will never harm you. Lo! Allah is Surrounding what they do.        
‘In-  tamsaskum  hasana-tun- tasu’-hum  wa  in  tusibkum  sayyi- ‘atuny-yafrahuu  bihaa.  Wa  ‘in- tas-biruu  wa  tattaquu  laa  yazurrukum  kayduhum  shay-‘aa.  ‘Innallaaha  bimaa  ya’-maluuna  Muhiit.           


 Lesson

Enmity of the People of the Scripture is apparent with the Muslims from the matter that If any lucky chance befalls them, it is disagreeable to the People of the Scripture. Observing the union of the Muslims, their prosperity, victory and superiority over the enemies, they foam with fury and rage of jealousy.  
But if any misfortune frustrates the Muslims, then the People of the Scripture gladden at that occasion. What can be expected from this kind of mean nation for goodness and heartiness?

This behavior of the People of the Scripture was not only during the primary time of Islam, but until today, they behave the Muslims as such. However, it is another thing if they abstain from enmity due to their any personal advisability for some time.

There was a possibility that some Muslims may think about restriction from keeping the friendship with the People of the Scripture as, “When they will not keep friendly relations with those People, then perhaps they will conspire more frequently against the Muslims and try to harm them ardently”. To overcome this impediment of anxiety, Allah Almighty commanded, “Don’t fear, if you persevere, keep steadiness and remain away from the evil, then their any guile, conspiracy or deception will never harm you”. Allah Almighty knows entire, what they allure. He is Omnipotent and possesses all Powers and Strength. He will keep them annihilated. The Muslims should keep their matters clear with Allah Almighty, trust in His Power and Strength and hold fast His rope, leave no stone unturned in mutual union and relations, remain individually steadfast on honesty and integrity. They will not have any fear of confederacies and adversities of the Infidels, the obstinate, the Jews or the Christians. Even today, while the disbelievers and infidels have become origin of danger for the Muslims, and have encompassed them from each side, now the Muslims should be attentive and adopt the path of patience and steadfastness from the beginning. They should keep the fear of Allah Almighty in their breasts and intend to die in the Way of Allah Almighty with self-determination. Then there is no reason that their entire opposite powers would not become helpless through long or continued looking.        

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and tran slated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif.

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