Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Muslims Should Hold Fast The Cable Of God

Muslims Should Hold Fast The Cable Of God
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –103a of 200, Section –11    (Part – 4)

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Cable of Allah, and do not separate,      
Wa’-tasimuu  bi-Hablil-laahi  jamii-‘anw-wa  laa  tafar-raquu,       


Hablil-laahi  - (the Cable of Allah), besides literal meanings of Habl as cable it also means ‘covenant’, promise’ in Arabic language. Moreover, each that thing, which may be used as affinity, can be meant too with it. In this verse aim of bringing the word Hablil-laahi  is Holy Qur’an and Divine Law of Islam, holding of which is the source of success in this world and freedom on the Day of Judgment.    

jamii-‘an  - (all together), that is to say; all the people of Muslim nation should hold fast the Cable of Allah Almighty with amity and alliance collectively.

‘A’-tasimuu  - (hold fast), ‘A’-tisaam means to hold fast and grasp strong. It desires that the Word be propped very strongly with intention and stability, be acted upon it and be made it aim of one’s life.

Allah Almighty has caused to know the policy in this verse. If that policy is adopted then the Muslim nation can escape from the conspiracies, evil and dissensions of the enemies. As that, if all of you together will hold fast the Holy Qur’an, Divine Islamic Law and will act upon it, then no devilish power may succeed against you, and no evildoer will be able to mislead and cause you to go astray.

In the previous verse, the persons of the nation were instructed that they all should better their own lives. They should live a life of God fearing and pious persons, remain living in Islam and die in Islam. Now it has been ordered to the Muslim Ummah in this verse that after setting their personal lives, hold fast, all of you together, to the Cable of Allah and do not separate. When it will be done so, then your collective lives will also be unshaken and will not be able to seize like your individual lives. Due to this act, the distracted powers assemble and a dead nation gets new life.

To hold fast the Holy Qur’an is ordered by Allah Almighty. It is such a recipe that by using it, the entire political, economical, social, moral and worldly evils of the nation run away. Holy Qur’an teaches the lesson of success in this world as well as it promises about honor and triumph in the Hereafter. Its teachings comprehend upon all points of view of the human life. The Word of Allah Almighty tells us solution of our entire individual and collective problems. Overall, it is a complete rule of life. Mystery of Success and exaltation of the Muslim nation is hidden in its following.

To hold fast the Holy Qur’an does not mean to hold it with hands only. Likewise, it does not aim to keep it in view each time that every thing is labeled with it, its verses are searched for each desire and the object is attained by winning over their meanings.    

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)   

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