LESSON # 457 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses –179 of 200, Section –18 (Part – 4)
It is not (the purpose) of Allah to leave you in your present state till He shall separate the wicked from the good. And it is not (the purpose of) Allah to let you know the Unseen, but Allah chooseth of His messengers whom He will, (to receive knowledge thereof). So believe in Allah and His messengers. And if ye believe and ward off (evil), yours will be a vast reward
Maa kaanallaahu li-yazaral-Mu’-miniina ‘alaa maaa ‘antum ‘alayhi hattaa yamiizal-khabiisa minat-tayyib. Wa maa kaanallaahu li-yutli-‘akum ‘alal- gaybi wa laa-kinnallaaha yajtabii mir-rusulihii many-yashaaa’. Fa-‘aaminuu bil-laahi wa rusulih. Wa ‘in- tu’-minuu wa tatta-quu falakum ‘ajrun ‘aziim.
It was told in the previous verse that which more rein of prosperity has been given to the Infidels, that is not a proof that they have become graceful near to Allah Almighty. Now it is being described, “It is not true also that the Muslims have suffered disasters and unpleasant events, therefore they have incurred displeasure of Allah Almighty. Actually, Allah Almighty does not want to keep the Muslims always in their present condition, in which state they remained until now”. That is to say, many Infidels used to play the game of hypocrisy in the cloak of Muslim-hood. They have been staying on infidelity while they used to recite ‘Kalimah’ (the Muslim confession of faith), “Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illAllaahu, Muhammad-ur-RasuulAllaah” (there is no (other God) but Allah, and Muhammad is His apostle) (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) from their mouths. And they remained mixed up with the Muslims to deceive them. Moreover, Allah Almighty produced such circumstances to save the Muslims from the deception of Hypocrites due to which it might be distinguished between the pure and the impure, and separated the good from the bad.
Although, it was very easy for Allah Almighty to disclose the names of Hypocrites without putting the entire Muslims in trial, but it is not suitable according to the advisability and sagacity of Allah Almighty, that He manifest such concealed matters to the entire people. However, He picks Messenger/Prophet out of the humankind for this purpose and tells them the knowledge of mysteries as much as He wishes.
It also appears from this verse that the knowledge of mysteries is not delivered directly to all the people, but only to the Prophets and Messengers, (peace be upon them). You have to do only, “Believe in the Word of Allah Almighty (Holy Qur’an), Sayings of His last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and choose the life of sobriety. If you did so, then comprehend that you have gotten every thing. Then there will be a vast reward for you”.
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 translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif.