True Promise of Allaah Almighty
Lesson # 558 From Holy Qur’aan
True Promise of Allaah Almighty
Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)
Verse –122 of 176, Section – 18/24 (Part – 5)
And as for those who believe and do good works We shall bring them into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever. It is a Promise from Allah in Truth. And who can be more truthful than Allah in utterance?
Wallaziina ‘aamanuu wa ‘amilus-saalihaati sanud-khilu-hum Jannaatin- tajrii min- tahtihal- ‘anhaaru khaalidiina fiihaaa ‘abadaa. Wa’-dAllaahi haqqaa. Wa man ‘asdaqu mi-nAllaahi qiilaa.
Khaalidiina – (original habitants), this word is plural of Khaalid, which means ‘everlasting’, that native person of any abode, who never thinks about migration from that place. Its Infinitive mood is khuluud, khuld is also from the same origin. That is to say; abode forever.
‘Asdaqu – (more truthful), it has been made from Sidq, which means ‘truth, purity and sincerity’. That is ‘Asdaq, who has gone forward from others during competition of the Truth.
Qiilaa – (`Saying), qiilaa and qawl have same meaning i.e. utterance, speech, promise, a vow, a word, agreement, affirmation or assertion.
There was description in the earlier verses about those people who have humiliated themselves towards the Devil and Satan is bringing them towards depravity, by ensnaring in false desires and untrue promises. Painful torment of the Fire will encircle them, from which, it will be out of their power to escape. On the contrary, the obedient of Allaah Almighty and His last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) will be rewarded as retaliation of their obedience.
Allaah Almighty commands that the people, who believe in Him and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) whole-hearted, they subject their wishes according to the Orders of Allaah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). They think before doing, “wherever the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has not prevented from it”? They are sure that their goodness and advantage can only be in that work, which has been permitted to do by Allaah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), and that deed has not been forbidden by Them. They don’t bring their wisdom in any reckoning in front of Wisdom of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and fulfill their desires in the same manner, which has been determined for them by the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in accordance with the Holy Book of Allaah Almighty. Opposite to this method, they do not have any concern with any other method and the works, which have been told by the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) to please Allaah Almighty, and which form has been confirmed to do those works, they do those works happily in that particular form, and they are not taken in misleading by anyone.
They take the Devil up their mind as their enemy and know that he guides them to fulfill worldly desires without let. But they do not come in his deception and having trust in the Promises of Allaah Almighty, they follow His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). Their desires will appear after death in the form of Paradise for such people. They will be admitted in the Gardens to abide there forever in luxury and ease. It is the Promise of Allaah Almighty, which is entirely true and none can be more truthful than Allaah Almighty in utterance.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English byMarmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).