Saturday, 31 May 2014

Wrongdoers Are Not Guided

LESSON # 382 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Wrongdoers Are Not Guided
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 86 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and (after) they bore witness that the Messenger is true and after clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty) had come unto them. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.  
Kayfa  yahdillaahu  qawman-kafaruu  ba’-da  ‘iimaanihim  wa  shahiduuu  ‘annar-Rasuula  haqqunw-wa  jaaa-‘ahumul-Bayyinaat.  Wallaahu  laa  yahdil-qawmaz-zaalimiin.               



Lesson

Allah Almighty has commanded in this verse that He will never guide the wrongdoers. Wrongdoers are those people who disbelieved after their belief. They neither accepted the truth themselves, nor invited others for good disposition. In addition, their refusal became resistance for others to believe in.

Some people chose infidelity after recognizance of the Truth. They see the reality with their eyes, when they join their own people; they also affirm secretly that the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) is True. Bright proofs, open signs and clear glad tidings of his truth, sincerity and fidelity have reached them. Despite, their arrogance, envy and love of personal dignity have been preventing to embrace Islam and leave the infidelity.

It was common condition of the Jews and the Christians. How can it be hoped that either Allah Almighty will forgive them who are such obstinate and perverse Infidels, or bring them towards the Way of His Pleasure and lead them to reach the paradise? It is not His principle to bestow the real success to the unjust, bigoted and disobedient tyrants.

The people, who embraced Islam, bore witness that the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) is true and after clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty) had come unto them, they deserted from Islam and became renegade following the worldly motives, sensuality and luxury, their condition will be worse than the above categories. They will be rightful owners of curse and punishment. Who will be blinder than a person who gets light but afterwards openly says the darkness as light? Who will exalt him?

These people will be losers on the Day of Judgment. Biggest loss for them will be that they would have wasted even their principal (capital). Every human being has been born on the virtue and good fortune of the human nature. But the human being destroys his good nature by wrongdoing, flowing in the ambitions of shameful passions, wrong thoughts and disgusting desires. And he falls much down from the grade of humanity. It is the form of loss.

When such people tyrannize themselves, after knowing the truth and difference between good and bad, they choose the path of evil, and turn away from the orders of Allah Almighty, then how can they be guided towards the straight path? They adopt perverseness due to their wrongdoings, are entangled in stray and loss real essence of the humanity. May Allah Almighty save us from the company of likewise people and their evils.


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)   

Other Than Surrender To Allah

LESSON # 381 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Other Than Surrender To Allah
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 85 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.
Wa  many-yabtagi  gayral-‘Islaami  Diinan-  falany-yaqbala  minh.  Wa  huwa   fil-‘Aakhirati  minal-khaasiriin.               



Lesson

It has been described in this verse that if someone seeks any other religion except Islam, that will not be accepted by Allah Almighty. He will be punished in this world for his such attempt as well as he will be a loser in the Hereafter.

It is the fact that while the religion (Islam) has been revealed in its full form, then no liar, self-made or incomplete religion can be accepted. If after rising the sun, someone kindles a lamp or searches the light of the stars, then it would be stupidity only.

This same likeness is accurate about the religion. Now the time of any local religion, creed relating to breed and limited guidance has passed. Above all each person should get light only from the last and conqueror of the world Messenger-hood and guidance, because it is the treasury of the entire illuminations, in which all the previous lights have been inserted.

The aim from it is to reprimand the children of Israel, “Don’t seek as religion other than Islam. Moreover, get protection in its embrace. You are bearer of which religion or you claim about which Scripture as yours, their principles and formulas are exactly according to Islam and the Islam has a little superiority upon them”. The appearance of the Jewish and Christianity religions was local. These religions were sent only for a particular nation and time to be adopted.

Islam is a conqueror of the world, perfect and collective religion. It comprehends upon all fields of life. Therefore, if you wish to become faithful to your religion, then embrace Islam. You will get salvation and respect because of it. If you will remain standing opposite notwithstanding its comprehension, and seek any other religion except Islam, then surely it will be false, misled and self-made. Therefore, it will never be accepted. In addition, those people will get severe punishment of their infidelity and denial. They will find themselves between the losers on the Day of Resurrection.

This world is just like an examination hall and the result of its deeds will be given in the Hereafter. The person who will sow the seeds of good acts with digging and labor in this world, he will get pleasure and comfort on the Day of Judgment, and who remained earning the worldly wealth and property due to his perverseness and spite, he will get there obdurate loss.

Therefore, we should not remain imprudent; we should adopt the path of goodness becoming farsighted. Otherwise, it is much difficult to escape from the loss of Hereafter. Farsighted is he who tries for his better end, specifically such end which is of a permanent nature, neither that is temporary nor for the time being.        


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)  

Friday, 30 May 2014

A Chain Of The Prophets

What is the Message of Islam?

The easy (and correct) answer is that simply, there is only One God and that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) is His Messenger. With this, a Muslim holds strong to the Five Pillars of Islam and believes in each Pillar of Faith. But the Message of Islam is much, much more. It is a way of life, a guide, a teacher and a judge. It is a universal idea without discrimination. It knows no race, nationality, gender, or social class. It is compatible with daily life and is timeless. This world is not the final destination, but only a stop along the way.
The Message of Islam is ALLAH Subhana Wa Ta'ala Instructions to mankind, so that we may be successful in this part of our journey. A Muslim is commanded to do certain things, behave in certain ways, and learn and grow within the community. A Muslim must work and sweat for his or her wages and give generously to those who have little. Equality in economics, justice, politics, and family is essential. Neighborly kindness and support are incumbent. Parents, children, brothers, sisters, husbands, and wives have obligations and rights which form a balance in society. Acquiring knowledge and discipline, and learning how to deal fairly with those around you are challenges directly from ALLAH (swt). A Muslim knows how to handle these tasks by following the Message of Islam.

May God Bless You.
 

LESSON # 380 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
A Chain Of The Prophets
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 84 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.          
Qul  ‘aamannaa billaahi  wa  maaa  ‘unzila  ‘alaynaa  wa  maaa  ‘unzila  ‘alaaa ‘Ibraa-hiima  wa ‘Ismaa-‘iila  wa  ‘Is-haaqa  wa  Ya’-quuba  wal-‘Asbaati  wa  maa  ‘uutiya  Muusaa  wa  ‘Iisaa  wan-nabiyyuuna  mir-Rabbihim.  Laa nufarriqu  bayna  ‘ahadim-minhum.  Wa  nahnu  lahuu  Muslimuun.              



Lesson

Now practical likeness of the Muslims have been provided to the People of the Scripture. The Jews and the Christians prove to be wrong, falsified and denied all the remaining Prophets and heavenly Books except their own Prophets (peace be upon them) and heavenly Books (the Scripture). It has been told in this verse about the stance of the Muslims that those people who have entered in the nation of Last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and embraced Islam, they believe in the entire previous Prophets as sent by God Almighty (peace be upon them) without distinction and discrimination. They consider the ancient Holy Books as the Word of Allah Almighty, admit that, “We believe in Allah and understand all the Prophets (peace be upon them) are sent by Him as his Prophets/Messengers (peace be upon them).  

Having belief in Allah cannot be considered true without obeying His commandments. We have faith in that Speech of Allah Almighty which is revealed in the form of Holy Qur’an for us and we believe in the important series of the Prophets (peace be upon them). We also admit all those orders, which used to reveal periodically unto Abraham, and his generation’s Prophets, like Ishmael, Isaac and Jacob and out of their tribes (peace be upon them). After them, we have also faith in the Divine’s Word, which was revealed upon Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) in the form of Torah and Jesus (peace be upon him) and the Gospel. Near us these entire Prophets (peace be upon them) were sent by Allah Almighty. They were honest and truthful. The Scripture, which was revealed upon them by Allah Almighty, was rightful. We do not differentiate between them. We do not falsify to anyone of them. Because accusing any Prophet of falsehood will bring in Infidelity, even if everyone else is considered as Prophet. We are real Muslims (the obedient of Allah Almighty).


Nahnu  lahuu  Muslimuun (unto Him we have surrendered), the stance of the Muslims has been cleared in this sentence that every Muslim believes in all the Prophets who were sent by Allah Almighty, were honest. Aim of these verses is to produce a pattern for following by the People of the Scripture that, “if you claim to be Muslims then it is the Straight Path. You will reach the destination if you adopt it”.  



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)  

Opposing The Religion Islam

LESSON # 379 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Opposing The Religion Islam

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 83 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

Seek they other than the religion of Allah, when unto Him submitheth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him they will be returned.         
Afa-gayra  Diinillaahi  yab-guuna  wa  lahuuu  ‘aslama  man  fis-samaawaati  wal-‘arzi  taw-‘anw-wa  karhanw-wa  ‘ilayhi  yurja-‘uun.            



Lesson

Diinillaahi(the religion of Allah), this word has already been used earlier many times. Diin means fashion, custom, rites, observances and a way of life, for instance; that particular manner of thought and practice, which is foundation of solicitude and view for work, effort and action. Every community has its own specific ideologies. These ideologies fix his form of thinking. Then in accordance with them, it moulds its all-social manners of living, mode and civilization.

 The people of the Scripture had known the news regarding the period of the Last Messenger, Prophet of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) from their Heavenly Books. Their prophets (peace be upon them) had caused to hear them the glad tidings that one last prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) has to come, whose religion will be of international level. When Prophet of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) came, they knew him well. But due to envy, malice and persistence they disbelieved in him (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him), denied to embrace Islam and gave the lie.

In these conditions, the question raises that if these people are not ready to adopt the most perfect and magnificent religion like Islam, then which religion they like? Do they seek the religion which would be quite separate from entire religions bestowed by Allah Almighty, or they are desirous of any self invented religion? Whereas in the world, Islam used to remain and will remain always as the religion of Allah Almighty, which means obedience. That is to say; to bow the head in front of any order whenever it reaches through any Prophet or Messenger (peace be upon him). Today which religion is being presented by the Last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), is the same Islam. Freedom is not possible without it. Real success cannot be acquired due to turning away from it. The humankind should never deny obeying the command of Allah Almighty for his own happiness and likeness, wishing this order is cause of happiness for him or he feels compulsion and helplessness in its execution.

Some creatures of Allah Almighty are those who accept pleasantly the orders of Allah Almighty as the Angels (peace be upon them), the pious persons and worshipers, and some are those who believe in by force as deniers of the truth, whereas, satisfaction of the hearts cannot be gotten without the religion of Allah Almighty.

These entire matters will be illuminated upon these deniers of the truth, when all the humanity will be present before Allah Almighty on the Day of Judgment. The entire creations will have to return there inevitably. Each wise person should be ready before that Day’s presence. If he remains here (in this world) disobedient then what face he will show there?    



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)  

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Violation Of The Promise

LESSON # 378 FROM HOLY QURAN
Violation Of The Promise
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 82 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

Then whosoever after this shall turn away: they will be miscreants.        
Faman-  ta-wallaa  ba’-da  zaalika  fa-‘ulaaa-‘ika  humul-faasiquun.          



Lesson

As it was mentioned in the previous lesson that Allah Almighty had made covenant with the Prophets (peace be upon them) that they will believe in the last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and guide their nations also to believe in him. Since the Prophet (peace be upon him) exists innocent, so it cannot be thought about him that he would be faithless to his word. Therefore, the people about whom the suspicion has been revealed, they might be only out of the nation. Allah Almighty has commanded about them that they will be counted in the big disobedients.  

Allah Almighty had knowledge at the time of creation of the sons of Adam that the human being is immature from the side of his sense and puppet of the avarice. He keeps inclination to turn towards the evil. He does not try to escape from becoming disbeliever due to greediness and covetousness. Therefore, it is necessary to guide him. Allah Almighty began to send His Prophets (peace be upon them) for the guidance of mankind. But it is evident that the Prophet (peace be upon him) never remains living in the world always. It was unavoidable to send the Prophets (peace be upon them) one after one.

In such a manner the Prophets (peace be upon them) used to come in the world for the guidance of the humankind. It was needful to establish fellowship between them for the success of this system. They would be taught the same kind of principles and formulas, bestowed same type of basic rules and regulations for rectitude and righteousness, and along with it urge them to help each other. So that the prejudiced and stingy persons might not consider their religion as the last one, which was preached only by their Prophet (peace be upon him), and would not falsify the next coming Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Therefore, Allah Almighty made covenant with the entire Prophets (peace be upon them). These all Prophets (peace be upon them) used to guide their nations on this topic according to their covenants.

In all, there were also Prophet Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them). These both venerable persons told their nations (the Jews and the Christians) about fair divine inspiration of the apostleship of Last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him). But their nations ignored the sayings of these noble persons (peace be upon them), altered the Heavenly Scripture, put the difference in meanings of their verses and participated with exertion in each type of insurrection.    

When the Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was sent, they denied to believe in him after knowing and did not care the orders and guidance of their Prophets (peace be upon them). They tyrannized themselves becoming disbelievers and caused to enumerate in the disobedient. 

faasiqun – (miscreant), those people who infringe the orders of Allah Almighty and are agreed upon the criminals of disobedience.    



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) 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Covenant Of The Prophets

LESSON # 377 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Covenant Of The Prophets

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 81 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)

When Allah made (His) covenant with the Prophets, (He said): Behold that which I have given you of the Scripture and knowledge, and afterward there will come unto you a Messenger, confirming that which ye possess, ye shall believe in him and ye shall help him. He said: Do ye agree, and will ye take up My burden (which I lay upon you) in this (matter)? They answered: We agree. He said: Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you.       
Wa  ‘iz  ‘akhazal-laahu  Mii-saaqan-Nabiyyiina lamaaa ‘aa-taytukum-  min-  Kitaabinw-wa  Hikmatin- summa  jaaa-‘akum Rasuulum-Musaddiqul-limaa ma-‘akum  latu’-minunna  bihii wa  la-tansu-runnah. Qaala  ’a-‘aqrartum  wa ‘akhaztum ‘alaa zaalikum  ‘Isrii.  Qaaluuu  ‘aqramaa. Qaala  fash-haduu  wa  ‘ana ma-‘akum-minash-Shaahidiin.          



Lesson

The same fact has been repeated in these verses, that none Prophet (peace be upon him) teaches the people for his own devotion. He just teaches the worship of one God (Allah Almighty). Allah Almighty has made covenant with the Prophets (peace be upon them) also as well as the common people that when another prophet comes after anyone of you, definitely he will verify the former Prophets and their Scripture. Therefore, it is important that the Prophet who has come earlier, he should believe in the authenticity of the Prophet (peace be upon them) who came later and help him. If he does not find his time, then he should urge his nation perfectly that they should believe in the upcoming Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and help him. To bequest the people like this is also included in helping him.

 It manifests from this verse that the promise has been made with the entire Prophets that they would believe in the last Prophet of Allah Almighty, Muhammad, (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and help him. Because he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was coming in the last of all the Prophets and all of them (peace be upon them) had passed over before his arrival. Obviously, the entire prophets (peace be upon them) would have made their covenants with their people. Therefore, hazrat Ali and Ibn-e-Abaas (may Allah Almighty be pleased with them) said, “This type of covenant was made with the Prophets” and the Holy Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said himself, “If Mosses (peace be upon him) were living today, there was no other chance for him without following me”. In addition, commanded, “When Jesus (peace be upon him) will descend, he will decide on Holy Qur’an and circumcision of your Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). It has been described in this verse that Allah Almighty asked for more Emphasizing, “Do you affirm?” All the Prophets (peace be upon them) represented that they agreed to. Allah Almighty ordered, “Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you”.       
      


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) 

The Messenger Is A Real Religious Teacher

LESSON # 376 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
The Messenger Is A Real Religious Teacher
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –79b & 80 of 200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

79b.  but (what he said was): Be ye faithful servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the Scripture and of your constant study thereof,         

80.  And he commanded you not that ye should take the angels and the Prophets for lords. Would he command you to disbelieve after ye had surrendered (to Allah)?       
79b.  wa laakin  kuunuu  Rabbaa-niyyiina  bimaa  kuntum  tu-‘allimuunal-Kitaaba  wa  bi-maa  kuntum  tadrusuun,          

80. Wa  laa  ya’-murakum  ‘an-tattakhizul-malaaa-‘ikata  wan-Nabiyyiina  ‘arbaabaa.  ‘Aya’-murukum-  bil-kufri  ba’-da  ‘iz  ‘antum-Muslimuun.           



Lesson
Rabbaa-niyyiina(faithful servants of the Lord), this word has come out from Rabb. Rabb means The Cherisher, The Provident; God. That is to say; That Entity, Who bestowed existence to the entire creation and universe, and granted steps for improvement and completion.

It has been corroborated more in this verse, which was described in the previous lesson, namely a Prophet upon whom Allah Almighty takes pity too much that He causes to reach him up to the rank of Prophet-hood, he (peace be upon him) will never invite the people to worship him instead of God Almighty. On the contrary, he (peace be upon him) brings the people in Islam causing them to release from infidelity and belief in a plurality of God Almighty. How can he (peace be upon him) teach them about infidelity?

Holy Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) will say even to the Jews, “O the People of the Scripture! Which religiousness you had earlier,    
There was a tradition between you to recite and teach the Scripture that have remained no more. You can get that very earlier perfection if stay by my side now, and become scholars, philosophers, jurists, devotees, pious persons and God worshippers again. This opportunity can be acquired now through reciting, learning and teaching the Holy Qur’an.”

The Messenger (peace be upon Him) sent by God Almighty, cannot preach the people to make the angels and prophets as their lords like the Christians who had fixed the Prophet Jesus Christ and the angel Gabriel (peace be upon Them). Moreover, one group out of them had fixed Prophet Uzair ‘Ezra’ (peace be upon Him) and some Idolaters had settled the angels as their lords. When the angels and Prophets (peace be upon them) cannot be the partners in the Divinity, then the idols of stones and the wood of crucifix are in which count?  

At the end Allah Almighty commanded, “How can it be so, that a Prophet who tries to make the people Rabbaa-ni (faithful servants of the Lord), the Muslim and Muwahhid (believing in one God). And when they embrace, then he (the prophet) (peace be upon Him) destroy all his labor and performance due to bringing them towards infidelity and belief in a plurality of God Almighty. Like this Allah Almighty disclosed the innocence of the prophets (peace be upon Him) openly. He refuted those entire calumnies, which the Christians had charged falsely upon the prophets (peace be upon Him).  



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) 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Prophet Is Not Worshipped

LESSON # 375 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Prophet Is Not Worshipped

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –79a of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had given the Scripture and Wisdom and the Prophethood that he should afterwards have said unto mankind: Be ye faithful of me instead of Allah,  
Maa  kaana  li-basharin  ‘any-yu’-ti-ya-hullaahul-Kitaa-ba  wal-Hukma  wan-Nubuw-wata  summa  yaquula  linnaasi  kuunuu  ‘ibaadallii  min-  duunil-laahi,



Lesson
       
‘Ibaadun(faithful persons, slaves), its singular is ‘Abd. The words Ma’-buud (worshipped), ‘ibaadat (worship) and ‘abuudiy-yat (service of God, devotion, adoration) have been derived from this word. ‘Abd means Slave and servant, that is to say; the person who is neither independent nor free, but he/she is bound to act as per the instructions of his/her Lord and Ruler.

In the presence of the group from Syria (Najraan), some Christians said, “O Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) do you want that we should begin your worship as the Christians (Nazarenes) adored Jesus Christ (peace be upon him)”. Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) replied, “God forbid! That, if we worship someone other than Allah Almighty or invite others to do so. Allah Almighty has not sent us for this purpose”. Then the verse under discussion was revealed.

It means that the person, whom Allah Almighty gives Scripture, Wisdom and decision power, and he (peace be upon him) acquires the position of Prophet-hood, so that by conveying the correct message of Allah Almighty to the people, he would make them attentive towards His servitude and loyalty. His task can never be so to distract their attention from slavery of One God to make them his own slaves or of any other creature. If he does so then it would mean that he was not capable for holding the position for which Allah Almighty sent him. Any government of the world thinks two things before appointing someone in a position of responsibility:
 
1.  Either this person has the potency to understand the rules of the government and fulfill his duties or otherwise.

2.  To what extent he may be hoped to get implemented the orders of the government and to maintain loyalty of the people.

None king can appoint any person as his viceroy or ambassador about whom there would be even a little doubt of rebellion. It may be understood from this likeness that when the worldly governments are so much cautious, then Allah Almighty, Who has perfect knowledge about every thing, how will He send a person as Messenger, who would become His rebel and despite of telling the people to worship  Allah Almighty as God, causes to be done servitude himself.

This verse confutes the belief of Christians that Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) caused to say himself the son of God and made himself a partner in His Godhood or caused to be prostrated himself.

How the Prophets and Messengers of Allah Almighty (peace be upon them) can do such clear error?  



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) 

Monday, 26 May 2014

Imposture Of The “Learned Persons”

LESSON # 374 FROM HOLY QUR’AN

Imposture Of The “Learned Persons”

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse –78 of  200, Section –8    (Part – 3)

And lo! there is a party of them who distort the Scripture with their tongues, that ye may think that what they say is from the Scripture, when it is not from the Scripture. And they say: It is from Allah, when it is not from Allah; and they speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly.
Wa  ‘inna  minhum  lafarii-qany-yal-wuuna  ‘alsi-natahum  bil-Kitaabi  li-tahsabuuhu  minal-kitaabi  wa  maa huwa  minal-kitaab.  Wa  yaquuluuna  huwa  min  ‘indillaahi  wa  maa  huwa  min  ‘indillaah.  Wa  yaquu-luuna  ‘alallaahil-kaziba  wa  hum  ya’-lamuun.             



Lesson
       
Allah Almighty has mentioned in this verse about religious embezzlement and dishonesty of the People of the Scripture. These people deceive the persons in their worldly matters as well as in the religious affairs. They alter the Words of Heavenly Books (the Scripture) and depose duly changed its meanings. They included some false self-invented descriptions in the Torah and Gospel and excluded entire those verses from the Holy Books, which they considered apparently not fruitful for them.

Some people from them were those, who distorted the Scripture with their tongues, so that the listeners might be deceived and they might think that what they had said was from the Scripture. Their evil does not end here but they also used to claim that it entire is revealed from God Almighty, while it was not from the Scripture. How much hard heartedness would be more than it that they attributed all these false descriptions as from Allah, while they knew that it was not from Allah but their self-invented and they told a lie concerning Allah Almighty knowingly. For them surely there will be a painful doom.

It is known from this verse also that the children of Israel changed the Scripture of Allah Almighty intentionally for the purpose of only worldly greediness. Due to revenge of this kind of evils, they were involved in different types of difficulties and torments from Allah Almighty. Entire favors were snatched from them. Their biggest favor was prophet-hood, which was transferred to the children of Ishmael (Last Messenger, Muhammad – grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) from them. Now the Word of Allah Almighty is in our trust in the form of Holy Qur’an. We should preserve Its Words and Meanings completely and should not attribute any thing towards Allah Almighty, which is neither held in the Holy Qur’an nor is against the Will of Allah Almighty.  


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)

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Al-Siddeeq and Khadeejah (May Allah be pleased with them)

The Best Generation: [Part One]:Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq (may Allah be pleased with him)


Abu Bakr Al-Siddeeq (May Allah be pleased with him):
1.      The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Follow the example of those after me: Abu Bakr and Umar.’ [1]
2.      He was the first adult male and the first free man to accept Islam; [2]
The Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) informed his Companions (radhiyAllahu ‘anhum) that, whenever he invited a person to Islam, that person would hesitate before making up his mind to embrace Islam – except for Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu), who neither hesitated nor wavered. [3]
3.      Immediately upon embracing Islam, Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) made it his primary mission in life to spread the message of Islam to others. [4] Many embraced Islam at his hands; here are some examples: ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan, ‘Abdur-Rahman ibn ‘Auf, Sa’d ibn Abee Waqqaas, Az-Zubair ibn Al-‘Awaam and Talhah ibn ‘Ubaidullah (radhiyAllahu ‘anhum). These particular five were the fruits of Abu Bakr’s Dawah. Once these five brave men entered the fold of Islam, others began to follow. [5]
4.      The Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wassallam) said: “Abu-Bakr has favored me much with his property and company. If I were to take a Khalil (an intimate friend) from mankind I would certainly have taken Abu Bakr.” [6]
5.      He was the one and only companion whom RasulAllah (salAllahu’alayhi wasallam) chose to accompany him in the Hijrah to Madinah. [7]
6.      If the eman of Abu Bakr was put on one side of the scale and the eman of this entire Ummah on the other, Abu Bakr’s eman would have outweighed. [8]
7.      Throughout his life, the Prophet (salAllahu’alayhi wasallam) appointed only one man to lead Muslims in prayer in his place, and that man was, ofcourse, Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu). [9]
8.      When the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) died, people fell into a state of shock and disbelief. It was Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) who then brought them back to their senses, saying to them his now-famous words: “Whoever used to worship Muhammed, Muhammed has indeed died. And whoever used to worship Allah, Allah is alive and never dies.” [10]
9.      He was the first khalifah after the death of Muhammed (sallAllahu’alayhi wasallam) [11]
10.   Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) was the first to begin the compilation of the Qur’an, under the advice of Umar (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu). [12]
11.  Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) said, “I do and apply (in terms of actions, policies, etc.) everything that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did and applied, for I fear that, if I abandon any part of his way (or system of rule), I will go astray.” [13]
12.  Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) lived in the moment, using every second of his time to better himself as a Muslim.
Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wassallam) said to his companions, “Who has observed fast among you today?” Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) replied, “Me.” He (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wassallam) said, “Who among you followed a funeral procession today?” Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) replied, “Me”. He (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said, “Who among you has fed a poor person (today)?” Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) replied, “Me”. He (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wassallam) said, “Who among you visited a sick person today?” Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) said, “Me.” Upon this the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said, “Anyone in whom (these good deeds) are combined will certainly, enter paradise.” [14]
13.  Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) died at the age of 63, which was the exact age at which the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam) died. As per his instructions, [15] Abu Bakr (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) was washed by Asmaa bint ‘Umais (radhiyAllahu ‘anha) and was buried alongside the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wassallam). [16]

References:

[1]  Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith 3662
[2] “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 158
[3] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 51
[4] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 742
[5] “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 159
[6] Sahih Bukhari, Book #8, Hadith #455
 [7] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 743
[8] AlBaihaqi, At-Tirmidhi and Ahmad
[9], [10] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 745
[12]  Bukhari, Book #60, Hadith #201
[13] “The Biography of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2007, p. 750
[14] Sahih Muslim, Book #5, Hadith #2242
[15]  At-Tabaqaat, Ibn Sa’ad (3/203, 204), and the chain of this narration is authentic.
[16]  Taareekh Al-Islam, by Adh-Dhahabee; and ‘Ahd Al-Khulafaa Ar-Raashidoon (pg. 120)
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The Best Generation [Part two]:Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid (May Allah be pleased with her)

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1. She was known for her noble character, and the people of the Quraish would call her, “The Pure and Chaste One.” 1
2. She was the first woman that the Messenger of Allah ( small SAW ) married, and he didn’t marry any other woman until she died. 2
3. As a wife, she:
·                                 Was a suitable companion, trusted counselor and helper,
·                                 Helped the Prophet ( small SAW ) during difficult times,
·                                 Participated alongside him in spreading the message of Islam. 3
4. Ibn Ishaq said: “The Prophet never heard any unpleasant thing from her whenever she talked to him.” 4
5. She gave birth to 2 of the Prophet’s sons and 4 daughters.
2 Sons: Al-Qaasim and ‘Abdullah (At-Taahir /At-Tayyibb)
Both passed away at a very young age.
4 Daughters: Zainab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthoom and Fatimah. ( small - radi-allahu-anhum )
They all embraced Islam, married, and migrated to Al-Madeenah 5
6. Khadeejah ( small Radi Allahu Anha ) was the first woman, or rather the first person, to believe in the Prophet ( small SAW ). 6 immediately. This is the consensus of the historians and writers of the life history of the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam). 7
7. She was also the first person to hear the revealed Verses from the mouth of the Messenger of Allah ( small SAW ) and the first person to recite the Quran. 8
8. She had invested all her wealth in the cause of Allah. She spent generously spent without making any mention of what she had spent, especially during the years of sanction in the alleys of Abu Talib. 9
9. She also showed kindness to the weak and poor Muslims. She was very generous to them and was really and deservedly entitled to be called ‘Mother of the faithful’. She was the first mother of the faithful in every sense. 10
10. The first person who learned how to pray from the Messenger of Allah ( small SAW ). 11
11. “Abu Hurayrah ( small radi-allahu-anhu ) narrated:
“Jibreel came to the Prophet ( small SAW ) and said: ‘Here is Khadijah coming to you with a bowl of condiment or food or drink. When she comes to you, convey to her the greeting of peace from her Lord and from me, and give her the tiding of a house in Paradise built of Qasab wherein there will be neither any noise nor any fatigue (trouble)”” 12
12. The Prophet ( small SAW ) remained married to Khadeejah ( small radi-allahu-anhu ) until she died at the age of 65. 13
13. Her death was one of the saddest experiences of the Messenger of Allah ( small SAW ). 14
14. One of the ladies of the Quraish, Khawlah bint Hakim, visited the Prophet ( small SAW ) to console him, and saw his state of depression and grief and remarked on it. He replied it was only natural that he should be touched by her absence, as she had been a loving mother to his now neglected children; she had been a loyal and sympathetic wife who shared his secrets. It was only human and natural that he should feel her loss as she was there for him during his most difficult times. 15
15. The Prophet ( small SAW ) said about The mother of the believers, Khadeejah( small Radi Allahu Anha );
‘She believed in me while the people disbelieved in me. And she trusted in me while the people belied me. And she helped and comforted me in person and in wealth when the people would not. Allah provided me with children by her, and He did not with others.’ 16
16. In it recorded in Sahīh Muslim from Ā’ishah ( small Radi Allahu Anha ) that the Prophet ( small SAW ) used to slaughter sheep and he would say: ”Send it to the friends of Khadijah.” So I mentioned this action of his to him one day and he said: ”I love those whom she loved.” Do you find any faithfulness that is better than this? Certainly life can’t be more beautiful than the one spent under the shade of Islām but most men do not realize (this). 17
17. The Messenger of Allah ( small SAW ) said: “The best of the women of Paradise are Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, Faatimah bint Muhammad, Aasiyah bint Mazaahim the wife of Pharaoh, and Maryam bint ‘Imraan – may Allaah be pleased with them.” 18
18. It was narrated from Anas that the Prophet ( small SAW ) said:
“Sufficient for you among the women of the world are Maryam the daughter of ‘Imraan. Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, Faatimah bint Muhammad and Aasiyah the wife of Pharaoh.” 19
Khadijah radiyAllahu'anha
1.                             “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 106 
2.                            “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 107 
3.                           “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 108 
4.                           “Women Around the Messenger”, by Muhammad ‘Ali Qutb, p. 45 
5.                            “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 107 
6.                           “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 153 
7.                            “Women Around the Messenger”, by Muhammad ‘Ali Qutb, p. 43 
8.                           “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 154 
9.                           “Women Around the Messenger”, by Muhammad ‘Ali Qutb, p. 45 
10.                      “Women Around the Messenger”, by Muhammad ‘Ali Qutb, p. 46 
11.                        “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 154 
12.                       Reported in the Sahīh of Bukhari and Muslim 
13.                       “The Noble life of The Prophet, Vol. 1” by Ali Muhammad al-Sallaabee, 2005, p. 110 
14.                       “Women Around the Messenger”, by Muhammad ‘Ali Qutb, p. 47 
15.                       “Great Women of Islam”, by Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar, p. 30 
16.                       Musnad Imam Ahmad 6/118 
17.                       Men and Women Around the Messenger by Sa’d Yusuf Abu ‘Aziz, p. 518 
18.                      Narrated by Ahmad, 2663. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1135 
19.                       Narrated and classed as saheeh by al-Tirmidhi, 3878 

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