Seek the Way of Approach unto God
Lesson # 617 From Holy Qur’aan
Seek the Way of Approach unto God
‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage - 2
Verses – 35 of 120, Section – 6 of 16 (Part - 6)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
O ye who believe! Be mindful of your duty to Allaah, and seek the way of approach unto Him, and strive in His Way in order that ye may succeed.
Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina ‘aamanutta-qUllaaha wab-taguuu ‘ilay-hil-Wasiilata wa jaa-hiduu fii SabiiliHii la-‘allakum tuflihuun.
‘Atta-quu – (do your duty, fear), it is from ‘ittaqaa, which has been derived from waqaayah. Waqaayah means “defense, safety, rescue”. ‘Ittaqaa – means “to be saved, to go afar off”. ‘Atta-qUllaaha – means “Be saved from Allaah; that is to say; “Do not do such works, which are not liked by Him, be saved from His punishment” as often we say “Try to remain away from Police”. It aims that someone should not do such works, which are arrest-able. Nearness of Allaah Almighty can be acquired by pleasing Him. Translation of a part of that supplication, which is recited after each “Azaan” (the Summons to Prayers) is, “Our Lord! Bestow upon our Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) Wasiila (the way of approach)”. It aims, “O God! Provide Wasiila (the opportunity of Your nearness and propinquity) to Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)”.
It has come in the Sayings of Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) that the word Wasiilah is a Place, which is nearest to Allaah Almighty and that Place is special for Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). So every Muslim has been taught that they should supplicate in this manner, “O Lord! Cause to arrive Your Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) at the Place, which You have determined for Him”. It is the declaration of this matter that this person is a well-wisher of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). What fortune of a person would be more than it that his name is written in well-wishers of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).
The punishment of those robbers, swindlers, killers and mischievous people was told in the previous section, who intend to fight against Allaah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), and they kill the servants of Allaah Almighty and snatch their property. In this verse, Muslims are commanded that these are such deeds, from which you have to hate. You have believed in Allaah Almighty, so you should never do such a work, which lets Allaah Almighty be angry upon you and you are captured in His grip. You should do always such acts, due to which you are bestowed with the fortune of nearness of Allaah Almighty. Whenever the worldly people want to get the propinquity of kings and leaders of this world, then they perform such deeds, by which they may become happy and they may become their confidential fellows, then they will be having ease.
O believers! You should be persevered for the pleasure of Allaah Almighty so that you may become nearer to Him. Whosoever will incline towards this perseverance and will be careful always, that he must not do such a thing, due to which Allaah Almighty becomes angry, that person is successful. He will be saved from all hardships and will remain happy. Besides this, there is no other way upon which someone has any hope of success and pleasure.