A Table Spread with Food for the Companions

Lesson # 667 From Holy Qur’aan

A Table Spread with Food for the Companions

‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage - 2

Verses –112 & 113 of 120, Section – 15 of 16 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

112.  When the disciples said: O Jesus, son of Mary! Is Thy Lord Able to send down for us a TABLE SPREAD WITH FOOD from heaven? He said: Fear Allaah, if ye are true Believers.
                                       
113.  They said: We wish to eat thereof, that our hearts may become satisfied and that we may know that Thou hast spoken truth to us, and that thereof we may be witnesses.     
112.  ‘Iz  qaalal-Hawaa-riy-yuuna  yaa-‘Iisabna-  Maryama  hal  yas-tatii-‘u  Rabbuka  ‘any-yunazzila  ‘alaynaa  MAAA-‘IDATAM-minas-samaaa’.  Qaalatta-QUllaaha  ‘in-  kuntum- Mu’-miniin.

113.  Qaaluu  nuriidu  ‘anna’-kula  minhaa  wa  tatma-‘inna  quluu-bunaa  wa  na’-lama  ‘an  qad  sadaq-tanaa  wa  nakuuna  ‘alayhaa  minash-shaa-hidiin.                                 
                                                                                                             

Lesson

When the companions (Hawaa-riy-yuun) of Christ (peace be upon Him) observed that Jesus (peace be upon Him) heals him who was born blind and the leper, raises the dead person and even that tells the people their secrets, they asked a question from Christ (peace be upon Him). They said, “O Jesus, son of Mary (peace be upon Them)! Can Allaah Almighty do as that He send down for us a TABLE SPREAD WITH FOOD from heaven? The Messenger Jesus (peace be upon Him) said: Fear Allaah Almighty and obey His commands, if you are true Believers. They said: Certainly we are Believers. We are not going to test Allaah Almighty. But we wish to increase the satisfaction of our hearts with the Blessing bestowed by Allaah Almighty, we may worship Him as much as we can, thereof we may be witnesses upon His Favors and we may not have any doubt in it that the Path upon which You guided us, is straight and You (peace be upon Him) are quite true.  

 This guidance is hidden in the answer of Jesus (peace be upon Him) that, human being should arrange the provisions by the method (of providing the necessities of human life), which Allaah Almighty has established for the mankind. It is compulsory to bear the fear of Allaah Almighty only in mind. It means that nobody should cross the bounds prescribed by Allaah Almighty and have fear of His wrath every time. It is the common rule for the human being.

Many misconceptions have been imagined by the people about the Messenger Jesus (peace be upon Him), but all those misunderstandings can be dispelled, if this section of Holy Qur’aan is considered thoughtfully. At first, He (peace be upon Him) was born contrary to the fashion and the people do not understand it that any person can be created even without father. The Jews calumniated Mary (May God forbid), Mother of Jesus (peace be upon Them). Some people tried to prove Her marriage. Likewise, different people have different opinions regarding Jesus (peace be upon Him), even that some of them are ready to prove His (peace be upon Him) grave also.

Some people hesitate to have belief in His (peace be upon Him) miracles. They are unable to understand that how a mankind can heal incurable diseases as clear-sighted to the blind born, healthy to the leper etc.? His (peace be upon Him) all virtues have been explained very clearly in this section. Everyone will understand certainly on the Day of Resurrection, but entire false thoughts can be corrected even here if anyone meditates in it deeply.

All doubts regarding Jesus Christ (peace be upon Him) have been cleared in only one sentence i.e. ‘Ay-yattuka  bi-Ruuhil-Qudus (I strengthened Thee with the Holy Spirit). The root of His all specialties comes out from this sentence. It is important to understand properly at first that the mankind is a collection of two separate elements. One is body and the other is soul. The body is a machine. The machine is made by putting different parts in order. When it is ready for functioning, it cannot work, until the steam (power) does not inter in to it. Just like this, there is a power to operate the machine of human body. As we cannot operate the self-made machines without electricity, steam or any other power, in the same manner, the machine of human body is useless without its power i.e. soul. That power has a magazine like the electricity or the steam has magazine.

The name of soul’s magazine is Ruuhul Qudus (the Holy Spirit). There is a Descent of the same soul, Who brings the power of the Holy Spirit to the body. He has been named as Gabriel, and the conveying the soul is called puffing of the soul. As per common rule, the material of the machine of human body is obtained by the intercourse of father and mother, and is prepared in the womb of mother. But this rule was broken twice. Once at that time when Allaah Almighty created Adam (peace be upon Him), the father of entire humankind, and secondly, at the time of Jesus’s birth (peace be upon Him).

Adam (peace be upon Him) had neither father, nor mother. At the second time, during Jesus (peace be upon Him), the material of father’s part was taken from the Divine Power of Allaah Almighty. Gabriel (peace be upon Him) puffed the soul. This soul was so much powerful that Jesus (peace be upon Him) used to cause to run the soul in the self-made shape of clay. Like this, He (peace be upon Him) used to heal the patients with this soul. Everyone can understand easily all the matters relating to Jesus (peace be upon Him) after considering thoughtfully. It is surprising upon them who believe in the power of electricity, but do not believe in the Power of the Soul.  

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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)