Sunday, 21 June 2015

The first, last and final Religion is Islam

Lesson # 747 From the Noble Quran

The first, last and final Religion is Islam

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse –90 of 165, Section – 10 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Those are they whom Allah guideth, so follow their guidance. Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee for it. Lo! It is naught but a Reminder to (His) creatures.
‘Ulaaa-‘ikallaziina  hadAllaahu  fabi-hudaa-hu-muqtadih.  Qul-laaa  ‘as-‘alukum  ‘alayhi  ‘ajraa.  ‘In  huwa  ‘illaa  Zikraa  lil-‘aalamiin. 
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

  Prophet Abraham, and Prophets before and after Him (peace be upon Them) were mentioned in the previous verses, and it was told by Allah Almighty: We sent them bestowing the Scripture, the Divine Law of the Religion and the Prophet-hood, so that they may guide the servants of Allaah Almighty (mankind) towards the Straight Path. They taught the people in their times and told them the Path, determined by Allaah Almighty for them.

Prophet Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is the last Messenger in this series. He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was also appointed for the same duty, which was performed by the past Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them).

This subject has been described clearly in this verse, from which it is evident that since the time of humankind’s coming in this world, the Messengers and Prophets (peace be upon Them) used to come unto every nation in every time. They (peace be upon Them) have been teaching them the same way which was prescribed by the One, Who is their Creator and Lord, and which should be obeyed by everyone from the entire existing people. Its principles were the same in every time, which are three:
1.  To recognize The Creator and The Lord

2.  To recognize His Messenger and Prophet (peace be upon Him)

3.  To obey the Commands of Lord Almighty without disputing, which have been conveyed through the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).

The Scripture, which is revealed upon the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), contains original commands. According to these commands, the Prophet establishes a system of living, how to pay the rights of own, the Rights of own Lord Almighty and of the entire human beings step by step. The speed of mankind’s progress, his improvement in social, economic and political ability is regarded with a favor while these methods are determined.

Every Prophet (peace be upon Him) settled firmly a path during His time according to and keeping in view the principles, which is called the Divine Law of the Religion. In this connection, the Time of Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is the last time of the world and for this entire time (till the world ends) one Divine Law has been prescribed; the Religion - Islam. Now there is no need of any other Prophet to come.

It is commanded: O Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), those all Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them), who came before you in the world, entire were Followers of the straight and clear path as guided by Allaah Almighty. You (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) would have also to follow Their path and to perform the same duty, which they performed, and that method has been described in Holy Qur’aan with complete details, and the entire Guidance, Instructions, Rules and Regulations mentioned in it, have been modified and reformed properly for fulfilling the requirements of this last and final time of the world’s existence till the Hereafter.

O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): You should tell them! I am performing this duty (telling you the right path) by the order of Allaah Almighty. For this purpose, I don’t ask of you any reward, gratuity or fee. This is a method, which Allaah Almighty has prescribed for the entire world to advise and teach, so that they would not go astray hither and thither, and follow that path easily which may lead them to their destination with ease and comfort.

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)

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