With the passage of time people differed in religion - Quran Chptr 10-19 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1253)-درس قرآن
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Quran Chptr 10-19 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1253)-درس قرآن
With the passage of time people differed in religion
Surah YUUNUS - 10 (JONAH)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
19. Mankind was but one community; then they differed; and had it not been for a word that had already gone forth from thy Lord it had been judged between them in respect of that wherein they differ.
19. Wa maa kaanan-naasu ‘illaa ‘umma-tanw-waa-hida-tan fakh-talafuu. Wa law-laa kalima-tun sabaqat mir- Rabbi-ka laqu-ziya bay-nahum fiimaa fiihi yakh-talifuun.
‘Ummatun – (the community – unanimous in opinion), we say and write it “’Ummah”. This word has been used at many places in Holy Qur’aan with different meanings. But in every meaning, it implies as “a collective group, a crowd, an assembly, a compendium, an aggregate, a code etc.” The Nation also means a group; but the difference which seems among a Nation and an Ummah is that the nation is a confederate class of the people in a country and native land, whereas Ummah is made due to uniformity in Faith of the people, whether those people belong to separate countries and places. This equality of Credence is called “Religion” upon which any group acts.
It is commanded that Qur’aan does not teach any new Religion, but it guides unto that Religion which is ancient of the human beings. The people changed this Religion and created new ones according to their own will and became separate nations. Those entire religions are false.
Holy Qur’aan guides the humankind unto their original Religion again. Allah Almighty has established this Rule in the world that the True Religion should be cleared and moderated by sending inspiration on the Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them).
Those people whose religion is correct, will live in the Gardens (Paradise), whereas abode of those whose religion is false; is the Fire of the Hell. It seems that due geographical dissensions the people had become different nations from the beginning, but their Religion was the same “One”. Therefore they were one nation. On the Day of Resurrection, nationality of any individual will not be asked. The people will be assembled in accordance with Ummah and everyone will be rewarded or punished according to own Religion.