Sunday, May 31, 2015

Revelations are expounded by God – Learn Them

Lesson # 729 From Holy Qur’aan

Revelations are expounded by God – Learn Them

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

Verse – 65 of 165, Section – 8 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say:  He is Able to send punishment upon you from above you or from beneath your feet, or to bewilder you with dissension and make you taste the tyranny one of another. See how we expound the Revelations so that they may understand.          
Qul  Huwal-Qaadiru  ‘alaaa  ‘any-yab-‘asa  ‘alaykum  ‘azaabam-min  fawqikum  ‘aw  min  tahti  ‘arjuli-kum  ‘aw  yal-bisakum  shiya  ‘anw-wa  yuziiqa  ba’-zakum-  ba’-sa  ba’-z.  ‘Unzur  kayfa  nusarriful-  ‘Aayaati  la-‘allahum  yafqahuun.               
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

We learnt in the previous lesson that Allaah Almighty is He Who delivers the human being from entire afflictions and the humankind inclines unto Him willing or unwilling during the time of helplessness, because his own strength and power becomes useless. Therefore it is natural, if the mankind thinks about any Supreme Power.

It was required that after the condition of helplessness he would have remembered also Allaah Almighty and comprehended that only He is Who delivered from affliction, but he does not do so. Moreover either he forgets Him totally, or attributes others too as partners unto Him.

It has been expounded in this verse that if you will not know Him by means of His help, then you should remember: He is Able to send punishment upon you also. Then either will He annihilate you entirely, for instance; by sending dust storm from the sky, rain of stones and thunder etc. earthquakes and floods from the land etc. with which previous nations were annihilated, or by sowing dissension and separating you in different sects, will cause you to taste the quarrel and enmity among you, and lose your ease and comfort. Consider thoughtfully now upon the subject of this verse.

Allaah Almighty addresses His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): Declare (upon them who disbelieve)! Allaah Almighty has Power to send punishment upon you. For example; dust from the sky, or earthquake from the land etc. or by separating in different sects that you begin to quarrel with one another mutually yourselves.

It is evident from this verse that what happens in the world is to drive the human being towards the Straight Path. Allaah Almighty created everything like air, water, rain, heat, cold, day and night etc. for advantage of the humankind and these entire things are infinite useful for him. He should know Allaah Almighty by observing these things.

After that Allaah Almighty sent His Messengers (peace be upon Them) from time to time to cause to engage the attention of human being towards these things and to know Him by thinking deeply in to them and they were given Scriptures, in which entire matters were admonished Them.

It has been explained by the religious commentators that many earlier nations were destroyed by dust/rain storm, thunder, flood or earthquakes etc. but now a days no nation is destroyed all at once by sending such punishments. However they will be suffering in restlessness and confusion due to mutual indisposition among them and sectarianism, and will be given chance to be correct by thinking.    

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)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

This Strongest Power is Allaah Almighty

Lesson # 728 From Holy Qur’aan

This Strongest Power is Allaah Almighty

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

Verses – 63 & 64 of 165, Section – 8 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

63.  Say: Who delivereth you from the darkness of the land and the sea? Ye call upon Him humbly and in secret, (saying): If He delivers us from this (fear) we truly will be of the thankful.

64.  Say: Allaah delivereth you from this and from all afflictions. Yet ye attribute partners unto Him.         
63.  Qul  many-yunajjii-kum-min- zulumaatil-barri  wal-bahri  tad-‘uu-naHuu  tazarru-‘anw-wa  khuf-yah.  La-‘in  ‘anjaanaa  min  haazihii  lana-kuunanna  minash-shaakiriin.

64.  QuLIllaahu  yunajjii-kum-min-haa  wa  min-  kulli  karbin  summa  ‘antum  tushrikuun.               
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

It was declared in the lesson of previous verse that the people will be raised after death and will they be restored unto Allaah Almighty, their Lord, the Just. He will inform them very, very soon about the consequence and the result of their deeds. This was indicated by the fact that when at last they have business with Him only, then why should they not recognize Him in the world, and own entire matters should be given in His charge?

The method of “How to know Allaah Almighty” has been explained in this verse because this thought rises very forcibly in the heart of mankind “While every work has been being completed with my own effort in the world, then what is need of mine to believe in Allaah Almighty”? This misunderstanding is base of human being’s ruin and it should be removed in this manner that “Certainly some such occasions come that the mankind loses his sense and understanding, and he does not know, “What should he do now”? The darkness overcasts upon his thought. These kinds of occasions come at the time of suffering in any sudden disaster, for instance; dust storm, attack of any beast on the land or in the sea or fight against any powerful enemy, in which the personnel become helpless. Whenever nothing remains in own control, then one feels humility and thinks about a Most Powerful, implores silently, earnestly and humbly before Him, and intends stably that “I shall be thankful forever, if am saved from this calamity”.

 This Strongest Power is Allaah Almighty and verily He is, Who saves at the time of every severity. Everyone should believe in Him and none should attribute any partner unto Him. It is commanded: Ask them! Whither does your heart intend when you do not have any power at the time of any severe calamity and whom you call beseeching earnestly and humbly? And you say: Save us from this affliction. We truly will be of the thankful always. This is Allaah Almighty. He is the Savior from every disaster and affliction. Moreover, when the calamity is over, you forget Allaah Almighty and consider your efforts or other things as your saviors and supporters.    

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

Friday, May 29, 2015

Guardians (Angels) over the human being

Lesson # 727 From Holy Qur’aan

Guardians (Angels) over the human being

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

Verses – 61 & 62 of 165, Section – 8 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

61.  And He is the Omnipotent over His slaves. He sendeth guardians over you until, when death cometh unto one of you, Our Messengers receive him, and they neglect not.

62.  Then are they restored unto Allaah, their Lord, the Just. Surely His is the judgment. And He is the Most Swift of reckoners.        
61.  Wa Huwal-Qaahiru  fawqa  ‘ibaadihii  wa yursilu  ‘alaykum  hafazah.  Hattaaa  ‘izaa  jaaa-‘a  ‘ahada-kumul-mawtu  ta-waffat-hu  rusuluNaa  wa  hum  laa  yufarri-tuun.

62.  Summa  rudduuu  ‘IlAllaahi  Maw-laa-humul-Haqq.  ‘Alaa  lahul-Hukmu  wa  Huwa  ‘Asra-‘ul-haasibiin.              
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

It was told in the previous verse that age of the mankind is a collection of some forms and some days. At night he goes to sleep and by the day he gets up and goes to work again. Neither getting up is in his control and nor the work of previous day remains in his memory during falling asleep. Only Allaah Almighty raises him and reminds the series of his last day’s works, and he goes to do those works, which were left by him incomplete before going to sleep. The aim to make known from it was that the sleep is also like a death but that is a long sleep. After that, Allaah Almighty will raise him again and remind his entire previous deeds and acts, and He will tell: Still you have to see the consequence of your works and deeds, and series of your worldly acts has remained incomplete to this respect. -Complete it now either by suffering full punishment as retribution of your worldly wicked and evil acts, or obtaining whole reward of your good deeds.

It is commanded that the human being executes his age some time in sleeping and sometime waking. He should reflect in it that neither sleeping is in his control, nor waking. Only Allaah Almighty it is Who causes to sleep and raises him again, and even that He reminds him also his daily tasks.  

The result, which comes out from it is that Allaah Almighty is the Omnipotent over His slaves every way and sends guardians over their deeds every day. Such a time will come when the Angels of death will come unto them instead of guardian Angels (peace be upon Them) of their works and they will perform their duty fully without any favor or short fall and the mankind will sleep until the Day of Resurrection.

When the long time of his sleep will end, then Allaah Almighty will rouse the human being from sleep and he will stand before his Real and True Owner. Then he will know completely that the Decision of his fate is only in the Hand of Allaah Almighty. There will be no late in the Court of Allaah Almighty. A record of mankind’s stirring deeds relating to his entire worldly life will be handed over to him in a moment. And then, when he will be assured: These are your deeds. By weighing, his good and bad deeds will be separated. According to the weight of every individual’s deeds, human beings will be sent on proper places, likewise for suffering punishment of wicked deeds in to the Fire of Hell and for enjoying rewards of good acts in to the Paradise.

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)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Allaah knows that which ye commit by day

Lesson # 726 From Holy Qur’aan

Allaah knows that which ye commit by day

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

Verse – 60 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

He it is Who gathereth you at night and knoweth that which ye commit by day. Then He raiseth you again to life therein, that the term appointed (for you) may be accomplished. Then afterward unto Him is your return. Then He will proclaim unto you what ye used to do.       
Wa  Hu-wAllazii  yata-waf-faa  kum  bil-layli  wa  ya’-lamu  maa  jarahtum  binnahaari  summa  yab-‘asukum  fiihi  li-yuqzaaa  ‘ajalum-musammaa.  Summaa  ‘ilayHi  marji-‘uum  summa  yunabbi-‘ukum  bimaa  kuntum  ta’-maluun.             
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

The Extent of the Knowledge of Allaah Almighty was expressed in the previous verse, from which it was known that any human being has no power to frame laws, punish and command the people in the world but as much as Allaah Almighty bestows upon him in accordance with his extent. Even for making this authority useful, he stumbles everywhere.

Only Guidance of Allaah Almighty, which He has sent down through His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), can save him from destruction, otherwise he continues in close contact with digging an abyss of ruin only for himself being set apart from that Guidance. His tumbling down in that hole is beyond the question, if he does not catch the Guidance strongly.

The same subject has been admonished in this verse in such manner: the humankind should think! Where do his powers and abilities of working go, when he sleeps at night? At that time, neither can he think, nor work. It was discussed in the lesson of previous verse that the mankind is unable to know about his future.

It has been explained in this verse: Even he does not remember the work done by him last day, when he goes to sleep at night. Both things are known only by Allaah Almighty because neither slumber overtakes Him nor He needs a sleep. He is Attentive every time about every matter. Even that a human being has not control over himself that he may get up at his own after sleep. Only Allaah Almighty raises him, and until death likewise He will continue to raise the mankind in the morning and cause to sleep at night. After death, which should be considered as a long sleep, He will raise again on the Day of Resurrection and put before the human beings up their deeds, done by them during the life of this world. Let’s meditate a while in the abstract of this verse.

It is commanded: Allaah Almighty gathers your presence of mind from you at night when you go to sleep. Even you forget everything during sleep about that, which you commit by day time, but He knows your every commitment. Then He raises you again when the next day begins, so that you may complete your worldly life. At last the life is over and the mankind sleep in such a manner that he rises never. But Allaah Almighty will raise him again and put up before him his entire good and bad deeds and acts, which he performed and committed in his previous (worldly) life.

A wonderful map of human life has been drawn in this verse. Age of the mankind is surrounded in the time limit, in which he works in the day time and being tired, sleeps at night. He forgets his entire commitments of the day time. A time will come that he will sleep for a long time and never will rise again in this world. Then after a very long sleep, he will rise on a Day and his entire actions will come in front of him. And he will suffer the consequences of his all actions of the world and will remain living always.

 "Minhaa  khalaqNaa-kum. Wa fiihaa Nu-‘iidukum.   Wa minhaa Nukhrijukum  taaratan  ‘ukhraa" (From the (earth) did We create you. And into it shall We return you. And from it shall We bring you out once again): (The Quran 20:55).

 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)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

God Almighty knows what is in the land and the sea

Lesson # 725 From Holy Qur’aan

God Almighty knows what is in the land and the sea

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

Verse – 59 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And with Him are the keys of the Invisible. None but He knoweth them. And He knoweth what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falleth but He knoweth it, not a grain amid the darkness of the earth, naught of wet or dry but (it is noted) in a Luminous Book.     
Wa  ‘indahuu  mafaatihul—Gaybi  laa  ya’-lamuhaaa  ‘illaa  Huu.  Wa  ya’-lamu  maa  fil-barri  wal-bahr.  Wa  maa  tasqutu  minw-waraqatin  ‘ilaa  ya’-lamuhaa  wa  laa  habbatin  fii  zulumaatil- ‘arzi  wa  laa  rat-binw-wa  laa  yaa-bisin  ‘illaa  fii  Kitaabim-Mubiin.            
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

Mafaatih – either this word is plural of Maftah. Maftah means Treasure. In this form Mafaatih means “The Treasures”. And it can be plural of Miftah also which means “A Key”. In this form mafaatih will be meant as “The Keys”. The word Miftaah is also used for “A Key”, plural of which is “Mafaatiih”.  

Gaybi – this word has already come in Chapter – 2 (Surah Baqarah). Every that thing which is out of sight and beyond the feelings of mankind, is called Gayb.

Kitaabim-Mubiin – (a Luminous Book), a table on which the destinies of the world since its creation are written, is called Kitaabim-Mubiin.

We have learnt in the previous verses that only He (Allaah Almighty) has right to decide, Whose Knowledge is too much vast and more than entire others, and Who is well Aware of all matters regarding the guilt, the wrongdoer, the peculiarity of the punishment, the time and the opportunity to punish the evildoer.

The principles and rules for thinking correctly about the Knowledge of Allaah Almighty have been described in this verse so that, it may be known that verily there is none who has more knowledge than Him, so complete Power of Decision, rewarding on good deeds and punishing due to wicked acts should be with Him only.

It is commanded that the things, about which you do not know because however you have limited sense and wisdom, therefore, many things are Invisible for you, Allaah Almighty knows about entire of them. All the treasures of Invisible are held with Him and the Keys to open those treasures are also in His Control. Therefore neither any person can touch them nor can anything be drawn out by anyone. While these treasures are with Him only then it is evident that He knows entire things in the land and the sea. Counting of the leaves of the trees, any smallest grain amid the darkness of the earth, even that everything wet or dry which exists in the world, is written very clearly and in detail in a Table on which the destinies of the world since its creation. The name of that Table is Kitaabim-Mubiin (Lawh-i-Mahfooz).

It is understood clearly through this verse that none of the creatures can know any Invisible Thing, until Allaah Almighty does not tell about it, because all the treasures of the Invisible are in in the Control of God Almighty and their Keys are also with Him. No person has ability to withdraw any a little thing opening any of them. However He can give anything to anyone at any time.

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

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Messenger’s duty is only to convey the Command of God

Lesson # 724 From Holy Qur’aan

Messenger’s duty is only to convey the Command of God

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

Verse – 58 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say: If I had that for which ye are impatient, then would the case (ere this) have been decided between Me and you. And Allaah is Best Aware of the wrongdoers.  
Qul  ‘anna  ‘indii  maa  tasta’-jiluuna  bihii  laqu-ziyal-‘amru  baynii  wa  baynakum.  WAllaahu  ‘a’-lamu  bizzaalimiin.            
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

It was admonished in the previous verse that disbelievers - the slaves of own desires and those, who enjoy pastime fearlessly, say impudence: Neither shall we accept and nor fear from threat. If you are really true then bring down punishment upon us at once.

As reply to their rudeness, Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was commanded: Tell them “The punishment is not in My power. Allaah Almighty has kept it in His own Control. His Word can neither be false nor a lie and nor there is anyone better decider than Him”.

A secret has been described in this verse: What predicament of the world was, if the punishment would be in the power of any other than Allaah Almighty? Knowledge and endurance of the mankind, both are limited. If power of torment due to disobedience, is given to the human being, then he will never delay punishing anyone.

Contrary to this, Knowledge of Allaah Almighty has surrounded the entire circumstances completely. He is Aware entirely of the consequences of every action. One of His Attributes is “The Wise”. He has complete Knowledge regarding its advisability and proper time. He is For-bearer also, Who can loosen the defaulter. Along with it, He knows thoroughly the condition of the criminal. Peculiarity of the crime/sin and its quantity, all is clear on Him.

If the human beings were given the power of torment, then the world would have been destroyed very earlier. Among the mankind, the Messengers (peace be upon Them) have more knowledge, mildness and patience given by Allaah Almighty than the common people. While the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been commanded: If I had that (torment) for which you are impatient, then would the case sooner than this have been decided between Me and you, in that case, what the mention of others?

Now listen to the meaning of the verse. Allaah Almighty addresses His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) – Say to the deniers, who demand torment from you: If I had that for which you are impatient, then would the case (ere this) have been decided between Me and you, but the matter is in the Control of Allaah Almighty. He will send down punishment on you, whenever He will consider it reasonable.

Allaah Almighty has manifested the Position of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in these verses that neither is it His duty to show favor of, flatter any mankind, displease upon someone and punish him, and nor to compel any person for embracing Islam.

His (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) duty is only to convey the Command of Allaah Almighty to the human beings, whenever it is revealed upon Him, and cause to know the people in a well manner through preaching, instructing and acting upon It Himself, that everything is in the Divine Power and Control of Allaah Almighty.  

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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