Concept of the Hereafter and Humble-minded people
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 45 & 46 of 286, Section – 6 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
45. And seek help in patience and prayer. And truly it is hard save for the humble-minded—
46. Who know that they will have to meet their Lord, and that unto Him they are returning.
45. Wasta-‘iinuu bis-Sabri was-Salaah. Wa ‘innahaa lakabii-ratun ‘illaa ‘alal- Khaashi-iin.
46. ‘Allaziina yazun-nuuna ‘annahum-mulaaquu Rabbi
him wa ‘annahum ‘ilayhi raaji-‘uun.
‘Ista-‘iinuu – (seek help). When anyone feels a difficult task, he needs help of any other person/thing.
‘As-Sabru – (power of endurance, and tolerance), it is needed every time. Whenever any good work is being performed, doing it whole hearted is a patience and whenever someone has to suffer any calamity, bearing it without confusion is also tolerance. During working hard, the patience is necessary also. To keep the wishes pressed needs patience too. In short, the patience is required every time and if we see; it is the foundation of every good virtue.
God Almighty bestowed the human being two things, soul and body, and the both are the great blessings. Duty of the soul is to attain knowledge, to devise and to take the work from the body. And it is the duty of the body to move in accord with the intention of the soul. The prayer is a source of gratitude for these spiritual and bodily blessings. Recognizing God Almighty is the thanks of the knowledge. The gratitude of the blessings of standing position is that someone should pray God Almighty in straight standing position, then bow and pray in this position and then fall prostrate and pray in this position; that due to His blessings hands from elbows, legs from knees, hands and feet from wrists and ankles can bend. This is the great blessings, otherwise if any joint becomes stiff, then it would have a severe thrashing. Then someone should sit down and think that how is it a great blessing? Remember the blessing of turning the neck at the time of saying salaam to the right and then to the left. At last someone should thank God with tongue also adopting every position of the body with intention. It is called a Prayer.
Al- Khaashi-iin – (humble-minded); the individuals who suppose themselves weak and feeble without help of God, they are called ‘al- Khaashi-iin. It is the great worship of the heart to assert his humility during standing position, bowing position, falling prostrate position and in sitting position before God Almighty, because in the prostrate position, all limbs of the body bend which is a sign of capability to work and health of the body. So the prostration is the best form for declaration of the gratitude and conception of helplessness. We should think that if the body parts do not turn then the human being is helpless and cripple. From it, those people should learn who deem the prayer useless.
Yazun-nuuna – they know, they presume. This verse signifies toward attaining the virtue, which has a specific degree in Faith. If anybody does not have humility in his heart, then he should think that he would have to face his Lord in his every deed, motion and comfort. Without His help, he can do nothing. His Lord is with him every time. He knows his every condition, listens to his voice and observes his every movement. As his thought will become matured gradually, his faith will increase. At last, the prayer and worship will become easy for him and the virtue of tolerance will begin to reveal.
Becoming good-natured and for guidance of others, there is no way without it. The other thing with which prayer and worship becomes easy, that is Belief in the Day of Resurrection. On that Day everyone will be rewarded or awarded (the future reward of virtues or torture, agony, anguish due to wicked deeds) according to one’s own deeds, which he performed or committed during his first life (in this world). When the thought will become matured, will two good manners be produced, from which the faith will become matured:
• Fear of the Wrath of God Almighty.
• Hope of His Mercy.
Result of the maturity of the Belief will be humility, and due to humility, offering prayer will become easy, and it will result the patience, which is root of all good manners.
This small Section of Holy Qur’aan is an abstract of all real teachings. How beautifully the Children of Israel are being invited towards the religion Islam and along with it the Believers of Islam are being taught about the principles of Islam. Islam has proved through these types of commands that its principles are natural. Opposing them is actually opposing the humanity. Islam has come to purify its ancient form from all kinds of evil, which is common in Jewish, Christianity and other religions of the world. Israelite are plaintiff of religious and scholars, so it is their duty to recognize and understand Islam, because it is the last form of that, which was held in actual Torah, Psalms and Gospel (old and new Testament (the Bible) and all worldly Heavenly Scriptures.