Monday, October 19, 2015

Following the Guidance of God for success

Following the Guidance of God for success

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 38 & 39 of 286, Section – 4 of 40 (Part - 1)



BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

38.  We said: Go down, all of
you, from hence; but verily 
there cometh unto you from Me a Guidance; and whoso followeth My Guidance, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.

39.  But they who disbelieve, and   deny Our Revelation, such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein for ever.
38.  QulNah-bituu  minhaa  jamii-‘aa.  Fa-‘imma   ya’-ti-yan-nakum-minNii  Hudan- famantabi-‘a   Hudaa-ya  falaa khaw-fun  ‘alay-him  wa  laa  hum  yah-zanuun.

39.  Wallaziina  kafaruu  wa Kazzabuu  bi-‘AayaatiNaaa  ‘ulaaa-‘ika   ‘As-haabun-Naar.  Hum  fiihaa   Khaaliduun.

Lesson
           
Ih-bituu – Go down. This Command is not being delivered to Adam (peace be upon Him) and His generation as a punishment. Error of Adam (peace be upon Him) was forgiven. But command to go down on the earth remained as usual because He was appointed as Viceroy of the earth. Aim to keep them in the earth was that the people who will obey God Almighty, they will be sent in the Garden and who will disobey they will be kept out from the Garden.

Khaw-fun – (Fear) means perception of forthcoming loss or pain in future. Here it signifies that the Believers and pious people will not be punished on the Doomsday. 

Laa hum yah-zanuun - Neither shall they grieve. The believers and good people will not repent on their lives they passed in this world (their first lives).

God Almighty commanded Adam (peace be upon Him) ) and His children, “Go down, all of you, from here and don’t be sorrowful. I shall look upon you with Kindness in the earth”. But they were also told, “My Guidance will reach continuously through the Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them), and whoso will follow My Guidance, there shall be no fear for them to be thrown in the Hell, and neither they shall feel grievance to be got out from the Paradise. They will be entered again in the Paradise. But they who disbelieve, and deny Our Revelation, such people are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein for ever”.

As-haabun-Naar - rightful owners of the Fire. As though the people who falsify and deny the Divines Law of God Almighty, they have connected their relationship with the Hell. 
 
When Adam and Eve (peace be upon Them) came in this world, Allah Almighty taught them the Rules of residing here and to go back again in the Paradise. It signifies that God Almighty will send His Messages towards them as and when He will feel necessary, which will be the main source of Guidance. He will arrange Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) for Guidance of the children of Adam. Human being cannot find the Straight Path with his sense and wisdom only. It is important for him to turn towards God Almighty, Who is Creator of his nature. The people who will admit His Guidance whole hearted, think about His sent Tokens and act upon His commands, they will get freedom from all kinds of sorrow and grief, and after their present lives, they will enter into the Paradise, where they will obtain all types of comfort and rest for ever. However those people who will deny His Guidance, who will disobey His commands, they will go astray for ever due to their un-expert conscientious objections. They will be thrown in the Fire after death, where they will become fuel of the Fire and will be involved in different types of agony.

It is clear from this discussion that if the human being wishes to get spiritual peace and rest, then he can get it only through acting upon the Guidance of Allah Almighty. Without it, it is impossible. We should pray from God Almighty for penitence of all the previous sins, request Him for forgiveness, and act upon the Guidance (Holy Qur’aan and Sayings of the Messenger (peace be upon Him)

Let us join those people who act upon the Guidance of Allah Almighty and become the successors of the Garden. Now there is only one way that we should admit the teachings of the Last Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon Him) whole heartily, act upon it honestly with the faith that it is the last teachings, this Prophet (Muhammad) is the last Prophet (peace be upon Him) and that, after Him no Prophet or Messenger will come in this world.


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)