Monday, October 12, 2015

God gave life then will give death and then life again

God gave life then will give death and then  life again

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses –27 & 28 of 286, Section – 3 of 40 (Part - 1)


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

Those who break the covenant of Allah after ratifying it, and sever that which Allah ordered to be joined and (who) make mischief in the earth, Those are they who are the losers.
‘Allaziina  yanqu-zuuna  ‘Ah-dAllaahi  mim-ba’-di  mii-saaqiHii,  wa  yaqta-‘uuna maaa  ‘amarAllaahu  bihiii  ‘any-yuu-sala  wa  yufsiduuna fil-‘arz  ‘ulaaa-‘ika   humul-khaa-siruun.

Lesson

‘Ah-da – (Covenant), such mutual agreement and treaty after binding of which, checking it becomes necessary. Covenant of God means: Belief and acceptance that God is our Lord and we will obey Him. God asked from the entire mankind collectively before sending them in this world, “Am I not your Lord”? All the human beings ratified, “Yes! You are our Lord”. Then God commanded, “I make witness to the earth and the sky, and for reminding you this covenant that I shall send My Messengers (Peace be upon Them). The Companion Abi bin Ka’ab (Compliments on Him) said that “the aim regarding the Covenant of God” is the covenant mentioned in this verse. Besides the covenant of the Day of Eternity, there is another covenant, which exists in the nature of mankind. In addition, there are some more covenants also which were made by having faith in the Prophets (Peace be upon Them), and those covenants which are made with the saints on the name of God.

       It has been being discussed from the previous verse that the mischievous and disobedient people become victim of depravity. Now causes of their depravity are being described:  

•       They break the covenant - after ratifying with God. Having belief that Allah is my Master, my Worshiped and my Lord is a very simple matter and the sense of the mankind desires itself that it should not believe in any other thing as its Lord but God.

•       Second token is that the miscreant breaks every such relationship about which, God has commanded to unite. It means that the mankind should perform and complete all the Rights of God and which are due on him in accord with the relationship with other human beings. But the miscreant violates the Rights of Allah Almighty and His servants.

•       Third sign is that the miscreant spreads corruption and disturbance in the country. He creates breakdown in the peace of the world with his wicked deeds.  

       After pointing out towards above three signs, God Almighty has described their consequence that these people will be losers regarding religious and worldly matters. God Almighty save us from their evil and bring us toward the straight path.                


How disbelieve ye in Allah when ye were dead and He gave life to you! Then He will give you death, then life again, and then unto Him ye will return.
Kayfa  takfuruuna  BIllaahi  wa kuntum  ‘am-waatan-  fa- ‘ahyaakum.  Summa yumiitukum  summa  yuhyiikum summa  ‘ilay—hi  turja-‘uun.

Lesson
           
Turja-‘uun – (You will be returned), this word indicates toward the fact that human being does not end forever after his death. Moreover he will be given life again and he will be produced in the Court of God Almighty.

       The Messengers (Peace be upon Them) of Allah Almighty came toward the entire nations of world and in the every corner of the earth. They all had the same message that “God is One”, verily He is the Worshiped of all and He is actual Lord. The life and the death is in His Power.

      God is He, Who created the earth as a bed, caused to flow the rivers in it so that the earth may become green and lush, and the crops bloom. He produced the mountains on it, created vegetation and minerals, erected the sky without pillars, made the sun, the moon and the stars, with which someone can find the path in the dark nights. He is, Who bestowed us the life and provided necessary things for our improvement.

       Perceive it well too that there was a time, when there was no sign of human being. Everywhere was desolate place. He gave life to the human being. Human being spent his life here for many years and reaped advantage from the things created by Him. Then a time will come, when the entire human beings will die who will be living at that time. After that, these human beings and other all, who had died before them, will be brought to life again by the Orders of Allah Almighty. Then all the human beings will be produced in His Court.

       Power of giving Life and death is only in the Hand of God Almighty. When last time of life comes for anyone, nobody can extend even one moment of the life.

       While all the resources including life of human being are in the control of Allah and every breath depends on His Mercy, then we should bow our fore-heads before the Commands of Allah Almighty. Our good luck and deliverance is in it that we should try to be prepared for appearance in front of God and accountability of our deeds.

  
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)