Saturday, November 28, 2015

Choosing disbelief instead of faith is going astray

Choosing disbelief instead of faith is going astray

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses –108 & 109 of 286, Section –13 of 40 (Part - 1)



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

Or would ye question your Messenger as Moses was questioned aforetime? He who chooseth disbelief instead of faith, verily be hath gone astray from a right path.
‘Am turiiduuna  ‘an- tas-‘aluu  Rasuulakum  kamaa  su- ‘ila  Muusaa  min-  qabl.   Wa  many-‘yatabaddalil-kufra  bil-‘iimaani  faqad zalla sawaaa-‘assabiil.

Lesson
              
We have studied about abrogation of the verses in the last lesson that God Almighty ‘Such of His Revelation as He abrogates or causes to be forgotten, but He brings (in place) one better or the like thereof’. It is proved in the light of events/incidents and history that whenever any Heavenly Scripture was caused to be forgotten or abrogated then one better or the like thereof was revealed in place of it and the Servants of God Almighty were not disappointed from the Guidance of Allah Almighty.
 
Now one famous matter is being illuminated in this verse, that is the Guidance about asking questions from the Merciful Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him). The Children of Israel used to try to produce various sorts of doubts in the hearts of Muslims, about the Messenger of God Almighty (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) and The Holy Qur’an, and say them to ask replies from the Prophet of Allah Almighty (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) to clear their doubts. Actually, their aim was: If the Muslims do not accept their religion then they, at the very least, will become suspicious from their own religion and Islamic teachings. Some Muslims used to ask unreasonable questions from the Last Messenger (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him) unknowing the conspiracy and plan of the Children of Israel. God Almighty forbade them from such questioning.
 
There is another purpose of preventing to ask questions also from the Prophet of God Almighty (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him). Due to questioning over and over, it becomes cause of increasing the difficulties and restrictions over oneself by the human beings. Easy commands become difficult. In the matters, in which a person had freedom, after the Revelation of orders that individual has been restricted. It all was happened with the Children of Israel. For instance; story of the Cow exists before us.   

Many of the People of the Scripture long to make you disbelievers after your belief, through envy on their own account, after the truth hath become manifest unto them. Forgive and be indulgent (towards them) until Allah gives command. Lo! Allah is able to do all things.
Wadda kasiirum-min  ‘Ah-lil-Kitaabi  law  yarudduuna- kum- mim- ba’-di ‘iimaanikum  kuf-faaraa.  Hasadam-min ‘indi ‘an-fusihim-mim- ba’-di maa tabay-yana  lahumul-Haqq.  Fa’-fuu was-fahuu  hattaa  ya’-tiyAllaahu bi-‘amrih.   ‘InnAllaaha ‘alaa  kulli shay-‘in- Qadiir.

Lesson

The behavior of disbelievers and Children of Israel has been discussed in the above lesson that they used to ask questions from their Prophets (peace be upon Them) again and again. At last, they chose the way of infidelity giving up the belief due to their false manners. Now the Muslims are being warned that they have long to make you disbelievers after your belief, through envy on their own account, after the truth has become clear unto them. Cause of this passion into the Infidels and the Children of Israel is that they have hearty envy and malice against Islam and Muslims.

Envy means to pine/enrage in the heart looking someone’s any goodness, success, excellence, beauty and quality. And wish to rob from him that; it should become of mine. He (the envious) not only does the enmity with someone else but in fact, he criticizes the Religion of Allah Almighty. And without any reason, he envies in his heart. None can get something from envy. However, morality of him is enraged unavoidable. And his belief is lessened.

Allah Almighty Commanded, “Forgive and be indulgent (towards them) until Allah gives command”, wait till the time; they might not reach at the last stage of enmity, and controversy is not firmed.

 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)