Sunday, November 29, 2015

Surrender your purpose to God and do good

Surrender your purpose to God and do good

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses –110 to 112 of 286, Secs –13 & 14 of 40 (Part ¾ of - 1)


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

And establish worship, and pay the poor-due. And whatever of good ye send before (you) for your souls, ye will find it with Allah. Lo! Allah is Seer of what ye do.
Wa  ‘aqiimus-Salaata  wa ‘aatuz-Zakaah.  Wa maa  tuqad-dimuu  li-‘anfusikum-min khay-rin- taji-duuhu  ‘indallaah.  ‘In-nallaaha bimaa ta’-maluuna  Basiir.

Lesson

As we discussed earlier that the main cause of not accepting the religion Islam by the Children of Israel was their envy. They were burning that why the prophet-hood has been bestowed to the Children of Ishmael, snatching from the Children of Israel. They were refusing to admit the Just, only due to the fire of envy and jealousy.
 
They wanted also to include the Muslims with their disbeliever companions after giving up their religion Islam. So they used to try for raising different types of suspicious thoughts in their hearts. They used to criticize the religion Islam and the personality of the Last Prophet Muhammad (glory, grace, peace and blessings be upon Him). They imagined that if the Muslims will not leave their religion then at the very least, they will become suspicious certainly from their religion side. So thence the religion Islam will become weak.

Allah Almighty commanded the Muslims to resist the attack and remove the attempt of the Children of Israel, that they must not attend to them. Moreover, wait for the proclamation of the last command Jihad (to try and strive) of God Almighty and during this period, keep up following two basic principles.

(1)  Establish the prayer.

(2)  Pay the poor-due.

These two principles are like two main pillars due to which the power of both (individual as well as the nation) increases and that cannot be rebelled from the religion.

Besides other unlimited advantages, organization of the nation becomes powerful due to establishing the prayer. Relationship among the people themselves becomes profound. And they remain united for one another. The wealth is divided with the poor-due. The poor becomes rich and they cannot be changed due to greed and cause of their financial weakness.

It has also been told that if you will continue this good act then you will get reward from your Lord Almighty because He witnesses your every act. Even, a little try of any person, does not become fruitless.

So to escape ourselves from the conspiracies and attacks of the enemies, we should hold with firmness these two principles.

111.  And they say: None entereth Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian. These are their own desires. Say: Bring your proof (of what ye state) if ye are truthful.  

112.     Nay, but whosoever  surrendereth his purpose to Allah while doing good, his reward is with his Lord; and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
111.   Wa qaaluu lany-yad-khu-lal-jannata  ’illaa man- kaana Huudan ‘aw Nasaaraa. Tilka ‘amaaniyyu-hum. Qul haatuu burhaanakum ‘in-kuntum saadiqiin. 

112.   Balaa man  ‘aslama wajha-huu LIllaahi wa huwa muhsinun falahuuu ‘ajruhuu  ‘inda Rabbih; wa laa khawfun  ‘alayhim wa laa hum yahzanuun.

Lesson

‘Amaaniyyu-hum: (their desires), it is plural of ‘Amniah which means desire.

wajha-huu: (his own face), literal meaning of wajhi is face or mouth, but often in the sentence, its aims body or an individual. Here it indicates towards these meanings.

The worst depravity of all the previous nations and ancient religious people is that they destroyed the truth; making separate groups between themselves, which in fact, was just one and was bestowed to all equally. Now, every group falsifies the other and just imagines itself only the heir of truth. The Children of Israel were involved in this depravity too and they thought that the truth is held only with them, only they will proceed to the Heaven. The Holy Qur’an commanded that these are their self made stories and false desires. They should produce if they have any proof.

Now Holy Qur’an has been revealed, so that, the entire groups may be gathered on this common truth. Piety is only in becoming sincere to Allah Almighty and doing good works. None of the groups can claim that she is true and other all are liars. God Almighty Commands that the individual, who will obey the Commands of Allah Almighty and will choose the path of goodness, he will succeed. Doing so, neither he will have any grief of his previous life, nor any fear of next happening. It is the sign of the Saints of God Almighty’s satisfaction (Servants of Allah Almighty).

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)