Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Bringer of Glad-tidings and a Warner

A Bringer of Glad-tidings and a Warner

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse –119 of 286, Section – 14 of 40 ( Part - 1)



BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful 
  
Lo! We have sent thee (O Muhammad) with the truth, a Bringer of glad-tidings and a Warner; and thou wilt not be asked about the owners of Hell-fire.
‘InNaaa ‘arsalNaaka bil-haqqi   bashiiranw-wa naziiranw,-wa laa tus-‘alu ‘an ‘As-haabil-Jahiim.

Lesson

Bil-haqqi – (with the truth), it aims: We (Allah Almighty) have sent You {O Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)} to Guide the human beings unto the Truth. It also means that ‘You speak the truth always, produce clear proofs and bright arguments for .

Bashiirun – (a bringer of glad-tidings), that is to say; those people, who believe and follow the Commands and Instructions of God Almighty and His Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) “Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is a bringer of glad-tidings of happiness for them - betterment in this world and the Day of Resurrection as retaliation of their good deeds”.

Naziirun – (The Warner), namely Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) warns from bad results of evil-doing during their present life and the Day of Resurrection to those people, who disbelieve, deny and violate”. These two characteristics of the Last Messenger, Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) are very important.

The Infidels and the Idolaters had doubts in Prophet-hood of the Messenger of Allah Almighty and the Truth of Holy Qur’an and used to argue that if God Almighty can talk with this Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) then why does He not talk with us whereas we are also mankind? Or why does He not bestow Him {Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him)} a great miracle due to which the Prophet-hood and the Truth may be proved automatically?

Replying to their objection, God Almighty commanded: Do you ask for one miracle? We have bestowed many miracles to Our Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), but only those people will believe in Him (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) who are truly desirous of the Truth whole heartily, have faith in the Truth. Those people will not believe whose perspective is only to criticize and produce the doubts.

Allah Almighty has commanded in this verse to His Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him): We have sent You with the True Religion. The people, who will follow You, they are Believers. For them, You are Bringer of glad-tidings for their good works. However, those, who will not follow You, they are Infidels, they will be thrown into the Fire of Hell. You are Warner for them for their bad consequence. The Messenger’s duty is only to convey the Message of God Almighty. He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) is not responsible to make the Infidels and Idolaters Muslim. 



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)