Monday, December 14, 2015

Do not hide that testimony, which has been revealed by Allah

Do not hide that testimony, which has been revealed by Allah

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 138 to 140 of 286, Section – 16 of 40 ( Part - 1)


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

138.  (We take our) colour from Allah, and who is better than Allah at colouring. And we are His worshippers.

139.  Say (unto the People of the Scripture): Dispute ye with us concerning Allah when He is our Lord and your Lord? Ours are our works and yours your work. And we look to Him alone.
138.  SibgatAllaah. Wa man ‘ahsanu minAllaahi sibgah. Wa nahnu lahuu ‘aabiduun.

139.  Qul ‘atu-haaajjuu-nanaa fIllaahi wa Huwa Rabbunaa wa Rabbukum. Wa lanaaa ‘a-maa-lunaa wa lakum ‘a-maalukum. Wa nahnu lahuu mukh-lisoon.

Lesson

SibgatAllaah – {(We take our) color from Allah}. It aims “the religion of Allah”. According to usage, one word “Qabilnaa” (we embraced) is not found in the proper place, however, it is meant that we embraced the religion of God Almighty.

The People of the Scripture (the Children of Israel and the Christians) cause their children sit down in the colored water and when an individual embraces the religion of Christianity, they sprinkle over him the colored water. That is called “’Ista-baagh” means ‘Baptism’. As if, the color of Christianity is taken from the water by them. The real color, in fact, grows with Faith and Character.     

Contrary to above, it is commanded that we have taken over the color from God Almighty. The Messenger of God Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) said: Convey the name of every child in his ear as soon as he is born. Accordingly, after birth, the Adhan is recited in his right ear and along with it, ‘qad qaama-tis-Salaah’ (twice) i.e. ‘Takbeer’ in the left ear. It is the call for him towards the natural religion. Comparatively, the tradition of causing to sit down in the water is meaningless.
 
The People of the Scripture are being warned again that their thought and faith is entirely false, base of which is that they say: Blessing and Mercy of God Almighty is only for them. As He is your Lord, He is ours too and which acts we do; those are purely for Him. Neither we pass our lives sinfully like you, considering that the good deeds of your pious people would be sufficient for you also, nor do we have any sense of bias or pride. Then why our Lord Almighty will not accept our good acts?      

Or say ye that Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes were Jews or Christians? Say: Do ye know best, or doth Allah? And who is more unjust than he who hideth a testimony which he hath received from Allah? And Allah is not Unaware of what ye do.
‘Am taquuluuna ‘inna ‘Ibraahiima wa ‘Ismaa-‘iila wa ‘Is-haaqa wa Ya’-quuba wal-‘Asbaata kaanuu Huudan ‘aw Nasaaraa.  Qul ‘a-‘antum ‘a’-lamu ‘amIllaah. Wa man ‘azlamu mimman-katama shahaadatan ‘indahuu minAllaah. Wa mAllaahuu bi-gaafilin ‘ammaa ta’-maluun.   

Lesson

In this verse, the Children of Israel and the Christians have been replied for another misunderstanding and self-made beliefs. They had thought that their Reverends, the Prophets Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob (peace be upon Them) and Their children were either followers of Jewish religion or the Christianity, namely (I seek shelter of Allah Almighty) they had fallen in the sectarian groups also.

God Almighty commands: O the People of the Scripture! You may consider how much you wish by changing the forms of the Truths and distorting the incidents but it is fact that these all Reverend persons and Prophets (peace be upon Them) remained standing on the pure religion of Oneness of God themselves and as well as they preserved others to remain on it. It is called Islam. Your knowledge is neither more than God Almighty and even nor is equal to Him. Moreover, your knowledge has no comparison to His knowledge. You use to hide the Truth intentionally. You have received Holy Books, which testify that the religion Islam is Rightful. The Prophets Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac and Jacob (peace be upon Them) were perfect Believers and the followers of Unity; that is to say; Islam. It has been written in your Scriptures also that at the end of the era, a Rightful Messenger (Muhammad - glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) will come. Knowingly you are hiding this Real and True revelation, and who will be crueler than him who hides the rightful verse?
 
We have known from this verse that hiding the Truth and real facts is the greatest sin in the Court of Allah Almighty. We should save ourselves from it.     




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)