It is not God’s purpose that your Faith should be in vain
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse –143b of 286, Section –17 of 40 (Part - 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
In truth it was a hard (test) save for those whom Allah guided. And it is not Allah’s purpose that your faith should be in vain. For Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful towards mankind.
Wa ‘in- kaanat lakabiiratan ‘illaa ‘alal-laziina hadAllaah. Wa maa kaanAllaahu liyuzii-‘a ‘iimaanakum. ‘InnAllaaha bin-naasi la-Ra-‘uu-fur-Rahiim.
BaytUllaah, (the Square Building), The Temple at Makkah is the most sacred place in the world. It is the oldest and holy place of worship among the Mosques and Temples of the world. Due to native reliability, it was the most respectable place as the Arabians used to consider it. But the prayers were offered turning unto the Temple of Jerusalem (Bayt ul Muqaddas) during the life of the last Messenger of God Almighty (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) at Makkah. It was a big trial for the patriot Arabs. It was much arduous and heavy burden for those people to make the Qiblah to the Temple of Jerusalem. The Arabians and the Quraish were Speakers of the religion of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). So they used to respect the Ka’-ba also, the Temple of Makkah, and dislike to deem the Temple of Jerusalem (Bayt ul Muqaddas) as Qiblah.
God Almighty commanded that this test and trial was not heavy for those people, who were shown Guideline by Allah Almighty and they were aware of its philosophy. They took it as that the Prophet of God Almighty, Muhammad (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been sent as Prophet for the entire world. To make Qiblah to Bayt ul Muqaddas did not astonish them. But they leaned before Allah Almighty without any kind of dispute and came out with great success in this trial.
When again, the BaytUllaah (Masjidul-Haraam), the Temple of Makkah was determined as Qiblah, then many people had doubt that whether the prayers offered during turning unto Bayt ul Muqaddas have been wasted, and particularly those Companions of the Holy Prophet (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), who had died before the change of Qiblah, remained in the loss. God Almighty cleared their doubt and commanded that the actual thing is obedience. Bayt ul Muqaddas was also appointed Qiblah with Our Command. So, the people, who used to offer their prayers turning unto that Qiblah, will not be given loss for their any good act. Future reward of their virtues is still firm. Allah Almighty is extremely Kind and Merciful over the human beings. He does not waste any goodness of any individual.