Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Originator of the Heavens and the Earth

The Originator of the Heavens and the Earth

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses –117 & 118 of 286, Section – 14 of 40, ( Part - 1)



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

The Originator of the heavens and the earth! And when He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! And it is.
Badii-‘us-samaawaati  wal-‘arz.  Wa  ‘izaa qazaaa ‘amran- fa- ‘innamaa Yaquulu lahuu  “KUN”  fayakuun.

Lesson
         
Badii-‘un – (The Originator - without matter and model or sample). This word has been derived from the word bada’. The word abdaa’a has also come out from it. It means “to make anything without matter and without looking any sample/model”. Badii’ means “an Inventor, Artificer, Artist and Artisan, Who is really and truly Originator and Inventor, Who does neither need any tool or instrument, nor any material or goods, nor He is Indigent of model and nor any Instructor/teacher. He may originate/invent everything, whether it has its body or sample earlier or not. He may create, originate or invent anything, anytime and anywhere. He is The Creator of the entire universe, earth and skies.

False faiths and beliefs of the Idolater and Infidel nations have been rejected in this verse. . They imagined that the matter was already in existence prior to becoming it in any form. Only God Almighty originated the universe after forming it in an order.

By telling His attribute Badii, Allah Almighty has commanded here that only His Existence is ancient, eternal and infinite. He has invented all the existing, of whose, there did no pattern already exist. He has given shape to the disruption of heaven, earth and everything in the universe. For Him, it is very easy to create everything from the very beginning without any pattern and matter.

“KUN” fayakuun - (Be! And it is), to create and invent the universe, Allah Almighty does not need any reason, cause, means, ground or support. Just His Command and sign is enough. This verily reality has been explained in this short sentence.

It is known from this verse that only Allah is The Ancient. There was a time when only He was Living and nothing else existed. Only He created everything with His Intention. Neither He has felt need of any partner nor helper. Only He is, Who gives new shapes/forms to all things. It is wrong faith of materialists that God Almighty is indigent of any one or He has need of anyone else.

And those who have no knowledge say: Why doth not Allah speak unto us, or some sign come unto us? Even thus, as they now speak, spoke those (who were) before them. Their hearts are all alike. We have made clear the Revelations for people who are sure. 
Wa qaalal-laziina laa ya’-lamuuna law-laa  yukallimu-nAllaahu ‘aw ta’-tiinaaa  ‘Aa-yah. Kazaalika qaalal-laziina min-qablihim – misla  qawlihim.  Tashaabahat quluubuhum. Qad bayyaNNal-‘aayaati  li-qawminy-yuuqinuun.

Lesson

Al-laziina laa ya’-lamuuna – (those who have no knowledge), it is meant “the individuals, who are deprived of actual religious knowledge”. This verse indicates towards the Infidels/Idolaters particularly.

laa  yukallimu-na – (does not speak with us), it means: Why God Almighty does not speak with us directly without inter-relation of the Prophets and the Messengers (peace be upon Them).

‘Aa-yah – (sign, token, a verse of the Holy Qur’an), this word has also come as for the “Miracle” in the Holy Qur’an. Here it aims ‘the Miracle’ also.

Infidels and idolaters of Makkah claimed from the Last Messenger of God Almighty, Muhammad (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) that if Allah Almighty talks to the Prophets and the Messengers (peace be upon Them) then; why does He not talk to us directly. Or why does He not send any strange token (miracle) for support and authentication of the Last Prophet (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), so that we should admit automatically about the truth of Prophet (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) by looking it.

Allah Almighty commands that the people before them said like these things too. Standard of sense - spiritual and moral of those people was very low and of these people is also very low. Since hearts of the both are the same in having not prudence and gratefulness.   
 
Replying them for these commands, Allah Almighty says, “you have demanded just one miracle, I have sent many clear miracles already, for instance; the truth, the trust, the honesty and the wisdom of the Last Messenger of God Almighty Muhammad (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), there is No example of Holy Qur’an from any aspect. You are Helpless in replying to it, the Journey of the Last Prophet of God Almighty (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) for Ascension (Me’-raaj) and change of the Moon in two pieces are before you”.


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)