Saturday, January 30, 2016

There is in store a goodly portion of that which is earned

There is in store a goodly portion of that which is earned

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses –202  of 286, Section – 25 of 40 (Part - 2)

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
For them there is in store a goodly portion out of that which they have earned. And Allah is Swift at reckoning.       
‘Ulaaa-‘ika  lahum  nasiibum-mimmaa  kasabuu.  WAllaahu


We have recited about two kinds of the people in the previous verses of Holy Qur’an:
·         Those individuals who want every kind of success only in the world. Their only aim is to get the wealth and property from their all deeds and devotions. Neither have they faith in the Day of Resurrection, nor in the consequences of the second life. So they beg for fruit of their labor and endeavors in this world. These kinds of people will not get any remuneration, compensation or reward of their actions on the Doomsday.

·         Who believe in Allah Almighty, in the Day of Resurrection and second life, don’t pray; only for worldly magnificence as reward of their goodness, they performs also the works with which their world and the Hereafter (both) may be arranged.  They will remain in comfort during the Hereafter as well as in this world. As though, they keep their both lives at their own places. Neither they sell the Hereafter for earning the world and nor seek the Hereafter leaving the world. Moreover they wish the success in both (the world and the Hereafter). They are eager to be saved from the Fire of Hell. And they don’t entangle in those deeds for escaping from it which may cause to put them into the Hell.
The result of these second kind of people has been mentioned in today’s verse. That is to say, “the good remuneration will be bestowed as recompense of these individuals’ good acts”. They will be kept away from the Hell as they wish. They will be forgiven on mistakes and errors. The room will be made for them in the Paradise and they will see that after the life of the world, there is another life also in the Hereafter. Wealth and valuables of the world are nothing against the tastes of that life. Facilities, honor and dignity of the world; all are casual and transitory but comparatively; the blessings of Paradise will be everlasting, peaceful and comfortable.  `   

Saying the word Sarii-‘ul-hisaab God Almighty has warned those people who don’t believe in the Hereafter and pray only for the world, that Allah Almighty is Swift at reckoning. The Hereafter is not at much distance. On that Day, they will see that how much they remain in loss due to begging remuneration of their acts only for the world, forgetting the Hereafter. On the other side, God Almighty has pacified those people with this sentence, who believe in the Doomsday, and wish to get the success of this world as well as the Day of Resurrection. They have been told that they will get the entire remuneration of their good deeds. So, they should remain steadfast on their passage. At first, God Almighty has mentioned the world and then recitation about supplication of the Hereafter has been stated. That is to say, Islam is not against the world, and moreover it desires that the works of the world should be performed with the concept of the Hereafter.

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)