God by His Will guided those who believe unto the Truth
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 213b & 214 of 286, Section – 26 of 40 (Part - 2)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
And only those unto whom (the Scripture) was given differed concerning it, after clear proofs had come unto them, through hatred one of another. So Allah by His Will guided those who believe unto the truth of that concerning which they differed. And Allah guideth whom He will unto a straight path.
Wa makh-talafa fiihi ‘illallaziina ‘uutuuhu mim- ba’-di maa jaaa-‘at-humul-bayyinaatu bagyam- baynahum. Faha-dAllaahullaziina ‘aamanuu li-makhtalafuu fiihi minal-Haqqi bi-‘izniH. WAllaahu yahdii many- yashaaa-‘u ‘ilaa Siraatim- Mustaqiim.
‘Allaziina ‘uutuuhu – (to whom it was given) to whom means, “Those people who were given the Holy Books by means of the Prophets (peace be upon Them), particularly the leaders and Spiritual Guides of those communities because these persons used to take the people towards the deviation and the people just followed them”.
Bagyam- baynahum – (due to bigotry of one another) here it has been cleared that the real cause of differences and conflicts was; perversity among one another and pomp. And it wasn’t at all the reason that there was something wrong in the Commands of Allah Almighty.
Bi-‘iznih – (by His Will) in the Holy Qur’an the word Azan has been used for the both meanings i.e. the order and the permission. Here it aims favor and strength from God Almighty.
It has been narrated in this part of the verse that after coming the Prophets (peace be upon Them) and Revelation of the Holy Books, these were the people who differed, who were given the Scriptures. For example; the leaders and the Spiritual Guides of the Christians and the Jews used to make differences in Torah and Gospel, change their meanings and do arbitrary in the paraphrase and explanations of these Scriptures at their own. They didn’t do all these differences unintentionally. But they did so; for bigotry, jealousy of one another and greed of the worldly wealth and property.
In these situations the people who were seekers of the Belief and who had ability of Belief, Allah Almighty guided them to the Straight Path with His Mercy and Blessing, bestowed them the strength to follow it, and saved them from the contradictions of the misled. It is known also from this verse that it is tradition of the world that the bad people make differences and remain earnest to do so. Therefore, the Believers shouldn’t follow them. Moreover, they should perform according to the guidance and Teachings of the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). The Guidance is that which has been given by God Almighty and the success will be gotten only by acting upon that manner which Allah Almighty has told.
Do ye think that ye will enter Paradise while yet there hath not come unto you the like of (that which came to) those who passed away before you? Affliction and adversity befell them, they were shaken as with earthquake, till the Messenger (of Allah) and those who believed along with him said: When cometh Allah’s help? Beware! Surely Allah’s help is nigh.
‘Am hasibtum ‘an- tad-khulul-Jannata wa lammaa ya’-tikum-masa-lullaziina khalaw min- qablikum. Massat-humul- ba’-saaa-‘u wazzar-raaa-‘u wa zul-ziluu hattaa ya-quular-Rasuulu wallaziina ‘aamanuu ma-‘ahuu mataa nasrUllaah. ‘Alaaa ‘inna nasrAllaahi qariib.
In this verse, Allah Almighty has commanded that it is necessary for the mankind to compete against hardness, calamities and difficulties for obtaining betterment and success. It isn’t right to hope for success without bearing difficulties and hardships and passing through the test. It has been declared in this verse that the greatest goodness is the Paradise, and described that too much great blessing cannot be acquired without arduous work. The Pathway of the goodness and the Paradise has been made too much difficult that it might be known that “who has the demand and yearning for it?” That individual will try his best; using his entire powers and strength which Allah Almighty has bestowed to him for this purpose; who will have its real quest. He will be ready to sacrifice his everything for this. Moreover, the people, who will get their purposes passing through the difficult paths, they will understand also its real value.
Allah Almighty has proved by mentioning reference of the previous communities that the successors have suffered hardships and difficulties always because enemies of Allah Almighty and those who have enmity with the goodness have not left unfinished to torture these Believers. They leave them after making helpless and poor, and tyrannize them at such extent that the Prophet (peace be upon Him) and His Believer Companions call, “O Allah! Now it is the end of the limit of their torture, when Your help will come?”
Allah Almighty has promised the Believers that His help shall come surely but there is a fixed rule for this help, at first, the people are tested, when they remain sticking with throughout patient and steadfast, then finally, Allah Almighty gives them success and the enemy of righteousness falls in the humility and is ruined.