Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Seek the Pleasure of God and ward off (Evil)

Seek the Pleasure of God and ward off (Evil)

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 206 & 207 of 286, Section – 25 of 40 (Part - 2)



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

And when it is said unto him: Be careful of thy duty to Allah, pride taketh him to sin. Therefore Hell will be sufficient for him. And certainly it is an evil-resting place.
Wa  ‘izaa  qiila  lahuttaQIllaaha  ‘akhazat-hul-‘izzatu  bil-‘ismi  fa-hasbuhuu  Jahannam.  Wa  la-bi’-sal-mihaad. 

Lesson

Another sign of the Hypocrites has been described in this verse, namely, tyrannizing the people, false claiming, establishing mischief and sedition, rebellion and defying against Allah Almighty; being arrogant. When the people try to admonish them that they should come to the Straight Path leaving the matters of mischief and disturbance, fear from God Almighty, pass their lives in peace and comfort, then they become more excited in mischief and sin for keeping established their false dignity and self made honor.
 
When the people say to them: Fear Allah Almighty, then it hits strongly their haughtiness. Their all palaces made of false desires and liar dignity; drop down, so it divulges their secret and they remain of nowhere. So, for keeping their dignity established, they don’t care to disobey the Commands of God Almighty, tyrannize the people, and try to press the judgment of the people by using every lawful and unlawful weapon. Allah Almighty has prepared the Hell for these kinds of people, where they will be thrown, they will be burnt there forever and suffer the taste of their pride.

The aim of the Divine Law of Islam is: To normal the Justice, rest and Peace in the world, every individual should have liberty to gain from the things created by Allah Almighty, the facilities may be gotten for acting upon the prescribed Guidance and Teachings revealed by God Almighty and every human being may get his Right easily.

To achieve these all objects, the Believer helps Islam, the Infidel stands in the way and the Hypocrite is like a serpent of the sleeve (enemy); that he keeps rigid enmity against Islam but shows his love with Islam from his apparently claims and liar statements. But he doesn’t cause to open his hearty enmity. So he will be punished more severely.

This Hypocrite puts the greatest hindrance in getting objects of the Divine Laws of Islam, doesn’t disclose his heart’s secrets, and remains earnest in mischief and quarrelsome, ruins the crops and slaughters the cattle. Really, the concept of false dignity and self made honor is a great hindrance in the path of advice and warning.     

And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the Pleasure of Allah. And Allah hath compassion on (His) bondmen. 
Wa minan-naasi many-yashrii naf- sahub-tigaaa-‘a MarzaaTIllaah. WAllaahu Ra-‘uufum- bil-‘ibaad.

Lesson

In this verse, it has been explained about those true Believers who sacrifice even their lives for this purpose so that Allah Almighty would be pleased to them.

If the mankind think upon this reality, he will know that the quarrels, in which he is involved, are worthless. Narrow minded people suppose that as much they have property and wealth, land and estate, the entire are their own. As much they will get more, all that would be their own also. They imagine that the worldly honor and dignity is the only object of theirs. To get these things in all respect; is the greatest success. But they don’t see that firstly; neither they have power over themselves, nor on their property which they have or which they get more. These entire worldly things will remain in the world and they would have to die. Isn’t it possible that their arms may be broken, paralyze their powers and fail their hearts and brains? Then, why are these fights, loot and booty, extortion, mischief and violation? Is it all for that life which has no surety? Is it for that dignity which has no foundation?

A believer knows these things and he understands that nothing is his own. But everything is of the Creator Who gave him life, Who brought him up and made him able to get benefits from the blessings of the world. So, everything is of Allah Almighty and aim to use everything should be to seek the Pleasure of God Almighty. If the things bestowed by Him would be used in His path and to achieve His Pleasure, then what shall we lose? If anything will become less then He will give more. If our alone life, on which we have no power, would be sacrificed for the sake of His Pleasure then what shall we lose? The life given by Him, which have to end, if that is sacrificed for Him then what will be better prodigal than it.

Jaan dii, dii huwii usii kii thii
Haq to yeh hai keh Haq adaa naa huwa

Sacrificed own life, given by Him
The right is, the Right is not paid

He is the most Kind and Loving upon His slaves (human beings). A mankind can’t imagine His favors, blessings and Kindness. He cannot count His blessings. Alas! The human would have thought about this fact so that the gratitude and appreciation would be produced into him.

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)