Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Portents of God Almighty

The Portents of God Almighty

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 252 of 286, Section – 33 of 40 (Part - 2)

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

252.  These are the portents of Allah which We recite unto thee (Muhammad) with truth. And lo! thou art of the number of (Our) messengers.
252.  Tilka  ‘AayaatUllaahi  nat-luu-Haa  ‘alayka  bil-haqq.  Wa  ‘innaka  laminal-Mursaliin.

Lesson

bil-haqq - (with truth), it aims that earlier stories and portents are caused to hear the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) without decrease or increase. Using this word, it has been cleared also that Holy Qur‘an doesn’t change the stories from good to bad like other Scriptures (amended by their followers).

minal-Mursaliin – (of the number of messengers (peace be upon them), it is manifest from this word that the recognized position of Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is like other Messengers (peace be upon them) too. Neither any Messenger/Prophet is Self-Creator (God) and nor demi-god. Indeed the Holy Qur‘an uses the sound words for being saved from ascribing the plurality to Allah Almighty.

It clears from this verse also that as Prophet David (peace be upon him) was given knowledge and wisdom by Allah Almighty, likewise the Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has also been exalted with these blessings by Him (Allah Almighty).
 
Allah Almighty has commanded in this verse that the previous stories, which We cause to here the Messenger (Muhammad) (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), are quite true. There is no doubt in those stories. There are uncountable advices in these stories, which are useful like beacon for future nations and races. Allah Almighty signifies to His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) about coming out of thousands people of the children of Israel from their houses, dying suddenly and then coming back to life with the Command of Allah Almighty, assaulting over them by Goliath, their request for making king for them, Prophet Saul’s (peace be upon him) becoming king, giving him (peace be upon him) greatness in knowledge and stature, returning of Ark, coming out by Saul (peace be upon him) opposite to Goliath, killing the Goliath by David (peace be upon him) and bestowing him (peace be upon him) sovereignty and wisdom by Allah Almighty. God Almighty informs His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) about all these matters and we have advice in these stories.
 
God Almighty commanded to His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) also, “You are of the number of (Our) messengers” and it’s clear proof is that “We (Allah Almighty) inspired unto you (Muhammad) past portents” and signs, and these stories are used to reveal only towards the Messengers (peace be upon them). While, neither you (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) have read these stories in any book, nor heard from any person, but have been reach you by means of the Revelation of God Almighty.  

Description of uncountable incidents regarding earlier nations and Prophets/Messengers (peace be upon them) exists in the Holy Qur’an. Recitation and signs of their conditions exist in every Surah (Chapter).

It is not intended anywhere to write history and biography from these statements, but the root cause is warning and advice. It is our duty that we should correct our present in the light of the events of previous nations and meditate for future. If we did not do so, then it would be our limitless negligence and stupidity.    

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)