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Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal

Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3)
Verses – 1& 2 of 200, Section –1 of 20, (Part – 3)
‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-Rajiim
I seek protection in God from the accursed Satan

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

1.  Alif. Lam. Mim.
2.  Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal.
1  ‘Alif-Laaam-Miiim.
2.  ‘Allaahu  laaa  ‘ilaaha  ‘illaa  Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyuum.

Lesson 
      
Purpose to reveal this verse is that a group of Christians from Najraan came to Messenger of Allah (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). These people were convinced about godhead of Jesus (peace be upon him). They used to say him “son of God” (let us flee to God) and believed in trinity. When the conversation began, Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) proved that Jesus (peace be upon him) was a mankind and servant of God Almighty. Allah Almighty is pure from it that He is nourished in the womb of any woman, and after birth He eats and drinks like common human being, (I seek shelter in Allah Almighty from Satan the outcast). Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) described that the belief of Christians, in which they say, “Jesus (peace be upon him) was hanged and died restlessly is baseless (let us flee to God).

Last Messenger of God (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said, “you do not know that ‘Allaahu  laaa  ‘ilaaha  ‘illaa  Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyuum (Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal), He can never die, He bestowed body to the entire creatures. Opposite to Him; Jesus (peace be upon him) will certainly die, and it has been cleared that; how can anyone keep up other creature who cannot keep up his own existence?

Listening to it, they all were silent. Then Messenger of God (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said, “if you have still any doubt then come, let us come out bringing our children (yours’ and ours’) and supplicate from God Almighty, “curse upon the liar”. They requested that they would reply after consultation with one another. Accordingly, they consulted among themselves that, “this person is Messenger of God (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), if we shall oppose him in this manner, the wrath of God will break in upon us. So, it is better for us to go back to our homes”. Therefore, they went back to Najraan

‘Alif-Laaam-Miiim – (these kinds of verse are short), it was explained in Surah AL-BAQARAH, Chapter – 2, Verse # – 1, section -1). Saying something certainly about its meaning is difficult. The scholars have explained its different meanings. Well-known saying is that ‘Alif-Laaam-Miiim is substance of ‘Ana-Allaahu ‘a’-lamu (I, Allah; am the best Knower). In short, God Almighty has rejected the beliefs of the Christians in above-mentioned verse. Their following three Articles of Faith were famous: (let us flee to God) 

1.    Trinity (with the union of God, Jesus and Holy Spirit; it becomes God).

2.    Jesus (peace be upon him) is God. He has come in the form of humankind.

3.    Jesus (peace be upon him) is son of God.

The words ‘Allaahu  laaa  ‘ilaaha  ‘illaa  Huu vitiated the first article of the faith. Then the words Hayyul-Qayyuum proved that the second and the third articles of the faith are wrong also, because, Jesus (peace be upon him) was born from the womb of a woman. As though, he (peace be upon him) was indigent of his mother for his birth. Moreover, while transitory is also for him (peace be upon him), then he (peace be upon him) cannot be Qayyuum (the Eternal), so how can he (peace be upon him) be Allah (God) Almighty?


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Pak 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)