Saturday, April 23, 2016

Better thing is Paradise for those who keep away from evils

Better thing is Paradise for those who keep away from evils

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 15 of 200, Section – 2 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful 

15.  Say: Shall I inform you of something better than that? For those who keep away from evil, with their Lord, are Gardens underneath which rivers flow wherein they will abide for ever, and pure companions, and goodwill of Allah. And Allah is Seer   of His Bondmen.        
15.  Qul  ‘a-‘unabbi-‘ukum  bi-khayrim-min-  zaalikum.  Lil-laziinat-taqaw  ‘inda  Rabbihim  Jannaatun  tajri  min-  tahtihal-  ‘anhaaru  khaalidiina  fiihaa  wa  ‘azwaajum-mutah-haratunw-wa  rizwaanum-minAllaah.  WAllaahu  Basiirum- bil-‘ibaad.            

‘a-‘unabbi-‘ukum  (Shall I inform you?), this word has been derived from the word nabaa’ which means “the News”. The word Nabii has also been made from it, literal meaning of which is ‘an Informer’ (peace be upon Him).

mutah-haratun  (pure, chaste and neat), that is to say; innocent, pure and clean from every kind of corporeal nastiness and filth.  

About that abode and its characteristics have been described in this lesson, which was mentioned in the previous verse. Allah Almighty says that the best of the blessings is reserved for the Abstinent. All excellence of the Hereafter are for them only.

Blessings of the world like wealth, children, husbandry and livestock etc. all are fickle and inconstant. These are neither to be trusted and nor reliable. To exult into them and make them purpose of life; to acquire these things after forgetting God Almighty is not sagacity. The advantage must be reaped according to the Divine Law and remaining within its limits. One should be afraid of the disobedience of Allah Almighty always and His wrath, and should adopt the Way of God fearing, because Allah Almighty has promised for those righteous people to give them such a beautiful Garden, in which; there will be cold and sweet water flowing. They will find there good and pious wives, and life of eternity. Best of all, they will get pleasure and consent of Allah Almighty, with which; they will get satisfaction of their hearts, comfort and happiness. Only Abstinent people would be able to gain these blessings.

At the end, Allah Almighty commanded that He observes every individual’s intention and deeds. Nothing is, even any most little thing is not; hidden from Him. Therefore, we should be careful, pass our lives righteously and hope for getting reward of our good acts.

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)