Friday, April 29, 2016

If they argue with thee, say: I have surrendered my purpose to God Almighty

If they argue with thee, say: I have surrendered my purpose to God Almighty

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

20.  And if they argue with thee, (O Muhammad), say: I have surrendered my purpose to Allah and (so have) those who follow me. And say unto those who have rejected the Scripture and those who read not: Have ye (too) surrendered? If they surrender, then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then it is thy duty only to convey the message (unto them). And Allah is Seer of (His) bondmen.    
20.  Fa-‘in  haaajjuuka  faqul  ‘as-lamtu  wajhiya  LIllaahi  wa  manittaba-‘an.  Wa  qullillaziina  ‘uutul-Kitaaba  wal-‘ummiy-yiina  ‘a-‘aslamtum.  Fa-‘in  ‘as-lamuu  faqadih-tadaw.  Wa  ‘in-tawal-law  fa-‘innamaa  ‘alay-kal-balaag.  WAllaahu  Basiirum-  bil-‘ibaad.        

Lesson
       
‘al-‘ummiy-yiina  (those who cannot read, illiterate people), here it aims the Idolaters of Al-Makkah, who did not know about the Heavenly Scriptures. Thus, except some counted persons; all habitants of this sacred city were illiterate and ignorant.  

‘al-balaag  {to convey (the message)}, object from this word is to comfort the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), that “if these people do not believe, then you should not worry. Your job is to convey the message and invite only. It is not your responsibility to cause them to believe”.
 
The followers of the Scripture used to wrangle that “we are Muslims also”. They are being described in this verse that likewise hypothetical Islam is useless. Islam is that, which is held with the Last Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and his followers ((may Allah Almighty be pleased with them). That is to say, the humankind should surrender himself (embrace Islam) with the whole. Observe the habits of God’s Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him), the refugees (Muhajirin) and dwellers of Al-Madinah (Ansaar) (may Allah Almighty be pleased with them). They sacrificed themselves, their wealth, children and wives, to such extent that their entire desired and beloved things for the pleasure of Allah Almighty confronting the polytheism, immorality, wickedness and tyranny. Their eyes wait every time for the command of Allah Almighty that no sooner; they receive any order, than they obey it. Contrary to them, look at yourselves; while you are alone, you accept that the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is on the right path. Nevertheless, you think, “if we believe in his Messenger-hood, the wealth and property of the world would be snatched”. Anyhow, after knowing the truth, if you will not believe, that is your will, we have already believed.       

After that; the Idolaters are told, “Have you surrendered too or ready to surrender? If you surrender even now, then truly, you are rightly guided, and if you turn away, then it is our duty only to preach Islam, to teach you distinction between good and bad, and to convey the message of God Almighty unto you. Allah Almighty knows internal and external circumstances of all”.

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)