Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to stray after Guidance

Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to stray after Guidance

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3)
Stage – 1, Verses – 8 & 9 of 200, Section –1 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

8.  Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to stray after Thou hast guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Thy Presence. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Bestower.

9.  Our Lord! Lo! It is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to a Day of which there is no doubt. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep tryst.
8.  Rabbanaa  laa  tuzig  quluu-banaa  ba’-da  ‘iz  hadaytanaa  wa  hab  lanaa  milladunKa  rah-mah.  ‘InnaKa  ‘Antal-Wahaab.

9.  Rabbanaa  ‘innaKa  jaami- ‘unnaasi  li-Yawmil-laa  rayba  fiih.  ‘InnAllaaha  laa  yukh-liful-mii- ‘aad. 

Laa  tuzig – (Cause not to stray), the word zay-gun has come in the previous verse, which means “doubt, crookedness”. This word has also come out from the same root i.e. zay-gun. In the supplication of laa  tuzig; a servant of the Truth begs before God, “Cause not our hearts to stray while once You have guided us and we have found the Right Path”.

Prophet of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) used to supplicate often in these words despite having so much higher grades and splendid perfections, “Yaa Muqal-libal quluubi Sabbit  qalbii ‘alaa  DiiniKa” (O Converter of the hearts! Keep my heart steady upon Your Religion).

The Erudite know that such Day will come when God Almighty will gather the entire humankind together. The people of crooked heart, who used to quarrel in precepts, decision will be settled for all. Every evil-liver will have to settle with punishment due to his crossness in manners and obstinacy. Due to this reason, the well learned persons remain disgusted from such unprincipled persons and are seekers of mercy of Allah Almighty.
Allah Almighty described the consequence of the Infidels along with the mention of Doomsday that; nothing in the world and on the Day of Resurrection can save them from the punishment of God Almighty. The Christian scholars of Najraan did not embrace Islam; only due to the reason that the Christian King would stop to reward them distinguishing gifts in case of their embracing Islam. Here, it has been commanded that all the wealth and property are accidental and nothing from it will be useful on the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, those people who do not believe in Islam for the sake of only worldly wealth and property or honor and dignity, they must know and recognize that the wealth, property or mass would not be able to save them from the torment.

The entire promises of Allah Almighty are true and He keeps His Word always. Therefore, every individual should continue doing good acts with perfect certainty of the parts of deeds.

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) .  

 Though I don't commonly use quotes from the Bible in explaining Islamic beliefs to Christians, the verse from Numbers 23:19 of the Old Testament which ascribes to God the clear statement "God is not a man..." clearly refutes Trinitarian Christian claims that Jesus is God, as they all agree that Jesus was a man. Furthermore, in the same verse it states "...neither a son of man...", and the Gospels all contain verses in which Jesus is reported to have called himself "the son of man" (See Matthew 8:20; 19:28, Mark 14:62; Luke 9:22; John 6:53; 8:28; 13:31). Food for open-minded Christian reflection and thought. Dr Bilal
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