Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Read after the Lesson “Thee (Alone) we ask for help to show us the Straight Path" dated Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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Verse – 6 of 7, section -1
Siraatal-laziina ‘an-‘amta
The path of those whom Thou hast favoured 


We begged from God to show us the Straight Path in the lesson “Thee (Alone) we ask for help to show us the Straight Path" dated Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

Now it has been explained about the Straight Path in this lesson. Perfect knowledge and all instructions have been revealed in the Holy Qur’an. God Almighty has sent down abundant practical patterns also for human beings, so that we may follow them and go on the right path easily. So we have been instructed that we should beg from Allah Almighty to run us on the holy foot-prints of His beloved Servants, who were granted rewards.

Kinds of the persons, who acquired rewards, have been mentioned in The Verse # 4: 69 (Surah an-Nisaa’). “Whoso obeyed Allah and The Messenger, they are with those unto whom Allah hath shown favour, of the Prophets and The Saints and The Martyrs and The Righteous. And what a best of company are they indeed.”

The Prophets and The Messengers (peace be upon Them) - the Persons, who were chosen by Allah Almighty to convey His message unto His human creature (mankind). There is no possibility of mistake in the teachings of any Prophet (peace be upon Them). Prophet remains innocent and protected from the sins. Many circumstances of the Prophets (peace be upon Them) have been explained in the Holy Qur’an. Chieftain of the nice class of Prophets is the Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon Them). His all holy Habits and Sayings have been protected in writing. Our success in this life and deliverance on the Day of Resurrection is hidden in following the foot-prints of the last holy Prophet (peace be upon Him).

The Saints – (True, Faithful, Sincere).
Saints (RahimahumUllaah) come at the second position after Prophets (peace be upon Them).  These people achieve higher degreesby following the teachings of The Prophets (peace be upon Them), like Abu Bakr Siddique (Radi Allaahu ‘anhu), the First Caliph of The Last Prophet (peace be upon Him).      
The Martyrs. Those honorable individuals, who are influenced particularly by the teachings of Prophets (peace be upon Them). They have full belief in the promises of God and future rewards of the good works.
The Righteous. Those servants of God Almighty who try wholeheartedly to follow the Prophets (peace be upon Them) with all possible methods. These all great people become example for them who will come after them. 

God Almighty commands us in this verse, “The Straight and Right Path is the Path, upon which, those persons moved, who have acquired rewards”.

Verse – 7 of 7, section -1
Gayril-magzuubi ‘alay-him Walaz-zaaalliin
 Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray 

In this Chapter; we learnt the supplication, “O our LORD! Show us the Straight Path, the Path of those whom Thou hast favoured”, (who have been granted rewards in this world and on the Day of Resurrection, upon whom Thou descended blessings always). Now, it is commanded in this verse - (beg also from God), “Not (the Path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray”.

Magzuub – Earned anger. Those people who earned anger of their CREATOR, who suffered wrath of God due to their evil deeds and agony descended upon them because they disobeyed the commands of Allah Almighty, falsified His Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) and tried to efface the Truth after recognizing, who did not care the admonition, were aimed of anguish and anger of Allah Almighty due to their intentionally wicked deeds.

‘Az-zaaalliin – Went Astray, the persons, who adopted the wrong path. This depravity happens whenever, causes for going on the straight path are available but someone chooses intentionally the wrong path”. It bears whenever any individual in entangled in his own wishes, either leaving the morality and spiritual power or due to greediness of the wealth or lie down in wrong traditions and bad habits or attending bad company.

Honorable Commentators (Mufassereen e Karaam) say that entire instance of, “Not the path of those who earn Thine anger” are the Jews, who earned the anger of God Almighty. Sayings of The Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) are available also to support it. So, this verse is common to justify them who, due to their personal evil and wickedness, opposed the truth intentionally and the wrath of Allah Almighty descended upon them.  

Outward instance of “go astray” is for the Christians who, after believing in a Prophet (peace be upon Him), even then, went astray and involved in ascribing plurality to God Almighty. In addition to them, if any other nation goes astray, that will also be included in the list of those, who ‘went astray’.

We beg from Allah Almighty for blessings to save us from these kinds of people who earned His anger and who went astray, who became victims of practical errors and defective faith.

Aamiin – (So, Be it).

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) .