Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Arguments about Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were revealed after Him

LESSON # 367

Arguments about Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were revealed after Him

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verses – 65 & 66 of 200, Section – 7 of 20, (Part – 3)
BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

65.  O people of the Scripture! Why do ye argue about Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed till after him? Have ye then no sense?       

66.  Lo! ye are these who argue about that whereof ye have some knowledge: Why then argue ye concerning that whereof ye have no knowledge? And Allah knoweth, and ye know not.         
65.  Yaaa-’Ahlal-kitaabi  lima  tuhaaaj-juuna  fiii  ‘Ibraa-hiima  wa  maaa ‘unzilatit-Tawraatu wal-‘Injiilu ‘illaa mim- ba’-dih.  Afalaa ta’-qiluun.       

66. Haaa-‘antum  haaa-‘ulaaa-‘i  haajajtum  fiimaa  lakum-  bihii ‘ilmun-  falima  tuhaaaj-juuna  fii-maa  laysa  lakum-  bihii  ‘ilm. WAllaahu  ya’-lamu  wa  ‘antum laa  ta’-lamuun.

Lesson

The Jews and the Christians (both) did claim that they were Muslims and they believed in Oneness of God. They were also claimant of the honor and respect of the Prophet and sincere friend of God, Abraham (peace be upon him). Each of them used to say: Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was upon our religion. Which teachings and faith we have, that was same as of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). That is to say, as per their sayings; Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was either a Jew or a Christian.
   
God Almighty responded their false beliefs, “As the Jews and the Christians believe in Torah and Gospel, these Scriptures were revealed hundreds of the years after the time of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). Then; how can they say that Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was either Jew or Christian? In fact, which type of Jews and Christians you are; in those meanings; even Prophet Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them) cannot be called either Jew or Christian, because you are not even completely on the real religion of those grandeur Messengers (peace be upon them). And if you mean that the Divine Law of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) was nearer to your religions, then; it is wrong also. How did you acquire this knowledge? Because, neither your books have any mention about it, nor God Almighty has informed you and nor you can produce any proof about it. If it is not a folly then what is this? – As your quarrel is in a matter, about which; you have no knowledge.

The things about which you had some knowledge, you quarreled because of them, that is to say; the incidents of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) or glad tidings in respect of the last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) etc. But; why do you shoot an arrow of conjecture about which you know nothing. Only God Almighty Knows that; which religion of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) was, which Divine Law is nearer to that today and who is his real successor?

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) .