LESSON # 359
Jesus Messiah (peace be upon Him) is a Sign from our Lord, so we should keep our duty to one God and obey Him
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verses – 50 & 51 of 200, Section – 5 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
50. And (I have come) confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. And I have come unto you with a sign from your Lord. So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
51. Lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path.
50. Wa Musaddiqal—limaa bayna yadayya minat-Tawraati wa li-‘uhilla lakum ba’-zallazii hurrima ‘alaykum wa ji’-tu-- kum bi- ‘Aayatim-mir-Rabbi-kum, fattaqUllaaha wa ‘atii-‘uun.
51. ‘InnAllaaha Rabbii wa Rabbukum fa’-buduuh. Haazaa Siraatum-mustaqiim.
Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) commanded his nation, the children of Israel: I have come and confirm Torah which was revealed upon Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) before me. That was revealed from God Almighty and that is a true Scripture. Keeping its ordinary principles and commands as it is, I shall make some changes in the instructions by the order of Allah Almighty, which will be suitable according to the current times. As there was some severity in a few instructions, that will be lifted now. The things, which were made forbidden as punishment due to your wicked deeds, I shall make their use lawful for you. You can use them without any hesitation, risk and fear. And I have come towards you with a sign of Prophet-hood and Messenger-hood from your Lord. He has bestowed on me many miracles. So, keep your duty to God Almighty in accord with the guidelines, illustrated by me and follow me”.
It is easily understood here that sobriety, abstinence and piety are hidden in the obedience of the Messenger (peace be upon him). Any Prophet (peace be upon him) never says that, what is not from God Almighty. He never delivers any self-invented command. Therefore, how it is possible that without obedience of the Messenger (peace be upon him), the willingness and pleasure of Allah Almighty can be acquired.
Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) described that Allah Almighty is my Lord; as well as yours’ too. My relationship with Him is not as a son and father. I am His servant and He is my God (worshipped). Therefore, as I perform for His devotion, you should also worship Him. Allah Almighty be praised upon His favors. Obedience of His (God’s) Revelations and imitating me, (peace be upon him) is the Straight Path.
This verse is also in continuity of the previous verses. Miraculous birth of Prophet Jesus Messiah (peace be upon him), his teachings and miracles are being described continuously. Aim from this entire discussion is to produce the perception of God fearing, obedience of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) and worship of True and One God into the human beings. The mankind should learn to bow only before Allah Almighty; remaining apart from the worship of other creatures. This is the Straight Path.