Saturday, May 7, 2016

Love and Obey God and His Messenger

Love and Obey God and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verses – 31 & 32 of 200, Section – 4 of 20, (Part – 3)
BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

31.  Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

32.  Say: Obey Allah and the Messenger. But if they turn away, lo! Allah loveth not the disbelievers (in His guidance).
31.  Qul  ‘in-  kuntum  tuhibbuu-nAllaaha  fattabi-‘uunii  yuh-bib-kumUllaahu  wa  yagfir  lakum  zunuubakum.  WAllaahu  Gafuurur-  Rahiim.    
32.  Qul  ‘atii-‘Ullaaha  war-Rasuul. Fa-‘in-  tawallaw  fa-‘innAllaaha laa yuhibbul-Kaafiriin.       

Lesson
       
God Almighty forbade from friendship with the disbelievers in the previous verses. Now it is being commanded that you should love Allah Almighty, but the touchstone of the love with Allah Almighty is hidden in perfect obedience and following up His last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) in all matters. That is to say; if you wish to test, “Who loves his/her Real Lord? Then he/she would be examined with the proof of obedience to Muhammad, the Last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)”. How much a person follows the foot-steps of Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), he comprehends the Light (Islam) brought by Prophet as Flambeau of the Straight Path and follows this Light, as much his/her belief is perfect.       

He will get reward of love with Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) that God Almighty will begin loving such person. Due to blessing of obeying the Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), his previous sins will be forgiven and in future, he will deserve kindness and special attention of Allah Almighty. As though, there is no possibility of love by God Almighty for any individual without obeying His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).

The children of Israel and the Christians used to say, “We are sons and beloved of God”. Here it has been declared that the denier of Muhammad, Prophet of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) can never be His beloved. Whoever desires to become a beloved of Allah, he should comply with the orders of Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).

The Muslim Devotees have presented an astonishing point from it that Allah Almighty has recommended for His lovers, “If you claim that you love Me then follow My lover and beloved, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him). Resultant, I shall become your lover and ignore your errors.” He also warned, “If you did not obey the Commands of God Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), then you will be counted in disbelievers and Allah does not keep the deniers friends.   

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)