Monday, May 30, 2016

Muslims are ready every time to cooperate with all communities in goodness and good works

LESSON # 366

Muslims are ready every time to cooperate with all communities in goodness and good works

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 64 of 200, Section – 7 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

64.  Say:  O People of the Scripture!   Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).          
64.  Qul  yaaa- ‘Ahlal-Kitaabi  ta- ‘aalaw  ‘ilaa  Kalimatin  sawaaa-‘im-  baynaa  wa  baynakum  ‘allaa  na’-budu  ‘illAllaaha  wa  laa  nushrika  biHii  shay-‘anw-wa  laa  yattakhiza  ba’-zunaa  ba’-zan  ‘arbaabam-min-duunIllaah.  Fa-‘in-  ta-wal-law  faquulush-haduu  bi-‘annaa    Muslimuun.           

The Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him) commanded the delegation of Najraan, “’Aslimuu” (Embrace Islam). They said, “’Aslamnaa” (we are Muslims). It is recognized from the dialogue that the Christians also used to claim like Muslims, “We are constant upon Islam”. Likewise, whenever the People of the Scripture were invited for believing in the Unity of the Deity, they used to say, “We believe in God also”. In this verse, it has been signified to their claim, “O People of the Scripture! You and we are unanimous in the opinion on original faith of Unity (Oneness of God). This faith can make all of us one league, provided you and we should not change these claims. The only requirement is that as you claim with tongue that you believe in One God, the truth of your claim should be proved also by IMPLEMENTING. Believe in His Oneness and Ascribe no partner unto Him really. Surrender yourselves unto Him, Worship none but God, and that none of you should take others for lords beside Allah. None should be made His son or daughter. Do not include your will between the things, which have been fixed by Him lawful and unlawful. Moreover, you should accept His commands and make not alteration into them.

But, in spite of believing in it, if they reject the Oneness of God, make someone partner with Allah Almighty and turn away, then O Muslims! Say: Bear witness O the People of the Scripture that we are they who are steadfast on Islam, who have surrendered unto God Almighty and who are His obedient.

This verse manifests basic policy of Islam that the Muslims are ready to cooperate with every group in the matters of goodness and good works. If there is any form of non-cooperation with any community, that is only a form of sin, rebellion and insurrection. Islam invites also those People of the Scripture who used to oppose it in the beginning, resisted from teaching and preaching about the mutual belief of the Oneness of God to come to an agreement between the both parties.  

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)