LESSON # 377
Covenant of Prophets with God Almighty
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 81 of 200, Section – 9 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
81. When Allah made (His) covenant with the Prophets, (He said): Behold that which I have given you of the Scripture and knowledge, and afterward there will come unto you a Messenger, confirming that which ye possess, ye shall believe in him and ye shall help him. He said: Do ye agree, and will ye take up My burden (which I lay upon you) in this (matter)? They answered: We agree. He said: Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you.
81. wa ‘iz ‘akhazAllaahu Mii-saaqan-Nabiyyiina lamaaa ‘aa-taytukum- min- Kitaabinw-wa Hikmatin- summa jaaa-‘akum Rasuulum-Musaddiqul-limaa ma-‘akum latu’-minunna bihii wa la-tansu-runnah. Qaala ’a-‘aqrartum wa ‘akhaztum ‘alaa zaalikum ‘Isrii. Qaaluuu ‘aqramaa. Qaala fash-haduu wa ‘ana ma-‘akum-minash-Shaahidiin.
The same fact has been repeated in these verses, that none Prophet (peace be upon him) teaches the people for his own devotion. He just teaches the worship of one God (Allah Almighty). Allah Almighty has made covenant with the Prophets (peace be upon them) also as well as the common people that when another prophet comes after anyone of you, definitely he will verify the former Prophets and their Scripture. Therefore, it is important that the Prophet, who has come earlier, he should believe in the authenticity of the Prophet (peace be upon them) who came later and help him. If he does not find his time, then he should urge his nation perfectly that they should believe in the Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), who will come at the end of all Prophets (peace be upon Them) and help Him. To bequest the people like this; is also included in helping him.
It manifests from this verse that the promise has been made with the entire Prophets that they would believe in the last Prophet of God Almighty, Muhammad, (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and help him. Because he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was coming in the last of the entire Prophets and all of them (peace be upon them) had passed over before his arrival. Obviously, the entire prophets (peace be upon them) would have made their covenants with their people.
Therefore, hazrat Ali and Ibn-e-Abaas (may Allah Almighty be pleased with them) said, “This type of covenant was made with the Prophets” and the Holy Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said himself, “If Mosses (peace be upon him) were living today, there was no other opportunity for him without following me”. In addition, commanded, “When Jesus (peace be upon him) will descend, he will decide according to the commands of Holy Qur-’aan and circumcision of your Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). It has been described in this verse that God Almighty asked for more Emphasizing, “Do you affirm?” All the Prophets (peace be upon them) represented that they agreed to. Allah Almighty ordered, “Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you”.