Lesson # 371
The guidance is God’s Guidance
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verses – 73b & 74 of 200, Section – 8 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
73b. Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the guidance is Allah’s Guidance-that anyone is given the like of that which was given unto you or that they may argue with you in the presence of your Lord. Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the bounty is in Allah’s hand. He bestoweth it on whom He will. And Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.
74. He selecteth for His mercy whom He will. And Allah is of Infinite Bounty.
73b. Qul ‘innal-hudaa HudAllaahi, ‘any-yu’-taaa ‘ahadum-misla maaa ‘uutiitum ‘aw yuhaaaj-juukum ‘inda Rabbikum. Qul ‘innal-fazla bi-YadIllaah. Yu’-tiihi many-yashaaa’. Aallaahu Waasi-‘un ‘Aliim.
74. Yakh-tassu bi-rahmatiHii many-yashaaa’. WAllaahu Zul-fazlil-‘Aziim.
It has been described in these verses that only God Almighty is Able to give the Guidance. If anyone else wishes to misguide someone, that is not possible without the Will of Allah Almighty. O the Children of Israel: you cannot extinguish that Light of Guidance with your tricks, which Allah Almighty has put into the heart of any individual. Your plans will become useless.
It has also been cleared in this verse that the Jews make different kinds of plans and schemes against the Muslims due to jealousy. They envy due to the reason that - why the Muslims are being given such Divine Law of religion, Prophet-hood and Messenger-hood, which have been bestowed earlier on the Children of Israel, and why other people are leading in the religious effort and struggle overcoming upon them and they (the Muslims) are accusing them before God Almighty.
The Jews used to claim that only their nation was monopolist of the Divine Law. Torah was revealed upon them. Lot of Prophets (peace be upon Them) came out of them after Moses (peace be upon Him). Then what connection has the illiterate and ignorant Arabs with excellence and bounty? Why a Messenger has been born from them? But it is visible that due to their jealousy, those predictions of Torah could not be wrong, in which it has been mentioned that God Almighty will bring a Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) like Moses (peace be upon him) out of the Children of Ishmael (the brothers of the Children of Israel) (peace be upon them). He will put His Word (Holy Qur-’aan) into his mouth (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Therefore, the Children of Ishmael (peace be upon him) got this Wealth and in the field of knowledge, bounty and religious efforts and struggles, They did not lead the Children of Israel only but the entire world.
After that, it has been described that Allah Almighty is All-Embracing, All-Knowing and of Infinite Bounty. There is no shortage in His treasures. And He knows that - to whom the greatness should be given. Distributing Prophet-hood, Divine Law of the Religion, the Belief and every kind of favor is in His Hand only. He bestows what He Wishes, when He Wishes, where He wishes and to whom He wishes.