Lesson # 379
They seek the religion other than of God
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 83 of 200, Section – 9 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
83. Seek they other than the religion of Allah, when unto Him submitheth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him they will be returned.
83. Afa-gayra DiiNIllaahi yab-guuna wa lahuuu ‘aslama man fis-samaawaati wal-‘arzi taw-‘anw-wa karhanw-wa ‘ilayHi yurja-‘uun.
DiiNIllaahi – (the Religion of God), this word has already been used earlier many times. Diin means “religion, fashion, custom, rites, observances and a way of life” for instance; that particular manner of thoughts and practice, which is a foundation of solicitude and view for work, effort and action. Every community has its own specific ideologies. These ideologies fix its form of thinking. Then in accordance with them, it molds its all-social manners of living, mode and civilization.
The people of the Scripture had known the news regarding the period of the Last Messenger, Prophet of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace of God Almighty be upon him) from their Heavenly Books. Their prophets (peace be upon them) had caused to hear them the glad tidings that one last prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has to come, whose religion will be of international level. When Prophet of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) came, they recognized him well. But due to envy, malice and persistence, they disbelieved in him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), denied to embrace Islam and began to accuse Him of falsehood.
In these conditions, the question raises that if these people are not ready to adopt the most perfect and magnificent religion like Islam, then which religion they like? Do they seek the religion which would be quite separate from entire religions; bestowed by God Almighty, or they are desirous of any self invented religion? Whereas, in the world, Islam remained from the beginning of the life on the earth and will remain always as the religion of Allah Almighty, which means “surrender to Allah, obedience and submission”. That is to say; to bow the head before any command whenever it reaches through any Prophet or Messenger (peace be upon him). Today, which religion is being presented by the Last Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), is the same as Islam. Deliverance is not possible without it. Real success cannot be acquired due to turning away from it. The humankind should never deny obeying the command of Allah Almighty for his own happiness and likeness, whether this order is cause of happiness for him or he feels compulsion and helplessness in its execution.
Some creatures of God Almighty are those who accept the orders of Allah Almighty pleasantly as the Angels (peace be upon them), the pious persons and worshipers, and some are those who believe in it by force as deniers of the truth, whereas, satisfaction of the hearts cannot be obtained without the religion of Allah Almighty.
These entire matters will be illuminated upon these deniers of the truth, when the entire human beings will be present before Allah Almighty on the Day of Judgment. All creatures will have to return there inevitably. Every wise person should be ready before coming of that Day. If he lives here (in this world) disobedient then what face will he show there?