Lesson # 380
We make no distinction between any of the Prophets, and unto God we have surrendered
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 84 of 200, Section – 9 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
84. Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.
84. Qul ‘aamannaa BIllaahi wa maaa ‘unzila ‘alaynaa wa maaa ‘unzila ‘alaaa ‘Ibraa-hiima wa ‘Ismaa-‘iila wa ‘Is-haaqa wa Ya’-quuba wal-‘Asbaati wa maa ‘uutiya Muusaa wa ‘Iisaa wan-nabiyyuuna mir-Rabbihim. Laa nufarriqu bayna ‘ahadim-minhum. Wa nahnu lahuu Muslimuun.
Now practical pattern of the Muslims has been shown to the People of the Scripture. The Jews and the Christians proved to be wrong, falsified and denied all the remaining Prophets and heavenly Books except their own Prophets (peace be upon them) and heavenly Books (the Scripture). It has been told in this verse about the stance of the Muslims that those people who have entered in the nation of Last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and embraced Islam, they believe in all the previous Prophets sent by God Almighty (peace be upon them) without distinction and discrimination. They consider the ancient Holy Books as the Word of Allah Almighty, admit that, “We believe in God and understand that entire Prophets (peace be upon them) were sent by Him as his Prophets/Messengers (peace be upon them).
Having belief in God only cannot be considered true without obeying His commandments. We have faith in it that the Word of Allah Almighty which is revealed in the form of Holy Qur-’aan for us and we believe in the important chain of Prophets (peace be upon them). We also admit all those commands, which used to reveal periodically unto Abraham, and his generation’s Prophets, like Ishmael, Isaac and Jacob and out of their tribes (peace be upon them). After them, we have also faith in the Divine’s Word, which was revealed upon Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) in the form of Torah and Jesus (peace be upon him) and the Gospel. Near us, these entire Prophets (peace be upon them) were sent by Allah Almighty. They were honest and truthful. The Scripture, which was revealed upon them by Allah Almighty, was correct in all respect. We do not make any difference between them. We do not falsify to anyone of them. Because accusing any Prophet of falsehood will lead unto the Infidelity, even if everyone else is considered as Prophet. We are real Muslims (the obedient of Allah Almighty).
Nahnu lahuu Muslimuun – (unto Him we have surrendered), the stance of the Muslims has been cleared in this sentence that every Muslim believes in all the Prophets who were sent by Allah Almighty, were honest. Aim of these verses is to produce a pattern of following to the People of the Scripture that, “if you claim to be Muslims then it is the Straight Path. You will reach the destination if you adopt it”.