Lesson # 410
More features of God’s friends
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verses – 114 & 115 of 200, Section – 12 of 20, (Part – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
114. They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin right conduct and forbid the wrong, and vie one with another in good works. And these are of the righteous.
115. And whatever good they do, they will not be denied the meed thereof. And Allah is Aware of those who ward off (evil).
114. Yu’-minuuna BIllaahi wal-Yaw-mil-‘Aakhiri wa ya’-muruuna bil-ma’-ruufi wa yan-hawna ‘anil-munkari wa yu-saari-‘uuna fil-khay-raat. Wa ‘ulaaa-‘ika minas-Saalihiin.
115. Wa maa yaf-‘aluu min khayrin- falany-yukfaruuh. WAllaahu ‘Aliimum—bil-Mutta-qiin.
The characteristics of the righteous group from the People of the Scripture are being described. Their three virtues were stated in the first verse, that is to say; they are on the straight path, recite the Revelations of Allah Almighty and prostrate before God Almighty. Now their some more excellences have been mentioned.
They have faith in Allah Almighty and in the Last Day wholeheartedly, fear from the Day of Judgment and want to precede running fast from others; when they are called for any good work. Moreover, they also wish to bring others unto the right path. Indeed, these are the People from the Jews, to whom Allah Almighty has bestowed fortune of good disposition and special part of the guidance.
It is obvious from this verse that although different kinds of evils had been grown into the Jews, in spite of reciting the glad tidings about the Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) in their Holy and Heavenly Books, they had been firm on denial. Even then, there were some such People present among them, who had succeeded in recognizing the Truth giving up the stubbornness and spite. Such blessings of Allah Almighty rained upon those People, and other Jews who continued to deny the True Religion for keeping up their false dignity, their end was very bad.
So it is evident that he/she gets the Divine guidance, who leaves the stubbornness, recites the Revelations of Allah Almighty, prostrates before Him at night, believes in Oneness of God Almighty and in the Day of Resurrection, escapes from the evil deeds and runs towards the good deeds. Such People will get meed from God Almighty. He knows the pious People very well. Therefore, whenever the evils of the Jews are discussed, then such kind of sober and abstinent persons are exempted.