Friday, July 29, 2016

The entire People of the Scripture are not equal

Lesson # 409

The entire People of the Scripture are not equal

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 113 of 200, Section – 12 of 20, (Part – 4)

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful 

113.  They are not all alike. Of the People of the Scripture there is a staunch community who recite the Revelations of Allah in the hours of night, falling prostrate (before Him).
113.  Laysuu  sawaaa-‘aa.  Min  ‘Ahlil-Kitaabi  ‘ummatun-  qaaa-‘imatuny-yat-luuna  ‘Aa-yaaTIllaahi  ‘aanaaa-‘al-lay-li  wa  hum  yasjuduun.

In the previous lessons, religious condition, social, economical and political circumstances, and after life result of the People of the Scripture has been checked. Due to one sentence of these verses, the Muslims were taken in for a long time (they remained in deception).

God Almighty commanded, “They have earned anger of their Lord and provoked Him”. The Muslims took from it that ‘the Jews have been bereaved of sovereignty and kingdom forever. They will never become the king of any state/government’.

In May 1949, an Empire named Israel was established with the support of United States of America, United Kingdom and Russia (then Union of Soviet Socialist Republic) at a small part of the holy land “Palestine”. Then the Muslims imagined, “How did it happen so?” Whereas, God Almighty had commanded them in these verses clearly that they might be saved only in two forms from the wrath, disgrace and wretchedness. Either they should grasp (hold fast) the rope of Allah Almighty or make an agreement with other people and nations, and get their support. It is a universal truth that if the so-called State of Israel exists; her existence depends upon the base of enmity by other Sovereignty, which suppose the Muslims as their own enemies. Individually the Jews have not too much ability to stand at their own feet.

It has been commanded in this verse, “You should not consider the entire Jews and the Christians equal. Some of them are pious persons also. Their three qualities have been described here. Remaining will be discussed in succeeding verse:

1.    There is a staunch community (who are on the straight path).

2.    They recite the Revelations of Allah Almighty in the hours and silence of night. 

3.  They prostrate also.

 Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)