Lesson # 398
Wa’-tasimuu bi- HabLillaahi jamii-‘anw-wa laa tafar-raquu
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 103a of 200, Section – 11 of 20, (Part – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
103a. And hold fast, all of you together, to the Cable of Allah, and do not separate,
103a.. Wa’-tasimuu bi- HabLillaahi jamii-‘anw-wa laa tafar-raquu,
HabLillaahi - (the Cable of God), besides literal meanings of Habl as Cable, it also means ‘covenant’ and promise’ in Arabic language. Moreover, every that thing, which may be used as affinity, can be meant too with it. In this verse, the aim of bringing the word HabLillaahi is; Holy Qur-’aan and Divine Law of Islam, holding fast of which is the source of success in this world and freedom on the Day of Judgment.
jamii-‘an - (all together), that is to say; the entire Muslim nation should hold fast the Cable of Allah Almighty with amity and alliance collectively.
‘A’-tasimuu - (hold fast), ‘A’-tisaam means to hold fast and grasp strong. It desires that the Word be propped very strongly with intention and stability, be acted upon it and be made it; the aim of one’s life.
God Almighty has caused to know His policy in this verse. If that policy is adopted then the Muslim nation can be saved from the conspiracies, evil and dissensions of the enemies. As that, if all of you together will hold fast the Holy Qur-’aan, Islamic Law and will act upon it, then no devilish power may succeed against you, and no evildoer will be able to mislead and cause you to go astray.
In the previous verse, the people of the nation were instructed that they all should make their own lives better. They should live a life of God fearing and as pious people, remain living in Islam and dying in Islam. Now it has been commanded to the Muslim Ummah in this verse that after setting their personal lives, they should hold fast, all of them together, to the Cable of Allah Almighty and do not be separate. When it will be done so, then their collective lives will also be unshaken and will not be able to seize like their individual lives. Due to this act, the distracted powers can be assembled and a dead nation may get new life.
To hold fast the Holy Qur-’aan is ordered by Allah Almighty. It is such a recipe that by using it, the entire political, economical, social, moral and worldly evils of the nation run away. Holy Qur-’aan teaches the lesson of success in this world as well as it promises about the honor and triumph in the Hereafter. Its teachings comprehend upon all points of view of the human life. The Word of Allah Almighty tells us solution of our entire individual and collective problems. Overall, it is a complete Code of life. Mystery of Success and exaltation of the Muslim nation is hidden in its following.
Holding fast the Holy Qur-’aan does not mean holding it with hands only. Likewise, it does not aim to keep it in view every time that everything is labeled with it, its verses are searched for each desire and the object is attained by winning over their meanings.