Thursday, August 25, 2016

Supplication of the friends of Allah

Lesson # 468
Supplication of the friends of Allah

Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verses – 147 & 148 of 200, Section 15 of 20, (Par – 4)

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

147.  Their saying was only that they said: Our Lord! Forgive us for our sins and wasted efforts, make our foothold sure, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.

148.  So Allah gave them the reward of the world and the good reward of the Hereafter. Allah loveth those whose deeds are good.
147.  Wa  maa  kaana  qawlahum  ‘illaaa  ‘an- qaaluu  Rabbanag-fir  lanaa  zunuubanaa  wa  ‘israa-fanaa  fiii  ‘amrinaa  wa  sabbit  ‘aqdaamanaa  wan-surnaa  ‘alal- qawmil-kaafiriin. 

148.  Fa-‘aataa-humUllaahu  sa-waabad-dunyaa  wa  husna  sa-waabil- ‘Aakhirah.  Wallaahu  yuhibbul-Muhsiniin.

It is being narrated about those goody people (May Allah be pleased with them), who cooperated with the Prophets and the Messengers (peace be upon them) in the Way of Allah Almighty, that they do neither evade to sacrifice their wealth, body and soul, nor show laziness, nor feel weakness, nor they are restrained, and they remain steadfast. Even then, they are not proud. They keep bowing their heads of submission and gratefulness before Allah Almighty. Their method of supplicating in the Court of Allah Almighty is much big proof of their good disposition itself.

They begged most humbly, sincerely with their hearts and respectfully, “O our Lord! ‘Ig-fir  lanaa  zunuubanaa - (conceal our sins and evil doings, put the curtain of Your Mercy on our mistakes and ambiguities, pardon us from our weaknesses and forgive us for our sins). ‘Israa-fanaa  fiii  ‘amrinaa  - (keep our wasted efforts secret also and forgive). Sabbit  ‘aqdaamanaa - (make our foothold sure) bestow on us steadfastness. Wan-surnaa  ‘alal- qawmil-kaafiriin - {and give us victory over the disbelieving folk, who do not believe in You, who are foe of Your Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and who are enemy of Your Religion (Islam)}.

It is ordained as answer of the above-mentioned supplication, “WE gave such people the reward of the world and the good reward of the Hereafter. Allah loves those whose deeds are good”.   

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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)