Sunday, September 11, 2016

Splendor of the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam)

Lesson # 481

Splendor of the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam)

Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verses – 161 to 163 of 200, Section 17 of 20, (Par – 4)

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

161.  It is not for any Prophet to deceive (mankind). And whoso deceiveth will bring what he embezzled with him on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul will be paid in full what it hath earned; and they will not be wronged.

162.  Is one who followeth the pleasure of Allah as one who hath earned condemnation from Allah, and whose habitation is the Fire. And a hapless journey’s end?

163.  They are (in different) degrees (of grace and reprobation) with Allah. And Allah is Seer of what they do.
161.  Wa  maa  kaana  li-nabiyyin  ‘any-yagull.  Wa    many-yaglul  ya’-ti  bimaa    galla  Yawmal-Qiyaamah.  Summa  tuwaf-faa  kullu  nafsim-maa  kasabat  wa  hum  laa  yuzlamuun.

162.  ‘Afa-manittaba-‘a  RizwaanAllaahi  kamam-baaa-‘a  bisakhatim-  minAllaahi  wa  ma’-waahu  Jahannam.  Wa  bi’-sal-masiir.

163.  Hum  darajaatun  ‘indAllaah.  Wallaahu  Basii-rum-  bi-maa  ya’-maluun.

maa  kaana  li-nabiyyin  ‘any-yagulla – {It is not for any Prophet to deceive (mankind)}. The origin of the word yagulla is yagullu, which means “to hide”. This sentence can be explained in many forms:

·         First of all, “the persons, who committed a mistake in the Battle of ‘Uhud, should have faith that while the most gracious Messenger Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) has forgiven them, then now; his heart has been cleaned from their side. Because, there is no difference between the heart (mind) and tongue of any Prophet (peace be upon Him). That becomes public which they have in their hearts.

·         Secondly, the Messengers (peace be upon them) conceal nothing from their Ummah (nation), whether that is Revelation from Allah Almighty, or matters of truth and just or spoils of war or something else. So, none should bring any such false thought about the Messenger of God Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) in one’s heart.

In the second verse of this lesson, Allah Almighty declared the difference among a Prophet and that person who is not a prophet by means of an obvious likeness. Allah Almighty asks, “Is the Prophet, who follows the pleasure of Allah Almighty in every condition and wishes from others to follow His pleasure also, can he be as someone who has earned His anger, and who deserves the Fire of Hell? It can never be so.

In fact, any Prophet (peace be upon him) and entire other creation is not equal. The Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) cannot do the base and contemptible deeds like avarice and greed. Allah Almighty knows, “Who deserves any degree and who is entitled of which degree”? He is Seer of what they do. Can He bestow the degree of prophet-hood to such mean nature persons? Never.    

 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)