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Remember God through the Appointed Days

Remember God through the Appointed Days
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah(The Cow) – Chapter – 2)Stage – 1, Verses –203a  of 286, Section – 25 of 40 (Part - 2)


BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-RahiimIn the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
And remember Allah through the appointed days.Waz-kurUllaaha  fiii  ‘ayyaa-mim-ma’-duudaat.
Lesson
‘Ayaa-mim-ma’-duudaat – (some appointed days)‘ayyaamis plural of the yawm which means ‘a day’ and ma’-duudaat is from ‘adad (number, calculation). These two words indicate towards the 10th, 11th and 12th the dates of Zul-Hijjah. Idiomatically these days are called also as ‘ayyaa-min tash-riiq. Tash-riiq means “to teach; how to sacrifice”. The cattle are sacrificed in these days.
As we have discussed earlier that the entire Pilgrims remain in ‘Arafat with effect from Zuhar prayer till before sunset on 9thZul-Hijjah. They begin to return from there till the time of sunset, stay at night in Muzdalfah. Next day (on 10thZul-Hijjah) they reach Minaa, which is four miles from MakkahM…

There is in store a goodly portion of that which is earned

There is in store a goodly portion of that which is earned
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah(The Cow) – Chapter – 2)Stage – 1, Verses –202  of 286, Section – 25 of 40 (Part - 2)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-RahiimIn the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the MercifulFor them there is in store a goodly portion out of that which they have earned. And Allah is Swift at reckoning.       ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  lahum  nasiibum-mimmaa  kasabuu.  WAllaahuSarii-‘ul-hisaab.
Lesson
We have recited about two kinds of the people in the previous verses of Holy Qur’an:

Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the Doom of Fire

Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the Doom of Fire
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah(The Cow) – Chapter – 2)Stage – 1, Verses –200b & 201  of 286, Section – 25 of 40 (Part - 2)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-RahiimIn the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
But of mankind are those who say: “Our Lord! Give unto us in the world,” and they have no portion in the Hereafter. Fa-‘minan-naasi  many-yaquulu  Rabbanaaa  ‘aatinaa  fid-dunyaa  wa  maa lahuu  fil-‘Aakhirati  min  khalaaq.
LessonSome people in the world are found on which, lust of the world is so overcoming that they deem only it their perfect object. According to them; greatest success is; getting material benefits more and more, accumulate a heap of gold and money, collect the wealth, influence and riches. They become blind in its quest. These desirous persons sacrifice their Hereafter and good end in this effort after falling into the trap of greediness and avaric…

Completion of Devotions of Hajj

Completion of Devotions of Hajj
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah(The Cow) – Chapter – 2)Stage – 1, Verses – 199 & 200a of 286, Section – 25 of 40 (Part - 2)


BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-RahiimIn the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Then hasten on from the place from where the other people return, and ask forgiveness of Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.    Summa  ‘afiizuu  min  hay-su  ‘afaazan-naasu   wastagfiRUllaah. ‘InnAll-aaha  Gafuurur-Rahiim.
Lesson
Before Islam, the Quresh were guards of the Inviolable Place (BaytUllaah) during the period of ignorance and they used to say themselves Hams due to this reason. The common people used to stay in the Field of ‘Arafat during the days of Pilgrimage. But the Quresh used to remain in Muzdalfah because Muzdalfah is within the limits of Haram and ‘Arafat is out of its limits. They used to suppose that it was against their dignity and honor to proceed out of the limits of the Haram and contrary to the religious virtue to meet the public ther…

Remember God as He has Guided you

Remember God as He has Guided you
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah(The Cow) – Chapter – 2)Stage – 1, Verse – 198b of 286, Section – 25 of 40 (Part - 2)


BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-RahiimIn the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
But when ye return from ‘Arafat, remember Allah by the Sacred Monument.       Fa-‘izaaa  ‘afaztum min ‘Arafaatin  fazkurUllaaha   ‘in-dal-  Mash-‘aril-Haraam.
Lesson
‘Afaztum – (you return) this word has come out from the word ‘Afaazah which means ‘Walking in multitudes and coming back’. Technically it signifies “returning from ‘Arafat to Muzdalfah”.‘Arafaatin – (‘Arafat) the road which leads to the east from Makkah  towards Taif, there is a plain field in the area of several miles situated twelve miles from Makkah Mo-‘azmah. That is called ‘Arafat. There is a hill in this plain also, which is called ‘Arafat