Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fulfilling the undertakings - 2 - Quran Chptr 5-1&2a (Pt-6 Stg-2) (L–641)-درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 5 -1 & 2a (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-641) - درس قرآن 

Fulfilling the undertakings - 2

Surah MAAA-‘IDAH (The Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)


(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

Allah Almighty has ordained in the beginning of this Chapter, “Fulfill your undertakings”. When a mankind embraces Islam, he/she undertakes that he/she will never disobey Allah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). It becomes duty of that person that he should fulfill this responsibility. Therefore after that, remaining instructions about “Do” and “Do not do” have been explained.

That is the Believer who confesses Kalimah Tayyibah Laaa ‘ilaaha  ‘illAllaahu, Muhammadur-RasuulUllaah” (There is No God But Allah, Muhammad is His Apostle) (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), by tongue and determines that he/she shall obey heartily the Command which will be delivered by Allah Al mighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). Following orders are adhered immediately upon a Muslim after acceptance of the Kalimah:

1.   Do not worship anybody or anything except Allah Almighty.

2.   Keep the congregational prayer up five times a day along with other Muslims.

3.   Fast the entire month of Ramadhan.

4.   Pay the poor-due @ 2- ½ % from your wealth.

5.   Perform the Hajj (pilgrimage) once in life, if it is possible.

Confessing the Kalimah is undertaking for performing all above-mentioned duties which have been prescribed by Allah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).

The worst commission of ancient nations (whose instance was present in front of Arabs in the form of Jews and Christians) was that they did not fulfill their covenants. Entire affairs about them have been explained in Surah ‘Al-Baqarah, ‘Aali-Imraan and Nisaaa’. Possibly, any nation would not have evaded in such a manner, which did these two nations. They used to admit by their tongue that they would obey entire commands of Allah Almighty, but after that followed their own wishes and turned His commandments corresponding to their will as they wished. The last biggest covenant they broke is, “They promised that they would follow the Messenger of Allah Almighty, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)”. The Muslims have already been warned, “You should not do as the Jews and the Christians did but follow the Way keeping the attention fixed on Allah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)”.

The Muslims have been commanded, “It is lawful for you to get advantage from the beast of cattle. If you wish to use them for food, you are allowed except game, in case, when ye are in Ihram. Likewise, treat with respect and render honor to the sanctity of the Monuments of Allah Almighty, the Sacred Month, the offerings, collard animals (of sacrifice) those repairing to be Sacred House, and do not violate them. These places are the Masjids (Mosques) and many sacred places in the surroundings of ‘the Inviolable Place of Makkah, where every Pilgrim has to go during the occasion of Hajj (Pilgrimage) or they have to perform any religious duty. Try to do good, turn away from war and evil deeds particularly during these four sacred months – Rajab, Zii-Qa’-dah, Zul-Hijjah and Muharram. However, it becomes lawful to fight even during these sacred months against that who assaults”.

Like this, respect of those cattle (of sacrifice) is necessary too, which are used to carry to Makkah Mu-‘azmah and occasionally, those are collard with any neckband or something else, that those should not be molested. In like manner, it is duty of Muslims to save and respect those persons, who have departed towards Ka’-bah (the House of Allah Almighty at Makkah), because these people are proceeding to get His pleasure and grace.

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