Saturday, July 8, 2017

Test and trial - Quran Chapter 5 – 48b (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-693) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 5 – 48b (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-693) - درس قرآن 

Test and trial

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.)

 لِكُلٍّ جَعَلْنَا مِنكُمْ شِرْعَةً وَمِنْهَاجًا وَلَوْ شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ لَجَعَلَكُمْ أُمَّةً وَٰحِدَةً وَلَٰكِن لِّيَبْلُوَكُمْ فِى مَآ ءَاتَىٰكُمْفَٱسْتَبِقُوا۟ ٱلْخَيْرَٰتِ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ مَرْجِعُكُمْ جَمِيعًا فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ فِيهِ تَخْتَلِفُونَ (48   b)

48b.  For each We have appointed a divine law and a traced-out way. Had Allah willed He would have made you one community, but that He may try you by that which He hath given you (He hath made you as ye are); so vie one with another in good works. Unto Allah ye will all return, and He will then inform you of that wherein ye differ-
48b.  Likullin-  ja-‘alNaa  minkum  Shir-‘atanw-wa  Minhaa-jaa.  Wa  law  shaaa- ‘Allaahu  laja- ‘alakum  ‘Ummatanw- Waahida-tanw-wa  laakilliyab-luwa-kum  fii  maaa  ‘aataakum  fasta-biqul-khay-raat.  ‘IlalAllaahi  marji-‘ukum  jamii-‘an-  fayunabbi-‘ukum  bimaa  kuntum  fiihi  takh-talfuun.


Shir-‘atan – (a divine law), shara’ and sharii-‘at are other forms of the same word. These all words have the same meaning “a Divine Law of the Religion”.

Minhaa-jun - (a traced-out way), it is from nahaj, which means “way, manner, fashion, observances, system etc.” Another word for it is “Maz-hab or Tariiqah”, a particular way in the Law of Divine. (Importance) usually the words “Diin, Shara’ and Maz-hab have nearly the same meaning, but actually the religion is a vast thing, but the Way, which is determined by any Messenger (peace be upon Him) for its enforcement, is called “Shara’”, which should be spoken as ‘the Law of the Religion’. The wise people judge properly by considering thoughtfully in the Shara’. The collection of those thoughts is “Maz-hab” (the Religious Sect) and that is also called Fiqah (the Theology).
Allah Almighty describes, “We have empowered the mankind to dwell in the world as they wish. They have involved themselves in various sects. Every sect has made separate laws and ways for themselves and We have given them time, because We have to observe that whosoever goes Straight Way from them”.

Then Allah Almighty says, “If We willed, We would have made the entire mankind one community, but kept them on the separate ways for their trial. However, even then a particular sign of the Straight Path has been determined i.e. all useful matters have been gathered in it for the entire mankind. So if you wish to come towards the Straight Way, then jump up towards those useful advices, which have been prescribed for the human being. This world is place of a test, after death you all will be assembled before Allah Almighty and He will expose the reality and the result of your all the ways. The Holy Qur’aan is the Scripture, which tells about the Straight Path and the Muslim nation has been appointed to produce itself before the world by acting upon its instructions”.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an 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).