Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Making the Religion a jest and sport - Quran Chapter 5 – 57 (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-703) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 5 – 57 (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-703) - درس قرآن 

Making the Religion a jest and sport

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.)

57. يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لَا تَتَّخِذُوا۟ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّخَذُوا۟ دِينَكُمْ هُزُوًا وَلَعِبًا مِّنَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُوا۟ ٱلْكِتَٰبَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ وَٱلْكُفَّارَ أَوْلِيَآءَ ۚ وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ

57.  O Ye who believe! Choose not for guardians such of those who received the Scripture before you, and of the disbelievers, who made a jest and sport of your religion. And keep your duty to Allah if ye are true believers.
57.  Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina  ‘aamanuu  laa  tatta-khizul-laziinatta-khazuu  Diinakum  huzuwanw-wa  la-‘ibam-minal-laziina  ‘uutul-Kitaaba  min-  qablikum  wal-kuffaara  ‘awli-yaaa’.  Watta-qUllaaha  ‘in-kuntum- Mu’-miniin.


It was ordered in the primary verses of previous Section, “Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends”. This commandment has also been delivered in the beginning of this Section, but with a little difference. The reason of this command has been explained here more clearly, and other infidels have also been included in this category, because the root of the behavior of the both (the people of the Scripture and the Infidels) is the same.

It is commanded that you have believed in Allah Almighty. Believing in Allah Almighty is, believing in the advice that the entire human beings are servants of Allah Almighty, so all are equal in this respect. Everyone should be provided necessary things according to one’s necessity. Neither anyone should make slave to any other of his own and nor anyone should be the slave of any other but Allah Almighty.

Therefore, you are advised that you should not rely on the friendship of those people, who call themselves “the Jews, the Christians” and those who received the Scripture before you, because they make a jest of your religion and take your thoughts in the sense of absurdity, and take not your way of life other than a sport.

This foul imagination has taken place in their heart that they are most superior and best of all, and all of others should live under their influence. Think with wisdom now! Can harmony, deep relationship and true friendship be between you and them? Never, so you should keep your footing in your belief and do not fear anyone but Allah Almighty.

Like them, there are other infidels also. It is their old rule to loot one another, to keep others under influence and make them slaves. They also look their death in Islam like the Jews and the Christians. They can never be your friends. We knew from it that the people, who insult the religions of one another, cannot be friends of one another.

In short, everyone has right of freedom in religion and imaginations. A mutual agreement is necessary for provision of the necessities of life to everybody of the world according to one’s desires and a treaty of safety and peace. Then all people can live in the world satisfactorily.         

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).