Thursday, July 20, 2017

Joking The Summons to Prayers - Quran Chapter 5 – 58 (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-704) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 5 – 58 (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-704) - درس قرآن 

Joking The Summons to Prayers

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.)

58. وَإِذَا نَادَيْتُمْ إِلَى ٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ٱتَّخَذُوهَا هُزُوًا وَلَعِبًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ قَوْمٌ لَّا يَعْقِلُونَ

58.  And when ye call to prayer they take it for a jest and sport. That is because they are a folk who understand not.
58.  Wa  ‘izaa  naa-daytum  ‘ilas-Salaa-titta-khazuuhaa  huzu-wanw-wa  la-‘ibaa.  Zaalika  bi-‘annahum  qawmul-laa  ya’-qiluun.


It was told in the previous lesson that the Jews and the Christians used to make a jest and sport of your religion. That has been illustrated in this verse. Allah Almighty says, “When you call to prayer (Azaan is the summons to prayers), they take it for a jest and sport. It is clear that there is no such a thing in this Call (Azaan), which should be made a jest. There is a declaration about the Greatness and Magnificence of God (Allah Almighty) in this Call. It has been admitted in it that He is One and Actual Worshipped, and Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is His Messenger, who is the last Messenger and has brought last “Divine Law of the Religion”, who adjudges that entire previous Messengers and Prophets (peace be upon Them) were true and this last Divine Law is an abstract and exact of all Divine Laws of former Messengers (peace be upon Them).

With regard to the morality, He {Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)} is the Spiritual Guide of the entire good people, supports and corrects the condition of every person, and guides others to do the same between you mutually and does not have any evil wish for anyone. He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) instructs that you should neither involve in any quarrel, nor overpower others for fulfilling of own wishes and nor reap advantage by harming someone else.

There is nothing in the words of the summons to prayers (Azaan) but to admit that “God (Allah Almighty) and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) are Rightful”, and to invite the entire human beings towards the goodness and the virtue. Who can be that person except a stupid and a fool, who makes a jest of such description? These are the matters with which safety and peace can be established in the world and the humankind can arrange his form.

If it is imagined then you will see that there is a proclamation (in the summons to prayers) of peace and safety for the entire human beings, and correct way of their life has been described completely. There is an invitation in the summons to the prayer, “Let’s stand up all collectively before One True Worshipped (God, Allah Almighty) and move on the way explained by His Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). Neither anyone is great nor little. All are equal before Allah Almighty and only He is the Greatest. Let’s tie our hands and bow humbly standing before Him. Beg from Him earnestly because the devotion is only for Him. Don’t be slaves of your desires.

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).