Thursday, August 31, 2017

Harm by questioning - Quran Chapter 5 – 101 (Pt-7, Stg-2) (L-744) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 5 – 101 (Pt-7, Stg-2) (L-744) - درس قرآن 

Harm by questioning

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.)

 101. يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لَا تَسْـَٔلُوا۟ عَنْ أَشْيَآءَ إِن تُبْدَ لَكُمْ تَسُؤْكُمْ وَإِن تَسْـَٔلُوا۟ عَنْهَا حِينَ يُنَزَّلُ ٱلْقُرْءَانُ تُبْدَ لَكُمْ عَفَا ٱللَّهُ عَنْهَا ۗ وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورٌ حَلِيمٌ
101.  O ye who believe! Ask not of things which, if they were made known unto you, would but trouble you; and if ye ask of them when the Qur’an is being revealed, they will be made known unto you. Allah has pardoned this. And Allah is Forgiving, Clement.       
101.  Yaaa-‘ayyu  -hallaziina  ‘aamanuu  laa  tas-‘aluu  ‘an  ‘ashyaaa-‘a  ‘in-tubda  lakum  tasu’-kum.  Wa  ‘in  tas-‘aluu  ‘anhaa  hiina  yunazza-lul-Qur-‘aanu  tubda  lakum.  ‘AfAllaahu   ‘anhaa. Wallaahu Gafuurun  Haliim.


Summary of that narration, which was being explained with effect from the last two Sections, is that you should neither increase anything, nor decrease yourselves in the matters of the religion. Do that, about which you are enjoined to do and refrain from that, which has been forbidden.

Attention of the Muslims has been drawn towards another matter in this verse. Some people began to ask such questions that if they were made known, then those matters would have been framed as the laws of the religion, and it would have become indispensable to act upon them. So this kind of investigation has been prohibited. In it, there is a chance of narrowing an open way, willingly or unwillingly.

Allah Almighty says that it is necessary for the believers that they should not ask questions about such things, due to which, either the labour may increase, or the grief and sorrow can be created, because at the time of Divine Revelation, every answer will be descended by inspiration. And then it would become incumbent to act according to the revealed commandment.

This is a facility from Allah Almighty that abundant matters have been left without illustration. Bear in mind along with it also that Allah Almighty is Forgiving too. Actually it should be in such manner that everyone would have to be ready to act upon that which is commanded, and none should ask any question at one’s own willingly or unwillingly about anything.

This verse has the same instruction, which has been accepted as the best method of framing the laws. That is to say; to make the things lawful, which are useful clearly, to prevent entirely from such things, which are harmful openly, and to let the remaining matters go on every person’s own free will, that one may decide oneself thoughtfully. This is the Way, which Islam has chosen. Alas! Either many people do not understand, or they do not act in accordance with it, who understands.   

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).