Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Slaves of desires - Quran Chapter 5 – 70 (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-717) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 5 – 70 (Pt-6, Stg-2) (L-717) - درس قرآن 

Slaves of desires

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.)

70. لَقَدْ أَخَذْنَا مِيثَٰقَ بَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ وَأَرْسَلْنَآ إِلَيْهِمْ رُسُلًا ۖ كُلَّمَا جَآءَهُمْ رَسُولٌۢ بِمَا لَا تَهْوَىٰٓ أَنفُسُهُمْ فَرِيقًا كَذَّبُوا۟ وَفَرِيقًا يَقْتُلُونَ

70.  We made it covenant of old with the Children of Israel and We sent unto them Messengers. As often as a Messenger came unto them with that which their souls desired not (they became rebellious); some (of them) they denied and some they slew.
70.  Laqad  ‘akhaz-Naa  Miisaaqa  Baniii-‘Israaa-‘iila  wa    ‘arsalNaaa  ‘ilayhim  Rusulaa.  Kullamaa  jaaa-‘ahum  Rasuulum-  bimaa  laa  tah-waaa  ‘anfusuhum,  fariiqan-  kaz-zabuu  wa  fariiqany-yaq-tuluun.


In the previous verse, the mankind was guided unto the path of goodness and improvement; and was informed clearly that you cannot gain your end by caste, religious title or active claims. These all affairs are useless. It is the decision of Islam that there is only one path for that person, who wants to get rid of fear and grief.

Allah Almighty has given a clue openly about that fundamental weakness, which carries anyone towards any sin, and practices of the Children of Israel have been described as its example, that the Messengers (peace be upon Them) of Allah Almighty came to them and brought His Commandments. They (the Jews) were prevented from unreasonable desires by means of these Commandments, but they had formed their habit to do that, what they wished, though after that they suffer.

Experience of the mankind declares the same that when evil days fall upon anyone, he/she begins to fulfill personal desires like insane. So if you observe any person or nation has been engaged in grazing like cattle, rending like ravenous and fulfilling lust like animals, imagine then! Any vigorous and big misfortune is going to be fallen upon their heads.

The Children of Israel did never listen to the Messengers (peace be upon Them). Many of Them were evaded and falsified, but those Messengers (peace be upon Them), who continued carrying their Message to the Jews, They were slaughtered, for instance; Prophets Zachariah and Yahiya (John) etc. (peace be upon Them). They did all of these acts because the people had been entangled in devilish desires. These are the cursed wishes, which prevent the human being from doing good deeds.

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).