Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Behavior of the Jews and the Christians - Quran Chapter 5 – 85 & 86 (Pt-7, Stg-2) (L-729) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 5 – 85 & 86 (Pt-7, Stg-2) (L-729) - درس قرآن 

Behavior of the Jews and the Christians

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.)
Holy Qur’aan desires to guide the human beings to go the way, on which there is ease and comfort for everyone in this world and immortal pleasure after death forever. In fact, this way has been established for the human being. Leaving this way, whichever way he will choose, he will repent. And if he is seen apparently escaped in this world, even then he cannot obtain real happiness, and certainly he would have to suffer very severe punishment after death.

Way of Holy Qur’aan about causing to understand the people is so much strange that it is impossible for anyone; if that person thinks on it deeply and does not understand it. But the difficulty is that everyone is not lucky enough to meditate in it with a cold heart. Some such intricacies come between that neither the opportunity of hearing is gotten, nor of reciting and nor of understanding. Moreover, some people begin to oppose and at last they set their heart, “We do not understand that what It says. We shall do that what we wish”.  

This is utmost bad luck of the human being. Holy Qur’aan is aware that it will be treated in this way, but even then, it does not give up admonishing due to this reason. Neither it cares nor has any fear of anyone’s stubbornness, animosity or opposition. Whatever it has to clear, it describes in its fixed manner very easily and strongly.

In this Chapter, Secrets of the Infidels, the Disbelievers, the Christians, the Jews and the Hypocrites are being disclosed. And its purpose is that the person, whosoever wishes to be saved from these evils, should escape and adapt the right path. From all of these five types of people, whosoever wants to arrange one’s worldly life and the Day of Resurrection, can dress them by believing and doing good works. Otherwise, he will repent, and a time will come when he will cry, mourn and weep.

The mention of the Jews and the Christians has been discussed more frequently because of the expectation that they would understand the matter, refrain themselves from the depravity and prevent others also. But the Jews were in such condition that in the past times, they turned away after admitting that they were good, and they tormented their Advisers. Even that they used to slay the Prophets (peace be upon them). The Christians were somewhat better than them. They did not practice the hatred behavior against the Muslims which the Jews did. But alas! They also did not believe in Islam and the Messenger of Islam (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), and they were trapped by their own thoughts. At the end, this lesson teaches that only that person will reap the advantage from Islam who will learn the knowledge of Islam, will not be wisher of the worldly advantages and will not consider himself great than others. That is to say; he would not be proud. The former Christians had these qualities, but the Jews did not. Therefore, their hearts used to incline towards Islam sooner than the Jews. We should think deeply in the previous lessons and then judge ourselves that whether we have those evils or otherwise, which the Jews had. And if (God forbid) we find any evil like them in ourselves then we should purify ourselves from it.

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).