Sunday, April 30, 2017

Infirmity of opponents - Quran Chapter 2-24 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–44)-درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2-24 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–44)-درس قرآن

Infirmity of opponents

Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


 فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُوا۟ وَلَن تَفْعَلُوا۟ فَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱلنَّارَ ٱلَّتِى وَقُودُهَا ٱلنَّاسُ وَٱلْحِجَارَةُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْكَٰفِرِينَ (24

24.  And if ye do it not and ye can never do it, then guard yourself against the Fire prepared for disbelievers whose fuel is of men and   stones.
24.  Fa-‘illam-  taf-‘aluu  wa lan-taf-‘aluu  fattaqun-Naarallatii  wa-quudu-han-naasu  wal-hijaa-ratu  ‘u-‘iddat  lil-Kaafiriin.

Commentary

Wa-quudu-han-naasu wal-hijaa-ratu – (Its fuel is of men and stones). It is indicated towards the Fire of the Hell, which will be very rigorous. It will burn the stones also in addition to the human beings. As though, the Idols of stones will be its fuel too. The indication from the word ‘Al-Hijaa-ratun may be towards the cruel humankind.

In the previous lesson, the opponents were invited for competition against the Holy Qur’aan. Now, they are being told: if you may not face, and We say that you shall never be able to fulfill the demand of Qur’aan, then it is obvious that it is the Word of God. And it has been disclosed that the Messenger, Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) is the True Prophet. Now if you do not have faith in the Prophet-hood of ‘Muhammad’ (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and do not act upon the commandments of Holy Qur’aan, it shall be the Base of the Hell’s Agony. So, you must arrange to be saved from it, because the Fire of Hell is not any normal fire. But that is such Fire; fuel of which will be men and stones. And this Fire has been prepared for such people; who contradict the commandments of Islam, Prophet-hood of Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), the Truth of the Divine precepts of Islam and purity of Holy Qur’aan.

Some more matters have also been cleared from this verse:

  • The matter in which the enemies of Islam; particularly “the Qureysh” had big pretension, that is to say “Purity of the words and to cause to understand the meanings easily”, making them humble in the same, it was proved that this Word is of Allah Almighty.

  • False gods; which the people have adopted instead of One God (Allah Almighty) and ask them for their desires, those all were refuted.


  • Punishment of infidelity was fixed i.e. the Hell.

We should have no doubt in the Divinity of the Holy Qur’aan, the Truth of Islam, sincerity and honesty of the Messenger ‘Muhammad’ (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) because if the entire human beings try collectively to write any one, small chapter like the Chapters of the Holy Qur’aan, they cannot bring (in which all those excellence must exist which exist in this Word of God Almighty). Some of the excellences are: pure words, eloquence and rhetoric, preaching of good manners, explaining the meanings excellently, material for relief and guidance of all people, instructions for the mankind in the entire fields of difficulties and problems, useful equally for all the nations of the world etc. 


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)  https://youtu.be/BUUacaSnUdQ

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Challenge by The Word of Allah - Quran Chapter 2-23 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–43)-درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2-23 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–43)-درس قرآن

Challenge by The Word of Allah

Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Commentary

Holy Qur’aan is a proof of its truth itself. It claims that if unbelievers do not accept it as the Word of God, then they must produce any Word like this by producing themselves. If Holy Qur’aan is made by any humankind or it has been invented by the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii WasallamHimself (Let us flee to God), then they certainly can succeed in creation of such word.  

God Almighty commanded in one verse of Holy Qur’aan, “Make and produce ten surahs (Chapters) like Holy Qur’aan”. At another place commanded, “Bring only three like this written by you”, and in this Surah, it is commanded, “if not, then produce at least one Surah like this, which should be created by you. You can call and collect your all protecting friends to try, but there is only one condition that your Word would have all those literal and meaningful qualities, which are held in this Word of God, and your Word should affect the life of human being as the Chapters of Holy Qur’aan”.        

Before Islam, the Arab nation was in the rear from other nations in many matters. Morally, she had lost spirit of humanity. Socially and economically they were at the lowest stage. They did not have any political sense. They were plain from the conception of the religion. Indeed they were brave, but ignorance and bigotry had made them idiots and oppressors.

Allah Almighty revealed this Holy Word upon His last Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and by means of it, this nation became Spiritual Guide of the entire world. The Messenger of God Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) had never learned from any human being teacher. He (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) did not know “How to read or write” absolutely. He (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) did not have any information about any other part of the world. The people of His (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) country were also illiterate and they were proud of being ignorant and illiterate.

With the Word of God (Holy Qur’aan), the Illiterate Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) carried His illiterate and ignorant nation on such stages of development and perfection that there is no comparison to them in the history of the world. The same Arabians became Guides of the nations of the world in morality, spiritualism, sociology, economics, politics, sovereignty and the religion i.e. every field of life.

In the Islamic history of one thousand four hundred years, no scholar or learned person could accept this challenge of Holy Qur’aan. During the time of Caliph Haroon Rasheed, Ibn maqna’ and some centuries earlier, the scholars and writers of Lebanon tried their best, but they could not write the answer of even seven verses of First Chapter “The Opening” (Surah ‘al-Faatihah).

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). 

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Word of God claims that It is True - Quran Chapter 2-23 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–42)-درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2-23 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–42)-درس قرآن

The Word of God claims that It is True

Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)


وَإِن كُنتُمْ فِى رَيْبٍ مِّمَّا نَزَّلْنَا عَلَىٰ عَبْدِنَا فَأْتُوا۟ بِسُورَةٍ مِّن مِّثْلِهِۦ وَٱدْعُوا۟ شُهَدَآءَكُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْصَٰدِقِينَ (23)

23.  And if ye are in doubt concerning that which We have revealed unto Our slave  (Muhammad), then produce a Surah of the like thereof , and call your witnesses beside Allah if ye are truthful.
23.  Wa  ‘in- kuntum fii  ray-bim-mimmaa  nazzal-Naa  ‘alaa ‘AbdiNaa  fa’-tuu  bi-Suuratim-mim- mis-lih.  Wad-‘uu  shuha-daaa- ‘akum- min- duuNillaahi ‘in- kuntum saadi-qiin.

Commentary

Nazzal-Naa – (We revealed). This word has been derived from tanziil, which means “to bring anything from upper to down”. Here it aims Holy Qur’aan which was revealed unto Muhammad ‘the Last Prophet’ (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) by Allah Almighty through the Angel Gabriel (peace be upon Him).  
   
Mis-lihii – (Like this), In this word, it has been indicated towards the both excellences of Holy Qur’aan, ‘literal’ as well as ‘spiritual’. Its text is so easy that everybody can understand easily. The meaning is discussed beautifully, entirely and clearly. Second big excellence of the Holy Qur’aan is that the way of living has been taught to every person ‘male’ and ‘female’. If an individual goes on this true path, he/she will succeed in this world and on the Day of Resurrection. If any infidel is in doubt that it is not the Word of God, it is a talk of any human only, then he should try to bring any one surah like this, which has both excellence as mentioned above. If not so, then he should accept it that the Holy Qur’aan is really the Word of God Almighty. And certainly, nobody can make any such Book, if someone is doubtful and wishes, he may include the entire world in this work, he is free.        

Shuha-daaa- ‘akum – (Your witnesses), this word is plural of shahiid, which means “informed, intelligent”. Here it aims “supporter in creation of any surahlike Qur’aan. Second famous meaning of it is “any witness”. If here its meaning is taken as a witness, then it will be meant “Call those people to witness your claim, who verify you, that you have written the answer of this Surah.

In the previous verses, God Almighty commanded that He is the Creator of all human beings and establishes them. So He is the Worshiped only. It was necessary to prove it that by the proof of the prophet-hood of the Messenger (Peace be upon Him) it must be proved, so that it may be clear to the human beings that the Holy Qur’aan, which was bestowed to the Messenger, is the Word of God. 

Due to this reason, after the announcement of Oneness of God, the people were invited to accept the Prophet-hood. And it was told them that if they had any doubt in the truth of Prophet, and they presume that the Holy Qur’aan is not the Speech of God (we seek shelter of Allah) then they should produce and show any word like this. The entire nations and their scholars who oppose Islam, tried their best to do so, but they could neither do so and nor they would be able to do so in future.

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) . https://youtu.be/dXYpmk85N9I

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Polytheism is entirely forbidding - Quran Chapter 2-22 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–41)-درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2-22 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–41)-درس قرآن

Polytheism is entirely forbidding

Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلْأَرْضَ فِرَٰشًا وَٱلسَّمَآءَ بِنَآءً وَأَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِۦ مِنَ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ فَلَا تَجْعَلُوا۟ لِلَّهِ أَندَادًاوَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ (22

22.  Who hath appointed the earth a resting-place for you, and the sky a canopy; and causeth water to pour down from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you. And do not set up rivals to Allah when ye know (better).
22.  ‘Allazii  ja-‘ala  lakumul-‘arza  firaa-shanw- was-samaaa-‘a binaaa’aa.  Wa  ‘anzala  minas-samaaa-‘i  maaa-‘an- fa-‘akh-raja  bihii minas-sama-raati rizqal-lakum. Falaa taj-‘aluu  LIllaahi ‘andaadanw-wa ‘antum ta’-lamuun.

Commentary

Firaa-shan – (floor), the thing, which has been spread or such solid and plain thing on which we may put our feet and walk. It is not necessary that for being plain, that thing must be a rectangular or in square form. But any round surface may also be used as a floor.

‘Andaadan – (Rivals), partners, co-sharers, confederates etc. this word is plural of nidd, which is used in Arabic language for “opponent and competitor” as well as for “like, analogous, resembling and similar” etc. therefore the meaning of this word may be “opponent and like” both.

Acquaintance about God Almighty was described in the previous verse that He must be accepted as our Creator and the Creator of the people before us. In this verse, some more Signs have been narrated. It is stated that the virtue of God as a Creator, works in the earth or mother’s womb and the mankind cannot see it. So other virtues which are obvious, are explained, so that every individual - younger or older may think about it.

Keeping the mankind’s life in existence, producing means for its existence and conducting the human life up to the last stage of development gradually, is only in the powers of his Lord ‘God Almighty’. Here it is told that He is Lord of the mankind and He is the One Who has collected all sources to keep him in existence after his birth. In this connection, following matters come before us for meditation:

  1. The earth, on which we live and move hither and thither, is the resting place spread by Allah Almighty.

  1. The sky, which has been put over the heads of mankind by God; like a canopy and which is the best source of light.


  1. For arrangement of food and water for daily use of mankind, He produces fruit of different colors and tastes by showering down the rains from the sky, which the mankind eats, drinks and uses for many other purposes. So it has been proved that the mankind is indigent of his Lord for existence and to remain living.
     
Therefore, he should perceive “the Worshiped” to the same Lord (God Almighty). It has also been told in this verse that the name of that Lord Who has all these virtues, is Allah Almighty. The mankind should never make any partner or co-sharer of Allah Almighty. In this verse, God commanded to Worship Him only, after causing to understand and recognizing the mankind His blessings and pities, so that he may worship Him after knowing Him properly. Without acquaintance, the worshipper cannot acquire Abstinence in his heart.


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) . https://youtu.be/gWYDarREyaw

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Demand of Worship - Quran Chapter 2-21 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–40)-درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2-21 (Pt-1 Stg-1)(L–40)-درس قرآن

 Demand of Worship

Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ رَبَّكُمُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُمْ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ (21

21.  O mankind! Worship your Lord, Who hath created you and those before you, so that ye may ward off (evil).
21. Yaaa-‘ayyu-han-naasu’-buduu Rabba-kumullazii, khalaqa-kum  wallaziina min qablikum  la-‘allakum tattaquun.

Commentary

La-‘allakum – (so that ye), in Arabic language; the word la-‘alla is used at such occasions, where there is a strong hope of coming out the result of any work. 

Tattaquun - You may ward off (evil). The words muttaqii, tattaquun and taqwaa etc. have been derived from the same origin. Full explanation of this word has passed in lessons # 17. Briefly speaking; it aims that your habit of living with care and having fear of God in your hearts may become strong. It is called Abstinence.

‘An-naasu – (the mankind, the people), it is the first time in Holy Qur’aan that God Almighty has demanded in this verse and addressed the human beings with the words “O mankind”. As if, He has claimed from the entire mankind to be worshippers of Him.

‘U’-buduu – (Worship, pray), this word has come out from the word ‘ibaadat, origin of which is ‘abda. it aims “obeying the Commandments of God with humility and respectfully, which is called worship and obedience”. Prayer, Fasting, Zakaat (paying the poor-due), and Pilgrimage are vital parts of worship but the worship does not end on only these parts. It belongs to the entire life.

In the beginning of this Surah, good manners of Muttaqii (the pious) were explained and it was described that Holy Qur’aan is Guidance for those people who fear God Almighty in their hearts. After that, condition of Infidels was narrated and then circumstances of the Hypocrites were made obvious. Now the entire Human Beings are being addressed, because after the mention of above three kinds of mankind, indeed; fondness of becoming a Sober should have been grown in the individual. So now, the root path of fearing God is being manifested.

Here; calling the entire people, it has been described that the actual foundation of all Orders and Fidelity of Islam is to recognize the Lord. First purpose of creating the mankind is that he should seek his Lord, recognize Him from His open Revelations and he should worship only Him, and ask Him for success in this world and on the Day of Resurrection, because He created the mankind, brought him up in every era and taught the human being the ways of promotion according to own abilities.

The first Sign of the Lord is that He created you and all of them who have expired before you. Only from this acquaintance, the path of fearing from God opens. There is no personal benefit of God by worshiping Him. But the mankind has a lot of advantages from it. The worship removes distress of fancies of the human being. And he gets opportunity to draw his attention towards the realities.

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) . https://youtu.be/3FxfgWRee0w

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