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Bell calls others to church, but goes not itself - Quran Chapter 2-44 (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-75) -درس قرآن

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Quran Chapter 2-44 (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-75) -درس قرآن
Bell calls others to church, but goes not itself
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2) BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
أَتَأْمُرُونَٱلنَّاسَبِٱلْبِرِّوَتَنسَوْنَأَنفُسَكُمْوَأَنتُمْتَتْلُونَٱلْكِتَٰبَأَفَلَاتَعْقِلُونَ (44 44.  Enjoin ye righteousness upon mankind while ye yourselves forget (to practice it)? And ye are readers of the Scripture! Have ye then no sense? 44.  ‘Ata’-muruunan-naasa bil-birri  wa  tansawna ‘anfusakum  wa  ‘antum  tatluunal-Kitaab. ‘Afalaa  ta’-qiluun.
Commentary
 ‘Al-birri – meanings of this word are goodness and favor. Politeness, worship with full sincerity, good manners and kindness; all these things are included in it. Opposite to this word are errors, evils and sins.  
Al-Kitaab – here ‘al-Kitaab means “Torah”, in which all commandments for the Jews regarding good deeds, adoration and religious matters were narrated.
Whenever the days for destruction of any…

Prayer, Poor-due and Unity - Quran Chapter 2-43 (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-74) -درس قرآن

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Quran Chapter 2-43 (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-74) -درس قرآن
Prayer, Poor-due and Unity
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2) BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
وَأَقِيمُوا۟ٱلصَّلَوٰةَوَءَاتُوا۟ٱلزَّكَوٰةَوَٱرْكَعُوا۟مَعَٱلرَّٰكِعِينَ (43 43.  And establish worship and pay the poor-due, and bow your heads with those who bow (in worship). 43.  Wa  ‘aqiimus-Salaata wa   ‘aatuz-Zakaata  warka-‘uu  ma-‘ar-raaki-‘iin.
Commentary
 ‘Az-Zakaata – (the poor-due), zakaat means “to increase”. Like thiszakaatuz-zara’ means “husbandry increased”. By expending wealth on lawful works and paying to the deserving people for the cause of Allah Almighty, it increases. Therefore, after passing away a year, giving a prescribed portion of the wealth in the name of God Almighty, is called Zakaat. Other meanings of it are chastity, purity and cleanliness. Really after paying Zakaat (the Poor-due), the property becomes pure. Salaat (prayer) and Zakaat are two such duties, whi…

Concealing the Truth knowingly - Quran Chapter 2-42 (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-73) -درس قرآن

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Quran Chptr 2-42 (Pt-1,Stg-1)(L-73) -درس قرآن
Concealing the Truth knowingly
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2) BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
وَلَاتَلْبِسُوا۟ٱلْحَقَّبِٱلْبَٰطِلِوَتَكْتُمُوا۟ٱلْحَقَّوَأَنتُمْتَعْلَمُونَ (42 42.  And confound not truth with falsehood, and do not conceal the truth knowingly. 42.  Wa laa talbisul-Haqqa bil-baatili  wa taktumul-Haqqa  wa ‘antum  ta’-lamuun.
Commentary
Laa talbisuu – (do not confound). This word has been derived from labasa, which means “to mix up a thing with any other, so that, it may become difficult to distinguish among them i.e. to expose the false as true or to coat the lie as such that it appears like really true.
Taktumuu – (do not conceal). This word has come out from the wordkatama. Meaning of katama is to conceal. There are two ways to change the Commands of God Almighty, which are as under:
•        Changing the meaning or the word itself.
•        Concealing the truth.
The Childr…

A trifling price – God’s Revelations - Quran Chapter 2-41b (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-72) -درس قرآن

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Quran Chapter 2-41b (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-72) -درس قرآن
A trifling price – God’s Revelations
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2) BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
وَلَاتَشْتَرُوا۟بِـَٔايَٰتِىثَمَنًاقَلِيلًاوَإِيَّٰىَفَٱتَّقُونِ (41  b) 41b.  and part not with My Revelations for a trifling price, and keep your duty unto Me. 41b.  Wa  laa tash-taruu  bi-‘AayaaTii samanan  qaliilaa;  wa ‘iyyaaya  fattaquun.
Commentary
Samanan qaliilaa- (a trifling price), it means that you should not become desirous of wealth; giving up the Right. The world is a contemptible and undervalued thing comparing to the Right and the Truth, whether it seems apparently very great thing because it is temporary and frail.
Wa ‘iyyaaya fattaquun – (and keep your duty unto Me). Ittiqaa means “to save oneself from the badness (evils)”. Here it aims “the fear of God’s wrath should be cause of avoiding the badness”, as though, the individual, who has fear of Allah in his heart…

Invitation by Qur’an - Quran Chapter 2-41a (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-71) -درس قرآن

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Quran Chapter 2-41a (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-71) -درس قرآن
Invitation by Qur’an
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2) BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
وَءَامِنُوا۟بِمَآأَنزَلْتُمُصَدِّقًالِّمَامَعَكُمْوَلَاتَكُونُوٓا۟أَوَّلَكَافِرٍۭبِهِۦ (41  a) 41a.  And believe in that which I have revealed, confirming that which ye possess already (of the Scripture), and be not first to disbelieve therein, 41a.  Wa  ‘aaminuu  bimaaa  ‘an-zaltu  musaddiqal-limaa  ma-‘a-kum  wa  laa  takuunuuu ‘aw-wala  kaafirim-bih.
Commentary
Maaa ‘an-zaltu – (which I have revealed), it signifies toward HolyQur’aan, which was revealed on the last Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). This is the Last Holy Word of God Almighty.
Maa  ma-‘a-kum – (which you have), it aims the Holy Scripture Torah, which was revealed on the Prophet Moses (Peace be upon Him). Its truth and religious rules are approved by Holy Qur’aan.

God’s favors for the Children of Israel - Quran Chapter 2-40b (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-70) -درس قرآن

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Quran Chapter 2-40b (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-70) -درس قرآن
God’s favors for the Children of Israel
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2) BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful

ذْكُرُوا۟انِعْمَتِىَٱلَّتِىٓأَنْعَمْتُعَلَيْكُمْوَأَوْفُوا۟بِعَهْدِىٓأُوفِبِعَهْدِكُمْوَإِيَّٰىَفَٱرْهَبُونِ   40)
40b.  rememberMy favour wherewith I favoured you, and fulfill your (part of the) covenant, I shall fulfill My (part of the) covenant, and fear Me. 40b.  ‘Az-kuruu  ni’-matiallatiii   ‘an-‘amTu-‘alaykum  wa    ‘awfuu  ‘bi-‘AhDiii  ‘Uufi   bi-‘Ahdikum. Wa  ‘iyyaa-ya  farhabuun.
Commentary
Baniii-‘Israaa-‘Iil  – (the Children of Israel),Israel was the surname of Prophet Jacob (Peace be upon Him), who was son of Prophet Isaac (Peace be upon Him) and grandson of Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon Him). This word is of Hebrew language. And it means “the servant of God. These people are also called “the Jews”.
Ni’-matii - (My favor), it aims those favors and blessings of Al…

The Children of Israel - Quran Chapter 2-40a (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-69) -درس قرآن

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Quran Chapter 2-40a (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-69) -درس قرآن
The Children of Israel
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2) BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the Merciful
يَٰبَنِىٓإِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ (40  a)
40a.  O Children of Israel! 40a.  Yaa-Baniii- ‘Israaa-‘iila
Commentary
Now, with effect from the fifth section of this Surah, explanation regarding history of the Children of Israel (Israelite), their high positions (dignity), their errors, evils and snatching of favors begins. This portion of Holy Qur’aan needs special attention to study. There are many occasions of warning and advice for the Muslims in the history of Israelites; so that we may save ourselves from those errors, slips and mistakes, due to which, this splendid nation was ruined and became target of God’s wrath. 
Baniii- (Children), ‘Israaa- (Servant) ‘Iil (God) – that is to say; Children of a Servant of God,Israel was the surname of Prophet Jacob (Peace be upon Him), so His children and dynasty was given th…