And when Moses said unto his people:
O my people! Ye have wronged yourselves by your choosing of the
calf (for worship), so turn in penitence
to your Creator, and kill (the guilty) yourselves. That will be best for you with your Creator and He will relent toward you. Lo! He is the Relenting,
Wa ‘iz qaala Muusaa li-Qawmihii yaa-qawmi ‘innakum zalamtum ‘anfusakum bit-tikhaazikumul-‘ijla fatuubuuu ‘ilaa Baari-‘ikum faqtuluuu ‘anfusakum. Zaalikum khay-rul-lakum ‘inda Baari-‘ikum Fataaba ‘alaykum ‘Innahuuu Huwat-Tawwaa-bur-Rahiim.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
LESSON # 67 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH - 2
Punishment Due to Ascribing Plurality to God
Verse –54 of 286, Section - 6
Li-Qawmihii – (unto his people, to His nation), in this verse aim from li-Qawmihii is those particular persons who prostrated the calf supposing their worshipped.
Zalamtum – (you have wronged, you have lost) it means that they involved again in plurality leaving the Oneness of God Almighty. How might be more than it loss of a person over him?
Faqtuluuu ‘anfusakum – So kill (the guilty) yourselves. It signifies towards the people who did not prostrate the calf they should kill them who prostrated it. The scholars have commented that there were three groups in the children of
· Those persons who did not prostrate the calf and forbade the others not to prostrate it. They were pious persons.
· Those people who prostrated.
· It was a group who did not prostrate themselves but they did not forbid others from prostrating.
So the pious people were commanded to kill them who prostrated. In fact the after wards two groups deserved the punishment.
Khay-rul-lakum – it is best for you. It aims that when you will kill one an other, you will become sacred from the filth of sin and will get absolution and freedom.
In this verse God Almighty tells the children of
, “You could not remain on
the straight path in the absence of the Prophet (peace be upon Him), involved
in plurality and idol worshipping. You have lost much due to this deed of yours.
Now it is its punishment that you kill each other yourselves. When the children
admitted the order of God Almighty, then they were relented and the God, the
Most high accepted their penitence. Success in this world and on the Day of
Resurrection for the human being is in obeying the Orders of God Almighty
wishing either he knows or doesn’t know its philosophy and advisability. And if
with error, forgetfulness or un-intentionally he has mistaken, then he should
be ready every time for acceptance and correctness. Israel
Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif Fauji) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com)
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