Saturday, 31 August 2013

The People Of The Scripture and The Prophet Of Islam

LESSON # 150 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
The People Of The Scripture and The Prophet Of Islam (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him)

Verse –146 & 147 of 286, Section – 17 (Part 2)

146.  Those unto whom We gave the Scripture recognize (this Revelation) as they recognize their sons. And lo! A party of them knowingly conceals the truth.

147.  It is the Truth from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not thou of those waver.               
146.  ‘Allaziina ‘aataynaa-humul-Kitaaba ya’-rifuunahuu kamaa ya’-rifuuna ‘abnaaa-‘ahum. Wa ‘inna fariiqam-minhum la-yak-tumuunal-Haqqa wa hum ya’-lamuun.

147.  ‘Al-Haqqu mir-Rabbika falaa takuunanna minal-mum-tariin.   

Lesson

It has been mentioned in this verse that the children of Israel and the Christians had known very well through their religious books that a Prophet (peace be upon Him) will come at the last of all. He (peace be upon Him) will not say anything with His heart. Moreover, He will teach likeness of the Revelation of the God Almighty. When the Messenger of God Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) was sent, they found the tokens and signs into Him, which were written in their Books. They distinguished very well that He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) is the last of all Holy Prophet and His teachings are True and Right. But they denied believing Him (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) due to only enmity, opposite and malice, and tried to hide all the foretelling which were held in their Heavenly Books, and exposed as that they have not recited these foretelling.

The God Almighty is causing certainty and confidence to His Last Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) that the people of the Scriptures either believe or do not believe on You, either they hide the foretelling about your Prophet-hood or disclose, either they deem Your Qiblah as right or wrong, the Right is in all conditions Right and You are the True Prophet (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him). All the Orders are sent by Us towards the Prophet (peace be upon Him). Permanent Qiblah of the Muslims will remain the Khana Ka’-ba. So don’t lie in any doubt or hesitation.  

It has also known from this verse that the foretelling was held in the former Heavenly Books about coming of the last Prophet (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him). The people of the Scriptures already knew Him and recognized Him as a father can recognize his children out of the many children and he does not feel any difficulty recognizing his own child.

Sorrow on the people of the Scriptures that they found all the tokens of Prophet-hood in the Last Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) , their hearts provided them evidence but till today they did not embrace Islam being apart entirely from the religious persecution.    



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written 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) 

     

Friday, 30 August 2013

DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE BOYS AND A MUSLIMAH GIRL

DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE BOYS AND A MUSLIMAH GIRL

««««««« Why Don’t You Have A Boyfriend? »»»»»»»

She replied with confidence: you tell me: why would I have a bf?!

I guess you have no answer for my question, but I have answers for yours :

First, I am a believer, I can’t do what displease my Creator, HE ordered me not to take a bf so I should obey HIM.

Allah says in Qur’an: “nor those who take [secret] lovers. “(
surat Al-Nisa-25)

Second, I am a daughter of a man who raised me to be a chaste woman, I am a sister of a man who is proud of my purity, so I don’t want to disappoint them, and most of all I don’t want to disappoint a third man who is my future husband and the father of my children in shaa Allah, because I am preserving myself to him only
My mom raised me to be a righteous woman so that I deserve a righteous man she never raised me to be a toy in any boy’s hand, but she raised me to complete the Deen of a pious man.

Also, I am not an easy girl who would be impressed with sweet love words, but I am a proud Muslimah who is just like a pearl in its shell no one can touch it but a brave man who would value it and cherish its beauty…

Dear Muslimahs…Know your worth! And Be that One In Million who love to have the love of Their Lord than the love of a boyfriend!!! 

A TRUE MUSLIMAH

 To show breast, bare body including legs, discloses the thoughts of the woman that she wants any male partner for love and sexual course, she is hungry of this need. She invites the common people to touch her. But on the other hand a noble woman hides her body from the eyes of each stranger. She is sincere only for her life partner, her husband. It is the cruel act of the West that after snatching the honor from the woman it gave her freedom. I say it is not the freedom that the woman is compelled to earn keeping herself between the strange men. It is the responsibility of the man to afford the domestic expenses. Woman is responsible to hold the domestic affairs and grow up the children. It is impossible for a woman to escape herself from the men while she remains the entire working period with them. As the man wishes more women instead of his alone wife, like this the woman also wishes many friends instead of her husband. It is the nature that the man is for woman to be liked and the woman is for the man to be liked. But the nobility does not permit them to meet other than one’s own partner. If the woman meets with many male persons, then how will it be distinct that whose semen is going to become her child? Who will be called its father? So it’s the matter of understanding. If she passes her life with only one husband then her children will be lawful, otherwise unlawful.

 In our country the persons having noble hearts see the woman in four countenances: Mother, Sister, Daughter and Wife. They don't like to see a woman other than these relations. However each type of peoples is found everywhere. But the respect is for these relations.

Whores are also found everywhere. They may have much wealth but I think mentally they are unsatisfied. Noble women live in veil. Veil is also
a respect of the woman. The women with bare bodies are just like animals because animals live bare, they do not need clothes. But the God Almighty has bestowed wisdom to the person who is called human being or mankind and Caliph of God Almighty on the earth, who may distinguish between good and bad, lawful and unlawful because act of each moment will be counted on the Doomsday.

“The children, looking to whom a person feels spiritual happiness and considers them like its own flowers”.

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

COMMON EVILS AND DISEASES IN THE SOCIETY

COMMON EVILS AND DISEASES IN THE SOCIETY

All Praises belong to God Almighty,
And glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon His Messenger,
Then I seek shelter of God Almighty against the Devil, the Disgraced.
In the name of God Almighty, the Beneficent, the Merciful.


All types of creatures of God Almighty live in this world, like the mankind, the animals, beasts, birds, and reptiles, insects along with them trees, crops and wild.

The God Almighty made couple of every living thing i.e. male and female, even the trees and other vegetation have also been paired. These things have also their male and female because without the second of any creature existence can not bud and blossom. So it is a proof that male is necessary for every female of his kind and female is necessary for every male of her kind.

All the males meet the females of their kind and all the females meet the males of their kind except the mankind, the human beings to whom the God Almighty bestowed wisdom, who is called viceroy of the Creator Almighty on earth. This is the condition of that wise mankind that the male completes his sensual wishes with the male or animals and female completes her wishes with other female or animals, which is against the nature, against the wisdom, against the growth of next generation. It is the main cause of diseases like HIV and AIDS. If you wish the goodness of the mankind, you would have to control these acts of the mankind. These types of diseases will automatically be cured.

This evil act was grown in the nation of Prophet Lot, who was nephew of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Them) that the males used to do the sensual acts with the males and that nation was ruined. In the Holy Qur’an the God Almighty commands us, (VII- The Heights, Part – 8)(Al-A'-Raaf)
 
Verse # 80.  And Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Do ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you? 

Verse # 81.   Lo! Ye come with lust unto men instead of women. Nay, but ye are wanton folk. 

Verse # 82.   And the answer of his people was only that they said (one to another): Turn them out of your township. They are folk, forsooth, who keep pure. 

Verse # 83    And We rescued him and his household, save his wife, who was of those who stayed behind. 

Verse # 84.  And We rained a rain upon them. So, see now the nature of the consequence of evildoers!   

USE OF DRUGS
Now let us discuss about the intoxicating drugs. Why the people use these types of drugs? Main cause of the use of these drugs is unjustly division of wealth. If only a few people are capitalists, they don’t wish to pay the poor-dues. The rich persons are becoming richer and the poor becoming poorer. The basic needs of the entire mankind are equal. Every person wants better food, better clothes, and better standard of accommodation for living. When his basic necessities are not fulfilled through legal resources then he wishes to use the wrong path to earn more money, in this process he gets tension and wants to forget every thing. In this way he becomes victim of the Drug sellers. Justly division of the wealth is very necessary.

There is only one system available in the world which is called Islam. In this system the interest is forbidden, every rich person will pay the poor-due 2.5% per year on his wealth, business is lawful but the present banking system is unlawful. Instead of collecting, gathering and depositing the wealth it should be invested in the new projects, factories, businesses so that un-employment may be decreased, maximum people may get employment and the prosperity may be brought in the society. In our country I have seen a lot of opportunities for investment like:

Textile – its process starts from cotton to cloth and clothes for export.

Sugar - the sugarcane is grown in abundant quantity but the sugar mills do not fulfill the requirements of the land owners.

Farming – Goat, Sheep, Cow, Buffalo, poultry

Vegetables through plastic tunnel system – in this system hot weather vegetables are grown in the winter.

Transportation - goods like trucks all types and buses heavy/light duty.

Besides above there are many other field available for investment.

Racism

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over a white, except by piety and good actions”.   
Prophet Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him)

“The greatest Jihad is to battle your own soul, to fight the evil within yourself”. Prophet Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him)

None of you (truly) believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself – Quote of Prophet Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him),

 If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people – Abu Bakr (compliments on him)  

These are the teachings of Islam. I assure the entire world that a true Muslim will never be a Terrorist. If there is any terrorist that is not a Muslim, either he is ignorant from the teachings of Islam or he is agent of any anti-Islam group or country. However I can not say about other nations or races. 

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

God Almighty Is Not Father of Any Person

God Almighty Is Not Father of Any Person
Let us recite the Holy Qur’an –Surah Maryam (Mary)-19, Section -2 Verses – 16 to 40

16.     And make mention of Mary in the Scripture. When she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber looking East-
17.     So she had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man.
18.     She said: Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee, if thou art God-fearing.
19.     He said: I am only a messenger of the Lord that I may bestow on thee a pure son.
20.     She said: How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me, neither have I been unchaste?
21.     He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me. And (it will be) that We may make of him a portent for mankind and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained.
22.     Then she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place.
23.     And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm-tree. She said: Oh, would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of naught, forgotten!
24.     Then (one) called her from below her, saying: Grieve not! Thy Lord hath placed a rivulet beneath thee.
25.     And shake the trunk of the palm-tree toward thee, thou wilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee.
26.     So eat and drink and be consoled. And if thou meetest any mortal, say: Lo! I have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent, and may not speak this day to any mortal.
27.     Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They said: O Mary! Thou hast come with an amazing thing.
28.     O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother an unchaste woman.
29.     Then she pointed to him. They said: How can we talk to one who is in the cradle, an infant?
30.     He spoke: Lo! I am the slave of Allah. He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet-
31.     And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and hath enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive-
32.     And (hath made me) dutiful toward my mother, and hath not made me arrogant, unblest.
33.     Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the Day I shall be raised alive!
34.     Such is Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt.
35.     It befitteth not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son. Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! And it is.
36.     And lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him. That is the right path.
37.     The sects among them differ, but woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting of an awful Day.
38.     How well will they hear and see on the Day they come unto Us! Yet the evil-doers are today in error manifest.
39.     And warn them of the Day of anguish when the case shall be decided once for all. Now they are in a state of carelessness, and they believe not.
40.     Lo! We, only We, inherit the earth and all who are thereon, and unto Us they will be brought back.       

Below is the story of first migration of Muslims from Makkah to Ethiopia
Jafar left his uncle Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib’s house when he became a young man and got married to Asma bint Umays. They were among the very first persons to embrace Islam, and as a result suffered greatly at the hands of the Quraish. The Quraish restricted their movements and freedom until they could not bear it anymore. That is why Jafar went to Muhammad and took his permission to immigrate to Ethiopia along with a small group of Sahabas.
They settled down in this new land under the protection of Negus Ashama ibn Abjar, and for the first time since they had become Muslims they knew what freedom was, and could worship God without any hindrances. However, Quraish would not let them enjoy freedom and peace for long; soon they sent Abdullah ibn Abu Rabiah and another man from Quraish in order to negotiate with Negus and get all the Muslims back to Mecca.
They took a lot of presents to the Negus, which pleased him a lot, and then told him that there is a group of wicked men moving about freely in his country and asked him to capture them before they cause any harm to his kingship as they did in Quraish. But the Negus refused to do that until he calls them and questions them regarding Quraish’s allegations. So he asked the group Muslims, among which was Jafar ibn Abu Talib, to come and meet him and the Muslims chose Jafar to be their spokesman.
The Negus asked them "what is this religion that has cut you off from your people, and made you in no need of our religion..?"
Jafar answered him saying "we were living in darkness and this religion came and commanded us to speak the truth, to honor our promises, to be kind to our relations, to cease all forbidden acts, to abstain from bloodshed. To avoid obstinacies and false witness, nor to appropriate an orphan's property or slander chaste women, Muhammed ordered us to worship Allah only and not to associate any god with Him, to uphold Salat, to give Zakat and fast in the month of Ramadan, so we believed in him and what he brought to us from Allah and we follow him in what he has asked us to do and we keep away from what he forbade us from doing."
The Negus was eager to know more about what Jafar said, and so he asked Jafar to read him a part from what Muhammad brought concerning God. Jafar recited for him the first portion of Surah Maryam, which narrates the story of Jesus and his mother Mary. On hearing the words of the Qur'an, the Negus was moved and the bishops around him began to weep. The Negus said that he will never harm them.
However the two Quraish emissaries did not stop at that, they went to the Negus again and told him that the Muslims say that Jesus is a slave, and asked him to call them and ask them what they think of Jesus.
The Negus called the Muslims and asked them, so Jafar answered him saying, "Our Prophet says that Jesus is Allah’s prophet." The Negus gave back the gifts to Amr so he and his companion left broken and frustrated.


THE UNITY
(Surah # 112 of Holly Qur’an)

I seek shelter of God Almighty against the Devil, the Disgraced.

In the name of God Almighty, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1.  Say: He is Allah (God Almighty), the One!
2.  Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
3.  He begetteth not nor was begotten,
4.  And there is none comparable unto Him. 


Aayat al-Kursi
Quran 2:255- 7

Allah is He besides Whom there is no god, the Ever living, the Self-subsisting by Whom all subsist; slumber does not overtake Him nor sleep; whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His; who is he that can intercede with Him but by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot comprehend anything out of His knowledge except what He pleases, His knowledge extends over the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of them both tires Him not, and He is the Most High, the Great.

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Muhammad Sharif (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Stubbornness Of The People Of The Scripture

LESSON # 149 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Stubbornness Of The People Of The Scripture

Verse –145 of 286, Section – 17 (Part 2)

And even if thou broughtest unto those who have received the Scripture all kinds of portents, they would not follow thy qiblah, nor canst thou be a follower of their qiblah; nor are some of them followers of the qiblah of others. And if thou shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then surely thou will be among be the evildoers.            
Wa la-‘in ‘ataytal-laziina ‘uutul-Kitaaba bi-kulli ‘Aayatim-maa tabi-‘uu Qiblatak. Wa maaa ‘anta bi-taabi-‘in- Qiblata-hum. Wa maa ba’-zuhum- bi-taabi-‘’in-Qiblata ba’-z. Wa la-‘inittaba’-ta ‘ahwaaa-‘ahum-mim-ba’-di maa jaaa-‘aka min-al-‘ilmi, ‘innaka ‘izalla-minaz-zaalimiin.

Lesson

In this verse stubbornness and bigotry of the children of Israel has been mentioned. The God Almighty commands, “O Prophet! If you (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) will show them all the tokens of Your Prophet-hood, produce them all the proofs about Truth of Khana Ka’-ba as Qiblah, even then they will not be ready to admit it as Qiblah. Moreover on the base of opposite, jealousy, enmity, stubbornness and bigotry they will stand firm on their ancient Qiblah. And because We have bestowed You the excellent and the Prophet Abraham’s (peace be upon Him) Qiblah, so You (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) have no need to agree upon their ignoble Qiblah. Due to the cause of ending the leadership of the children of Israel, You have been given a permanent and worldwide Qiblah. So the people of the Scripture should become hopeless from this matter that ever you will admit their Qiblah”.

It has also been mentioned that the people of the Scripture do not get themselves followers on one Qiblah. So how can they expect that He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) will agree upon their Qiblah. At the end the Messenger of Islam (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been duly warned that after knowing about final decision of the God Almighty that the actual Qiblah is only the Khana Ka’-ba, if He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) will admit and fix upon their Qiblah then He will also be included into the unjust people. Although any Messenger of God Almighty (peace be upon Him) never stains with any sin but it is intended to tell the Muslim nation from this warning that it is very heavy sin to follow any false religion. Even in it no body can be favored desiring he has the most superior rank near to God Almighty.


Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written 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) 



Monday, 26 August 2013

The Khana Ka’-ba Became Qiblah

LESSON # 148 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
The Khana Ka’-ba Became Qiblah

Verse –144b of 286, Section – 17 (Part 2)

And ye (O Muslims), wheresoever ye may be, turn your faces (when ye pray) toward it. Lo! Those who have received the Scripture know that (this Revelation) is the Truth from their Lord. And Allah is not Unaware of what they do.            
Wa hay-su maa kuntum fawalluu wujuuhakum shatrah. Wa ‘innal-laziina ‘uu-tul-Kitaaba laya’-lamuuna ‘an-nahul-haqqu mir-Rabbihim. Wa mallaahu bi-gaafilin ‘am-maa ya’-maluun.

Lesson

It has been mentioned earlier that the children of Israel and the Christians used to consider themselves on the religion of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) and said that they were out of the children of Them so they did not need to embrace any new religion. The Holy Qur’an proved wrong their saying after providing correct knowledge about the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). Moreover He was steady on pure Unity and was sacred from the Plurality. If the Jews and the Christians say themselves the followers of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) then they should fix upon the Straight Path explained by the Islam leaving all other paths. They should catch the Law of good acts and Oneness with durability because it was the religion of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him).

After it the Holy Qur’an commands that due to the Prayer of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) the Last Messenger of God Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) was sent in this world and this nation (Muslim) stood firm due to His (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) teachings. So the spiritual and group centre of this nation will be the same as of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), that is to say Khana Ka’-ba. Baytul Muqaddas was only temporary Qiblah. Khana Ka’-ba is appointed as the Qiblah of the Muslims. Wherever will be the Muslims, wishing either in the journey or at home, either in the city or in jungle, either in forest or in the desert, either in the vicinity of Inviolable Place of Worship (Masjidi-Haraam) or in the surroundings of Baytul Muqaddas, means in each condition they will turn their faces towards the Ka’-ba.

Along-with it the God Almighty also commanded, O Muslims! Don’t care from the people of the Scripture. “Lo! Those who have received the Scripture know that (this Revelation) is the Truth from their Lord. And Allah is not Unaware of what they do”. And now if they produce doubts intentionally, then the God Almighty will see them because He knows their acts.     



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written 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) 



  

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Desire Of The Messenger Of God (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him)

LESSON # 147 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Desire Of The Messenger Of God
(glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him)

Verse –144a of 286, Section – 17 (Part 2)

We have seen the turning of thy face to heaven (for guidance, O Muhammad). And now verily We shall make thee turn (in prayer) towards a qiblah which is dear to thee. So turn thy face toward Inviolable Place of Worship.           
Qad naraa taqalluba waj-hika fis-samaaa’; falanuwalli-yannaka Qiblatan- tarzaahaa. Fa-walli wajhaka shatral-Mas-jidil-Haraam.

Lesson

Qiblatan- tarzaahaa – (towards a qiblah which is dear to thee), Qiblah (Centre of attention, turning towards the direction or place for worship). It has already been explained earlier. Tarzaahaa (which is dear to you) it signifies towards Kahana Ka’-ba which was constructed by the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) and that was the favorite place of worship for all the Arabs. 

Wajhaka – (Thy face) literal meaning is only face or mouth but the entire body is included in it. Here it means attention, wish, liking and fondness.

Al-Mas-jidil-Haraam – (Inviolable Place of Worship) Respectable and Glorious Mosque that is to say The Greatest Mosque of Makkah in which the Khana Ka’-ba is situated. First Drawing of the Present Building of this Mosque was prepared during the time of Caliph Mehdi Abbasi. There are large and magnificent courtyards on its four sides. This Building has forty one doors, six Minarets and one hundred fifty small and large Domes.  It is called Masjid-i-Haraam (Inviolable Place of Worship). To wage a war or go hunting is forbidden (unlawful) here.

Actual Qiblah of the Muslims was the Khana Ka’-ba which was the Qiblah of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). Only for a little time the Bayt ul Muqaddas was appointed as Qiblah for trial. The children of Israel used to reproach, “While the Divine of Muslims is different from us and is conformity to the religion of Abraham (peace be upon Him) then why they fix upon our Qiblah? The Messenger of God Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) used to desire that the Khana Ka’-ba be appointed as Qiblah by the Order of God Almighty so that we may offer prayers turning toward the Khana Ka’-ba. He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) used to look towards the sky over and over waiting for the revelation through the Angel (peace be upon Him). This condition is being stated in this verse.

The God Almighty completed His (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) this desire and commanded, “And now verily We shall make thee turn (in prayer) towards a qiblah which is dear to thee. So turn thy face toward Inviolable Place of Worship”. When it was ordered to change the Qiblah, at that time He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) was offering Zohar prayer. Two Rak-‘at of the prayer had been offered, during their faces toward the Temple of Jerusalem. During offering the prayer He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) and His followers turned their faces towards the Khana Ka’-ba and completed remaining two Rak-‘ats. That Masjid of the Madina is called Masjid Qiblatayn.         


Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written 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) 


Saturday, 24 August 2013

Faith Will Not Be In Vain

LESSON # 146 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Faith Will Not Be In Vain

Verse –143c of 286, Section – 17 (Part 2)

In truth it was a hard (test) save for those whom Allah guided. And it is not Allah’s purpose that your faith should be in vain. For Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful towards mankind.           
Wa ‘in- kaanat lakabiiratan ‘illaa ‘alal-laziina hadallaah. Wa maa kaanallaahu liyuzii-‘a  ‘iimaanakum.  ‘Innallaaha bin-naasi la-Ra-‘uu-fur-Rahiim.           

Lesson

BaytUl-laah (Khana Ka’-ba), the Temple of Makkah is the most sacred place. It is the oldest and holy place of worship between the Mosques and Temples of the world. Due to native reliability it was the most respectable place near to the Arabians. But the prayers were offered facing towards the Temple of Jerusalem (Bayt ul Muqaddas) during the life of the Messenger of God Almighty (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) in Makkah. It was a big trial for the patriot Arabs. It was much arduous and weighty for those people to make the Qiblah to the Temple of Jerusalem. The Arabians and the Quraish were Speakers of the religion of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). So they also used to respect the Ka’-ba, the Temple of Makkah, and dislike to deem the Temple of Jerusalem (Bayt ul Muqaddas) as Qiblah.

The God Almighty commanded that this test and trial was not heavy for those people who were shown Guideline by Allah Almighty and they were aware of its philosophy. They took it as that the Prophet of God Almighty Muhammad (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been sent as Prophet for the entire world. To make Qiblah to Bayt ul Muqaddas did not astonish them. But they leaned in front of Allah Almighty without dispute and came out with great success in this trial.

When again the BaytUl-laah (Khana Ka’-ba), the Temple of Makkah was appointed as Qiblah then many people had doubt that the prayers offered turning towards Bayt ul Muqaddas have been wasted and particularly those Companions of the Holy Prophet (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) who have died before the change of Qiblah, remained in the loss. The God Almighty cleared their doubt and commanded that the actual thing is obedience. Bayt ul Muqaddas was also appointed Qiblah with Our Orders. So the people who offered their prayers turning to words that Qiblah, will not be given loss for their any good act, future reward of their virtues is established. Allah Almighty is extremely Kind and Merciful over the human beings. He does not waste any virtue of any person.


Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written 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) 


Friday, 23 August 2013

Philosophy In Change Of Qiblah

  LESSON # 145 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Philosophy In Change Of Qiblah

Verse –143b of 286, Section – 17 (Part 2)

And We appointed the qiblah which ye formerly observed only that We might know him who followeth the Messenger, from him who turneth on his heels.            
Wa maa ja-‘alnal-Qiblatal-latii kunta ‘alayhaaa ‘illaa li-na’-lama many-yattabi-‘ur-Rasuula  mim-many-yanqalibu ‘alaa ‘aqibayh.          

Lesson

Li-na’-lama – (that We might know) the word ilm (knowledge) is used here only for distinction, identification and recognition.

It was the blessed habit of the Messenger of God Almighty (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) that in which matter there was no instruction from the God Almighty, in that matter He (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) used to choose the manner of former Prophets (peace be upon Them), for instance the pray had become duty to offer, but there was no clear order available regarding Qiblah. The Messenger of Allah Almighty used to offer prayers turning towards the Temple of Jerusalem, which was the Qiblah of the children of Israel. It has also known clearly from the words of this verse ‘Wa maa ja-‘alnaa’ that in the beginning to face towards the former Qiblah was with the sanction of God Almighty. When He (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) migrated from Makkah to Madina, even then the Temple of Jerusalem (bayt ul Maqaddas) also remained Qiblah. But after a period of nearly sixteen months the God Almighty ordered to change the Qiblah and the Ka’-ba was appointed as Qiblah of the Muslims.

The God Almighty commands in this verse, “It was the purpose to keep the Qiblah to Bayt ul Muqaddas (the Temple of Jerusalem) temporarily for a short time so that the Obedient and the Violent may be separated”. 

The Idolaters of Makkah were not convinced for reverence of the Qiblah as the Temple of Jerusalem. So it was a clear sign of embracing Islam in Makkah that each person has to offer his prayers turning towards the Temple of Jerusalem. Near to the Jews and the Christians of Madina, the Temple of Makkah had no honor. So in Madina it became the sign of embracing Islam that the prayer should be offered facing towards the BaytUl-laah (Khana Ka’-ba), the Temple of Makkah. Here upon it became easy to make a distinction between the Muslims and the Non-Muslims.

If the Temple of Makkah were Qiblah instead of the Temple of Jerusalem (Bayt ul Muqaddas) during the life in Makkah then perhaps the people of Makkah might consider it as a kind of flattery and they might embrace Islam due to their own country’s Qiblah instead of taking this religion as the Order of God Almighty. Thus Islam is pure from all these objects. Teaching of the religion is not for favor of any particular nation or race. Islam has come for the entire world and its teachings are for the entire nations.  



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written 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) 


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