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Deeds Will Be Reckoned

LESSON # 230 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Deeds Will Be Reckoned BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –202 of 286, Section – 25 (Part  Ist Half of - 2)
For them there is in store a goodly portion out of that which they have earned. And Allah is Swift at reckoning.        ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  lahum  nasiibum-mimmaa  kasabuu.  Wal-laahu  Sarii-‘ul-hisaab.
We have recited about two kinds of the people in the previous verses of Holy Qur’an:
1.Those persons who want each type of success only in the world. Their intention is only to get the wealth and property from their all deeds and worships. Neither have they faith on the Day of Resurrection, nor on the results of the second life. So they beg the fruit of their labour and endeavors in this world. These kinds of persons will not get any remuneration, compensation or rewards of their actions on the Doomsday.
2.Who believe on Allah Almighty, on the Day of Resurrection and second life, don’t pray only for worldly magnificence as reward of their goodness, they do al…

Seekers Of The World And The Hereafter

LESSON # 229 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Seekers Of The World And The Hereafter BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –201 of 286, Section – 25 (Part  Ist Half of - 2)
And of them (also) are those who say: “Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the Doom of Fire.”         Wa  minhum-many-yaquulu  Rabbanaaa  ‘aatinaa  fid-dunyaa  hasanatanw-wa  fil-‘Aa-khirati  hasanatanw-wa  qinaa  ‘azzban-Naar.
In the previous verse recitation was about the persons who desire only the world (money, gold, wealth and property). As they don’t deny Allah Almighty, also don’t believe entirely the Hereafter. Their begging, prayers and requests remain limited only for improvement of this material world. Their intention of worship is only to get the advantages of the world. God Almighty told this punishment for them that they will not gain any kind of future reward of virtues on the Doomsday because what they wish and for which they try, they will…

Desirous Of The World

LESSON # 228 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Desirous Of The World BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –200b of 286, Section – 25 (Part  - 2)
But of mankind are those who say: “Our Lord! Give unto us in the world,” and they have no portion in the Hereafter.        Fa-‘minan-naasi  many-yaquulu  Rabbanaaa  ‘aatinaa  fid-dunyaa  wa  maa lahuu  fil-‘Aakhirati  min  khalaaq.
Some persons are found in the world on which lust of the world is so overcoming that they deem it only their perfect object. Near to them greatest success is to get material benefits more and more, put up in a heap of the gold and money, collect the wealth, influence and riches. They become blind in its quest. These desirous persons sacrifice their Hereafter and good end in this effort after falling into the trap of greediness and avarice.
Those people are involved in this disease who are mean in morality, impure in the affairs, selfish in their behaviors, deniers of the Doomsday and insane for the casual advantages. They look only th…

After The Hajj Devotions

LESSON # 227 FROM HOLY QUR’AN After The Hajj Devotions BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –200a of 286, Section – 25 (Part  - 2)
And when ye have completed your devotions, then remember Allaah as ye remember your fathers or with a more lively remembrance.       Fa-‘izaa  qa-zaytum-ma-naasika-kum  faz-kurullaaha  kazikrikum-  ‘aabaaa-‘akum  ‘aw  ‘ashadda  zikraa.
Qa-zaytum – (you have completed) this word has derived from the word Qazaa which means ‘to obey, to have completed, to carry out’ particularly after adoration (worship).
Ma-naasika-kum – (devotions of the Pilgrimage) ma-naasik means those customs and worship which belong to the Pilgrimage. In addition to ma-naasik these are also called Sha-‘aaa-‘ir (the Signs). This peculiar character is used only for Hajj Devotions.
It was the rule during the period of ignorance that the Pilgrims used to remain assembled in the plain of Minaa up to three days (10th, 11th and 12th of Zul-Hijjah after completion of the Pilgrimage, mention about t…

Command About Equation

LESSON # 226 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Command About Equation BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –199 of 286, Section – 25 (Part  - 2)
Then hasten on from the place from where the other people return, and ask forgiveness of Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.     Summa  ‘afiizuu min  hay-su  ‘afaazan-naasu  was-tag-fi-rullaah.  ‘Innallaaha  Gafuurur-Rahiim.
Before Islam the Quresh were guards of the Inviolable Place (BaytUllaah) during the period of ignorance and they used to say themselves Hams due to this reason. The common people used to stay in the plain of ‘Arafat during the days of Pilgrimage. But the Quresh used to remain till Muzdalfah because the Muzdalfah is within the limits of Haram and the ‘Arafat is out of its limits. They used to suppose that it was against their dignity and honour to proceed out of the limits of the Haram and contrary to the religious virtue to meet the public there. The Holy Qur’an refuted this false conception of theirs’. Allah Almighty has removed her…

Praying And Worship Of God Almighty

LESSON # 225 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Praying And Worship Of God Almighty BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –198c of 286, Section – 25 (Part  - 2)
Remember Him as He hath guided you, although before ye were of those astray.     Waz-kuruuhu  kamaa hadaakum.  Wa  ‘in- kuntum-min- qablihii la-minaz-zaalliin.
‘Az-zaalliin – (the Ignorants) this word is plural of Zaal which commonly means astray people. But it is also used for the indolent; careless and negligent.
Zikr means remembrance, recitation, memory; prayer; talk and mention. Here it means the worship of Allah Almighty.
It has been told in this verse, “Remember and worship the God Almighty in the manners which have been commanded by His Last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)”. It is the strict sin to invent the methods of worship at one’s own and to establish the new forms ignoring the Sayings of the Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). It remained heavy attack of the Satan to mislead the …

‘Arafat And The Sacred Monument

LESSON # 224 FROM HOLY QUR’AN ‘Arafat And The Sacred Monument BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –198b of 286, Section – 25 (Part  - 2)
But when ye return from ‘Arafat, remember Allah by the SacredMonument.        Fa-‘izaaa  ‘afaztum-min  ‘Arafaatin-  fazkurullaaha  ‘in-dal-  Mash-‘aril-Haraam.
‘Afaztum – (you return) this word has come out from the word ‘Afaazah which means ‘Walk from pool and pool or come back’. Technically it signifies returning from ‘Arafat to Muzdalfah.
‘Arafaatin – (‘Arafat) the road which leads from Makkah to the east towards Taif, there is a plain in the area of several miles situated twelve miles from Makkah Mo-‘azmah. That is called ‘Arafat. There is also a hill in this plain, which is also named ‘Arafat. Its height is two hundred yards from the earth level. During the entire year this plain remains vacant but on the ninth Zul-Hijjah it becomes in full bloom on arrival of the Pilgrims.
The Pilgrims reach the Minaa till afternoon on eighth of the Zul-Hijjah and …

Worldly Benefits

LESSON # 223 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Worldly Benefits BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –198a of 286, Section – 25 (Part  - 2)
It is no sin for you that ye seek the bounty of your Lord (by trading).        Laysa  ‘alaykum  junaahun  ‘an-  tab-taguu  fazlam-mir-Rab-bikum.
Fazlan – (the Bounty of the Lord) literally it means excessive, too much, more. Here it signifies towards the profit from trading, business, wealth and property. This word has been used in these meanings many times in the Holy Qur’an.
A Companion of the Holy Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) Ibn Abbas (God Almighty be pleased with him) says that during the times of Ignorance ‘Akkaaz, Majnah and Zul-Majaaz were very heavy markets. In the days of Pilgrimage the trade was tried to strive the bargain at high level. After embracing Islam the people considered that it is not reasonable to do business during the days of Hajj. They thought that the merchants who either bring their trade items to the bazaars…

Provision For The Journey Of Hajj

LESSON # 222 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Provision For The Journey Of Hajj BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –197b of 286, Section – 25 (Part  - 2)
And whatsoever good ye do Allah knoweth it. And make provision for yourselves (Hereafter); for the best provision is to ward off evil. Therefore keep your duty unto Me, O men of understanding.       Wa  maa  taf—‘aluu  min  khay-riny-ya’-lam-hullaah.  Wa  tazaw-waduu  fa-‘inna  khay-razzaadit-taqwaa. Wattaquuni  yaaa-‘ulil-‘al-baab.
It was the Custom in the Arabs during the times of ignorance that while they used to proceed for performing the Pilgrimage, they did not take the requisites of the journey, used to go Penniless and begged from the people in the pathway. It was considered the sign of grandeur near to them. Even some persons used to spend lavishly their entire capital at the time of departing for the Pilgrimage. They had invented this false practice themselves intentionally. Anyhow it was not the part of the worship. This thing is Not a…

Duration Of Hajj And Moral Limits

LESSON # 221 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Duration Of Hajj And Moral Limits BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –197a of 286, Section – 25 (Part  - 2)
The Pilgrimage is (in) the well-known months, and whoever is minded to perform the Pilgrimage therein (let him remember that) there is (to be) no lewdness nor abuse nor angry conversation on the Pilgrimage.       ‘Al-Hajju  ‘ash-hurum-ma’- luumaat.  Faman-  faraza  fiihin-nal- Hajja  falaa  rafasa  wa  laa  fusuuqa,  wa  laa  jidaala  fil-Hajj.
‘Ash-hur – (the months) Shawwal, Zii-qadah and ten days of Dhul-Hijjah (three months of Lunar Calendar) have been set for Hajj (Pilgrimage). Actual members of the Hajj are performed during the second week of Dhul-Hijjah. But the ‘Ihraam is begun (to be tied) two months in advance from the month of Shawwal. The ‘Ihraam (Determination) is the Dress which is required to be worn by each Pilgrim at the time of entering into the limits of Haram (Meeqaat). This Dress is two unstitched sheets.
Hadrat Imam Abu …

Description Of The Order Of Sacrifice

LESSON # 220 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Description Of The Order Of Sacrifice BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –196e of 286, Section – 24 (Part  - 2)
That is for him whose folk are not present at the Inviolable Place of Worship. And observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is Severe in punishment.        Zaalika  limal-lam  yakun  ‘ah-luhuu  haa-ziril-Masjidil-Haraam.  Watta-qullaaha  wa’-lamuuu  ‘annal-laaha  Shadiidul- ‘iqaab.
Zaalika – (this) it is a demonstrative pronoun and it signifies towards the matter of previous verse, namely Tamatta’ (to perform Hajj and Umrah duly joined). Aim of the verse is that the permission to gain the Hajj and Umrah duly joined is only for the foreigners, not for the residents of Makkah.
Haa-ziril-Masjidil-Haraam – (the folk who are present at the Inviolable Place of Worship, the persons who live near the Khana Ka’-ba). It means the entire natives of Makkah and its vicinity. That is to say, all people living with in the limits of Meeqaat.
Meeqaat –…