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Invitation Of Meditation

LESSON # 256 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Invitation Of Meditation BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –219d & 220a    of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
Thus Allah maketh plain to you (His) revelations, that haply ye reflect- Upon the world and the Hereafter.            Kazaalika  yubayyi-nullaahu  lakumul- ‘aayaati  la- ‘allakum  tatafakkaruun.  Fiddunyaa  wal- ‘Aakhi-rah.  

We have read in the previous lesson that Allah Almighty has taught us the straight and clear ways, which after assuming; we can make the form of the world better and strong. We can annihilate the anti-human things like poverty, adversity, starving, restlessness and despair. We can finish the poverty of the poor. If it can be done so, then the time of strikes, riot and rebellion, and quarrels cannot come. Everybody will be able to get employment according to his spirit and capability after working hard. Business and industry will be developing elegantly.
The orders of God Almighty are in front of us. Delay is only from o…

Standard Of Financial Sacrifices

LESSON # 255 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Standard Of Financial Sacrifices BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –219c    of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
And they ask thee what they ought to spend. Say: that which is superfluous.          Wa  yas- ‘aluunaka  maa-zaa  yunfiquun.  Qulil- ‘afw.

‘Al- ‘afw - (which is superfluous, surplus) more than is needed. It means, “Spend that which is remainder, residue and savings after your lawful and necessary requisites”.
God Almighty has commanded the best principle to establish the human society on financially strong foundations in this verse. Many nations have tried to get this purpose but in vain, which can be gained only after acting upon this rule. That is to say; the system in which every body may earn for his daily food. The nation may get rid of reproach of the poorness and unemployment, may escape from starving. Due to poverty nobody may be compelled for suicide, prostitution, denial of conduct and humanity decay.
To acquire this purpose Allah Almig…

Command About Liquor And Gambling

LESSON # 254 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Command About Liquor And Gambling BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –219b    of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
Say: In both is great sin, and (some) utility for men; but the sin of them is greater than their usefulness.         Qul  fiihi-maaa  ‘ismun- kabiirunw-wa  manaafi-‘u  lin-naas:  wa  ‘ismu-humaaa  ‘akbaru  min-naf- ‘ihi-maa.

Replying to the question of the Companions (Sahaaba) (may God be pleased with them), “What is the order about strong drink and games of chance” Allah Almighty commanded clearly that the both are sin. He also instructed that there are some utilities as well as the sins for the people, but their sins are greater than their utilities. So it is the demand of wisdom and intelligence that the both things are required to be left immediately.
Ismun – (sin) sin is the deed which produces hindrance in the path of goodness. Use of this word has told that the liquor and gambling prevent the human beings from the goodness. Quarrels, sh…

Strong Drink And Games Of Chance

LESSON # 253 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Strong Drink And Games Of Chance BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –219a    of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
They question thee about strong drink and games of chance.        Wa  yas-‘aluunaka  ‘anil-khamri  wal-maysir.

‘An – (about) about the Divine Order, lawful and unlawful
‘Al-khamri – (strong drink) khamr means to cover any thing. The veil is named as khumaar because it covers the women’s head. The Wine has been called as Khamr too because it conceals the human sense and the senses of the mankind does not remain in order. Besides the grapes and dates every that thing is called khamr which provides intoxication.
‘Al-maysir – ((gambling)this word has also vast meanings and it covers all kinds of the games of chance whether those have any shape or name.
Before Islam the strong drink and games of chance had common tradition in the Arab. Every person, little or elder, used to drink wine so more that it was like a medicine for children (Ghutti), and the gamblin…

Belief, Emigration And Strive

LESSON # 252 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Belief, Emigration And Strive BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –218    of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
Lo! Those who believe, and those who emigrate (to escape the persecution) and strive in the Way of Allah, these have hope of Allah’s Mercy. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.       ‘Innallaziina  ‘aamanuu  wallaziina  haajaruu  wa  jaa-haduu  fii Sabiilillaahi,  ‘ulaa-‘ika  yarjuuna  Rahmatallaah.  Wallaahu  Gafuurur-Rahiim.

‘Allaziina  haajaruu – (those who emigrated) it signifies toward those persons who left their native land, which was dearest and beloved thing for each living creature, for the cause of religion. They left the town of infidelity and went to the town of Belief. The Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and His Companions (Sahaabah) (may God be pleased with them) emigrated from Makkah to Madina.
Jaa-haduu – (who strove) this word has come out from the word Ji-haad, which means strong endeavor…

Punishment Of A Renegade

LESSON # 251 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Punishment Of A Renegade BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –217d    of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
And whoso of you becometh a renegade and dieth in his disbelief: such are they whose works have fallen both in the world and the Hereafter. And such are rightful owners of the Fire, they will abide therein forever.      Wa many-yartadid  minkum  ‘an- Diinihii  fayamut  wa  huwa  kaafirun- fa- ‘ulaaa- ‘ika  habitat ‘a’-maaluhum  fid-dunyaa  wal- ‘Akhirah.  Wa  ‘ulaaa- ‘ika  ‘As-haabun-Naar.  Hum  fiihaa  khaaliduun.

It was cleared from the previous lesson that the Infidels and Idolaters will carry on trying to turn the Muslims away from Islam with every method. They will threaten and terrify them, offer them different hopes, tempt them. Their entire attempts will be for the purpose that with any possible way the Muslims should not increase in numbers, they would return towards the ignorance and darkness of infidelity.  
It has been warned in this ver…
LESSON # 250 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Attempts Of The Idolaters BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –217c of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
And they will not cease from fighting against you till they have made you renegades from your religion, if they can.     Wa  laa  yazaaluuna  yuqaatiluuna-kum  hattaa  yarud-duu-kum  an- Diinikum  ‘inis- tataa-‘uu. 

It has been cleared openly in this verse that till the time the Muslims will remain firm on the religion of Allah Almighty, the Idolaters and Infidels will continue opposing them in all respect. They will not leave any stone unturned to humiliate in each situation and at every time, desiring they either get this opportunity in the limits of Haram or during the sacred and pure month, as they did so at the time of        Hudaybiyah. At that time they did not care for any respect and blessing, were prepared to kill or die due to enmity and envy with only the Muslims. And they prevented the Muslims to go to Makkah and to perform the Pilgrimage (Umra…

Behavior Of The Infidels

LESSON # 249 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Behavior Of The Infidels BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –217b of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
But to turn (men) from the Way of Allah, and to disbelieve in Him and in the Inviolable Place of Worship, and to expel His people thence, is a greater with Allah; and persecution is worse than killing.    Wa  saddun  ‘an- sabiilillaahi  wa  kufrum-bihii  wal-Masjidil-Haraami  wa  ‘ikh-raaju  ‘ahlihii  minhu  ‘akbaru  ‘indallaah.  Wal-fitnatu  ‘akbaru  minal-qatl.

Sabiilillaahi – (the Way of Allah) its aim is Islam. It is the chosen path of the God Almighty. The human being can decorate his World and Hereafter by moving on this pathway.
We have studied in the previous lesson that once in warfare a few Muslims killed an Infidel. It was happened unknowingly during a sacred month. The Infidels reproached and taunted them on it. Allah Almighty has commanded in these verses that although it is sin to fight during any sacred month, but those sins are comparative…

Warfare In The Sacred Months

LESSON # 248 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Warfare In The Sacred Months BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –217a of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
They question thee (O Muhammad) with regard to warfare in the sacred months. Say: Warfare therein is a great (transgression). Yas-‘aluunaka ‘anish- Shahril-Haraami qitaalin-fiih. Qul qitaalun-fiihi kabiir.

‘Ash-Shahrul-Haraamu – (the sacred month) Lunar year has four sacred months; Muharram, Rajab, Zi Qa'dah and Zil-Hajjah. These months were considered very blessed and pure by the Arabs. Even the killing, devastation and militancy were their occupation, but they used to stop every kind of warfare during these four months. Here the month of Rajab signifies particularly towards ‘ash- Shahrul-Haraamu.
Cause of revelation of this verse is that in the 2nd Hijrah once during the journey, a warfare took place between some Companions (may God be pleased with them) of the Holy Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and Idolaters, and one Idola…

Love And Hate Of The Mankind

LESSON # 247 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Love And Hate Of The Mankind BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –216b of  286, Section – 26 (Part - 2)
And it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. And Allah knoweth, and ye know not. Wa  ‘asaaa  ‘an- takrahuu  shay-‘anw-wa  huwa  khayrul-lakum.  Wa  ‘asaaa  ‘an- tuhibbuu  shay- ‘anw-wa  huwa  sharrul-lakum.  Wal-laahu  ya’- lamu  wa  ‘antum  laa  ta’- lamuun.      
‘Asaaa – (it may happen, perhaps) it is possible, it may be.
In the first part of the verse God Almighty ordained for warfare and commanded that apparently the slayer seems bad to you but there is no resource without it for the life of the community and exaltation of the nation.
Now to clear this subject, it is being commanded in a very good and unique manner: “And it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you.” Its evidence is that, yo…

Order Of Warfare

LESSON # 246 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Order Of Warfare BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –216a of  286, Section – 26 (Part - 2)
Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you. Kutiba ‘alaykumul-qitaalu wa huwa kurhul-lakum.
We have discussed this matter earlier with detail that the source of our guidance is only Islam. Islam has complete rules under practice for our lives. If any person accepts any other religion turning his face from It , then he will turn away from the real destination, will surrender himself to destruction going astray. Because meaning of deflecting away from Islam is that the person will ruin the peace and security, will spread mischief and violence, will tyrannize others and violate their rights.
Allah Almighty has ordered the Muslims to fight against all those people who turn away from Islam, remain earnest in spreading evil and mischief, engage in conspiracies and depravities because they are the enemies of Islam and ruin the peace. Kill them because only the en…

Where Should Be Spent

LESSON # 245 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Where Should Be Spent BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –215 of  286, Section – 26 (Part - 2)
They ask thee, (O Muhammad), what they should spend. Say; that which ye spend for good (must go) to parents and near kindred and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, and whatsoever good ye do, lo! Allah is aware of it.  Yas-‘aluunaka  maazaa  yunfiquun.  Qul  maaa  ‘anfaq- tum-min  khayrin- falil-waali-dayni  wal- ‘aqrabiina  wal- yataa-maa  wal-masaakiini  wab-nis-sabiil.  Wa  maa  taf- ‘aluu  min  khayrin- fa- ‘innallaaha  bihii  ‘Aliim.
Khayrin – (wealth, goods, property etc.) each type of goodness is included in the word khayrin i.e. bodily or financial, big or small, but it also means good earning and the wealth. And here meaning of Khayrin is the wealth.
In this verse it has been mentioned that the Muslims asked from The Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), “what they should spend?” Allah Almighty command…

Moments Of Trial

LESSON # 244 FROM HOLY QUR’AN Moments Of Trial BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow) Verse –214 of  286, Section – 26 (Part - 2)
Do ye think that ye will enter Paradise while yet there hath not come unto you the like of (that which came to) those who passed away before you? Affliction and adversity befell them, they were shaken as with earthquake, till the messenger (of Allah) and those who believed along with him said: When cometh Allah’s help? Beware! Surely Allah’s help is nigh. ‘Am hasibtum ‘an- tad-khulul-Jannata wa lammaa ya’-tikum-masa-lullaziina khalaw min- qablikum. Massat-humul- ba’-saaa-‘u wazzar-raaa-‘u wa  zul-ziluu hattaa ya-quular-Rasuulu wallaziina ‘aamanuu ma-‘ahuu mataa nasrul-laah. ‘Alaaa ‘inna nasrallaahi qariib.
In this verse Allah Almighty has commanded that it is necessary for the mankind to compete the hardness, calamities and difficulties for getting betterment and success. It isn't right to hope for success without bearing difficulties and hardships and p…