Sunday, 27 April 2014

Two Benedictions

LESSON # 331 FROM HOLY  QUR’AN

Two Benedictions

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran - 3)
Verse – 8& 9  of  200, Section –1    (Part – 3)

8.  Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to stray after Thou hast guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Thy Presence. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Bestower.

9.  Our Lord! Lo! It is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to a Day of which there is no doubt. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep tryst.       
8.  Rabbanaa  laa  tuzig  quluu-banaa  ba’-da  ‘iz  hadaytanaa  wa  hab  lanaa  milladunka  rah-mah.  ‘Innaka  ‘Antal-Wahaab.

9.  Rabbanaa  ‘innaka  jaami- ‘unnaasi  li-Yawmil-laa  rayba  fiih.  ‘Innallaaha  laa  yukh-liful-mii- ‘aad. 



Lesson
       
laa  tuzig – (cause not to stray), the word zay-gun has come in the previous verse, which means doubt, crookedness. This word has also come out from the same essence i.e. zay-gun. In the supplication of laa  tuzig the servant of Truth requests, “Cause not our hearts to stray while once You have guided us and we have found the Right Path”.

Prophet of Allah (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) used to supplicate often this benediction despite having so much higher grades and splendid perfections, “Yaa Muqal-libal quluubi Sabbit  qalbii ‘alaa  Diinika” (O Converter of the hearts! Keep my heart steady upon Your Religion).

The Erudite know that such Day will come when Allah Almighty will gather all the humankind together. The crooked heart persons who used to quarrel in precepts, decision will be settled for all. Every criminal will have to settle with punishment due to his crossness in manners and obstinacy. Due to this reason, the well learned persons remain disgusted from such unprincipled persons and remain seekers of mercy of Allah Almighty.

Allah Almighty described the end of Infidels along with mention of Doomsday that nothing in the world and Day of Resurrection can save them from the punishment of Allah Almighty. The Christian scholars of Najraan did not use to embrace Islam only for the reason that the Christian King would stop to reward them distinguishing gifts in case of their embracing Islam. It has been told here that all these wealth and property are accidental and nothing out of it will be of use on the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, those people who do not believe in Islam for the sake of only worldly wealth and property or honor and dignity, they should comprehend and recognize that wealth, property or mass would not be able to save them from torment.

The entire promises of Allah Almighty are true and He keeps His Word always. Therefore, each person should continue doing good acts with complete certainty of the parts of deeds.


 Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)  

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