Showing posts from January, 2014

Instructions Concerning Orphans

LESSON # 258 FROM HOLY QUR’ANInstructions Concerning Orphans BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)Verse – 220c    of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
And if ye mingle your affairs with theirs, then (they are) your brothers. And Allah knoweth him who spoileth from him who improveth. And had Allah willed He would have overburdened you. Surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.          Wa  ‘in-  tukhaalituu-hum  fa- ‘ikhwaanukum.  Wal-laahu  ya’- lamul-mufsida  mi- nal- muslih.  Wa  law shaaa- ‘al-laahu  la- ‘a’ –natakum.  ‘Innal-laaha  ‘Aziizun  Hakiim.

We have recited the question of the Companions (Sahaabah) (may Allah be pleased with them) concerning orphans. In reply Allah Almighty commanded with complete detail that improving the lot of orphans is best in reward and remuneration. Their position is like your brothers. Then formality with them is of what sort? The purpose is to improve the lot and correction of the orphans’ wealth and property, so one should do as he seems better. If any perso…

Improving The Orphans’ Lot

LESSON # 257 FROM HOLY QUR’ANImproving The Orphans’ Lot BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)Verse – 220b    of  286, Section – 27 (Part - 2)
And they question thee concerning orphans. Say: To improve their lot is best.          Wa  yas- ‘aluunaka  ‘anil-yataamaa.  Qul  ‘islaahul-lahum  Khayr. 

‘Al-yataamaa – (the orphans) it is plural of Yatiim which means the orphan, (the boy or girl whose father or mother or both have expired). After the death of child’s father the orphan-hood becomes more mercy-able for him/her.  
‘Islaahun– (to improve the lot)each type of physical, financial and moral arrangement comes in it. Here it concerns particularly with the financial improvement of the orphans.
This verse was revealed as reply to the question of those companions’ (Sahaaba) (may Allah be pleased with them), to whom the responsibility of orphans was given to bring them up. Some people did not use to care in the property of the orphans. Upon that occasion this verse was revealed, “Wa  laa  taqrabuu …