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Manners of own destruction
Lesson # 902 from the Noble Quran
Manners of own destruction
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 109 to 112 of 206, Section
– 14 of 24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofAllah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
chiefs of Pharaoh’s people said: Lo! this some knowing wizard –
would expel you from your land. Now what do ye advise?
They said (unto Pharaoh): Put him off (a while) – him and his brother
– and send into the cities summoners –
111. Qaaluuu ‘arjih
wa ‘akhaahu wa
‘arsil fil-madaaa-‘ini haashiriina –
112. Ya’-tuuka bikulli
‘Arjih – (Put him
off), actually this word is ‘arja’-hu.
‘Irjaaa’ is word of command, origin
of which is ‘irjaaa-‘un, which has
been derived from raja-‘un. Rajaaa’ means strong hopes and
expectation. ‘Irjaaa’ means “to give
trust, to cause to wait for”. Here it aims: To put off for some time.
Saahirun – (a wizard),
it is a subject, which has been derived from sah-run. This word has passed in Chapter - 2 (Surah) ‘Al-Baqarah. Sah-run means enchantment, magic. The
reality of the sahar is only so, that
an individual establishes his mind on something. When he gets good practice, he
puts impact of his perception on the ideas of others and they begin to think as
he is thinking. Such individual is called wizard, magician. Saahirin ‘aliim is that individual, who
has become at home in his practice. After looking the miracles of Prophet Moses
(peace be upon Him), the people of Pharaoh began to say: It seems that He(peace
be upon Him) is a great wizard.
commanded that when chief courtiers of Pharaoh saw the miracles of Prophet
Moses (peace be upon Him), they said to Pharaoh: The wizards use to show the
conjurations like these. It seems that Moses (peace be upon Him) is an expert
magician. It is better that Moses (peace be upon Him) and His Brother should be
left in like manner for some days and presently they should not be questioned.
We should send our summoners hither and thither in every part of the country, that
they search, collect and bring the expert wizards in this court, so that they
all collectively break the power of the magic of Moses (peace be upon Him).
considered that his courtiers were saying correct. He determined that miracles
of Moses (peace be upon Him) are nothing but an illusion. Ignorance and
stupidity of Pharaoh and his people did not let them reach the depth of this
matter. Any persistent can do nothing except determination of defeating the
opposite and bigotry of his thought. These are manners of own destruction.
Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from
Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Published by PaakCompany,
17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to
English by Muhammad Sharif)