Saturday, 30 May 2015

Only God is Deliverer in all afflictions

Lesson # 728 From Holy Qur’aan

Only God is Deliverer in all afflictions

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verses – 63 & 64 of 165, Section – 8 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

63.  Say: Who delivereth you from the darkness of the land and the sea? Ye call upon Him humbly and in secret, (saying): If He delivers us from this (fear) we truly will be of the thankful.

64.  Say: Allaah delivereth you from this and from all afflictions. Yet ye attribute partners unto Him.         
63.  Qul  many-yunajjii-kum-min- zulumaatil-barri  wal-bahri  tad-‘uu-naHuu  tazarru-‘anw-wa  khuf-yah.  La-‘in  ‘anjaanaa  min  haazihii  lana-kuunanna  minash-shaakiriin.

64.  QuLIllaahu  yunajjii-kum-min-haa  wa  min-  kulli  karbin  summa  ‘antum  tushrikuun.               
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

It was declared in the lesson of previous verse that the people will be raised after death and will they be restored unto Allaah Almighty, their Lord, the Just. He will inform them very, very soon about the consequence and the result of their deeds. This was indicated by the fact that when at last they have business with Him only, then why should they not recognize Him in the world, and own entire matters should be given in His charge?

The method of “How to know Allaah Almighty” has been explained in this verse because this thought rises very forcibly in the heart of mankind “While every work has been being completed with my own effort in the world, then what is need of mine to believe in Allaah Almighty”? This misunderstanding is base of human being’s ruin and it should be removed in this manner that “Certainly some such occasions come that the mankind loses his sense and understanding, and he does not know, “What should he do now”? The darkness overcasts upon his thought. These kinds of occasions come at the time of suffering in any sudden disaster, for instance; dust storm, attack of any beast on the land or in the sea or fight against any powerful enemy, in which the personnel become helpless. Whenever nothing remains in own control, then one feels humility and thinks about a Most Powerful, implores silently, earnestly and humbly before Him, and intends stably that “I shall be thankful forever, if am saved from this calamity”.

 This Strongest Power is Allaah Almighty and verily He is, Who saves at the time of every severity. Everyone should believe in Him and none should attribute any partner unto Him. It is commanded: Ask them! Whither does your heart intend when you do not have any power at the time of any severe calamity and whom you call beseeching earnestly and humbly? And you say: Save us from this affliction. We truly will be of the thankful always. This is Allaah Almighty. He is the Savior from every disaster and affliction. Moreover, when the calamity is over, you forget Allaah Almighty and consider your efforts or other things as your saviors and supporters.     

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Friday, 29 May 2015

The Omnipotent over His slaves

Lesson # 727 From Holy Qur’aan

The Omnipotent over His slaves

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verses – 61 & 62 of 165, Section – 8 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

61.  And He is the Omnipotent over His slaves. He sendeth guardians over you until, when death cometh unto one of you, Our Messengers receive him, and they neglect not.

62.  Then are they restored unto Allaah, their Lord, the Just. Surely His is the judgment. And He is the Most Swift of reckoners.        
61.  Wa Huwal-Qaahiru  fawqa  ‘ibaadihii  wa yursilu  ‘alaykum  hafazah.  Hattaaa  ‘izaa  jaaa-‘a  ‘ahada-kumul-mawtu  ta-waffat-hu  rusuluNaa  wa  hum  laa  yufarri-tuun.

62.  Summa  rudduuu  ‘IlAllaahi  Maw-laa-humul-Haqq.  ‘Alaa  lahul-Hukmu  wa  Huwa  ‘Asra-‘ul-haasibiin.              
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

It was told in the previous verse that age of the mankind is a collection of some forms and some days. At night he goes to sleep and by the day he gets up and goes to work again. Neither getting up is in his control and nor the work of previous day remains in his memory during falling asleep. Only Allaah Almighty raises him and reminds the series of his last day’s works, and he goes to do those works, which were left by him incomplete before going to sleep. The aim to make known from it was that the sleep is also like a death but that is a long sleep. After that, Allaah Almighty will raise him again and remind his entire previous deeds and acts, and He will tell: Still you have to see the consequence of your works and deeds, and series of your worldly acts has remained incomplete to this respect. -Complete it now either by suffering full punishment as retribution of your worldly wicked and evil acts, or obtaining whole reward of your good deeds.

It is commanded that the human being executes his age some time in sleeping and sometime waking. He should reflect in it that neither sleeping is in his control, nor waking. Only Allaah Almighty it is Who causes to sleep and raises him again, and even that He reminds him also his daily tasks.  

The result, which comes out from it is that Allaah Almighty is the Omnipotent over His slaves every way and sends guardians over their deeds every day. Such a time will come when the Angels of death will come unto them instead of guardian Angels (peace be upon Them) of their works and they will perform their duty fully without any favor or short fall and the mankind will sleep until the Day of Resurrection.

When the long time of his sleep will end, then Allaah Almighty will rouse the human being from sleep and he will stand before his Real and True Owner. Then he will know completely that the Decision of his fate is only in the Hand of Allaah Almighty. There will be no late in the Court of Allaah Almighty. A record of mankind’s stirring deeds relating to his entire worldly life will be handed over to him in a moment. And then, when he will be assured: These are your deeds. By weighing, his good and bad deeds will be separated. According to the weight of every individual’s deeds, human beings will be sent on proper places, likewise for suffering punishment of wicked deeds in to the Fire of Hell and for enjoying rewards of good acts in to the Paradise.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Thursday, 28 May 2015

God gathers you at night when you sleep

Lesson # 726 From Holy Qur’aan

God gathers you at night when you sleep

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse – 60 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

He it is Who gathereth you at night and knoweth that which ye commit by day. Then He raiseth you again to life therein, that the term appointed (for you) may be accomplished. Then afterward unto Him is your return. Then He will proclaim unto you what ye used to do.       
Wa  Hu-wAllazii  yata-waf-faa  kum  bil-layli  wa  ya’-lamu  maa  jarahtum  binnahaari  summa  yab-‘asukum  fiihi  li-yuqzaaa  ‘ajalum-musammaa.  Summaa  ‘ilayHi  marji-‘ukum  summa  yunabbi-‘ukum  bimaa  kuntum  ta’-maluun.             
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

The Extent of the Knowledge of Allaah Almighty was expressed in the previous verse, from which it was known that any human being has no power to frame laws, punish and command the people in the world but as much as Allaah Almighty bestows upon him in accordance with his extent. Even for making this authority useful, he stumbles everywhere.

Only Guidance of Allaah Almighty, which He has sent down through His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), can save him from destruction, otherwise he continues in close contact with digging an abyss of ruin only for himself being set apart from that Guidance. His tumbling down in that hole is beyond the question, if he does not catch the Guidance strongly.

The same subject has been admonished in this verse in such manner: the humankind should think! Where do his powers and abilities of working go, when he sleeps at night? At that time, neither can he think, nor work. It was discussed in the lesson of previous verse that the mankind is unable to know about his future.

It has been explained in this verse: Even he does not remember the work done by him last day, when he goes to sleep at night. Both things are known only by Allaah Almighty because neither slumber overtakes Him nor He needs a sleep. He is Attentive every time about every matter. Even that a human being has not control over himself that he may get up at his own after sleep. Only Allaah Almighty raises him, and until death likewise He will continue to raise the mankind in the morning and cause to sleep at night. After death, which should be considered as a long sleep, He will raise again on the Day of Resurrection and put before the human beings up their deeds, done by them during the life of this world. Let’s meditate a while in the abstract of this verse.

It is commanded: Allaah Almighty gathers your presence of mind from you at night when you go to sleep. Even you forget everything during sleep about that, which you commit by day time, but He knows your every commitment. Then He raises you again when the next day begins, so that you may complete your worldly life. At last the life is over and the mankind sleep in such a manner that he rises never. But Allaah Almighty will raise him again and put up before him his entire good and bad deeds and acts, which he performed and committed in his previous (worldly) life.

A wonderful map of human life has been drawn in this verse. Age of the mankind is surrounded in the time limit, in which he works in the day time and being tired, sleeps at night. He forgets his entire commitments of the day time. A time will come that he will sleep for a long time and never will rise again in this world. Then after a very long sleep, he will rise on a Day and his entire actions will come in front of him. And he will suffer the consequences of his all actions of the world and will remain living always.

 "Minhaa  khalaqNaa-kum. Wa fiihaa Nu-‘iidukum.   Wa minhaa Nukhrijukum  taaratan  ‘ukhraa" (From the (earth) did We create you. And into it shall We return you. And from it shall We bring you out once again): (The Quran 20:55).

 Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Treasures of the Invisible

Lesson # 725 From Holy Qur’aan

Treasures of the Invisible

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse – 59 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And with Him are the keys of the Invisible. None but He knoweth them. And He knoweth what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falleth but He knoweth it, not a grain amid the darkness of the earth, naught of wet or dry but (it is noted) in a Luminous Book.     
Wa  ‘indahuu  mafaatihul—Gaybi  laa  ya’-lamuhaaa  ‘illaa  Huu.  Wa  ya’-lamu  maa  fil-barri  wal-bahr.  Wa  maa  tasqutu  minw-waraqatin  ‘ilaa  ya’-lamuhaa  wa  laa  habbatin  fii  zulumaatil- ‘arzi  wa  laa  rat-binw-wa  laa  yaa-bisin  ‘illaa  fii  Kitaabim-Mubiin.            
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

Mafaatih – either this word is plural of Maftah. Maftah means Treasure. In this form Mafaatih means “The Treasures”. And it can be plural of Miftah also which means “A Key”. In this form mafaatih will be meant as “The Keys”. The word Miftaah is also used for “A Key”, plural of which is “Mafaatiih”.  

Gaybi – this word has already come in Chapter – 2 (Surah Baqarah). Every that thing which is out of sight and beyond the feelings of mankind, is called Gayb.

Kitaabim-Mubiin – (a Luminous Book), a table on which the destinies of the world since its creation are written, is called Kitaabim-Mubiin.

We have learnt in the previous verses that only He (Allaah Almighty) has right to decide, Whose Knowledge is too much vast and more than entire others, and Who is well Aware of all matters regarding the guilt, the wrongdoer, the peculiarity of the punishment, the time and the opportunity to punish the evildoer.

The principles and rules for thinking correctly about the Knowledge of Allaah Almighty have been described in this verse so that, it may be known that verily there is none who has more knowledge than Him, so complete Power of Decision, rewarding on good deeds and punishing due to wicked acts should be with Him only.

It is commanded that the things, about which you do not know because however you have limited sense and wisdom, therefore, many things are Invisible for you, Allaah Almighty knows about entire of them. All the treasures of Invisible are held with Him and the Keys to open those treasures are also in His Control. Therefore neither any person can touch them nor can anything be drawn out by anyone. While these treasures are with Him only then it is evident that He knows entire things in the land and the sea. Counting of the leaves of the trees, any smallest grain amid the darkness of the earth, even that everything wet or dry which exists in the world, is written very clearly and in detail in a Table on which the destinies of the world since its creation. The name of that Table is Kitaabim-Mubiin (Lawh-i-Mahfooz).

It is understood clearly through this verse that none of the creatures can know any Invisible Thing, until Allaah Almighty does not tell about it, because all the treasures of the Invisible are in in the Control of God Almighty and their Keys are also with Him. No person has ability to withdraw any a little thing opening any of them. However He can give anything to anyone at any time.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

WAllaahu ‘a’-lamu bizzaalimiin

Lesson # 724 From Holy Qur’aan

WAllaahu  ‘a’-lamu  bizzaalimiin

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse – 58 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say: If I had that for which ye are impatient, then would the case (ere this) have been decided between Me and you. And Allaah is Best Aware of the wrongdoers.  
Qul  ‘anna  ‘indii  maa  tasta’-jiluuna  bihii  laqu-ziyal-‘amru  baynii  wa  baynakum.  WAllaahu  ‘a’-lamu  bizzaalimiin.            
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

It was admonished in the previous verse that disbelievers - the slaves of own desires and those, who enjoy pastime fearlessly, say impudence: Neither shall we accept and nor fear from threat. If you are really true then bring down punishment upon us at once.

As reply to their rudeness, Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was commanded: Tell them “The punishment is not in My power. Allaah Almighty has kept it in His own Control. His Word can neither be false nor a lie and nor there is anyone better decider than Him”.

A secret has been described in this verse: What predicament of the world was, if the punishment would be in the power of any other than Allaah Almighty? Knowledge and endurance of the mankind, both are limited. If power of torment due to disobedience, is given to the human being, then he will never delay punishing anyone.

Contrary to this, Knowledge of Allaah Almighty has surrounded the entire circumstances completely. He is Aware entirely of the consequences of every action. One of His Attributes is “The Wise”. He has complete Knowledge regarding its advisability and proper time. He is For-bearer also, Who can loosen the defaulter. Along with it, He knows thoroughly the condition of the criminal. Peculiarity of the crime/sin and its quantity, all is clear on Him.

If the human beings were given the power of torment, then the world would have been destroyed very earlier. Among the mankind, the Messengers (peace be upon Them) have more knowledge, mildness and patience given by Allaah Almighty than the common people. While the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been commanded: If I had that (torment) for which you are impatient, then would the case sooner than this have been decided between Me and you, in that case, what the mention of others?

Now listen to the meaning of the verse. Allaah Almighty addresses His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) – Say to the deniers, who demand torment from you: If I had that for which you are impatient, then would the case (ere this) have been decided between Me and you, but the matter is in the Control of Allaah Almighty. He will send down punishment on you, whenever He will consider it reasonable.

Allaah Almighty has manifested the Position of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in these verses that neither is it His duty to show favor of, flatter any mankind, displease upon someone and punish him, and nor to compel any person for embracing Islam.

His (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) duty is only to convey the Command of Allaah Almighty to the human beings, whenever it is revealed upon Him, and cause to know the people in a well manner through preaching, instructing and acting upon It Himself, that everything is in the Divine Power and Control of Allaah Almighty.  

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Monday, 25 May 2015

Inil-Hukmu ‘illaa Lillaah

Lesson # 723 From Holy Qur’aan

‘Inil-Hukmu  ‘illaa  Lillaah

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2

Verse – 57 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part - 7)

BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say: I am (relying) on clear proof from My Lord, while ye deny it. I have not that for which ye are impatient. The Commandment rests (not with any) but Allaah. He telleth the Truth and He is the Best of deciders.   
Qul  ‘innii  ‘alaa  bayyinatim-mir-Rabbii  wa  kazzabtum- bih.  Maa  ‘indii  maa  tasta’-jiluuna  bih.  ‘Inil-Hukmu  ‘illaa  Lillaah.  Yaqus-sul-Haqqa wa Huwa  Khayrul- faasiliin.        
                                                                                                                               

Lesson

It was told the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in the previous verse that He should say to the disbelievers: I can never be involved in the infidelity and ascribing plurality to Allaah Almighty, because those are the things produced by your own desires, and it is not acceptable to Me to follow your wishes, otherwise I shall also go astray like you.
                                                      
 The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been instructed in this verse that He should tell them: Quite clear proof exists with Me that “There is no Worshipped but Allaah and My Lord Almighty has revealed Holy Qur’aan upon Me (peace be upon Him), in which evidence to this effect exists that “Allaah is One and there is no partner to Him in any matter”.

These Arguments and Revelations are also placed in front of you as well as before Me (peace be upon Him). I believe that those Portents are true but you falsify them. I have Faith in them, so I will be given a reward, while you deny them, so you will be punished. You say rudely: We do not accept them, say your Allaah to bring down His punishment on us, if you are true (Let’s flee to Allaah).
                                           
My answer is: It is neither in My power to cause to punish you immediately nor that I punish you Myself. Its decision is in the Power of Allaah Almighty. He expounds the Truth and has the Decision Power to punish the disbelievers. It is clear that there is none better Decider than Allaah Almighty. He will afflict you in His punishment, whenever He will desire, However, it is impossible for you to be saved without Belief in accordance with His Word. Now the decision that: when and of which sort of the torment will be given, cannot be decided by anyone except Allaah Almighty. Now take a little thought in its meaning.

It is commanded: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)! Say: Clear Proofs and Arguments of My Lord Almighty have reached and He has given Evidence in the Holy Qur’aan Himself that: Allaah is One. You have gripped up your loins to falsify these entire Proofs and say persistently: We do not accept it. Punish us.

Hear with your open ears now: It is not in My power to punish you. Certainly you will be punished due to disobedience, but you are making haste for which, it seems that you think; punishing you is in My power. Thinking so by you; is incorrect. Nor I have claimed ever. There is only Allaah Almighty, Who ordinates. He expounds His True and open Commands. He is empower only to punish the disbelievers and there is neither any better Decider than Him and nor can be anyone. I accept His decision happily, and surely at last, you would have to accept His Decision under compulsion.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

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