Lesson - 18
Attributes of the Righteous - (1) Belief in the Unseen
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 3a of 286, Section – 1 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
3a. Who believe in the Unseen
3a. ‘Allaziina yu’-minuuna bil-Gaybi
‘Allaziina – (Those people, who), according to the rules of grammar, this word is called “Relative Pronoun”. Singular of it is ‘allazii. This word has been used again and again in the Holy Qur-‘aan.
Yu’-minuuna – (they believe, have faith). This word has been derived from ‘Iimaan. ‘Iimaan means Belief, ‘to admit the Truth of anything with tongue, have faith in the heart about it and plan to act according to it. That individual, who believes, comes in peace from all doubts. This is the Belief, which is reliable in the Divine Law of the Religion.
Gaybi – it aims “such World, which is higher than this apparent universe, the news about which, can only be known by means of any Prophet (Peace be upon Him). For example: Nature and Attributes of God Almighty, the Angels (peace be upon Them), the Paradise and the Hell, the Day of Resurrection, the accounts of good manners and the evils (sins), rewards and punishment according to personal acts etc. “The Belief in the Unseen” cannot be perfect without Belief in the Prophet (Peace be upon Him).
It was narrated in the previous lesson that Holy Qur-’aan is Code of Life for those people, who desire to reap advantage from it being extremely sincere and with pure intention, who have ability and excitement to live with care and look after at their own. And they have ambition to pass their lives with chastity and cautiously.
First attribute of the pious people has been described in this verse, which will grow into them with the Guidance of Holy Qur-’aan i.e. they believe in such things without looking, existence of which is higher than apparent senses.
Without belief, the heart remains unsatisfied, restless and unstable, because without its existence - doubts, hesitation, whims and suspicions make a room in the hearts. But a believer does not fear in stress and strain, at the time of severe and painful calamity and trial. Moreover, he gets encourage because he believes that he has a big support and strong trust. And he gains happiness of his brain from it, satisfaction of the heart and comfort of his soul. This faith in the World of Unseen is marrow of the Religion and soul of Belief. Without it, the Belief cannot be matured.
We prepared ourselves for obtaining Guidance from Holy Qur-’aan and joined the people, who fear God Almighty. Now we should produce such virtues in ourselves, according to the teachings of Holy Qur’aan, for which It has guided us. We should believe in all the facts of Unseen without any hesitation, which have been caused to know us by means of the last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).
Our Lord! Bestow us power, resources and strength, so that we may ward off evil and become Your real slaves.