Lesson – 45
Happy news for the Pious Believers
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 25a of 286, Section – 3 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
25a. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) unto those who believe and do good works that theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flow.
25a. Wa bashshi-rillaziina ‘aa-manuu wa ‘amilus-Saali-haati ‘anna lahum jannaatin- tajrii min-tahtihal-‘anhaar.
‘Aa-manuu – (They believed). Those people who have not any doubt in the Divinity of God, Prophet-hood of the Messenger ‘Muhammad’ (Peace be upon Him) and the Truth of Holy Qur’aan.
Wa ‘amilus-Saali-haati – (do good works). It aims such works which are according to the guidance of Holy Qur’aan and Sayings of the Messenger (peace be upon Him), pure from badness and crookedness.
To prove the Truth of Holy Qur’aan, the Infidels and unbelievers were challenged in the previous verses that if they were in doubt concerning that which God Almighty has revealed unto His slave (Muhammad), then they should produce a Surah of the like thereof , and call their witnesses beside Allah if they were truthful. But with effect from that period, no human being of the world could produce the answer to this challenge till today. And as God Almighty has described along with it that they can never do it. Therefore they were warned also about the punishment of this denial and accusing of false-hood. That is to say; they will be thrown in such Fire of the Hell, fuel of which is men and stones.
In this verse good tidings have been given to those who believe, against the disbelievers, and do good works; that they will enter in such Gardens (Paradise) where all facilities of comfort and pleasure will be existed for them. The rivers of cool and flavored water will be flowing into them.
Now it is clear that for being rightful resident of the Heaven and for entering into it, two excellences are necessary for the human being:
· There must be no doubt in one’s heart regarding God Almighty and His Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). (He should perceive that his worshiped, Lord and Master is Allah Almighty, promise that the Messenger of God (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) is true, believe that the Holy Qur’aan is the Word of God and have faith in the Day of Resurrection i.e. the Belief in the next life after death of this world’s life).
· His all deeds must be according to the commands of Holy Qur'aan and Sayings of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him). He should never give up any such work which has been ordered and instructed as mentioned above. He should never commit any forbidden work.
We learnt from the Summary of this verse that the Paradise cannot be attained only with good works, till Belief and Faith do not exist in the heart along with it, which is called “Obedience”. Just like this, good works are necessary also with the Belief.