Quran Chptr 2-62 (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L–95)-درس قرآن
Recompense of Belief and good deeds
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
62. Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians, andSabaeans – whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right – surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
62. ‘Innal-laziina ‘aa-manuu wallaziina haadu wan-Nasaaraa was-Saabi-‘iina man ‘aamana Billaahi wal-Yawmil-‘Aakhiri wa ‘amila saalihan- falahum ‘ajruhum ‘inda Rabbihim, wa laa khaw-fun ‘alayhim wa laa hum yah-zanuun.
‘Aa-manuu – (Believed) in this verse “to believe” means “to join” the Muslim Community.
Haadu – (the Jews) the people who have entered in the community of the Jews, whether they are the Children of Israel or otherwise.
Nasaaraa – (the Christians) Nasaaraa is plural of Nasraani. There was a town in Palestine named ‘Naasirah’. The Prophet Jesus (peace be upon Him) was born in this town. Due to relationship with this town; the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon Him) is called Jesus Christ Naasri (peace be upon Him). So who follows Him, is included in Nasaaraa (the followers of the Christ who was born in Naasirah).
‘As-Saabi-‘iina – (Sabaeans), individuals, who inclined towards some other religion giving up their own, are called Saabi-‘iin. It was a sect in the Arab. They believed in Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), used to worship the Angels (peace be upon Them), used to recite the Psalms of Prophet David (peace be upon Him) and during the worship, they used to turn towards “the Square Building at Makkah”. The Arabians used to say them Saabi ‘the Disbelievers’.
God Almighty has removed misunderstanding of the greatness of the Name, the Family background and the Race, and announced that near to Allah Almighty, either Name or surname or the title are nothing, neither honor of good birth from a particular nation or race and distinction is trustworthy. Two things are necessary for freedom from the wrath of God Almighty, whether the people belong to any race or nation, or they have any surname or title.
· They believe in Allah and the Last Day (the Day of Resurrection) whole heartily.
· They do right (good).
If the people will believe in Allah Almighty, certainly they will admit His Orders and Commandments also. We have come to know these Orders and Commandments by means of the Last Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon Him). So belief in this Prophet (peace be upon Him) has been included in it too. If they will believe in the Day of Resurrection then they would have to believe in the punishment and reward.
In short, having belief in God Almighty and obeying His commandments are necessary for deliverance from the Hell and reward, and it is impossible to have belief in God Almighty without acceptance of the Prophet-hood of the Last Messenger; Muhammad (grace, peace and blessings of Allah be on Him).