Thursday, April 27, 2017

Save yourselves from moral lowness in all respect - Quran Chapter 2- 143a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-168) - درس قرآن



Quran Chapter 2- 143a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-168) - درس قرآن

Save yourselves from moral lowness in all respect

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

 وَكَذَٰلِكَجَعَلْنَٰكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِّتَكُونُوا۟ شُهَدَآءَ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ ٱلرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا (143  a


143a.  And thus We have appointed you a middle nation, that ye may be witnesses against mankind, and that the Messenger may be a witness against you.
143a.  Wa kazaalika ja-‘alNaa-kum ‘Ummatanw- Wasatal-li-takuunuu shuha-daaa-‘a ‘alan-naasi wa yakuunar-Rasuulu ‘alaykum Shahiidaa.

Commentary

Wasatan – (Moderate; temperate) it means that Muslim nation is on right straight path. It has no crookedness, abundance or deficiency. Teaching of Islam is self-control in behavior. Followers of Islam are the temperate. They are appointed on acceptance of the middle path by giving up all kinds of increases and decreases.

Shahiidun – (Witness) this word is origin of the words Shaahid and Shahaadah. Shaahid means witness and Shahaadah means Evidence. Technically this word is used for the killed, martyred in the path of God Almighty. In this verse, its meaning may also be taken as ‘Watching’.

Excellence and superiority of Muslim nation has been declared in this verse. God Almighty commands: O Muslims! As your Qiblah is the most excellent than other Qiblahs, like this; We have bestowed you merit over all other nations, and your Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been selected most superior over all other Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them).

It has come in the Sayings of the Messenger of Allah (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) that on the Judgment Day, when all previous nations will be asked about their acts, at that time; the Muslim nation will testify the claim of previous Prophets (peace be upon Them) in the light of the teachings of Holy Qur’an and witness that these all Prophets (peace be upon Them); were sent unto their nations and they conveyed them Message of Allah Almighty. But these people did not agree to their Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them).

The Muslim nation has been prepared in the both capabilities of model; individually and collectively for the entire world. Every nation of the world should rise and turn to the state of this standard. Auspicious Personality of the Blessed Messenger Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) has capability of being an example and model roll for the entire Muslims. This lesson results from above mentioned verse also that we should establish ourselves as model roll for other nations of the world. We should save ourselves from moral lowness in all respect and choose never the path which lessens our recognized position. To achieve this object; we must keep the pattern of God’s last Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) in view before us always. Being a middle nation we should save ourselves from all kinds of abundance and decrease so that we may be able to keep the honor of the title of “A Middle Nation”.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 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). https://youtu.be/WIdzmA-SZ4c