Saturday, August 12, 2017

A better spendthrift - Quran Chapter 2- 207 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-261) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 207 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-261) - درس قرآن

A better spendthrift

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

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


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

207. وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَشْرِى نَفْسَهُ ٱبْتِغَآءَ مَرْضَاتِ ٱللَّهِ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ رَءُوفٌۢ بِٱلْعِبَادِ

207.  And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the Pleasure of Allah. And Allah hath compassion on (His) bondmen.
207.  Wa minan-naasi many-yashrii naf- sahub-tigaaa-‘a MarzaaTIllaah. WAllaahu Ra-‘uufum- bil-‘ibaad.


In this verse, it has been explained about those true Believers who sacrifice even their lives for this purpose so that Allah Almighty would be pleased to them.

If the mankind think upon this reality, he will know that the quarrels, in which he is involved, are worthless. Narrow minded people suppose that as much they have property and wealth, land and estate, the entire are their own. As much they will get more, all that would be their own also. They imagine that the worldly honor and dignity is the only object of theirs. To get these things in all respect; is the greatest success. But they don’t see that firstly; neither they have power over themselves, nor on their property which they have or which they get more. These entire worldly things will remain in the world and they would have to die. Isn’t it possible that their arms may be broken, paralyze their powers and fail their hearts and brains? Then, why are these fights, loot and booty, extortion, mischief and violation? Is it all for that life which has no surety? Is it for that dignity which has no foundation?

A believer knows the reality of these things and he understands that nothing is his own. But everything is of the Creator Who gave him life, Who brought him up and made him able to get benefits from the blessings of the world. So, everything is of Allah Almighty and the aim to use everything should be to seek the Pleasure of God Almighty. If the things bestowed by Him would be used in His path and to achieve His Pleasure, then what shall we lose? If anything will become less then He will give more. If our alone life, on which we have no power, would be sacrificed for the sake of His Pleasure then what shall we lose? The life is given by Him, which has to end; if that is sacrificed for His Cause then what will be better prodigal than it.

Jaan dii, dii huwii usii kii thii
Haq to yeh hai keh Haq adaa naa huwa

Sacrificed own life, given by Him
Right is that the Right is not paid

He is the most Kind and Loving upon His slaves (human beings). A mankind can’t imagine His favors, blessings and Kindness. He cannot count His blessings. Would that the human being would have thought about this fact, so that the gratitude and appreciation were produced into him.

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).