Thursday, June 30, 2016

Well-known position of Holy Qur-‘aan

Lesson - 16

 Well-known position of Holy Qur-‘aan

Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)–Stage – 1
Verse –2 of 286, Section – 1 of 40 (Part - 1)

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

2.  This is the Scripture whereof
There is no doubt.
2.  Zaalikal-  kitaabu  laa  rayba  fiih.


Zaalika  - (This). This word is used for pointing out towards any thing. In Arabic language, besides the word Zaalika, some more words have also been used for indicating towards something. Usually Zaalika is used to indicate toward a thing away, but due to dignity and greatness of the Holy Qur-’aan, its meaning is used as nearby “here”.

‘Al-Kitaabu - Every written thing is called Kitaab (the book). Whenever  ‘Al comes before a noun, it becomes a particular noun. So, which ‘Al is used here before Kitaab, it makes the book, “A Particular Book” i.e. Holy Qur-’aan.
       Every human being in this world needs to know true principles, so that, after adopting these principles, he may obtain his object. Some people desire to know such principles with their own sense/wisdom. But it is evident from the experience that which principles come out through the own sense of anyone; cannot be real and certain, because, people have different opinions in different matters. As though, we cannot be unanimous on a principle collectively, but there will be “Many mouths, many tongues”.
       To curb this tendency, Lord of the Worlds, God Almighty revealed for us His Holy Word with entire kindness, and commanded also that the verses of this Book are filled with full philosophy, are true and final. There is no doubt in it. Which promises have been made in it, surely those shall be fulfilled. And which teachings have been conveyed by it; doubtless will produce true results. If any individual feels any doubt in any matter, `that can be removed by a little meditation in the verses of Holy Qur-’aan.

       Teachings of Holy Qur-’aan are not far from the approach of sense and wisdom. Human beings are invited that they should examine the Truth of Holy Qur-’aan practically. Surely, using it, they will feel comfort in every matter. Who does not know that the Arabian nation had been drowned in the darkness of ignorance? She was most backward comparing to other nations. Maximum people were cruel and uncivilized. When this nation acted upon the teachings of Holy Qur-’aan, she succeeded in all fields of life; like economics, politics, science, arts, social matters, civilization manners etc. Those people who were behind all, they commanded the entire due to acting upon Holy Qur-’aanic teachings. Every Promise of Holy Qur-’aan was completed. But when the people gave up acting upon it, the same old diseases returned in the nation.

       We should make a vow, from the beginning wholeheartedly, to act upon these teachings, give up all kinds of doubts and suspicions and acquire success in accordance with the Promises of Allah Almighty in this life and on the Day of Resurrection.

Transliterated Holy Qur-’aan 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)