Lesson – 71
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 41a of 286, Section – 5 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
41a. And believe in that which I have revealed, confirming that which ye possess already (of the Scripture), and be not first to disbelieve therein,
41a. Wa ‘aaminuu bimaaa ‘an-zaltu musaddiqal-limaa ma-‘a-kum wa laa takuunuuu ‘aw-wala kaafirim-bih.
Maaa ‘an-zaltu – (which I have revealed), it signifies toward HolyQur’aan, which was revealed on the last Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). This is the Last Holy Word of God Almighty.
Maa ma-‘a-kum – (which you have), it aims the Holy Scripture Torah, which was revealed on the Prophet Moses (Peace be upon Him). Its truth and religious rules are approved by Holy Qur’aan.
The Children of Israel are the people, who have been invited first of all to believe in Holy Qur’aan. These people were the most famous out of the Believers of Heavenly Scripture. They used to live in the vicinity of Madinah. This principle was also in accord with such rule that goodness and its invitation should be begun from the relatives and neighbors first. In the previous verse, Allah Almighty reminded them His rewards and blessings upon them and commanded that they should fulfill their covenant, which they had made with Him.
The covenant which is being asked to be fulfilled is, believing in this Scripture “Holy Qur’aan”, which has been revealed on the Last Messenger, Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). So they should believe in It and act upon Its Instructions. This Scripture, “Holy Qur’aan” authenticates the Principles of their Holy Scripture also.
After this, it is being admonished that: lest you might be the first disbelievers of the Holy Qur’aan from the people, who know the Religion of God Almighty. As much knowledge regarding acquaintance of the last Prophet Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and the Truth of Holy Qur’aan you have, no other nation has so much. Therefore, it is expected from you that you will not become an example of infidelity and refusal for others. But as you are being invited first out of the learned men (the persons who believe in one of the four inspired Books of God), you will become cause of temptation for others by believing in it first, that they admit and believe in it observing you. You should never be afraid that if you will believe in this last Holy Word and last Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), you will lose your worldly dignity, influence and impression. But contrary to it, you will see that all badness will perish due to blessings of Islam. This world will become comfortable for you and in the next life, on the Day of Resurrection; you will be avoided from punishment.