Lesson – 72
A trifling price against the Revelations of God
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 41b of 286, Section – 5 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
41b. and part not with My Revelations for a trifling price, and keep your duty unto Me.
41b. Wa laa tash-taruu bi-‘AayaaTii samanan qaliilaa; wa ‘iyyaaya fattaquun.
Samanan qaliilan- (a trifling price), it means that you should not become desirous of wealth; giving up the Right. The world is a contemptible and undervalued thing comparing to the Right and the Truth, whether it seems apparently very great thing because it is temporary and frail.
Wa ‘iyyaaya fattaquun – (and keep your duty unto Me). Ittiqaa means “to save oneself from the badness (evils)”. Here it aims “the fear of God’s wrath should be cause of avoiding the badness”. As though, the individual, who has fear of Allah in his heart, he can save himself from the act of badness”.
Which soft behavior has been adopted by Holy Qur’aan with the Jews and fairly invited them towards Islam; that is also a proof about Holy Qur’aan that it is the Word of God Almighty. The ways of disclosing the events and method of addressing; shows full respect of the Jews. Nothing is narrated like that, which may provoke them. It is the miracle of Holy Qur’aan which created proper environment for declaration of the Truth. If we, the Muslims follow at least some of it, then the entire fears of the world would be finished.
The behavior; which the Jews adopted with Islam, its foundation seems nothing but stubbornness and misunderstanding. The aim from selling the Revelations of God is that “the Jewish Scholars used to change the Commands of God (Torah) for casual benefits of this world, issued self invented religious decrees for some money, and hid the Orders of God and committed them inter-mixed for hiding their own badness. Whenever scholars of any nation indulge in these types of defects, then it is difficult for that nation to save herself from the destruction.
In this lesson, Allah Almighty caused much to understand about the good conduct. The Life in this world and its benefits are for a few days. Due to this reason, He admonishes to the Jews that they should not take decisions by changing His Orders for the sake of contemptible rewards, because the reward of telling correctly about My Commandments is better for the both worlds (this life and on the Day of Resurrection) than these casual advantages and some compensations.