Sunday, 1 January 2017

Falling down from the Paradise - Quran Chptr 2-36b (Pt-1,Stg-1)(L-65) -درس قرآن

Quran Chptr 2-36b (Pt-1,Stg-1)(L-65) -درس قرآن

 Falling down from the Paradise

Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

36b.  and We said: Fall down, one of you a foe unto the other! There shall be for you on earth a habitation and provision for a time.
36b.  Wa  qulNah-bituu  ba’-zukum  li-ba’zin  ‘aduww.  Wa  lakum fil  ‘arzi  musta-qar-runw- wa  mataa-‘un  ‘ilaahiin.


 ‘Ih-bituu – (Fall down). Origin of this word is habuut, which is used for lowering from height, and for going from one place to another. It manifests from this verse that the Paradise, where Adam and His wife (peace be upon Them) were commanded to live, now they are being commanded to leave that place. Secondly, from the word ‘ih-bituu {fall down (you all)}, which has come in plural form, it is revealed that the command of lodging at the earth is not only for Adam and His wife (peace be upon Them) but for their entire pedigree.  
‘Aduwwun – (Enemies, foe, rival), the pattern of living on the earth has been caused to understand by this word. In the world, there will be possibility of struggle, jealousy, selfishness, sensuality and envy etc., and being saved from these evils will be the sign of nobleness for the human beings.

‘Ilaa- hiin – (For a time, till the specific time), it is obvious from this verse that stay on this earth of human being is accidental and not forever. They will have to be produced in the Court of God Almighty again.

When Adam and His wife (peace be upon Them) ate the fruit of that particular tree due to seducing by Satan, which was forbidden by Allah Almighty, then He ordered: This place is not suitable for you now. Fall down on the earth. In the world, some people of the mankind will not live in peace and truce, but they will quarrel with one another. They will have to reside there till their death. During their life time, they will have to reap advantage from the earthen commodities with working hard and collecting the things for drinking and eating.

Useful matters which have been described in this verse are:

  • Satan is enemy of the human being. He tries his best to cheat and deceive the mankind.

  • Existence of the humankind in the world is casual and temporary. Its reality is like an Inn. Therefore, we should consider the world as abode for some time; and we should not forget our Lord, God Almighty; supposing that the world is a living place forever. Bear in mind that it is not an eternal abode.

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)