Friday, 31 March 2017

God commands: Be! And it is. - Quran Chapter 2- 117 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-143) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 117 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-143) - درس قرآن

God commands: Be! And it is.

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


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِوَإِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ (117

117.  The Originator of the heavens and the earth! And when He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! And it is.
117.  Badii-‘us-samaa-waati  wal-‘arz.  Wa  ‘izaa qazaaa ‘amran- fa- ‘innamaa Yaquulu lahuu  “KUN”  fayakuun.


Badii-‘un – (The Originator - without matter and model or sample). This word has been derived from the word bada’. The word abdaa’a has also come out from it. It means “to make anything without matter and without looking any sample/model”. Badii’ means “an Inventor, Artificer, Artist and Artisan, Who is really and truly Originator and Inventor, Who does neither need any tool or instrument, nor any material or goods, nor He is Indigent of model and nor any Instructor/teacher. He may originate/invent everything, whether it has its body or sample earlier or not. He may create, originate or invent anything, anytime and anywhere. He is The Creator of the entire universe, earth and skies.

False faiths and beliefs of the Idolater and Infidel nations have been rejected in this verse. . They imagined that the matter was already in existence prior to becoming it in any form. Only God Almighty originated the universe after forming it in an order.

By telling His attribute Badii, Allah Almighty has commanded here that only His Existence is ancient, eternal and infinite. He has invented all the existing, of whose, there did no pattern already exist. He has given shape to the disruption of heaven, earth and everything in the universe. For Him, it is very easy to create everything from the very beginning without any pattern and matter.

“KUN” fayakuun - (Be! And it is), to create and invent the universe, Allah Almighty does not need any reason, cause, means, ground or support. Just His Command and sign is enough. This verily reality has been explained in this short sentence.

It is known from this verse that only Allah is The Ancient. There was a time when only He was Living and nothing else existed. Only He created everything with His Intention. Neither He has felt need of any partner nor helper. Only He is, Who gives new shapes/forms to all things. It is wrong faith of materialists that God Almighty is indigent of any one or He has need of anyone else. 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).