Thursday, 2 March 2017

Selfishness and execution of Prophets - Quran Chapter 2-87b (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-117) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2-87b (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-117) - درس قرآن

Selfishness and execution of Prophets

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


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

87b.  Is it ever so, that, when there cometh unto you a Messenger (from Allah) with that which ye yourself desire not, ye grow arrogant, and some ye disbelieve and some ye slay?
87b.  ‘Afa-kullamaa  jaaa-‘akum Rasuulum- bimaa  laa tahwaaa  ‘anfu-sukumus-takbar-tum.  Fa-fariiqan- kazzabtum wa fariiqan-taqtuluun.


God Almighty has bestowed two powers upon the human beings:

  • Power of Belief (faith, religion, certainty and confidence).

  • Power of practice (procedure compliance, operation and action).

If these both powers are right and straight forward then the path of object becomes easy. In the previous verses, God Almighty has described about those wicked deeds and crimes of the Children of Israel which belong to their power of practice. That is to say, they used to slay one another themselves and exile the feeble people. Now, weaknesses of the power of their belief and trust have been disclosed in this verse.

God Almighty commands, “We bestowed a Book to Moses (peace be upon Him) for their guidance, but when the Children of Israel began to change the Commands of this Scripture and disobey them, then We sent many Prophets after Moses (peace be upon Them). But these people continued disobeying some of Them and even they slew some of Them (peace be upon Them) also. Then We sent Jesus Christ (peace be upon Him) with the Holy Scripture Gospel, and for proving His truth, We bestowed many Miracles upon Him, and appointed the Angel, Gabriel (peace be upon Him) to support Him, but the Jews did not refrain from their habits and prepared to slay Him (peace be upon Him)”.

Now Allah Almighty says, “your circumstances are also strange, whenever any Messenger (peace be upon Him) brought the command of God Almighty against your personal desires and sensual wishes, you turned away from it with proud, falsified some Prophets (peace be upon Them) and slew some of Them.

Allah Almighty bestowed many miracles upon Messenger Jesus Christ (peace be upon Him). For instance; He (peace be upon Him) was bestowed to heal the blinds as having sight, cure the lepers and make the patients healthy, God Almighty produced Him (peace be upon Him) without father and bestowed power to speak in the cradle etc. But even then, the Children of Israel did not believe in Him (peace be upon Him) and continued opposing and committing troublesome acts.

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).