Choosing the calf for worship - Quran Chapter 2-92 & 93 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-122) - درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2-92 & 93 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-122) - درس قرآن

Choosing the calf for worship

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

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

92.  And Moses came unto you with clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty), yet while he was away, ye chose the calf (for worship) and ye were wrongdoers.

93.  And when We made with you a covenant and caused the (Mount) Toor to tower above you, (saying): Hold fast that which We have given you, and hear (Our Word), they said: We hear and disobey. And (worship of) the calf was made to sink into their hearts because of their rejection (of the covenant). Say (unto them): Evil is that which your belief enjoineth on you, if ye are believers.
92.  Wa laqad jaaa-‘akum-Muu-saa  bil-Bayyinaati summat-takhaz-tumul-‘ijla mim- ba’-dihii wa ‘antum zaalimuun.

93.  Wa ‘iz ‘akhazNaa Miisaa-qakum wa rafa’-Naa fawqa-kumut-Tuur. Khuzuu maaa ‘aatayNaakum- bi-quwwa-tinw-wasma-‘uu. Qaaluu sami’-naa wa ‘asaynaa; wa ‘ush-ribuu fii quluubihimul-‘ijla bi-kufrihim. Qul bi’-samaa ya’-murukum- bihiii  ‘iimaanukum  ‘in-kuntum-mu’-miniin.

Commentary

 In the previous verse, Allah Almighty has proved that the claim of the Jews was wrong that they were following entirely the Divine Law of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and now; they do not need any new Religion or Divine law. God Almighty commanded against it that they used to falsify their many Prophets and some of Them (peace be upon them) were even slain by them.

Now in this verse, God Almighty commands that He sent the Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and bestowed Him also a lot of miracles but knowing all this, even then, the Children of Israel began worshipping of the calf. They gave up Oneness of God and overtook infidelity and ascribed plurality with God Almighty.

Then Allah Almighty made covenant with them in the base of Mount Sinai on some Orders to be obeyed. At that time, due to fear of God Almighty, they promised but later on, they refused to admit it. So at last, Allah, the Most High says, “If your faith, of which you claim, teaches you to slay the Prophets (peace be upon Them), worship the calf instead of God Almighty and break the covenant, then your this faith teaches you wrong-doings. How can it be a true Belief?

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). https://youtu.be/32ynTuoEh38

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