Importance of the House of Allah - Quran Chapter 2- 125a (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-151) - درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2- 125a (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-151) - درس قرآن

Importance of the House of Allah

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

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

وَإِذْ جَعَلْنَا ٱلْبَيْتَ مَثَابَةً لِّلنَّاسِ وَأَمْنًا وَٱتَّخِذُوا۟ مِن مَّقَامِ إِبْرَٰهِۦمَ مُصَلًّى 125  .a

125a.  And when We made the House (at Makkah) a resort for mankind and Sanctuary, (saying): Take as your place of worship the place where Abraham stood (to pray).
125a.  Wa ‘iz ja-‘alNal-Bayta masaabatal-linnaasi wa  ‘am-naa.  Wattakhizuu mim-Ma-qaami  ‘Ibraahiima musallaa. 

Commentary

 ‘Al-Bayta – {the House (at Makkah)}, literally, meaning of Bayt is ‘a House’. ‘Al-Bayt-Ullaah- al-Haraam  (a Sacred House of God Almighty i.e. Ka’bah). This Square Building is in Makkah, the Respected Place. It is the oldest place for the worship of God Almighty on the earth. The Holy Qur’an has proclaimed also that it is the first and the oldest place for worship. It is also called The House of Allah, Bayt Ullah and Qiblah.  

Masaabatan – (a resort, a place for assembly/gathering), this word has been derived from sa-wa-ba or suub, which means “to return unto its original form”. So Masaabatan means “the place towards which the mankind inclines over and over and never feels discomfort coming back again and again”. It is the virtue of Al-Bayt-Ullaah- al-Haraam that the people come in again and again for Hajj (Pilgrimage) and they do not be weary of it.

Linnaasi – (for mankind), it indicates towards the common people, who come for pilgrimage. The individuals assemble around Al-Bayt-Ullaah- al-Haraam from every part of the world, every country and territory, every year for Hajj and Umrah (Pilgrimage).

‘Am-naa – (Sanctuary, sacred and protected place), the Building of Ka’ba (The House of Allah) and its all surrounding area, has been included in Haram. Killing any mankind or hunting any living creature is totally forbidden. Before Islam, the killers and criminals used to take shelter between the walls of The House of Allah.

 Ma-qaami  ‘Ibraahiima – (the place,  a Stone, where Abraham stood for constructing the Building of The House of Allah). This stone has been saved in a small chamber at a little distance away from the Building of The House of Allah. After completion of seven rounds around The House of Allah during pilgrimage, two rak’at prayers are offered in front of this chamber. This virtue contains much future reward.

Musallaa – (the Place of Worship), in Arabic language, all those places will be called musallaa where the prayers may be offered.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an 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). 
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