Quran Chapter 2- 131 & 132 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-157) - درس قرآن
Abraham enjoined upon His sons
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
إِذْ قَالَ لَهُۥ رَبُّهُۥٓ أَسْلِمْ قَالَ أَسْلَمْتُ لِرَبِّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ 131
وَوَصَّىٰ بِهَآ إِبْرَٰهِۦمُ بَنِيهِ وَيَعْقُوبُ يَٰبَنِىَّ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ ٱصْطَفَىٰ لَكُمُ ٱلدِّينَ فَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ (132
131. When his Lord said unto him: Surrender! He said: I have surrendered to the Lord of the Worlds.
132. And the same did Abraham enjoin upon his sons, and also Jacob, (saying): O my sons! Lo! Allah hath chosen for you the (true) religion, therefore die not save as men who have surrendered (unto Him).
131. ‘Iz qaalAllahuu Rabbu-huuu ‘aslim, qaala ‘aslamtu li-Rabbil- ‘Aalamiin.
132. Wa wassaa bihaaa ‘Ibraahiimu baniihi wa Ya’-quub. Yaa-baniyya ‘innAllaahas-tafaa lakumud-Diina falaa tamuu-tunna ‘illaa wa ‘antum-Muslimuun.
‘Aslim – (Surrender, be obedient), other meanings are ‘Embrace Islam’, that is to say, “Give yourself completely in the charge of One God Almighty”. Accept His entire Commandments and consider your duty to obey His entire Orders in every matter of your life. Islam has also been derived from this word, which has basic meanings ‘to provide peace, to wish well-being and safety, to yield”.
Ya’-quub – (the Prophet Jacob (peace be upon Him), He was grandson of Prophet Abraham and son of Prophet Isaac (peace be upon Them). His surname was
. So His (peace be
upon Him) Children were named as the Children of Israel. Israel
‘As-tafaa – (has chosen), ‘astafa means to choose, to purify from the adulteration. The word Mus-tafaa has also come out from it, which means ‘chosen, respectable and selected’ (Messenger Muhammad – grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).
The entire people of the Scripture and the Idolaters of Makkah used to claim that they embrace the religion of their Ancestors. They shall keep it up forever. And they shall never embrace any fresh religion. Holy Qur’an described those people by mentioning about Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) that the Ancestors, to whom you believe and of which the religion you claim to follow, They have instructed already to their followers/genealogy that they should follow the religion, to which They were following Themselves, that is the religion of the Oneness of God and Islamic nation. So if you believe in Them as your religious leaders and Spiritual Guides, then you should know that Their real religion was the religion unto which; Holy Qur’an has been inviting you. Now you should believe in it. Prophet Abraham and Prophet Jacob (peace be upon Them) have advised to their children that they should die obeying Allah Almighty. Time of the death is uncertain. That’s why; it aims, “remain Muslims always and provide place to the Faith in your hearts every time”.