Quran Chapter 2- 133 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-158) - درس قرآن
Question of Jacob from his sons
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
أَمْ كُنتُمْ شُهَدَآءَ إِذْ حَضَرَيَعْقُوبَ ٱلْمَوْتُ إِذْ قَالَ لِبَنِيهِ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِنۢ بَعْدِى قَالُوا۟ نَعْبُدُ إِلَٰهَكَ وَإِلَٰهَ ءَابَآئِكَ إِبْرَٰهِۦمَ وَإِسْمَٰعِيلَ وَإِسْحَٰقَ إِلَٰهًا وَٰحِدًا وَنَحْنُ لَهُۥمُسْلِمُونَ (133
133. Or were ye present when death came to Jacob, when he said unto his sons: What will ye worship after me? They said: We shall worship thy God, the God of thy fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, One God, and unto Him we have surrendered.
133. ‘Am kuntum shuha-daaa-a’ ‘iz hazara Ya’-quubal-mawtu, ‘iz qaala li-baniihi maa ta’-buduuna mim- ba’dii. Qaaluu na’-budu ‘Ilaahaka wa ‘Ilaaha ‘aabaaa-‘ika ‘Ibraahiima wa ‘Ismaa-‘iila Wa ‘Ishaaqa ‘Ilaahanw-Waa-hidaa. Wa nahnu lahuu Muslimuun.
Hazara Ya’-quubal-mawtu – (death came to Jacob), it aims that when the time of death reached and Prophet Jacob (peace be upon Him) observed its signs.
‘Ishaaqa – (Isaac), He was second son of Prophet Abraham and younger brother of Prophet Ishmael. His mother named Saarah was the first wife of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Them).
In this verse, the Children of Israel are being addressed that, “As you say about your self-made and false theories that these are from our Ancestors and you refuse to embrace Islam, Were you present at that time when Prophet Jacob (peace be upon Him) asked from His sons before death about the Worshipped and they replied: We shall worship of that Worshipped (Lord) whose worship was being done by your grandfather; Prophet Abraham, your father’s brother Prophet Ishmael and your father Prophet Isaac” (peace be upon Them).
Today, while the Holy Qur’an is inviting the People of the Scripture towards the same religion, they are turning away from it and going astray.
That religion, which was adopted by Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) and towards which the Holy Qur’an is inviting today, that is verily the worship of One God and good-deeds. Which individual or nation will turn away from these two basic principles, it will go astray, fall away from the religion of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) and will be forfeited from getting the Right of Guidance.