Monday, 17 April 2017

The Religion of Abraham, the Upright - Quran Chapter 2- 135 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-160) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 135 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-160) - درس قرآن

The Religion of Abraham, the Upright

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


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 وَقَالُوا۟ كُونُوا۟ هُودًا أَوْنَصَٰرَىٰ تَهْتَدُوا۟ قُلْ بَلْ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَٰهِۦمَ حَنِيفًا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ (135

135.  And they say: Be Jews or Christians, then ye will be rightly guided. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Nay, but (we follow) the religion of Abraham, the upright, and he was not of the idolaters.
135.  Wa qaaluu kuunuu Huu-dan ‘aw Nasaaraa tahtaduu. Qul bal Millata ‘Ibraa-hiima Haniifaa. Wa maa kaana minal-mushrikiin.


Millata ‘Ibraa-hiima – (the religion of Abraham), it aims those particular rules and regulations, which were issued by Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) and a society was assembled upon these principles.

Haniifaa - (the upright), during the period of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), the people used to worship different things and deemed that their all businesses run by means of them. Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) invited them unto the worship of one God; setting free from all others and adopted one God Himself too by giving up all others. So He (peace be upon Him) was given the title of “the Upright”.

Holy Qur’an refuted all liar beliefs of the Idolaters and the people of the Scripture, proved their arguments as false and invited them to accept the Truth with bright and clear proofs. The children of Israel and the Christians must have accepted the true and simple teachings of Holy Qur’an but instead, they chose the path of opposition and violence, and on the contrary, they used to invite the Muslims towards the Jewish religion and the Christianity. They used to say the Muslims: Embrace our religion; you will get success in this world and the Hereafter. God Almighty commanded His Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) that He should reply them from the side of the entire Muslim nation against their invitation: O the People of the Scripture! You have made uncountable changes in your Scriptures and Divine Laws of your religions and our religion has been established only on that ancient Unity of God’s religion, which was of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him). We are standing on that particular religion and we have not made any change in it.

 Another thing, “With which face do you relate your religion towards Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) while He (peace be upon Him) did go never near the polytheism? He had pure belief in the Oneness of God Almighty, whereas your religion has been filled with the vileness of pluralities. How can you be the claimers of a true religion and freedom?

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).