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
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. Israel
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?