Monday, 1 May 2017

Importance of The Square Building at Mecca - Quran Chapter 2- 144b (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-172) - درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2- 144b (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-172) - درس قرآن

Importance of The Square Building at Mecca

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

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

 وَحَيْثُ مَا كُنتُمْ فَوَلُّوا۟وُجُوهَكُمْ شَطْرَهُۥ وَإِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُوا۟ ٱلْكِتَٰبَ لَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ ٱلْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ وَمَا ٱللَّهُ بِغَٰفِلٍ عَمَّا يَعْمَلُونَ (144  b


144b.  And ye (O Muslims), wheresoever ye may be, turn your faces (when ye pray) toward it. Lo! Those who have received the Scripture know that (this Revelation) is the Truth from their Lord. And Allah is not Unaware of what they do.
144b.  Wa hay-su maa kuntum fawalluu wujuuhakum shatrah. Wa ‘innal-laziina ‘uu-tul-Kitaaba laya’-lamuuna ‘an-nahul-haqqu mir-Rabbihim. Wa mAllaahu bi-gaafilin ‘am-maa ya’-maluun.

Commentary

It was described previously that the Children of Israel and the Christians used to consider themselves on the religion of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) and say that they were from their children so they were not needy of embracing any new religion. Holy Qur’an proved that they were saying wrong; after providing correct knowledge about Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him).

Moreover, He was steady on pure Unity and was sacred from the polytheism. If the Jews and the Christians say themselves followers of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) then they should choose the Straight Path as explained by Islam; leaving all other paths. They should hold the Law of good acts and Oneness fast because it was the religion of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him).

After it, Holy Qur’an commands that due to the supplication of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), the Last Messenger of God Almighty; Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) was sent in this world and this nation (Muslim) stood firm due to His (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) teachings. So the spiritual and community centre of this nation will be the same as of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), that is to say; Ka’-bah (the Square Building at Mecca). Baytul Muqaddas was only temporary Qiblah. Ka’-bah is appointed as the Qiblah of the Muslims. Wherever will be the Muslims, whether in the journey or at home, whether in the city or in jungle, whether in forest or in the desert, whether in the vicinity of Inviolable Place of Worship (Masjidi-Haraam) or in the surroundings of Baytul Muqaddas, it means that in all conditions they will turn unto Ka’-bah for prayer.

Along with it, God Almighty commanded also: O Muslims! Don’t care from the People of the Scripture. “Lo! Those who have received the Scripture know that (this Revelation) is the Truth from their Lord. And Allah is not Unaware of what they do”. And now if they produce doubts intentionally, then God Almighty will punish them severely because He knows their acts.

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). https://youtu.be/y0Ahs447uJg