Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Obstinacy of the People of the Scripture - Quran Chapter 2- 145 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-173) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 145 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-173) - درس قرآن

Obstinacy of the People of the Scripture

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

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


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

 وَلَئِنْ أَتَيْتَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُوا۟ٱلْكِتَٰبَ بِكُلِّ ءَايَةٍ مَّا تَبِعُوا۟ قِبْلَتَكَ وَمَآ أَنتَ بِتَابِعٍ قِبْلَتَهُمْ وَمَا بَعْضُهُم بِتَابِعٍ قِبْلَةَ بَعْضٍ وَلَئِنِ ٱتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَآءَهُم مِّنۢ بَعْدِ مَا جَآءَكَمِنَ ٱلْعِلْمِ إِنَّكَ إِذًا لَّمِنَ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ (145

145.  And even if thou broughtest unto those who have received the Scripture all kinds of portents, they would not follow thy qiblah, nor canst thou be a follower of their qiblah; nor are some of them followers of the qiblah of others. And if thou shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then surely thou will be among the evildoers.
145.  Wa la-‘in ‘ataytal-laziina ‘uutul-Kitaaba bi-kulli ‘Aayatim-maa tabi-‘uu Qiblatak. Wa maaa ‘anta bi-taabi-‘in- Qiblata-hum. Wa maa ba’-zuhum- bi-taabi-‘’in-Qiblata ba’-z. Wa la-‘inittaba’-ta ‘ahwaaa-‘ahum-mim-ba’-di maa jaaa-‘aka min-al-‘ilmi, ‘innaka ‘izalla-minaz-zaalimiin.


In this verse, stubbornness and bigotry of the Children of Israel has been mentioned. Allah Almighty commands: O Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)! If you will show them the entire portents of Your Prophet-hood, produce before them all proofs about the Truth of Ka’-bah as Qiblah, even then, they will not be ready to admit it as Qiblah. Moreover, on the basis of opposite, jealousy, enmity, stubbornness and bigotry, they will stand firm on their ancient Qiblah. And because We have bestowed You the Excellent and the Prophet Abraham’s (peace be upon Him) Qiblah, so You (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) don’t have any need to agree to their ignoble Qiblah. Due to the cause of ending the leadership of the Children of Israel, You have been given a permanent and worldwide Qiblah. So the People of the Scripture have become hopeless from this matter that you will admit their Qiblah any time.

It has been described also that the People of the Scripture don’t find themselves followers of one Qiblah. So how can they expect that He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) will agree upon their Qiblah. At the end, the Messenger of Islam (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been duly warned that after knowing about the final decision of God Almighty that the actual Qiblah is only Ka’-bah, if He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) will admit and determine their Qiblah then He will be included into the unjust people too. Although, no Messenger of God Almighty (peace be upon Him) ever stains with any sin but it is intended to tell the Muslim nation from this warning that it is very heavy sin to follow any false religion. Even in this matter, nobody can be favored whether he has most superior rank near God Almighty.

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/0NudyczF9-8