Saturday, 20 May 2017

The whole power belongs to God - Quran Chapter 2- 165b (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-191) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 165b (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-191) - درس قرآن

The whole power belongs to God

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.)

 وَلَوْ يَرَى ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوٓا۟ إِذْ يَرَوْنَ ٱلْعَذَابَ أَنَّ ٱلْقُوَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَدِيدُ ٱلْعَذَابِ (165  b)    

165b.  Oh, that those who do evil had but known, (on the Day) when they behold the doom, that power belongeth wholly to Allah, and that Allah is Severe in punishment!
165b.  Wa  law  yaral-laziina  zalamuuu  ‘iz  yarawnal-‘azaaba,  ‘annal-Quwwata  Lillaahi  jamii-‘anw-wa-‘annAllaaha  Shadiidul-‘azaab.


In the earlier verses, after discussion about Oneness of God, Creator of the Universe and dignity of the Believers, Allah Almighty told about His Power and Strength, and commanded that the Infidels and Idolaters ascribe partnership with God Almighty to the different things due to their foolishness, ignorance and un-foresightedness. They consider as these things will accede to their wishes, support them at the times of difficulties, give rewards or prizes to them as compensation of their worship, and they believe that these are masters of the powers.

Allah Almighty asserts in this verse, “Would that! The deniers of the Truth and the Idolaters would have seen the Doom which We shall descend upon them on the Doomsday. After seeing the doom, they will say at once that all kinds of powers and strength, Greatness, Divinity and Magnificence, power of choice and influence are only for Allah Almighty, nobody can speak or boast before Him. Without Him, none can help or support any other and everything is humble before Him.

On that Day, neither the wealth/property of anyone will be useful for him, and nor his relatives and friends will help him. Every individual will try to run away from his intimate brothers, sisters, mother, father, wife, children, friends and relatives; so that he would not have to suffer their doom upon himself. On the Day of Resurrection, the Idolaters will forget their false worshiped and liar partners, and they will call “for pity’s sake! God help me”.

During the worldly life, various types of difficulties and tests are sent on the human beings. Using the sense, every person should deem that this all is from God Almighty and he should prostrate before Allah Almighty by learning from these calamities.

In the Sayings of the Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) this humility, indigence and helplessness has been told as penitence and begging mercy, and supplication as worship. The Messenger of God Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) commanded, “‘Ad-Duaaw- mukh-khul  ‘ibaadah” (Supplication is the Brain of Worship).

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).