Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Lesson from circumstances of the Jews - Quran Chapter 2- 211 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-265) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 211 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-265) - درس قرآن

Lesson from circumstances of the Jews

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.)

211. سَلْ بَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ كَمْ ءَاتَيْنَٰهُم مِّنْ ءَايَةٍۭ بَيِّنَةٍ ۗ وَمَن يُبَدِّلْ نِعْمَةَ ٱللَّهِ مِنۢ بَعْدِ مَا جَآءَتْهُ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَدِيدُ ٱلْعِقَابِ
211.  Ask of the Children of Israel how many a clear Signs We gave them! He who altereth the Grace of Allah after it hath come unto him (for him), lo! Allah is Severe in punishment.
211.  Sal  Baniii-‘Is-raaa-‘iila  kam  ‘aataynaahum-min  ‘Aa-yatim-bayyinah.  Wa  many-yubaddil  ni’-matallaahi  mim-ba’-di  maa  jaaa-‘at-hu  fa- ‘innAllaaha  Shadiidul- ‘iqaab.


It has been declared previously that God Almighty and His Angels (peace be upon them) did never come openly close to the human beings. Moreover, Allah Almighty has sent always His Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) out of them for guidance of the mankind. In this verse, this fact is being cleared from the history of the Children of Israel. God Almighty says: We sent many such Signs unto the Children of Israel from which the truth of the existence of God Almighty, manifested Truth and Teachings of His Messengers (peace be upon them). But they put behind all those Signs. Allah Almighty honored them, but they proved that they were thankless. God Almighty bestowed kindnesses upon the Children of Israel in abundance; some of them are being stated here briefly:

  • They were set free from the oppression of Pharaoh. Pharaoh used to cause the slaughtering of the Children of Israel and keep their daughters alive, take hard labor from them, disgrace and ruin them in all respect. Allah Almighty saved them from his oppression.  

  • A glorious Prophet named Moses (peace be upon him) was sent by Him into them, who brought them out from the slavery of Pharaoh, fear and dominion of the Qabtiis.

  • Drowned their enemy Pharaoh into the sea before their eyes.  

  • Kept them under the shadow of clouds during their period in the deserts of Sinai Valley, sent down Manna and Quail for their food, caused to flow for them twelve springs of water.

  • Revealed Torah upon Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) for their guidance.

  • ·         Settled them in their own Country Palestine.

  • Maintained a channel of Prophets (peace be upon them) among their race for a long time.

But, despite all these favors, the Children of Israel followed their personal desires. They turned their faces from Holy Scripture, revealed by Allah Almighty and denied from His Commands. They remained busy as their mind desired. Allah Almighty sent upon them different kinds of wrath as punishment for the disobedience, so that; they should come towards the Straight Path. But even then, their scholars changed the words and meanings of the Commands of God Almighty, and made changes intentionally in the Holy Scripture. The public followed them blindly. If these people will resist; even now; on their words and will not believe in the True and Last Word of Allah Almighty “Holy Qur’an”, they should remember! Allah Almighty is Severe in punishment and their end will be the same as it happened with the previous nations.

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).