Sunday, 20 August 2017

The time of trial - Quran Chapter 2- 214 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-269) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 214 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-269) - درس قرآن

The time of trial

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.)

214. أَمْ حَسِبْتُمْ أَن تَدْخُلُوا۟ ٱلْجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَأْتِكُم مَّثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ خَلَوْا۟ مِن قَبْلِكُم ۖ مَّسَّتْهُمُ ٱلْبَأْسَآءُ وَٱلضَّرَّآءُ وَزُلْزِلُوا۟ حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَ ٱلرَّسُولُ وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ مَعَهُۥ مَتَىٰ نَصْرُ ٱللَّهِ ۗ أَلَآ إِنَّ نَصْرَ ٱللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ
214.  Do ye think that ye will enter Paradise while yet there hath not come unto you the like of (that which came to) those who passed away before you? Affliction and adversity befell them, they were shaken as with earthquake, till the Messenger (of Allah) and those who believed along with him said: When cometh Allah’s help? Beware! Surely Allah’s help is nigh.
214.  ‘Am hasibtum ‘an- tad-khulul-Jannata wa lammaa ya’-tikum-masa-lullaziina khalaw min- qablikum. Massat-humul- ba’-saaa-‘u wazzar-raaa-‘u wa  zul-ziluu hattaa ya-quular-Rasuulu wallaziina   ‘aamanuu ma-‘ahuu mataa nasrUllaah. ‘Alaaa ‘inna nasrAllaahi qariib.


In this verse, Allah Almighty has commanded that it is necessary for the mankind to face hardness, calamities and difficulties for obtaining betterment and success. It isn’t right to hope for success without bearing difficulties and hardships and passing through the test. It has been declared in this verse that the greatest goodness is the Paradise, and described that too much great blessing cannot be acquired without arduous work. The Pathway of the goodness and the Paradise has been made so much difficult that it might be known that “who has the demand and yearning for it?” That individual will try his best; using his entire powers and strength which Allah Almighty has bestowed to him for this purpose; who will have its real quest. He will be ready to sacrifice his everything for this. Moreover, the people, who will get their purposes passing through the difficult paths, they will understand also its real value.

Allah Almighty has proved by mentioning reference of the previous communities that the successors have suffered hardships and difficulties always because enemies of Allah Almighty and those who have enmity with the goodness have not left unfinished to torture the Believers. They leave them after making helpless and poor, and tyrannize them at such extent that the Prophet (peace be upon Him) and His Believer Companions call, “O Allah! Now it is the end of the limit of their torture, when Your help will come?”

Allah Almighty has promised with the Believers that His help shall come surely but there is a fixed rule for this help, at first, the people are tested, when they remain sticking with throughout patient and steadfast, then finally, Allah Almighty gives them success and the enemy of righteousness falls in the humility and is ruined.

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).