Monday, 21 August 2017

What should we spend? - Quran Chapter 2- 215 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-270) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 215 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-270) - درس قرآن

What should we spend?

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.)

215. يَسْـَٔلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنفِقُونَ ۖ قُلْ مَآ أَنفَقْتُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ فَلِلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ وَٱلْأَقْرَبِينَ وَٱلْيَتَٰمَىٰ وَٱلْمَسَٰكِينِ وَٱبْنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ ۗ وَمَا تَفْعَلُوا۟ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِهِۦ عَلِيمٌ
215.  They ask thee, (O Muhammad), what they should spend. Say; that which ye spend for good (must go) to parents and near kindred and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, and whatsoever good ye do, lo! Allah is aware of it. 
215.  Yas-‘aluunaka  maazaa  yunfiquun.  Qul  maaa  ‘anfaq- tum-min  khayrin- falil-waali-dayni  wal- ‘aqrabiina  wal- yataa-maa  wal-masaakiini  wab-nis-sabiil.  Wa  maa  taf- ‘aluu  min  khayrin- fa- ‘innAllaaha  bihii  ‘Aliim.


Khayrin – (wealth, provisions, goods and property etc.), each type of goodness is included in the word khayrin i.e. physical or financial, big or small, but it means also good earning and the wealth. And here meaning of Khayrin is the wealth.

In this verse, it has been described that the Muslims asked from The Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): What should we spend? Allah Almighty commanded that they should spend how much they want of their good earnings and pure wealth, besides this, Allah Almighty described about the people; for whom the wealth should be spent:

·         waali-daynifirst right is of our parents from our wealth. Alas! Nowadays the well to do, the married and the well earner youngsters don’t recognize the right of their parents.

·         ‘Al- ‘aqrabiinaafter the parents; the right comes of the near kindred (close relatives). How much a great rule; Islam has given that the charity and goodness should be started from the nearest relatives and supplied it far away.

·         Wal- yataa-maa: (Orphans), you should take care and train them; becoming the shadow over their heads, who are deprived of the shadow of their parents. Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has commanded too much rights of the orphans and determined it a great virtue to serve them.

·         Wal-masaakiinithose weak and disabled people who are excused from earning.          

·         Wab-nis-sabiil:  fifth rank is of the needy wayfarers.

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).