Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Command regarding Wine and gambling - Quran Chapter 2- 219b (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-279) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 219b (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-279) - درس قرآن

Command regarding Wine and gambling

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.)

219. يَسْـَٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلْخَمْرِ وَٱلْمَيْسِرِ ۖ قُلْ فِيهِمَآ إِثْمٌ كَبِيرٌ وَمَنَٰفِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَإِثْمُهُمَآ أَكْبَرُ مِن نَّفْعِهِمَا ۗ وَيَسْـَٔلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنفِقُونَ قُلِ ٱلْعَفْوَ ۗ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمُ ٱلْءَايَٰتِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَفَكَّرُونَ
219b.  Say: In both is great sin, and (some) utility for men; but the sin of them is greater than their usefulness.
219b.  Qul  fiihi-maaa  ‘ismun- kabiirunw-wa  manaafi-‘u  lin-naas:  wa  ‘ismu-humaaa  ‘akbaru  min-naf- ‘ihi-maa.


Replying to the question of the Companions (Sahaaba) (may God be pleased with them) of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), “What is commandment about strong drink and games of chance”, Allah Almighty commanded clearly that the both have great sin. He instructed also that there are some utilities as well as the sins for the people, but their sins are greater than their utilities. So, it is demand of the sense that both things should be given up immediately.

Ismun – (sin), the sin is such act which produces hindrance in the path of goodness. Use of this word explains that the liquor and gambling prevent the human beings from goodness. Quarrels, shamelessness and evils increase in that nation and community in which use of liquor is usual. When an individual drinks strong, he loses his senses, is entangled in evil-doing and fornication, he becomes indolent from his duties. If one is unable to continue his state of intoxication, then he tries to get it through unlawful and unfair means. Then he commits also the crimes of theft, cheating, robbing, fraud, murder, plundering and destruction.

The games of chance destroy the financial condition of the mankind. It draws his attention towards looting, theft, robbing, cheating and fearlessness. Its initial effects are luxury; joviality and extravagance, which besiege a gambler. It has many forms, like bet on race–course, lotteries and gambling.

It is possible that some diseases may be cured with the liquor. Many people drink strong due to this pretence, but whereas, some other medicine is available in the market then how the liquor can be lawful? It is correct that the liquor is joyous, but how much long? And how much trouble is suffered after the intoxication tenure? The liquor causes to forget the grief but for how much moments? And its result is ruin of the wealth, badness of the manners, physical diseases and infamy in the people and God Almighty.

The same condition is of the games of chance. Accidental victory is possible but there is no guarantee of defeat and this freely won money has never remained with any individual. We have never seen any gambler to be rich until today. If they earn without price, they spend it lavishly and unlawfully.

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).