Monday, January 23, 2017

Seeing God manifestly is impossible in this world - Quran Chptr 2-55 (Pt-1,Stg-1)(L-86) -درس قرآن

Quran Chptr 2-55 (Pt-1,Stg-1)(L-86) -درس قرآن

Seeing God manifestly is impossible in this world

Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
55.  And when ye said: O Moses! We will not believe in thee till we see Allah manifestly; and even while ye gazed the lightning seized you.
55.  Wa ‘iz  qultum  yaa-Muusaa lan-nu’-mina laka hattaa narAllaaha  jahratan- fa-‘akhazat-kumus-saa-‘iqatu  wa ‘antum tanzuruun.


Naraa – (we shall see). Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) brought seventy chosen persons from the Children of Israel on the Sinai Mount for causing to hear the Speech of God Almighty. When they heard the Word, they said, “O Moses! We do not believe in listening from the veil. Show us with open eyes. 

‘Akhazat-kumus-saa-‘iqatu – (the lightning seized you). The Children of Israel were falsifying the words of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and claiming that they were desirous of looking God with open eyes, otherwise they would not believe in Him. So they were punished as the lightning fell suddenly upon them due to which their eyes were dazzled and their eyesight became unable to see anything.

It has been discussed earlier that when Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) went on the Sinai Mount for obtaining Guide Book (Torah) for the Children of Israel, they began worshiping the calf in His absence and involved in plurality of God. When He returned, it was proclaimed by Allah Almighty that they should kill one another as punishment of plurality with Him. Then they began killing one another. At that time God, the Most High relented and their penitence was accepted.

After that, seventy old-men from the Children of Israel demanded that they would go on the Mount of Sinai with Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) to hear the Word of God Almighty. Prophet Moses brought them with Himself. He instructed them to stay in the feet of Mountain and went on the Mountain Himself. God Almighty spoke with the Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and after returning He told them. Then they said, “We wish to see God Almighty with our sight”.

Due to their opposing and refusal openly, they were punished and the lightning fell down upon them, and they perished. After observing too big miracles and getting favors of God Almighty; the Children of Israel could not give up their old bad habits. They wished to see God Almighty with these material eyes, which is impossible. So they were punished in this way.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif.