Quran Chapter 2-58 (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L-89) -درس قرآن
Township and the Children of
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
58. And when We said: Go into this township and eat freely of that which is therein, and enter the gate prostrate, and say: “Repentance”. We will forgive you your sins and will increase (reward) for the right doers.
58. Wa ‘iz qulNad-khuluu haazihil-qaryata fakuluu minhaa haysu shi’-tum ragadanw-wad-khulul-baaba sujjadanw-wa quuluu hittatun, Nagfir-lakum khataa-yaakum. Wa sanaziidul-Muh-siniin.
Al-Qaryata – (Township) the Historians have told that this colony was a famous city of
named ‘Areehaa’. It was
conquered by the Children of Israel during the period of
Prophet Yusha’ (peace be upon Him) after death of Prophet
Moses (peace be upon Him). Palestine
Hittatun – (Repentance) it is abbreviation of a sentence that means, “O our Lord! Forgive our errors”. The Children of Israel were instructed to say with their tongues the word hittatun, (Repentance), at the time of entering the city.
Muh-siniina – (Right doers) this word is made from ‘ehsaan, which means to favor, kindness and doing good.
God Almighty did show the entire land of “Kin’aan” carrying Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) up to the river bank of
and told, “I give this
country to the Children of Israel and you will conquer this city Areehaa in near future. While you enter in it; you will get favors of God
Almighty and different kinds of fruit. So, at the time of entering in the gate
they should prostrate, and say: hittatun “Repentance” and not be proud and haughty. We
shall forgive their sins and increase (reward) for the right doers. Jordan
The Children of Israel did not obey God Almighty wholeheartedly, despite; they began to disobey, so they deserved the wrath of God. Complete detail will be discussed in forthcoming verses.
The time becomes very difficult for the nations when they get favors of God Almighty and do not give thank to Him. Instead of thanking God they choose the path of violence. They suffer agony and do not take it as warning but become more intemperate. They get guidance but do not adopt the straight path but begin to violate.