Quran Chapter 2-66 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-99) - درس قرآن
Benefits of the History
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
66. So We made it an example to their own and to succeeding generations, and an admonition to the God-fearing.
66. Faja-‘alNaahaa nakaalal-limaa bayna yadayhaa wa maa khal-fahaa wa maw-‘izatal-lil-Muttaqiin.
Nakaalan – (warning), it means a punishment and incident, which becomes a warning for others, bearing it in mind, the people get admonition.
Purpose of narrating the important events of the history of Israelite in Holy Qur’aan, on one side is that, the Children of Israel feel repentance and be much ashamed. They recognize their reality and incline towards the straight path. And on the other side, it is an admonition for the Muslims. They get it as warning from the incidents of previous nations, check an account of their deeds, take a lesson and adjust themselves in the light of Holy Qur’aan.
Which event we have discussed in the previous verse that has much importance in the history of the Children of Israel and all these people know it very well. The Holy Qur’aan is drawing their attention also towards that incident.
After expressing the incident, Holy Qur’aan declared in this verse, “So We made it an example to their own and to succeeding generations, and an admonition to the God-fearing”. So that, the entire human beings are informed about the result of disobeying the commands of God Almighty, they may be careful for ever and each moment. It is the fact that this incident is a Guide for particularly God-fearing individuals. Their belief may be perfect with it that only the fear of God is root cause of the all goodness for human beings.
After understanding this verse, now there is no doubt that certainly disobeying the commands of God Almighty becomes main cause of a big wrath. We should keep it always before us. It is not an ordinary thing: Changing of good faces into bad and becoming apes from the mankind. The human beings should keep on having fear the wrath and anger of God Almighty.
It also comes out from this verse that how much an individual can get admonition from the previous events. In fact, this Holy Qur’aan (the Word of God) has impressed upon the minds very clearly about the benefits of the history and that, every incident or event cannot become history. Only those events deserve to become a part of history from which, the people may acquire any fair lesson.