Quran Chapter 2-72 & 73 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-104) - درس قرآن
God brings the dead to life
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
72. And (remember) when ye slew a man and disagreed concerning it and Allah brought forth that which ye were hiding.
73. So We said: Smite him with some of it. Thus Allah bringeth the dead to life and showeth you His portents so that ye may understand.
72. Wa ‘iz qataltum nafsan-faddaara’-tum fiihaa. WAllaahu mukhrijum-maa kuntum tak-tumuun.
73. Faqul-Nazribuuhu bi-ba’-zi-haa. Kazaalika yuh-Yillaahul-mawtaa, wa Yuriikum ‘Aayaati-Hii la-‘allakum ta’qiluun.
Faddaara’-tum – (then you disagreed, accused/charged one another). This word has been derived from dara-‘a, which also means “to dispute, to quarrel as well as to off, to evade, to practice delay”. Here it aims “to quarrel with and accuse one another”.
Summary of the previous verses has been stated in these verses. As we have discussed formerly that a person from the Children of Israel was killed but the killer was not traceable because the doubtful people had begun to charge/accuse one another.
God Almighty commanded the Children of Israel that they should sacrifice a cow for knowing the name of the killer. They evaded. When after making many tricks and excuses, they were prepared to sacrifice the cow, then God Almighty commanded them to smite the dead body with a piece of meat of that cow. As soon as, the piece of meat was smitten to the killed, he returned to life and told the name and address of his killer. So a great problem was resolved by obeying the commandments of God Almighty. The killed person expired again after telling about his murderer.
God Almighty taught the people also, “It is Omnipotence of Me to bring the dead to life again”. As the murdered person told about his first life’s incidents after getting life again, like him, the entire human beings will be brought to life again on the Day of Resurrection. Then every individual will give evidence against himself about his own deeds.
These advice and happenings are being described by Allah Almighty to the entire human beings, so that they should think about them and correct their lives. We should learn from the happenings and incidents of previous nations, and get it as warning for us.