Quran Chapter 2- 118 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-144) - درس قرآن
Conversation of ignorant people
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ لَوْلَا يُكَلِّمُنَا ٱللَّهُ أَوْ تَأْتِينَآ ءَايَةٌ كَذَٰلِكَ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّثْلَ قَوْلِهِمْ تَشَٰبَهَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا ٱلْءَايَٰتِلِقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ (118
118. And those who have no knowledge say: Why doth not Allah speak unto us, or some sign come unto us? Even thus, as they now speak, spoke those (who were) before them. Their hearts are all alike. We have made clear the Revelations for people who are sure.
118. Wa qaalal-laziina laa ya’-lamuuna law-laa yukallimu-nAllaahu ‘aw ta’-tiinaaa ‘Aa-yah. Kazaalika qaalal-laziina min-qablihim – misla qawlihim. Tashaabahat quluubuhum. Qad bayyaNNal-‘aayaati li-qawminy-yuuqinuun.
‘Al-laziina laa ya’-lamuuna – (those who have no knowledge), it is meant “the individuals, who are deprived of actual religious knowledge”. This verse indicates towards the Infidels/Idolaters particularly.
laa yukallimu-naa – (does not speak with us), it means: Why God Almighty does not speak with us directly without inter-relation of the Prophets and the Messengers (peace be upon Them).
‘Aa-yah – (sign, token, a verse of the Holy Qur’an), this word has also come as for the “Miracle” in the Holy Qur’an. Here it aims ‘the Miracle’ also.
Infidels and idolaters of Makkah claimed from the Last Messenger of God Almighty, Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) that if Allah Almighty talks to the Prophets and the Messengers (peace be upon Them) then; why does He not talk to us directly. Or why does He not send any strange token (miracle) for support and authentication of the Last Prophet (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), so that we should admit automatically about the truth of Prophet (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) by looking it.
Allah Almighty commands that the people before them said like these things too. Standard of sense - spiritual and moral - of those people was very low and of these people is also very low. Since hearts of the both are the same in having not prudence and gratefulness.
Replying them for these commands, Allah Almighty says, “you have demanded just one miracle, I have sent many clear miracles already, for instance; the truth, the trust, the honesty and the wisdom of the Last Messenger of God Almighty Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), there is No example of Holy Qur’an from any aspect. You are Helpless in replying to it, the Journey of the Last Prophet of God Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) for Ascension (Me’-raaj) and change of the Moon in two pieces are before you”.