Quran Chapter 2- 122 & 123 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-148) - درس قرآن
Remembrance of God’s favors
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
يَٰبَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَٱذْكُرُوا۟ نِعْمَتِىَ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَنْعَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأَنِّى فَضَّلْتُكُمْ عَلَى ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ (122
وَٱتَّقُوا۟ يَوْمًا لَّا تَجْزِى نَفْسٌ عَن نَّفْسٍ شَيْـًٔا وَلَا يُقْبَلُ مِنْهَاعَدْلٌ وَلَا تَنفَعُهَا شَفَٰعَةٌ وَلَا هُمْ يُنصَرُونَ (123
122. O Children of
123. And guard (yourselves) against a Day when no soul will in aught avail another, nor will compensation be accepted from it, nor will intercession be of use to it; nor will they be helped.
122. Yaa-Baniii- ‘Israaa-‘iilaz-kuruu ni’-matiyallaTiii ‘an-‘am-tu ‘alaykum wa ‘anNii fazzaltukum ‘alal-‘aalamiin.
123. Wattaquu Yawmal-laa tajzii nafsun ‘an-nafsin- shay-‘anw-wa laa yuqbalu minhaa ‘adlunwa-wa laa tanfa-‘uhaa shafaa-‘atunw-wa laa hum yunsaruun.
We have learnt the lessons on these both verses in lesson #55 and 60 (verse – 40 & 47). Recitation about the Children of Israel had been commenced from there and till now their scientific doctrinal and practical weaknesses are being explained. They have been invited also towards the Straight Path, that is to say, Islam. It has been proved by means of clear and bright evidences that the Last Prophet (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) is on the Truth, a true Prophet, and it is necessary for every individual to believe in Him (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) and remain steadfast on His teachings. The Children of Israel were also instructed that they should adopt the straight path of Allah Almighty by giving up anger, opposition, making religious groups among themselves and stubbornness.
Now they are being reminded again for those things and being informed about the consequences of the Day of Resurrection. In this world, a person can be saved by the help of any other person, reward or penalty and by recommendations or power/influence. But to Allah Almighty, nothing will be helpful out of these things. Just every individual’s own acts and deeds will be helpful there. Tributes, fines, recommendations, friendship or help of anyone else will become useless on the Doomsday.