Monday, April 10, 2017

A Region of Security - Makkah - Quran Chapter 2- 126 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-153) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 126 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-153) - درس قرآن

A Region of Security - Makkah

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَٰهِۦمُ رَبِّ ٱجْعَلْ هَٰذَا بَلَدًا ءَامِنًا وَٱرْزُقْ أَهْلَهُۥ مِنَ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ مَنْ ءَامَنَ مِنْهُم بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلْيَوْمِٱلْءَاخِرِ قَالَ وَمَن كَفَرَ فَأُمَتِّعُهُۥ قَلِيلًا ثُمَّ أَضْطَرُّهُۥٓ إِلَىٰ عَذَابِ ٱلنَّارِ وَبِئْسَ ٱلْمَصِيرُ (126

126.  And when Abraham prayed: My Lord! Make this a region of security and bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day. He answered: And as for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire---a hapless journey’s end!
126.  Wa ‘iz qaala ‘Ibraahiimu Rabbij-‘al haazaa Baladan ‘Aaminanw – warzuq ‘ahlahuu minas-samaraati man ‘aamana minhum, Billaahi wal-Yawmil- ‘Aakhir.  Qaala wa man-kafara fa-‘umatti-‘uhuu qaliilan- summa ‘aztarruhuuu  ‘ilaa  ‘azaabin-Naar. Wa bi’-sal-masiir.


Qaliilan – (for a while, a few days), it aims the life of this world. Because comparing to the Day of Resurrection, the life of this world is like ‘for a while’.

Fa-‘umatti-‘uhuu – (I shall leave him in contentment, I shall do well to him also), this word has been derived from Mataa’, which means Goods, valuables.

When Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) completed the construction work of the Temple of Makkah, Ka’ba (the Square Building), then He (peace be upon Him) prayed from God Almighty as under:

·        Make this (Building, Its City and Its Surroundings) a Region of Security

·        Bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day.

His both supplications were accepted. So the House of Allah (the Building of Ka’ba) and its all surrounding area, which has been included in Haram, (killing any individual or hunting any living creature is totally forbidden). Although the entire land is stony and sandy but fresh and dry fruit, vegetables and grains are available here every time abundantly.

Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was told that the cruel and evildoers will be disappointed from the dignity of Leadership. He (peace be upon Him) remembered this order and at the time of supplication for bestowing grains and fruit, prayed only for the Believers. God Almighty commanded, “Religious Leadership is specified only for the Believers and the Obedient. However, the disbelievers and Infidels will also be not forfeited from worldly lives. But they will get these things for a short period only during their lifetime. After death, on the Day of Resurrection; they will be thrown into the Fire of Hell as punishment of their disobedience, which is the worst abode. 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).