Quran Chapter 2- 137 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-162) - درس قرآن
The rightly guided people
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
فَإِنْ ءَامَنُوا۟ بِمِثْلِ مَآ ءَامَنتُم بِهِۦ فَقَدِ ٱهْتَدَوا۟ وَّإِن تَوَلَّوْا۟ فَإِنَّمَا هُمْ فِى شِقَاقٍ فَسَيَكْفِيكَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ (137
137. And if they believe in the like of that which ye believe, then are they rightly guided. And if they turn away, then they are in schism, so Allah will suffice thee (for defence) against them. And He is the Hearer, the Knower.
137. Fa-‘in ‘aamanuu bi-misli maaa ‘aamantum- bihii faqa-dihta-daw. Wa ‘in- tawallaw fa-‘innamaa hum fii shiqaaq. Fa-sa-yak-fiika-humUllaah. Wa Huwas-Samii-ul-‘Aliim.
Holy Qur’an invites the People of the Scripture to embrace Islam after proving its Truth and being the Word of Allah Almighty, and it refutes their false beliefs. Wrong hopes and desires were determined absurd, and it proves from their own arguments that due to which religion of Abraham (peace be upon Him) they claim to be firm, its original form has not remained as it was. Now that ancient religion, in its original form, is being presented by the Holy Qur’an. So somehow or other, after embracing Islam they should acquire betterment of the religion and the world.
After hearing these verses of advice and preaching, even then, the Children of Israel and the Christians remained standing on violence and opposite. Moreover, instead of embracing Islam themselves, they used to invite the Muslims to adopt the Jewish religion and the Christianity. What can be more selfishness, impudence and bigotry than it?
Allah Almighty commands in this verse, “(O Messenger! (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) You have fulfilled your duty conveying Our Message to them. Now, if they are desirous of their goodness, then they should embrace Islam. They will succeed. We shall forgive their previous sins”. “And if they believe in the like of that which ye believe, then are they rightly guided. And if they turn away, then they are in schism”, it is their hardheartedness and violence, and not other than it. “So Allah will suffice Thee (for defence) against them. And He is the Hearer, the Knower”. (You (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) should not be sorrowful due to their anger, bigotry and enmity. We shall suffice for their encounter from your side. We surely hear their entire talks and We know that which is in their hearts, their inside and outside.
How great and higher glad-tidings is in the last part of this verse for the Last Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) and His nation that “So Allah will suffice thee (for defence) against them”. With whom is Allah Almighty, what more will he need? If Lord Merciful becomes Protecting Friend of anyone then he does not require any more Supporters.