Thursday, May 4, 2017

Vie with one another in good works - Quran Chapter 2- 148 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-175) - درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2- 148 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-175) - درس قرآن

Vie with one another in good works

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

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

وَلِكُلٍّ وِجْهَةٌ هُوَ مُوَلِّيهَا فَٱسْتَبِقُوا۟ ٱلْخَيْرَٰتِ أَيْنَ مَا تَكُونُوا۟ يَأْتِ بِكُمُ ٱللَّهُ جَمِيعًا.
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍقَدِيرٌ (148

148.  And each one hath a goal toward which he turneth; so vie with one another in good works. Wheresoever ye may be, Allah will bring you all together. Lo!  Allah is Able to do all things.
148.  Wa li-kullinw-wijhatun huwa muwalliihaa fastabiqul-khayraat.  ‘Ayna maa takuu-nuu ya’-ti  bikumUllaahu jamii-‘aa.   ‘InnAllaaha ‘alaa kulli shay-‘in- Qadiir.

Commentary

Khayraat – (good works), khayr is its singular. Besides Alms and Charity, it is used also for each type of good works. Every such work, which is performed according to the Divine’s Law and cause of doing that work is only to please God Almighty, that is included in khayraat.

After stating about making the separate groups and selfishness of the people of the Scripture, Holy Qur’an instructed them about the Straight Path and described that the Truth is only one, which was bestowed to all. But the former nations failed to keep it. Appointing Ka’-bah (the Square Building at Mecca) as Qiblah is not out of the basic questions of the religion that it would be considered as “the standard of the Right and the Wrong”. Every nation has its own Qiblah and every nation worships by turning towards its own Qiblah. Actual thing, which is to be understood and performed, is “khayraat” which means good works. So, everyone should try to lead in it from one another and take it for the religion’s actual foundation.

The People of the Scripture used to take part in bigotry and stubbornness by surpassing one another. They did not use to incline towards the Truth, always put the doubts into the hearts of the Muslims, and remained on the front line in the mischief and conspiracies. These people used to produce confusions in the customary questions being careless from the teachings of their religion. If they did not find any other thing, then they used to go ahead by putting the question of Qiblah before them. Although, this matter is not too much important that much precious time be wasted in its discussion. Deem the Qiblah as from the Order of God Almighty, which depends upon time and expedience. The real thing is to lead in good works.

If the nation’s gathering will be on the righteousness and the people will include the goodness in their lives, then God Almighty will gather them on a Centre, the entire misunderstandings will end and mutual enmity will go to end.

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). https://youtu.be/LqOsU2rNkY8