Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Error at the price of guidance - Quran Chapter 2- 175 & 176 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-201) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 175 & 176 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-201) - درس قرآن

Error at the price of guidance

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

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


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

 أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱشْتَرَوُا۟ ٱلضَّلَٰلَةَ بِٱلْهُدَىٰ وَٱلْعَذَابَ بِٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ فَمَآأَصْبَرَهُمْ عَلَى ٱلنَّارِ (175)

  ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ نَزَّلَ ٱلْكِتَٰبَ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَإِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱخْتَلَفُوا۟ فِى ٱلْكِتَٰبِ لَفِى شِقَاقٍۭ بَعِيدٍ (176)      

175.  Those are they who purchase error at the price of guidance, and torment at the price of pardon. How constant are they in their strife to reach the Fire!

176.  That is because Allah hath revealed the Scripture with the truth. And those who find (a cause of) disagreement in the Scripture; are in open schism.
175.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ikallazii-nashtara-wuz-zalaalata  bil-hudaa  wal-‘azaaba  bil-magfirah.  Famaaa ‘asbarahum  ‘alan-Naar.

176.  Zaalika  bi-‘annAllaaha  nazzalal-Kitaaba  bil-Haqq.  Wa  ‘innallazii-nakhtalafuu  fil-kitaabi  lafii shiqaaqim-  ba-‘iid.


The people, who hide the truth and sell the religion for a few coins, reality of their business has been described in this verse. They deem individually that they have collected the wealth; selling the Truth; earned the world, collected goods of pleasure and did very good business. But Holy Qur’an describes that in fact. they have lost everything in this business, they have purchased error at the cost of guidance, forgot the straight path and chose the cursed way, took shelter in darkness leaving the Light, liked depravity instead of Faith, this world instead of the Day of Resurrection, and torment at the cost of pardon. Which business will be more harmful and injurious than it? Those people achieved casual gains and did not care for that comfortable life which will be for ever.

It is a very big sin to hide the truth, to color falsely to the commandments of God Almighty, to deal in selling the Right. Punishment of this wicked deed is very much painful. We should learn from the misdeeds of the Children of Israel so that we may save ourselves from the sins/evildoing.

Why did this all happen? Hence God Almighty revealed the Right/Just but they opposed it. If there would be any lawful reason then it were right, but they did not believe in the Truth due to only adversity and religious persecution. They were prepared to contradict for enmity and opposed instead of cooperation. They supposed racial and family inheritance also to the religion. They turned their faces from the last Messenger (May glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) of God Almighty; only due to the reason that He (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) was from the Children of Ishmael (peace be upon Him) and was not one from the Children of Israel (peace be upon Him), although they both were Children of the same Forefather - Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him).

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/ReCXTc0FCIk