Thursday, August 3, 2017

It is a perfect supplication - Quran Chapter 2- 201 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-254) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 201 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-254) - درس قرآن

It is a perfect supplication

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.)

201. وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَقُولُ رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِى ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

201.  And of them (also) are those who say: “Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the Doom of Fire.”
201.  Wa  minhum-many-yaquulu  Rabbanaaa  
‘aatinaa  fid-dunyaa  hasanatanw-wa  fil-‘Aa-khirati  hasanatanw-wa  qinaa  ‘azzban-Naar.


In the verse mentioned in previous lesson, recitation was about the individuals who desire only the world (money, gold, wealth and property). As they don’t deny from Allah Almighty, don’t believe entirely in the Hereafter also. Their begging, prayers and requests remain limited only for improvement of this material world. Their intention of worship is only to reap the advantage of the world. God Almighty described about the punishment for them that they will not gain any kind of future reward of virtues on the Day of Reckoning because what they wish and for which they try, they will get in the world. Now while, they have gotten their object in the world; then anything will not come into their hands during the Hereafter.

In this lesson, it has been stated about those Believers who have sound thought and right character, who believe in the Hereafter, near to them the Day of Resurrection and punishment on errors will surely happen. So their sight is not only on the world but that is also on the Doomsday. So, they don’t want the world only by turning from the Hereafter and don’t do those works; with which they may reap advantage only for the world, but the reward for the Hereafter is removed. They think about good results in the matters, behaviors and social lives.

It has been disclosed from the word hasanatan that the Believer is the Seeker of the Good in the world as well as in the Hereafter. In the world, he begs for power to do good works. He demands strength and ability for doing good acts and deeds by means of prayers and worship, and begs for good fruit of his good acts in the Hereafter. He desires to take the both (the World and the Hereafter) with him. He does higher courtesy and fine affairs, and makes provision for the Hereafter, and prays from God Almighty, “Guard me from the Fire of the Hell, make room for me in the Paradise and bestow me the success”. It is a standard of the best individual that he keeps in view the world and the Hereafter in his life and the affairs of his life, and fears from the Doom of the Hell.

Bear in mind that Islam has compared the world and the Hereafter, not coped the religion and the world. Blessed are those individuals who pass their lives in such a way that their Hereafter is decorated also along-with it.

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).