Sunday, August 13, 2017

Embracing Islam - Quran Chapter 2- 208 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-262) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 208 (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-262) - درس قرآن

Embracing Islam

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.)

208. يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱدْخُلُوا۟ فِى ٱلسِّلْمِ كَآفَّةً وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا۟ خُطُوَٰتِ ٱلشَّيْطَٰنِ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ

208.  O ye who believe! enter, into submission (unto Him) one and all; and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! He is an open enemy for you.
208.  Yaaa –‘ayyu-hal-laziina  ‘aamanuud-khuluu  fis-Silmi  kaaaffah.  Wa  laa  tat—tabi-‘uu  khutuwaatish-Shay-taan.  ‘Innahuu  lakum  ‘aduw-wum-mubiin.


 ‘As-Silmi – (Islam) literal meanings of Salama are truce and peace. And this word comes opposite to war. Commentators have taken the meaning of ‘as-Silmi here as Islam. The masters of the dictionary have also accepted this meaning of it.

Kaaaffatan – (one and all, entire) origin of this word is kafafa which means ‘to stop’. Kaaaffah means ‘enter into Islam completely and obey Islam in all respects.

Khutuwaati – (the footsteps) its singular is Khutuh, which means the footstep i.e. obedience and Compliance.  

Reason of the Revelation of this verse is that a few Jews embraced Islam but they continued compliance with the Jewish religion along with Islamic Divine also, for example; considering the Saturday as a holy day, taking the meat and milk of camel as forbidden and reciting Torah etc. Then some people used to make any false belief by themselves or consider their any act as sacred and include their self made beliefs in the religion along with the Islamic Teachings. Allah Almighty revealed this verse to stop obeying other commands along with Islamic orders, and commanded: Enter, into submission (unto Him) one and all. That is to say; make neither false beliefs yourselves, nor follow the myths, nor execute other teachings and nor that anything; you do not like or that which seems difficult to you, not to believe in it.

Islam is neither only the name of a few beliefs, nor it is the collection of a few prayers (devotions), but it is the most perfect, superior and fine code for the entire life. It guides in every field of life, fulfills all requirements of human nature, shows favor in orders keeping in view one’s weaknesses, guides rightly to reach the destination and instructs to get the supreme success of the religion and the world. So it is necessary to embrace Islam wholeheartedly. It is necessary to obey Islamic Instructions in every field of life (moral, social, economical and political matters).

The People, who don’t do so, are as though they follow the Devil’s footsteps whereas he is their open enemy. To hope for good from him is extremely foolish and ignorance. Islam and Infidelity can’t remain together. So either become completely the slaves of The Merciful otherwise you have to follow the footsteps of the Devil, which is the only loss forever.

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).