Monday, September 11, 2017

Comparison – wife and agricultural land - Quran Chapter 2- 223a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-289) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 223a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-289) - درس قرآن

Comparison – wife and agricultural land

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.)

نِسَآؤُكُمْ حَرْثٌ لَّكُمْ فَأْتُوا۟ حَرْثَكُمْ أَنَّىٰ شِئْتُمْ وَقَدِّمُوا۟ لِأَنفُسِكُمْ وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّكُم مُّلَٰقُوهُ وَبَشِّرِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 223
223a.  Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will,
223a.  Nisaaa-‘ukum  harsul-lakum;  fa’-tuu  harsakum  ‘an-naa  shi’-tum;


Hars – (husbandry, agricultural land, farm), that piece of land is called hars where seed is sown and vegetable, grain and vegetation are gotten, as though; the wife is the source of producing children and increasing your breed/race.

Allah Almighty has cleared in this verse about the true position of the wife in connection with wedding relationship. That is to say, the wife is like a farm for her husband, and as the farmer; he keeps his farm very precious considering it as his very big wealth, watches and guards it, earns grain from it, likewise; the husband should also consider his wife as his very great fortune. He should look after and guard her, and get children from her.  

As though, it is proved that in Islam, real purpose of intercourse is acquiring the children only. Even its other aspects like demand of sensual pleasure have not been ignored too. It has also been evident that control over this production (birth control) is not a natural issue, because, which stupid farmer would be that who sows the seeds but doesn’t want the crop, uproots the plant before its growth? Then this matter also enlightens that as the farmer prays for pity rain from God Almighty, discloses his wish to bud and blossom the crop, like this, the husband should also pray for getting virtuous children from God Almighty.

Allah Almighty Has admonished very much quoting the example of tilth (husbandry). Would that the human beings thought upon this instance and made happy these relationships lastly with reliance of their lives.  

‘An-naa  shi’-tum – (as you wish), ‘an-naa means ‘where’, it has been used for the meanings of ‘when, just as’ also. How the Holy Qur‘an has advised about this matter pointing it with wisdom that there is no restriction on the method and time. But it has been forbidden to destroy one’s strength and race; adopting un-natural method. More detail will be discussed in the next lesson (last part of this verse).

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).