Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Send good deeds before you for your souls - Quran Chapter 2- 223b (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-290) - درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2- 223b (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-290) - درس قرآن

Send good deeds before you for your souls

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.)

نِسَآؤُكُمْ حَرْثٌ لَّكُمْ فَأْتُوا۟ حَرْثَكُمْ أَنَّىٰ شِئْتُمْ وَقَدِّمُوا۟ لِأَنفُسِكُمْ وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّكُم مُّلَٰقُوهُ وَبَشِّرِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 223
 
223b.  And send (good deeds) before you for your souls, and fear Allah. And know that ye will (one day) meet Him. And give glad tidings to believers, (O Muhammad).
223b.  Wa  qaddimuu  li-‘anfusikum.  Watta-qUllaaha  wa’-lamuuu  ‘annakum-mulaa-quuH.  Wa  bashshiril-Mu’-miniin.

Commentary

It has been clarified earlier that our life doesn’t finish after death, but enters in to a new era, and its comfort or vexation will depend, in the Hereafter, upon those deeds which we do in this world. Good or bad reflection of this life’s deeds and acts lies down in the form of that life’s success or failure. This world is the place of test and examination. We have to make provisions for the future enduring hardness and troubles in this life. The Day of Resurrection is the place for getting reward or punishment as remuneration of the deeds performed or committed by us during this life.

The relationship between male and female had been mentioned in the previous lesson, and it was described that the real purpose of husband and wife’s sensual meeting is to gain children and breed. Now, it has been reminded in this part of the verse positively that “the human beings should do something regularly for their future and they should not drown in the lust of sexual pleasure entirely at that very time of engagement in sensual intercourse. Moreover, they should make their pleasures obedience and worship too, and it can be made if one considers making the result better at the time of doing every work”. 

It has been emphasized again and again that everyone should fear God Almighty because the human being should remember Allah Almighty during every situation of life, like sitting, standing, sleeping, awaking, eating and drinking etc. He should go on the Straight Path being saved from abundance and
 Deflation. At the end, God Almighty commands to His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) that He should give glad tidings of good rewards to the Believers, who have following qualities:

  • Keeping the words Qaddimuu  li-‘anfusikum {send (good deeds) before you for your souls} in mind, a Believer will have conception of his future. He doesn’t make the pleasure and lust his requirement. But he keeps in view better results and end.

  • The aim from describing the command of ‘IttaqUllaaha repeatedly is that the Muslim has to become an incomparable mankind remaining under the limitations of God fearing and abstinence. Surely, by doing so, the people of the world will envy looking him.

·       Mulaa-quuH – {you will (one day) meet Him}, it is being reminded at the very time of describing about the sexual matters that finally, you will have to be present in the Court of God Almighty. Be cautious! Don’t do the act, due to which, you would have to feel ashamed.

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/VM7WFdvu118