Knowledge of those who read their Holy Books - Quran Chapter 2- 121 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-147) - درس قرآن
Quran Chapter 2- 121 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-147) - درس قرآن
Knowledge of those who read their Holy Books
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
ٱلَّذِينَ ءَاتَيْنَٰهُمُ ٱلْكِتَٰبَ يَتْلُونَهُۥ حَقَّ تِلَاوَتِهِۦٓ أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِۦ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِهِۦ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْخَٰسِرُونَ (121
121. Those unto whom We have given the Scripture, who read it with the right reading. Those believe in it. And whoso disbelieveth in it, those are they who are the losers.
121. ‘Allaziina ‘aatay-Naahu-mul-Kitaaba yatluunahuu haqqa tilaawatih. ‘Ulaaa-‘ika yu’-minuuna bih. Wa many-yakfur bihii fa-‘ulaaa-‘ika humul-khaasiruun.
Haqqa tilaawatih – (the right of its reading), tilaawat means reading. The word tuloo is its origin. Literal meaning of this word is ‘to follow’. So this sentence aims that those people, who have a right to read the Scripture of God Almighty. That is to say; they also act upon it, they follow the instructions guided in it and they do not decrease or increase in it.
‘Allaziina ‘aatay-Naahu-mul-Kitaaba – (Those people to whom We have given the Scripture), it signifies towards the Children of Israel and the Christians.
Result of making groups in the religion was mentioned in the last verse. Namely, the soul of following the teachings of the groups is working in place of truth-loving and looking the reality. The people do not observe any individual’s belief and deeds. They see only that whether any person belongs to their group or otherwise. While the sense of people becomes so, then it is clear that the arguments and proofs cannot produce effects. All the proofs become useless for the people, whether how much true and real facts are produced.
It has been mentioned in today’s lesson that if the people of the Scriptures adopt honesty, sincerity and friendship, leaving anger, lust and stubbornness, and recite their Holly Books wholeheartedly, then they might be convinced on the truth of Holy Qur’an and the Last Messenger (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), and will believe in Prophet-hood of Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him).
The people, who change and distort their Holy Books and don’t be attentive with good intentions, they would never be convinced on the truth of Holy Qur’an. They are involved in anger, stubbornness, sensual desires and group making. If it is done by them then they will remain involved in infidelity forever. They will use to reject the truth continuously. Resultant, they will suffer loss in this world and will be ruined on the Day of Resurrection.