The Children of Israel were preferred over all - Quran Chapter 2- 122 & 123 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-148) - درس قرآن


Quran Chapter 2- 122 & 123 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-148) - درس قرآن

The Children of Israel were preferred over all

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 يَٰبَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَٱذْكُرُوا۟ نِعْمَتِىَ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَنْعَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأَنِّى فَضَّلْتُكُمْ عَلَى ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ (122

وَٱتَّقُوا۟ يَوْمًا لَّا تَجْزِى نَفْسٌ عَن نَّفْسٍ شَيْـًٔا وَلَا يُقْبَلُ مِنْهَاعَدْلٌ وَلَا تَنفَعُهَا شَفَٰعَةٌ وَلَا هُمْ يُنصَرُونَ (123

122.   O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you and how I preferred you to (all) creatures.

123.   And guard (yourselves) against a Day when no soul will in aught avail another, nor will compensation be accepted from it, nor will intercession be of use to it; nor will they be helped.
122.    Yaa-Baniii- ‘Israaa-‘iilaz-kuruu ni’-matiyallaTiii ‘an-‘am-tu ‘alaykum wa ‘anNii fazzaltukum ‘alal-‘aalamiin.

123.    Wattaquu Yawmal-laa tajzii nafsun ‘an-nafsin- shay-‘anw-wa laa yuqbalu minhaa ‘adlunwa-wa laa tanfa-‘uhaa shafaa-‘atunw-wa laa hum yunsaruun.

Commentary

We have learnt the lessons on these both verses in lesson #55 and 60 (verse – 40 & 47). Recitation about the Children of Israel had been commenced from there and till now their scientific doctrinal and practical weaknesses are being explained. They have been invited also towards the Straight Path, that is to say, Islam. It has been proved by means of clear and bright evidences that the Last Prophet (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) is on the Truth, a true Prophet, and it is necessary for every individual to believe in Him (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) and remain steadfast on His teachings. The Children of Israel were also instructed that they should adopt the straight path of Allah Almighty by giving up anger, opposition, making religious groups among themselves and stubbornness.

Now they are being reminded again for those things and being informed about the consequences of the Day of Resurrection. In this world, a person can be saved by the help of any other person, reward or penalty and by recommendations or power/influence. But to Allah Almighty, nothing will be helpful out of these things. Just every individual’s own acts and deeds will be helpful there. Tributes, fines, recommendations, friendship or help of anyone else will become useless on the Doomsday.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, 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/tZbLAf4aVKk