Friday, May 19, 2017

Believers are stauncher in their love for God - Quran Chapter 2- 165a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-190) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 165a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-190) - درس قرآن

Believers are stauncher in their love for God

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.)

 وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَتَّخِذُ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ أَندَادًا يُحِبُّونَهُمْ كَحُبِّ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ أَشَدُّحُبًّا لِّلَّهِ  (165  a)    

165a.  And yet of mankind are some who take unto themselves (objects of worship which they set as) rivals to Allah, loving them with a love like (that which is the due) of Allah (only). And those who believe are stauncher in their love for Allah.
165a.  Wa  minannaasi  many-yattakhizu  min-  duuNillaahi  ‘andaadany-yuhibbuunahum  ka- hubBillaah.  Wallaziina  ‘aa- manuuu  ‘ashaddu  hubbal-Lillaah.


‘Andaadan – (similar, matching, opposite, converse), for instance; love for Idols, statues or demi-gods etc. or leaders, landlords, spiritual guides or any priest takes place in the heart opposite to God Almighty and that love overcomes on the heart.

In the earlier verses, God Almighty has described after telling about His Deity, Beneficence and Mercy that He has created the entire Universe for the necessities of the human beings, that is to say; the earth, the skies, the day, the night, the boats, the rain, the production of the earth, the cattle, the quadruped, the air and the clouds etc. the mankind reaps advantage from these things, fulfills his needs and lives a comfortable life. He should be grateful to Allah Almighty after obtaining these blessings and favors.

Repentance! Some people forget Allah Almighty instead of being grateful to Him. They place others at the Dignity of God Almighty who bestowed them His blessings. They make them their worshiped, settle them His partners and expose their love and faith for them which was required to be kept only for God Almighty. There is recitation regarding such people in this verse.

Some stupid and un-foreseeing people include idols, demi-gods and spiritual guides in partnership with God Almighty and consider them powerful, that is to say; the Christians worship Jesus Christ and Mary (peace be upon them) along-with God Almighty. The Japanese consider their king as from the dynasty of God “I seek refuge in ALLAH from Satan the outcast”.

Allah Almighty commanded that the real love must be only for Him Who is the Creator, the Master and the Worshiped. It is the sign of a perfect Believer that he would have kept the most beloved to God Almighty; he should strengthen excessive love for Him (Allah Almighty) in his heart.

It has come in the Sayings of the Last Messenger, Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) “The Believer is that who has friendship and enmity for God Almighty. The individual who is beloved of God Almighty and loves Him, he keeps only that person his friend, who loves Him and with whom God Almighty is angry, he considers him his enemy”.

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).

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