Thursday, June 22, 2017

Response on the prayer of the supplicant - Quran Chapter 2- 186a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-221) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 186a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-221) - درس قرآن

Response on the prayer of the supplicant

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.)

 وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِى عَنِّى فَإِنِّى قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ (186  a)

186a.  And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely   I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calleth unto Me.
186a.  Wa ‘izaa sa-‘alaka ‘ibaa-Dii ‘anNii fa-‘inNii Qariib. ‘Ujiibu  da’- watad-daa-‘i   ‘izaa da-‘aani,

‘Annii - (concerning Me, about Me), that is to say; they ask about My closeness and distance. Some religions have considered that God Almighty is so much at distance and high from us that reaching there, is entirely impossible. Islam rejected this false belief and told that Allah Almighty is extremely nigh to the human being.

‘Innii Qariibun - (surely I am nigh (near) it means that Allah Almighty is near to the mankind also in accord with His knowledge and acquaintance, as well as close to them for listening to their prayer and accepting too. In the Holy Qur’an it is commanded at another place.Nahnu ‘Aqrabu ‘ilayhi min hablil wariid (We are closer to them (human) than their jugular vein). 

It is the Soul of the religion that the individual should cut off every one and be just of only one God (Allah), pray for a boon from Him, raise hands for asking before Him, his life and death, his worship and sacrifice should be for Him only. For producing this soul, Allah Almighty taught; how to pray and commanded: I am not more away from the human beings. Moreover, when any individual calls Me with full sincerity leaving everything, I hear his supplication, answer him, accept his prayer, and fulfill his desire.

In the Saying (Hadith), it comes that during the last third part of the night, Allah Almighty comes to the nearest sky and proclaims, “Is there any suppliant, I accept whose prayer? Is there any beggar, to whom I bestow? Is there anyone asking for forgiveness to whom I forgive? Messenger of God Almighty (Peace Be upon Him) once said that the prayer is worship. In another Hadith it has come that Allah Almighty is so much modest and kind that He does not wish to return anyone who prays with empty hands. But there is a condition for accepting the prayer that the heart shouldn’t be indolent and careless. It does not depend only in such last part of the night; Allah Almighty hears the call of every caller (the individual who prays earnestly) every time, at every place, on the condition that he should call sincerely and honestly.

In this verse, how God Almighty has filled strength and trust for the helpless human beings, hope for broken hearts, expectation for the sinners, support for the tired ones. If the mankind doesn’t ask from Him then from whom he should ask? But how much indolent and cruel is this humankind that he feels shame when praying unto Him and hesitates spreading hands before Him.

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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