LESSON # 508 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Ill will of the People of the Scripture
Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)
Verses –44 & 45 of 176, Section –7/24 (Part – 5)
|44. Seest thou not those unto whom a portion of the Scripture hath been given, how they purchase error, and seek to make you (Muslims) err from the right way?
45. And Allah knoweth best (who are) your enemies. And Allah is Sufficient as a Friend, and Allah is Sufficient as a Helper.
| 44. ‘Alam tara ‘ilallaziina ‘uu-tuu nasiibam-minal-Kitaabi yash-taruunaz-zalaalata wa yuriiduuna ‘an- tazillus-sabiil.
45. Wallaahu ‘a’ -lamu bi- ‘a’ – daaa- ‘ikum. Wa kafaa bil-laahi Waliy-yanw-wa kafaa bil-laahi Nasiiraa.
There is a description about some dissensions, deceiving and cunning behavior of the Jews in these verses.
The badness and flaws of the children of Israel have been mentioned from the verse ‘Innallaaha laa yuhibbu man- kaana mukh-taalan- fakhuuraa (4:36) (Lo! Allah loveth not such as are proud and boastful) (up to the verse 4:42). Then it was told, “Yaaa- ‘ayyu-hallaziina ‘aa-manuu laa taqrabus-Salaata wa ‘antum sukaaraa” (4:43) (O ye who believe! Draw not near unto prayer when ye are drunken, till ye know that which ye utter, nor when ye are polluted, save when journeying upon the road, till ye have bathed). Now their (Jews) description is being started again from these verses.
The Jews are the People of the Scripture. Allah Almighty bestowed them some portion of His Word, but acting upon those Instructions was not in their fate. These people purchase straggling in retaliation of the verses of Allah Almighty and hide the qualities and conditions regarding His last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). They keep secret the glad tidings about Him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), mentioned in their Scripture so that their own honor and chief-ship might not end. They disbelieve in Islam intentionally and wish too to make the Muslims err from the right way and turn them from their religion Islam.
This nation was beloved to Allah Almighty. Many Prophets and Messengers of God Almighty (peace be upon them) were sent towards them, who used to try for showing them the right path through preaching and invitation in all respect. Instead of learning about the betterment of the Day of Resurrection, they used to gain the worldly benefits, by making changes in the Scripture of Allah Almighty, the order that they used to seem favorable for them, obeyed it and which commands lessened their temporary advantages, they used to kick them. They concealed the glad tiding regarding last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) given in their Scripture, only for the purpose that their dominion and lordship would not end, and they would not be vilified. In short, they used to purchase the world (wealth) by selling their religion. Now they seek to make also the Muslims err from the right way.
Allah Almighty commands, “O Muslims! I know your enemies very well. Keep satisfaction. They would never be able to ruin you. Be careful from them. Allah Almighty is Sufficient to increase your gain and to save you from any loss. Do not reflect from your enemies and remain firm upon the religion – Islam”.
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’an published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)