LESSON # 510 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Belief in That Which Confirms That Which Ye Possess
Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)
Verses –47 of 176, Section –7/24 (Part – 5)
|O ye unto whom the Scripture hath been given! Believe in what We have revealed confirming that which ye possess, before We destroy countenances so as to confound them, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers (of old time). And the Commandment of Allah is always executed.||Yaaa- ‘ayyu-hallaziina ‘uu-tul- Kitaaba ‘aaminuu bimaa nazzalnaa musaddiqal-limaa ma-‘akum-min qabli ‘an-nat-misa wujuuhan fa-naruddahaa ‘alaaa ‘adbaarihaaa ‘aw nal-‘anahum kamaa la-‘annaaa ‘As-haabas-Sabt. Wa kaana ‘am-rullaahi maf-‘uulaa.|
Now the People of the Scripture are being invited, “Confirm the Holy Qur’an. This Word of Allah Almighty confirms your old Scriptures, and the basic principles of those Scriptures are united with It (Holy Qur’an). You should be saved from that punishment of Allah Almighty by embracing Islam, which was given to the past nations due to declining the Truth”.
Allah Almighty commanded the children of Israel, “Believe in Holy Qur’an prior to that time, when We shall destroy your countenances so as to either confound them or metamorphose your faces and make them like animals, as We destroyed and changed the countenances of the Sabbath-breakers, and made them monkeys”.
‘As-haabas-Sabt – (Sabbath-breakers, the people of the day of Saturday). The story of the Sabbath-breakers has been mentioned in Surah ‘A’-raaf , which is briefly as under, “The children of Israel are permitted to hunt the fish during entire days of the week except Saturday. Allah Almighty wished to test them. Therefore, it was His such Will that the fish used to appear very less in quantity on all other days, but on Saturday, it used to be seen in very much numbers. The children of Israel used to be affected that the fish was in abundant quantity but they were not permitted to catch it. They could not have patience and tried to get unlawful advantage from this command of Allah Almighty through stratagem. They dug many abysses along with the bank of river and connected those pits to the river. On Saturday, the fish used to come in pits besides the water from the river and assemble here. Next day, they used to catch the fish from there. Due to this stratagem and wickedness, the curse of Allah Almighty revealed upon them and they were made the monkeys by destroying their countenances.
The Jews are being frightened from this curse of Allah Almighty also in the above-mentioned verse and they have been warned that ‘the Commandment of Allah Almighty is always executed. So, do not disobey Him, otherwise you will deserve the torment of God Almighty’.
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).