Lesson # 560 From Holy Qur’aan
God Himself Chose Abraham (peace be upon Him) for Friend
Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4
Verses –125 & 126 of 176, Section – 18/24 (Part – 5)
|125. And who is better in religion that he who surrendereth his purpose to Allah while doing good (to men) and followeth the tradition of Abraham, the upright? And Allah (Himself) chose Abraham for friend.|
126. Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. And Allah ever surroundeth all things. 125. Wa man ‘ahsanu diinam-mimman ‘aslama waj-hahuu LIllaahi wa huwa Muhsinunw-wattaba-‘a Millata ‘Ibraa-hiima Haniifaa. Wattakha-zAllaahu ‘Ibraahii-ma Khaliilaa.
126. Wa LIllaahi maa fissamaa-waati wa maa fil-‘arz. Wa kaanAllaahu bi-kulli shay-‘im-Muhiitaa.
‘Aslama – (caused to bend downward, bowed one’s forehead), this word has been derived from the word Islam, the word Muslim is also from it. Islam means to admit the truth and to obey.
‘Aslama waj-hahuu – (surrendered one’s purpose to), means accepted obedience and bowed one’s head humbly.
Muhsinun – (one who favors, a benefactor), the gracious and the kind, means the righteous and the good doer.
Haniifaa – it is from Haniif, which means ‘to be inclined, to bow down to one side’. Haniif is also a Title of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), here it means ‘someone, who adopts a true religion by leaving all self-invented religions.
It was the summary of the previous lesson, “Each religious group considers that its religion is the best”. They all expect that the rid will only be gotten by their religion, while remaining entire religions have no importance. It has been told in these verses that these (above mentioned) thoughts are useless, and taught that it is just like ‘self-praise is no recommendation’. If you are really seeking the truth, then listen a common rule by opening your ears and stop bragging.
One unbreakable rule has been prescribed for the entire human beings, whether they live in any part of the earth, and whether they call themselves the Jews, the Christians, the Muslims or something else, “As you sow, so you shall reap”. None should think that either their spiritual guides or relatives will save them from the punishment of their evil doings. As the Christians use to say, “Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon Him) has atoned against our sins by sacrificing himself and bearing pains. Now we are tensionless about any punishment. We shall not be caught for punishment, whatsoever we do”.
In these verses it has been described clearly that the true religion is only of those people, who have bowed down towards Allaah Almighty and have been acting upon His prescribed religious laws of Islam happily, and have accepted whole heartedly the Tradition of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him), the Upright, Who left everyone and Whom Allaah Almighty (Himself) chose for His friend. It is evident that those entire beauties are found only in the Companions (Razii Allaahu Ta-‘aalaa ‘Anhum) of the Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). After that, the final decision was caused to hear that “Unto Allaah Almighty belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. And He ever surrounds all things”. Nobody can do any further before Him.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English byMarmaduke 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).