Lesson # 567 From Holy Qur’aan
God Claims Belief Even from an Orthodox
Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4
Verse –136 of 176, Section – 20/24 (Part – 5)
|O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Scripture which He hath revealed unto His Messenger, and the Scripture which He revealed aforetime. And whoso disbelieveth in Allah and His angels and His Scriptures and His messengers and the Last Day, he verily hath wandered far astray.||Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina ‘aa-manuu ‘aaminuu BIllaahi wa RasuuliHii wal-Kitaa-billazii nazzala ‘alaa RasuuliHii wal-Kitaa-billazii ‘anzala min-qabl. Wa many-yakfur BIllaahi wa malaaa-‘ikatiHii wa KutubiHii wa RusuliHii wal-Yawmil- ‘Aakhiri faqad zalla zalaalam- ba-‘iidaa.|
‘Aa-manuu – (the person, who believed). ‘Aaminuu – (Believe in). The first word has been used for ‘the past tense’ and in the second word; it is being commanded ‘to have belief’. Base of both words is ‘Iimaan (Belief), which means, “To accept any fact with tongue and believe in it heartily. The Believers are being commanded to believe, it aims, O people! (who admit with tongue) Bring Faith also into being heartily and believe purely.
Nazzala – (revealed), its origin is Tanziil, which means ‘to alight slowly and tenderly’, as ’the Holy Qur’aan was revealed in about twenty three years tenderly and slowly’. ‘Anzala – (revealed), its root is the word ‘anzaal, which means ‘revealed all at once’, as all other heavenly Scriptures were revealed all at once.
It was commanded in the previous verse, “Speak the truth, and cooperate with the justice (whether that is against anyone). But these entire matters are impossible until the Belief is weak and the Faith is not perfect. Therefore, it is being instructed that you should believe in Allaah Almighty heartily. Mere words are not useful.
Along-with it, believe in the Scripture of Allaah Almighty, Holy Qur’aan also whole-heartedly as a True Holy Book, and have faith heartily in that, which is written in it and act according to its instructions. Have belief too in those Scriptures as true Holy Books of Allaah Almighty, which were revealed before Holy Qur’aan. However, only those commands of old Scriptures are actionable, which have been sustained by this Last Scripture i.e. Holy Qur’aan. Other entire matters, which are held into them, have not remained actionable at this time. It is necessary now to act upon Holy Qur’aan, the Last Scripture. Because all good matters, which were in those Scriptures, have been mentioned in It.
The person, who will not believe in Allaah Almighty, His Angels and Messengers (peace be upon Them), His Scriptures and the Day of Resurrection, his/her belief will not be acceptable. He/she should not consider sufficient claim of belief by tongue only, but they should strengthen their faith in Allaah Almighty and entire others, which have been described and obey each Order of Allaah Almighty.
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)