Lesson # 582 From Holy Qur’aan
Firm Knowledge and the Believers
Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)
Verse –162 of 176, Section – 22/24 (Part – 6)
|But those of them who are firm in knowledge and the believers believe in that which is revealed unto thee, and that which was revealed before thee, and who keep up prayer and pay the poor-due, and the believers in Allaah and the Last Day. Upon these We shall bestow immense reward.||Laakinir-Raasi-khuuna fil-‘ilmi minhum wal-Mu’-minuuna yu’-minuuna bi-maaa ‘unzila ‘ilayka wa maaa ‘unzila min- qablika wa muqiimiinas-Salaata wal-mu’-tuunaz-Zakaata wal-Mu’-minuuna BIllaahi wal- Yawmil-‘Aakhir. ‘Ulaaa-‘ika sanu’-tii-him ‘ajran ‘aziimaa.|
‘Ar-Raasi-khuuna – (who are firm), this word is plural of Raasikh, which is from Rasuukh. Rasuukh means ‘to brood in something accumulated’. Raasikh means firm, stable, fixed or immutable
’Ar-Raasi-khuuna fil-‘ilmi – (who are firm in knowledge), that is to say; those persons who have become expert and matured in knowledge, who have reached the depth of science and their hearts do not tremble due to doubts.
‘Al-muqiimiinas-Salaata – (those, who keep up prayer)
It was described in the verse before it that the Jews are very cruel. They talk such words fearlessly, which are sins in accordance with the Law, and the reason of their so talking is that their hearts are free from the fear of Allaah Almighty. It has been mentioned in this verse that some of them are those who are intelligent and they reach the depth of each matter soon, and they understand that pleasures of the world are not more than a few moments. Suppose! These pleasures are of hours, then what? It entire depends upon the health, strength and fitness of the body, but these are changeable. Without them, riches are also useless. On the contrary, there will be neither any sign of illness or death in the life of Hereafter (the life after death from this world), and nor the pleasures will come to an end in minutes, hours or days. Moreover, those pleasures will be for every time and forever. For those pleasures, you have to believe in One God (Allaah Almighty), His Angels and Messengers including the last one i.e. Muhammad (peace be upon them), His Scriptures including the last i.e. Holy Qur’aan and your only duty is to obey His Commands. You have to keep up the prayer, pay the poor-due, believe in the Day of Resurrection, and remain away from the stupid tastes and harmful things. The best reward is ready for them in the next lives, who adopt this Way. Wise people choose this Path only.
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).