Lesson # 630 From Holy Qur’aan
He is one of them, who takes them for Friends
‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage – 2
Verse – 51 of 120, Section – 8 of 16 (Part – 6)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. And he among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allaah guideth not wrongdoing folk.||Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina ‘aamanuu laa tatta-khizul-Yahuuda wan-Nasaaraaa ‘awli-yaaa’. Ba’-zuhum ‘awli-yaaa-‘u ba’-z. Wa many-yata-walla-hum-minkum. Fa-‘innahuu minhum. ‘InnAllaaha laa yahdil-qaw-mazzaalimiin.|
‘Awli-yaaa-‘u – (friends), it is plural of walii. Walii means “the best friend, the partial, the helper, the well-wisher and the confident”.
We recited in the previous verse that the Muslim nation is for introducing the commands of Holy Qur’aan in the world. There is no work of this nation other than it. When the nation of Muslims began to come into existence and prevail the Qur’aanic Law gradually, then the people of all around, who were interested in their own worldly gains and did not like to see anyone powerful than themselves, observed their clear death in the progress of the Muslims. So they decided, “It is our duty to oppose Islam until we are living, happen what may”. They were caused to know very much that Islam desires to teach the entire world a best method of dwelling. So they should not go against it. But bandage of selfishness was dressed on their eyes. They were unable to observe anything other than their own loss in Islam.
They listened to nothing. Their only purpose was, “The good should be ours only, whether any other dies or lives”. It was open announcement of Islam, “The good should be for all. Nobody can suppress any other. The entire human beings should live with kindness and goodness”. Accordingly, two big groups of humankind were born in the world forever; the Believers i.e. the well-wishers for all equally and the Disbelievers i.e. well-wishers for themselves only. It is the biggest difference between a Believer and a Disbeliever. The Jews and the Christians decided to co-operate with the Disbelievers (Infidels), whereas it was not expected from them, because they had the Torah and the Bible. And the Holy Qur’aan was protector of original verses of all former Scriptures. It could be hoped that they would be partial of the Muslims immediately. But it was happened that an evil spirit of selfishness rode upon them too. Moreover, these people became more selfish than the entire disbelievers. The history of the world is evident that instead of being partial of Islam by understanding it, on the contrary, they tried to mislead the Muslims also to astray, because the selfishness pulls the human being towards itself easily.
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)