Lesson # 657 From Holy Qur’aan
Information about the House of God at Mecca
‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage – 2
Verse – 97 of 120, Section – 13 of 16 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|Allaah has appointed the Ka’-bah, the Sacred House, an asylum of security for mankind, and the Sacred Month and the offerings and the collard animals (of sacrifice). That is so that ye may know that Allaah knoweth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and that Allaah is Knower of all things.||Ja-‘alAllaahul-Ka’-batal-Bay-tal-Haraama qi-yaa-mal-linnaasi wash-Shahral-Haraama wal-had-ya wal-qalaa-‘id. Zaalika lita’-lamuuu ‘annAllaaha ya’-lamu maa fis-samaawaati wa maa fil-‘arzi wa ‘annAllaaha bikulli shay-‘in ‘Aliim.|
There are some commands of Allaah Almighty about Ka’bah in this verse, which need special attention of everyone:
“This Sacred House, which is called Ka’-bah (Inviolable Place of Makkah), should be honored properly, as well as those Pilgrims, who come here for the purpose of Hajj (Pilgrimage) and their offerings and the collard animals of sacrifice should be regarded favorably”.
It has been described that Allaah Almighty has appointed His Sacred House and the Inviolable Place of Makkah named (Ka’-bah), a place of refuge, shelter and security for the life of the entire mankind. He has fixed also for all the human beings’ source of living and cheer, to the Sacred Month of Pilgrimage and those deeds, which are performed during the days of Hajj, like bringing the offerings and the collard animals (to be distinguished easily) of sacrifice to Ka’-bah with pump and show.
These deeds were already tokens of safety and peace, and signs of stoppage against disturbance and mischief. It is so much clear foretelling that, without Allaah Almighty, Who is Knower of all things, nobody can tell. And as long as the time will be over, you will be able to know slowly and gradually its truth and you will recognize that certainly Allaah Almighty knows all the secrets of whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. He is, Who determined the Ka’-bah as a Ground of life for the world. The Secret of the world’s excellence and stability is hidden in His pleasure and salutation 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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)