Lesson # 675 From Holy Qur’aan
A Brief Review on Surah ‘Al-Maaa-‘idah – 2
‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage – 2
Verses – 120, Sections – 16 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Lesson – 2
Every command, which exists in Holy Qur’aan, that is for the entire nation (including Jews, Christians or Idolaters etc.). A thing, which needs special attention of everyone living being in the world, is, that all of them, who were born during the worldly life of the Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah Almighty be upon Him) and will born until the last Day of this world (the Day of Resurrection), are included in the nation of Last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) without any distinction of tribe, color, race or religion.
So, the commands, mentioned in the Holy Qur’aan are usually in plural tense, but wherever, singular tense has been used into them, there, the Messenger of Allaah Almighty has been addressed (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah Almighty be upon Him) personally, Who represents entire people of His nation. It is known from this discussion that the pride of every individual is hidden in the pride of the nation (society), and it is responsibility of the society to look after every person one by one. That is to say; nobody can do such a work, which harms the society, or due to which, the society is confused i.e. rebellion, refractoriness, theft or obstinacy etc. These all acts are the crimes, which upset the society. So punishment of these sins is very severe, as it has been described in this Chapter. And it is an injunction for society that after proving the crime, the criminal should not be remitted any more.
The society is damaged always due to evil-deeds of the people. The form of it is that either an individual or some persons mutually hold the law in their own hands and try to press others, and the Messenger (peace be upon Him) and His Scripture (Torah, Gospel, Quran) are thrown behind and they desire to issue their own command. Its reason is that, at first the society gets out of order due to immoralities of the rich people, and it (the society) cannot watch its own all individuals, and has not power to punish the evildoers. After that, the individuals take time by the forelock to play their games openly and perform as they wish. It was done in this manner by the Jews and the Christians, so after telling their condition, it has been described that the Muslims should be saved from like their evil deeds.
Corruption of the society is root cause of the mankind’s destruction and principally it is spoiled always by the wicked deeds of the wealthy people. Everyone will be asked about it in the Day of Resurrection, and every Messenger (peace be upon Him) will be asked at first because He is the greatest Watching of the society in the world, “Did you not establish the society upon the correct principles?” It is the meaning of asking from Jesus (peace be upon Him) that those mischievous people be punished effectively, who had confused the society, after proving His (peace be upon Him) innocence.
This question will be asked from Jesus (peace be upon Him) particularly because His nation is the most criminal in the corruption of the human society. As though, the question from Jesus (peace be upon Him) is preface of His nation’s punishment. The Jews are also criminal because they tried their best not to establish the human society in accord with the instructions by Jesus (peace be upon Him) and they left no stone unturned to trouble Him (peace be upon Him).
Then, it is the crime of those both nations that they rejected the Last and Final Law i.e. Holy Qur’aan, according to which, the human society was required to be established, and they carried on their devastating activities. The Muslims should take warning from their circumstances, and as the Jews and the Christians (both) disappointed their Messengers (peace be upon Them), following them, the Muslims should not hurt their and Allaah’s Last and Beloved Messenger, Muhammad, (Who is Mercy for the entire worlds (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).
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)