Lesson # 708 From Holy Qur’aan
If God had willed, He would have brought all the Mankind to Islam
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verse – 35 of 165, Section – 4 of 20 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|And if their aversion is grievous unto Thee, then, if Thou canst, seek a way down into the earth or a ladder unto the sky that Thou mayst bring unto them a portent (to convince them all)! And if Allaah had willed, He would have brought them all together to the guidance- so be not Thou among the foolish ones.||Wa ‘in kaana kabura ‘alayKa ‘i’-raazuhum fa-‘inistata’-ta ‘an-tabta-iya nafaqan fil-‘arzi ‘aw sulla-man- fis-samaaa-‘i fata’-ti-yahum- bi-‘Aayah. Wa law shaaa-‘Allaahu lajama-‘ahum ‘alal-hudaa falaa takuu-nanna minal- Jaahiliin.|
The Messenger of Allaah Almighty was satisfied in the verse of previous lesson: If these people consider You (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) a liar, then it means that they neglect the Revelations of Allaah Almighty, whereas He had revealed the verses of Holy Qur’aan and showed them Signs of His Divine Power in the world also for the purpose that the people may recognize Allaah Almighty by thinking into them deeply and obey His Commands. Allaah Almighty has set this method for guidance of the human being in this world that He has prescribed symbols and tokens of the straight path, and giving the sense to the human being, set him free, so that observing these signs and symbols, he would recognize and adopt the right path himself. If he will not go straight forward, then Allaah Almighty will punish him for going astray.
All the Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) had been patient on the disobedience and Allaah Almighty helped Them. The Infidels used to say: Why the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) do not have any such token, by observing which, the humankind would be compelled to believe and may not be able to deny? The lesson in this verse is that in such manner, making all of them believers is not intended.
It is commanded that You (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) are unpleasant due to their turning away and disbelieving in the truth. And You (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) want to seek any such thing for their guidance from either inside the earth or from above the skies, before which they bow their heads and all of them believe. It is possible but it is against the prescribed rules of Allaah Almighty.
If Allaah Almighty wished, He was able to make the entire humankind believers, as none could go astray, that is to say; there would have been only one way i.e. the straight path. So, O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)! Keep this rule secret and understand it thoroughly that it is not the purpose to make everyone Believer by force. Your (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) only duty is to admonish them, whether anyone obeys it or not.
Think not to seek a way down into the earth or a ladder unto the sky that Thou mayst bring unto them a portent to convince them all. And if Allaah had willed, He would have brought them all together to the guidance. “We just have to see that who adopts the right path with own common sense”.
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)