Lesson # 717 From Holy Qur’aan
The blind man and the seer cannot be equal
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verse – 50 of 165, Section – 5 of 20 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): I say not unto you (that) I possess the treasures of Allaah, nor that I have knowledge of the Unseen; and I say not unto you: Lo! I am an Angel. I follow only that which is inspired in Me. Say: Are the blind man and the seer equal? Do ye not then take thought?||Qul-laaa ‘aquulu lakum ‘indii khazaaa-‘iNUllaahi wa laaa ‘a’-lamul-gayba wa laaa ‘aquulu lakum ‘innii malak. ‘In ‘attabi-‘u ‘illaa maa yuuhaaa ‘ilayy. Qul hal yasta-wil-‘a’-maa wal-basiir. ‘Afalaa tatafak-karuun.|
It has been being described in the previous verses that those people who do not want to obey the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), they make evasions. Sometimes they say: If you are a Messenger; show us done as we say. At another time they ask: When the Hereafter will come? Again at any other time they argue: In what manner is He a Messenger, who moves in Bazars and do works like common people?
Opposite to all of them, the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been advised to be patient and commanded: The ancient people also used to treat those Messengers (peace be upon Them), who were sent before You in the same manner. Actually, main reason of these people is the same, which was of those before them that they desire to maintain their own way of life and do not wish any changing in that particular way (which leads them to stray).
They do not want to understand the reality. Moreover, base of their entire deeds is stubbornness, obstinacy and refractoriness. Even then, actual work of the Messengers (peace be upon Them) has been mentioned in this verse in clear words, so that the wise people may understand the fact.
It is commanded: Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): 1. Neither had I claimed ever and nor now claim that I possess the treasures of Allaah Almighty; I shall provide you, what you will demand. 2. Nor I have knowledge of the Unseen; 3. And never had I said to you that I am an Angel and am free from the worldly necessities. I am also a Mankind like you.
There is a difference to that extent among you and Me (Muhammad – grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) that the Divine Revelation comes unto Me, in which I am guided about that, what I would have to do. So, I follow only that which is inspired in Me. However, it does not mean that I have not remained a Mankind.
But the thing is only that there is a difference between human beings. (Which you can observe that someone is more wise, while the other is less, someone can see the matter deeply, whereas the other person cannot observe the thing near to him). Someone is blind, the other can see clearly. This is the only difference between you and Me (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) that I have been caused to understand those things which are not known by common people. Meditate in it deeply, it is not any such thing which is difficult to be understood. You can know it easily if you take a little thought in it.
It is better to be a Mankind than an Angel, but it needs some more labor.
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)