Lesson # 758 From the Noble Quran
Laaa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huu. Khaaliqu kulli shay-‘in fa’-buduuH
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verses – 102 & 103 of 165, Section – 13 of 20 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|102. Such is Allah, your Lord. There is no God save Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He taketh care of all things.
103. Vision comprehendeth Him not, but He comprehendeth (all) vision. And He is the Subtile, the Aware.
|102. ZaalikuMUllaahu Rabbu-kum. Laaa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huu. Khaaliqu kulli shay-‘in fa’-buduuH. Wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-‘inw-Wakiil.
103. Laa tudrikuHul-‘absaa-ru, wa Huwa yudri-kul-‘absaar. Wa Huwal- Latiiful- Khabiir.
After describing the Characteristics of Almighty and Glorious Allah, it makes everyone to understand that they should recognize God Almighty. It is manifest that a specific form of that thing comes to mind, when particular signs of anything are told properly, and that is so clear and that it can be hinted toward that figure.
Those tasks, which have been reckoned in the first Section, are of such specialty that none can perform save Allah Almighty. Therefore, the Conception of Allah comes to mind obviously, if we think deeply upon those creatures (like creation of mankind and animals, heavens, earth, light, darkness, vegetation and minerals etc.). This verse has begun with the word Zaaliku-MUllaahu Rabbu-kum (Such is Allah, your Lord) by pointing out towards that conception. Although, this conception is in our heart but the Conception of Whom is this, is most Excellent and Highest, and according to His Greatness and Magnificence, is very far.
It is commanded that “such is Allah, your Lord” Who has entire those Qualities, which has been explained earlier. There is none to be worshipped except Him, so the Worshipped is Allah only. He is the Creator of all things, so you should bow before Him only for worship. Only He takes care of all things for everyone. You can imagine about Him by meditating in His attributes and creations, but your present vision is unable to comprehend Him. He is well Aware of your eyes’ power, shape and construction, because His Praise is Khabiir (the Aware). Whereas your present eyes cannot see even the air etc. then how can those see Allah, Who is completely Latiif (the Subtile) too in real meaning?
The human being is desirous naturally that he should recognize Allah Almighty. However, it is some other matter, if he becomes indolent due to involving in the worldly works and business, otherwise, wherever he got some time for thinking, these thoughts besieged him there: Who is my Creator? What is this sky? Who originated the sun, moon, stars, earth, mountains, rivers, seas etc.? Who provides me food, water, clothes and usable things?
The Devil desires to keep the human being away from such thoughts. His only attempt is to keep the mankind entangled in the worldly works, relishes and lusts in such a manner that the human being may not think on these questions. So at first, he wants to stop the mankind thinking by answering these questions ordinarily and misguides: These things have been coming eternally as they are and will go on forever in the same manner. You should try only to reap advantage from these things. He says to the human being: O mankind! See! What sorts of and how much relishes and pleasures are for you in the world? Give up false thinking and try to enjoy the world.
But there are some such people, who think deeply about above mentioned questions. For them Satan thinks that they should be involved in any such difficulty, from which they may not come out, because the aim is that they may not know Allah (God) Almighty. The devil tries his best to keep the human being away from Allah and that Path, which leads straight forward to Him.
For protecting the mankind from these tricks of Satan, Allah Almighty sent down the Holy Quran, the actual object of which is that the humankind should recognize Allah Almighty. So He guides him to think deeply upon the above mentioned questions, while the devil prevents him from reflecting on these matters and wishes to keep the mankind entrapped in worldly life and its relishes, or he teaches that philosophy and science can be useful in all matters also without Allah.
If we meditate in the previous verses, we may understand clearly that life of this world is of no value. After this, the life of Hereafter is the actual life. The person, who will recognize it, will certainly believe in Holy Qur’an. And then, the Noble Quran will tell them that nothing has been kept in the world. The real thing is worship of Allah Almighty and the prayer is form of worship. The prayer will prevent him from being ensnared every time in the world and will open the Way of Knowing Allah. That person, who will offer the prayer, will understand that it will become difficult to be saved, if he considered the worldly work everything, and after that there will be nothing for him but severity and torment.
There is no doubt that every animate being has to die. While the death is beyond question, then why should not be died in such a manner that the soul come out from the body easily and get immediately ease and comfort forever. Those people, who will reflect in the verses of previous two sections, they will know the simple answers of above questions very soon, summary of which is: Allah Almighty created the mankind and the entire things of the world too for his rest and ease. But the human being has not born for the only purpose that he would have been entangled in the world. Moreover, he has been created for the reason that he should recognize Allah and worship Him. He should know it own betterment of the both worlds, otherwise he is in danger. His end will be very bad.
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)