Lesson # 763 From the Noble Quran
Make not anyone your enemy, all of you are cognates being mankind
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verse –107 of 165, Section – 13 of 20 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Let’s stay here for a while and consider thoughtfully into some previous verses. The entire human beings were told as per verse # 104 that Allah almighty has sent down His Revelations and Proofs, which have come unto you. Now it is your duty to reap advantage from Them. Understand it properly that neither there is any advantage of God, if you believe in These Revelations. And nor your disbelief will hurt Allah. We are above the profit and loss, whereas, the advantage for you exists by believing in it and the loss by disbelieving.
After that, Allah Almighty commands His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): We have explained these verses in various manners. We know that some people will not believe in them and they will say: You have studied, learnt some dictations from around and repeat them before the people. But We know that the intelligent people will be impressed much from Our Revelations and the way of their description, and they will reap advantage from them.
Then the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been commanded: You have not learned these verses from any humankind. Believe in it that These Revelations have been inspired unto You from Your Lord. So You should obey Its commands and understand that Your Lord is only Allah. Worshipping someone else except Him is nothing but stupidity. Because He is the only God and none other can be a God. The people, who believe in someone else as equal to Him in any matter, they are idolaters. Don’t have any concern with them. Your job is to make everyone to understand. We have not appointed You a keeper over them, so that You would check their deeds, and nor You are sent as their responsible, so that You would correct them by beating.
It is open that whatsoever has been described here to the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), is also for His nation. With the Blessings of Allah Almighty, we have eminence and pride of being His followers and from the nation of Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). We should change our life style according to it. Here are the matters, which we have come to know clearly:
- It is our duty that we should live according to the instructions explained in Holy Qur’an. First of all is that we should not bow before anyone besides Allah Almighty and think that He is our Lord, He brings us up, protects us and provides everything, which we need. None else has any power except Him to give or snatch anything.
- Certainly, such people will also live in this world, who will not give any importance to the Holy Qur’an. How should we behave with them? It can be understood from the verse #106, that whenever You would have conveyed them the Words of Holy Qur’an and shown by acting upon Its command, that it is the only method of improvement, then they are responsible themselves for their beliefs and deeds. It does not come in Your duty that you should make them Muslims by force. In other matters of worldly life, You and they are equal. Neither You have any right to show them your superiority over them in this life, nor You should make them Your enemies due to Your behavior. As long as they do not afflict you, you should be good to them, because both of You and they are humankind and due to living all together, you are cognates of one another. Therefore, you should behave with them in accord with justice and kindness. And you should not try to overwhelm them showing Yourself greater needlessly. It is against the teachings of Islam that you think Yourself superior to others needlessly and see them with the scorn sight. If Your behavior is good then they will accept that really You are a good person.
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)