Lesson # 834 from the Noble Quran
“One of you is a foe unto others”
Surah ‘A’-‘RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 23, 24 & 25 of 206, Section – 2 of 24 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|23. They said: Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If Thou forgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the lost!
24. He said: Get you down (from here), one of you a foe unto others. And there will be for you on earth a habitation and provision for a while.
25. He said: There shall ye live, and there shall ye die; and thence shall ye be brought forth.
|23. Qaalaa Rabbanaa zalam-naaa ‘anfu-sanaa. Wa ‘il-lam tagfir-lanaa wa tar-ham-naa lana-kuu-nanna minal-khaa-siriin.
24. Qaalah-bituu ba’-zu-kum liba’-zin ‘aduww. Wa lakum fil-‘arzi musta-qar-runw-wa mataa-‘un ‘ilaa hiin.
25. Qaala fiihaa tah-yawna wa fiihaa tamuu-tuuna wa minhaa tukh-rajuun.
Naturally a power to recognize Allah Almighty exists in the human beings. They are His obedient and servants. They have sense to understand His Commands. Since that, they have been designed on the Good, so they are not ready to accept anyone as worse in the affairs, cheat and impostor, until they are not deceived.
There is a fault of forgetting into the mankind too. To err or be mistaken by them is not a big thing. Then it is in their nature also that whenever they err, they repent and feel abashed. And if anyone assures someone of them that he has fallen short in my (his) right, he becomes ready to apologize from him.
Keep these entire matters under consideration: You will find that whatsoever was committed by Adam and His wife Eve (peace be upon Them), that all is a part of the manifestation of their wisdom. Allah Almighty commanded: Don’t go nigh this tree. They know well Allah Almighty as their Lord. They obeyed His Command. They were told: Satan is your open enemy. They understood it, but due to being good they could not think that the Devil was a collusive. He swore, but they could not recognize it other than the truth. Even they did not know the name of “a lie”. They took his saying as a truth and considered the meaning of Allah’s Command according to his (Satan’s) conversation.
When they ate the fruit of that prohibited tree and became naked, then perceived about their error and began to be ashamed. After that, Allah Almighty caused to remember them that Command, which they had forgotten; that is to say; Iblis was their enemy. On this, they realized that (Let us flee to God) it is just like disobedience of Allah Almighty. They began to express regret for their fault immediately and said as it has been commanded in this verse that they both fell prostrate before their Lord and requested: O our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. Thou art our God. If Thou forgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the lost.
Then they were commanded: you would have understood now that; what the enemy is? Get you all down on the earth from here and test your powers against one another. You would have to live there for a fixed period now, because the Garden cannot be an amphitheater of throwing down one another, enmity and mutual contention, whereas your good qualities cannot spring up without competition. The earth is suitable place for you. Now all matters regarding your life, death and preparation for coming back here by coming back to living, will happen on the earth. You will come back here, if you succeeded in the competition.
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)