Lesson # 813 from the Noble Quran
Useful time of belief and repentance
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verse –158 of 165, Section – 20 of 20 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|Wait they, indeed, for nothing less than that the angels should come unto them, or thy Lord should come, or there should come any of the portents from thy Lord? The day when one of the portents from thy Lord cometh, its belief availeth naught a soul which theretofore believed not, nor in its belief earned good (by works). Say: Wait ye! Lo! We (too) are waiting.||Hal yanzuruuna ‘illaaa ‘an-ta’-ti-ya-humul-malaaa-‘ikatu ‘aw ya’-tiya Rabbuka ‘aw ya’-tiya ba’-zu ‘Aayaati Rabbik. Yawma ya’-tii ba’-zu ‘Aayaati- Rabbika laa yanfa-‘u nafsan ‘iimaanuhaa lam takun ‘aamanat min- qablu ‘aw kasabat fiii ‘iimaanihaa khayraa. Qulin-taziruuu ‘innaa munta-ziruun.|
Khayrun – it means “goodness, betterment, virtue and benefit”. Here it aims “repentance, penitence”.
It was stated earlier that Allah Almighty revealed His commands upon the Messengers (peace be upon Them) for the guidance of humankind. Then Torah was given to Messenger Moses (peace be upon Him). After that, this blessed Scripture, name of which is Holy Quran, was revealed.
Every kind of instructions gathered in the Holy Quran for entire human beings in every condition and every time. Now the life of peace and safety can be granted to the mankind only with its guidance. Therefore, it is commanded: Follow it up.
It has been asked in this verse: What is required more than it that, after making so much arrangements for the guidance of human being, for which they have been waiting for to be completed? The final Scripture has reached. The last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has come for causing to understand and telling the method of acting upon its Commands. Are these people waiting now that either the Angels should come unto them or that Lord, Who sent down all of these for the mankind, should come unto them Himself, or His any such portent should come after which, there should remain no doubt?
Really the disbelievers used to say with their mouths all these words. Reply to all of them has been given in this verse that the belief and repentance will be useful at that time, when you will accept the Revelations of Holy Quran and Sayings of Muhammad, Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) even now, using your sense and understanding. Otherwise, if any such calamity fell suddenly, from which, Holy Quran and Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) have been frightening, then your belief and penitence will be useless, because useful Belief is that, which is called “Having Faith in the Unseen”. And “the Unseen” is only that, in which, it is believed due to only the Commands of Holy Quran, Sayings of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and evidence of own sense.
Whenever the Unseen matters would be disclosed, which either begin to appear at the time of death, or will be revealed adjacent to the ruin of the world, for example; being damaged the system of the sun etc. the belief of such time will not be “the Belief in the Unseen”, so, that belief will be useless, even that the repentance of any sinful Muslim will not be accepted.
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)