Lesson # 820 from the Noble Quran
Object of Master’s Office of Vicegerent (Part-1)
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verse – 165 of 165, Section – 20 of 20 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Lessons of Suratul – ‘An-‘aam ended by the Grace of Allah Almighty, but in fact, its ending should be taken as beginning to think into its guidelines, and understanding the commands revealed in it, which is the best source of instilling the object of Islam. Its last verse is an ocean of sciences, out of which, the divers will be bringing out the precious pearls.
Some more advices have been caused to engage the attention as under. All the subjects of this Chapter will be obvious by keeping them under consideration and it will be helpful to understand Islam, if Allah Almighty wills:
- The name of this Surah is ‘An-‘aam, which means “Cattle”. The cattle is useful for burdening and other necessities of the human being, for example; it provides meat and milk, used for food and drinking, wool to escape from the cold weather etc. the entire cattle are servants of the humankind and he takes work from them as he wishes. Likewise, grains, vegetables, fruit and flowers etc. all these things have been produced for the human being, which are used up for eating, drinking, making clothes etc. After mentioning all these things in the Chapter, lastly, it is described: the mankind is higher in rank and excellent in creation than all.
- Mankind is a Caliph of Allah Almighty in the earth. It is such a proclamation, due to which a mankind gets knowledge about himself. He should know that Allah Almighty has entrusted His work separately to every person giving him a particular power. That is to say; every individual is a government servant. You would have observed in the world: How much higher in rank, a government servant considers himself, than others? He does never bow his head before any other person, and desires own respect from the entire people. Similarly, every individual should have perception of his own respect and honor, which he gains due to being servant of the Highest Government, his Owner and Master i.e. slave of Allah Almighty. From here, the lesson of human equality is learned. All the people are slaves of One Master. In this sense, none has any superiority over any other. From it, perception of self-respect grows into every person.
- In the slavery of Allah Almighty, (as per Persian which is called “Bandgii and as per Arabic language is ‘ibaadat”) the entire human beings are equal. Neither is anyone elder, nor little because of nation, country, caste, dynasty, family or tribe, but it is evident that abilities and strength of all of them are not equal. Their alls’ Mental and physical strengths are separate and different from one another, but that strength or power, which anyone has, has been given by Allah Almighty. And the reason of fluctuation in the strength of everyone (more or less, decrease or increase) is that every person is being tested separately and individually.
The method of test is that a prescribed Way has been fixed for the entire human beings, and its marks of the path, signs and tokens have been spread everywhere in the world. Then the human beings have been caused to understand too by sending the Scriptures through the Messengers (peace be upon Them) from time to time. The Callers towards this Path exist on every step also and those too, who misguide. Every mankind is capable commonly to know both kinds of them. And then, there are some particular powers, which exist more in some people and less in some.
It is duty of every human being that he/she should either go on that (straight) Path by searching and recognizing by own sense or should remain near to it as close as it may be possible. The people should spend their entire powers in search of and going the Straight Path.
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)