Lesson # 850 from the Noble Quran
Rightful owners of the Paradise
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 42 & 43a of 206, Section – 5 of 24 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
| 42. But (as for) those who believe and do good works – We tax not any soul beyond its scope; such are rightful owners of the Garden. They abide therein for ever.
43a. and We remove whatever rancor may be in their hearts; rivers flow beneath them.
|42. Walla-ziina ‘aamanuu wa ‘amilussaa-lihaati laa Nukallifu nafsan ‘illaa wus- ‘ahaaa, ‘ulaaa-‘ika ‘As-haabul-Jannah. Hum fiihaa khaaliduun.
43a. Wa naza’-Naa maa fii suduurihim-min gillah- tajrii min tahti-himul-‘anhaar.
naza’-Naa – (We banished), actually it is past tense from the word naza’. Naza’ means “to take any congealed thing out by pulling”. Here it aims “to remove”.
Gillin – (rancor, malignity, implacable enmity, deep seated hate, jealousy, malice etc.), it aims in this verse that no rancor will remain in the hearts of the rightful owners of the Garden against one another, as it has been described earlier about the rightful owners of the Fire of Hell that they will enter in the Fire of Hell – quarreling with one another all together.
It has been explained in these verses that those people who considered Our Revelations as the Truth and obeyed the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), followed His Guidance and performed good works, they are rightful owners of the Paradise.
Meanwhile, it was told by Allah Almighty also that those works which We have mentioned in the Holy Qur’aan, required to be done, are not too much difficult. Obeying His commands, performing that what He has ordered and being careful from the forbidden things – these entire works are in the power of every mankind.
Such individual, who intends strongly to live in the limits, prescribed by Allah Almighty and has no doubt in his heart regarding His Promises and Warnings – hidden support begins to reach him/her from Us (God Almighty) and whichever labor he/she bears even a little, that is removed due to Our secret Support.
These people, who have full faith in their hearts that Allah Almighty, His Word (Holy Qur’aan) and His Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) are True and adopt performing good works, We have appointed them rightful owners of the Garden, not for a few days only but for ever.
Along with it, another special reward will be for the dwellers of the Paradise that if anyone of them had any affliction or displeasure in his/her heart against someone else being human nature, that will be removed from the heart before entering into the Garden. At the time of entering, neither someone will have any complaint against anyone nor unpleasantness. Everyone’s heart will be clean for one another. If it is taken into consideration, we shall know that reason of restlessness of the human being and anxiety is not any other than reciprocal grief, remaining afar off one another, spite, jealously, obstinacy and enmity.
If absurd passions do not exist in the heart of a mankind, which are called desire, abomination, malice and spite etc., then there is no reason of his/her distress. It is very difficult for the human being to get rid of it entirely. However, the hearts of those people, whose abode will be Paradise, will be cleaned from all kinds of impurity and then they will come to know about the real happiness.
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)