Lesson # 906 from the Noble Quran
Our steps should not stagger from the Straight Path
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 124 to 126 of 206, Section – 14 of 24 (Part – 9)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|124. Surely I shall have your hands and feet cut off upon alternate sides; then I shall crucify you every one.
125. They said: Lo! We are about to return unto our Lord!
126. And thou takest vengeance on us only for as much as we believed the tokens of our Lord when they came unto us. Our Lord! Vouchsafe unto us steadfastness and make us die as men who have surrendered (unto Thee).
|124. La-‘uqatti-‘anna ‘aydiyakum wa ‘arjulakum-min khilaa-fin- summa la-‘u-salli-bannakum ‘ajma-‘iin.
125. Qaaluuu ‘innaaa ‘ilaa Rabbinaa mun-qalibuun.
126. Wa maa tanqimu minnaaa ‘illaaa ‘an ‘aamannaa bi-‘Aayaati Rabbinaa lammaa jaaa-‘atnaa. Rabbanaaa ‘afrig ‘alay-naa sabranw-wa ta-waffanaa Muslimiin.
It was described in the previous verses that the wizards, collected by Pharaoh, were defeated by Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him), but even then, for inspiring with awe, he rebuked the wizards taking courage: If I am Pharaoh! Surely I will punish you very severely due to your revolt.
It is commanded in this verse that Pharaoh addressed the wizards: I will have cut off your hands of one side at first and then feet of your alternate side. And after that, I will crucify you surely. The wizards replied to Pharaoh: Certainly we will return unto our Lord. Every living being has to die. If the death comes by means of your hands, thus, we are ready. Your punishment will torment and be pitiable for a while. After that, when the soul is gone, then there is peace and tranquility. The death is certain for you also. But such peace and tranquility will not be for you.
Therefore, you should do that what you desire to do. We are totally innocent. You are going to be angry with us because we believed in our Lord after looking those open tokens, which He (God) has shown us through Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him). No fair individual can ignore except accepting the Truth after beholding. There is neither any reason of taking this matter ill nor you have any right to be angry on it. But if you have been ready to tyrannize us, you will suffer. We pray from the Omnipotent God: Our Lord! Vouchsafe unto us steadfastness and patience, so that, this torment of sometime become easy for us. Our Lord! We have pleaded now that the doors of patience be opened upon us, so that, our steps should not stagger from Your Path, and we should leave this world accepting Your obedience and having belief that You are our Lord. Confusion should not occur in our Belief due to pain and ailment. And we should attend Your Court being Your obedient (make us die as men who have surrendered unto Thee).
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)