Lesson # 909 from the Noble Quran
All kinds of happenings come over the nations
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 129 of 206, Section – 15 of 24 (Part – 9)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|They said: We suffered hurt before thou camest unto us, and since thou hast come unto us. He said: It may be that your Lord is going to destroy your adversary and make you viceroys in the earth, that He may see how ye behave.||Qaaluuu ‘uuziinaa min qabli ‘an-ta’-ti-yanaa wa mim ba’-di maa ji’-tanaa. Qaala ‘asaa Rabbukum ‘any-yuhlika ‘aduw-wakum wa yastakh-lifakum fil-‘arzi fa-yanzura kayfa ta’-maluun.|
At this time, circumstances of which people are being explained, namely the Children of Israel, they had been trapped in the grip of the people, who were like them. Tyrant and despotic Egyptians used to take work in labor from them by force. Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) said to them: You have no choice but to be patient. Moreover, you should understand that certainly, there is a Strong Supporter of yours. He is Creator and Manager of this entire world. He has made Pharaoh and his people powerful at this time due to His own Philosophy. The aim from it is that you should incline toward Allah Almighty being helpless, implore earnestly and humbly before Him, and beg for His help by producing your humility. There is no doubt in it that in such condition, it is the only device, which is efficacious surely. But there is a need of patience in it.
Accordingly, Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) said to his people that they should ask God Almighty for help and be patient in this time of trouble. The Children of Israel confused due to advice of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and requested fearfully: O Moses (peace be upon Him): we suffered hurt before your coming unto us and now, while you have come, we have been suffering continuously that our sons would be slain as soon as they will be born, so that we may be annihilated. Is there any limit of patience? How much should we be patient?
Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) commanded them after hearing: Don’t lose your courage. Strengthen your hearts. You will behold very soon that your adversary is ruined and destroyed and entire power and control has been handed over to you at his place, so that you are provided opportunity to work and observed: Which ways are adopted by you when you have power and control? Whether you become tyrant and blood-thirsty being in a rapture like Pharaoh or by doing works of humanity, you dwell with comfort and keep others too dwelling in peace and ease?
Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) is going to cause to understand His nation that every kind of happenings come over the nations in the world like distress and easing, affliction and relief, strength and weakness etc. These all conditions are for examining the mankind. Human being is that who recognize Allah Almighty in all conditions, develop own relationship with Him, and consider that comfort and relaxation, distress and calamities etc. are transitory. Neither should he forget Allah Almighty in comfort and nor be careless from His remembrance in calamity.
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)