Lesson # 930 from the Noble Quran
God’s Mercy is for every creature
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 156b of 206, Section – 19 of 24 (Part – 9)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|He said: I smite with My punishment whom I will and My mercy embraceth all things. Therefore I shall ordain it for those who ward off (evil) and pay the poor-due, and those who believe Our Revelations.||Qaala ‘azaabiii ‘usiibu bihii man ‘ashaaa’. Wa Rahmatii wasi-‘at kulla shay’. Fasa-‘aktubuhaa lillaziina yatta-quuna wa yu’-tuunaz-Zakaata walla-ziina hum- bi-‘AayaatiNaa yu’-minoon.|
Allah Almighty commanded to Prophet Moses (peace be upon His) after hearing His supplication: My wrath and My Mercy is not specified for any particular nation, class, sect, tribe or community. Its concern is with personal deeds of every individual.
Mercy is for everyone and every time in any form, but punishment is only for those people whose acts become worst entirely. Anguish is not subdued upon anyone at every time. However, My Mercy embraces every creature at every time.
Moreover, as You (Moses – peace be upon Him) wish for Your nation i.e. the Children of Israel, that they should remain superior to all other people in the world as well as in the Hereafter and gain the respect of both worlds, so We have specified this Mercy for only those people who try to abstain from ill-deeds having fear of Allah Almighty, who pay some portion of their wealth to the needy and poor people (poor-due and alms), and who know Us (God Almighty) by reciting Our Revelations and observing Our Tokens and believe; that aim of Allah Almighty to manifest the Revelations and Token is; that the mankind should recognize Him. Human being should accept Him Creator, Lord and Master of own and entire creatures.
It found that existence of anything in the world is not possible without His (God’s) common Mercy, whereas, the special Mercy, which means goodness of both worlds, superiority and respect of this world and the Hereafter, that is only for the human being, but it is specified with some conditions, some of which are as under:
- Being saved from the evil deeds. It means that movements like animals, that is to say; jumping, merry-making, fighting, wandering uncontrolled and freely, eating and drinking like the cattle, fulfilling the desire, takes the humankind away from specific Mercy of Allah Almighty.
- Hoarding not the wealth, but paying out from it a portion for the poor and helpless people. It aims that ambition of the wealth is basis of disgrace and misery.
- Recognizing Allah Almighty by listening to His Revelations and observing His Signs and believing in Him. Without belief in Allah Almighty, human being cannot attain peace.
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)