Lesson # 959 from the Noble Quran
Our Lord! Guide us in the world
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 186 of 206, Section – 23 of 24 (Part – 9)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|Those whom Allah sendeth astray, there is no guide for them. And He leaveth them to wander blindly on in their contumacy.||Many-yuzli-LIllaahu falaa haa-diya lah. Wa yazaruhum fii tug-yaanihim ya’-mahuun.|
It was stated previously that there are many things in the world for them who think, from which they can get correct results by means of correct meditation. They can know that one should engage his attention unto the charming things of the world only as much that his heart should not be averse from useful things. Moreover, actual attention should remain unto them, because comfort and ease, tastes and relishes of the world are temporary only. Wealth and property, honor and dignity etc. are the things of coming and going – some- time those are with me and sometimes with you. The mind should be engaged in those things which will stay with the mankind all the time and should be base of everlasting joy. What are these things? These things cannot be attained by the human being from anywhere else. These can be learned only from the Messengers (peace be upon Them). Their provisions are held in the Scriptures of God Almighty. If really, the humankind is in search of perpetual peace, endless ease, satisfaction and pleasure, he should bear the Sayings (Commands) of God’s last Messenger; Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in his mind. He should begin reciting the Holy Qur’an with full commitment and determination, and obey Its all Commands unhesitatingly. Alas! There are innumerable people who call everyone towards the world but only some individuals are who invite unto the Holy Qur’an. Producers of worldly things have goods; ready to give with immediate profit, whereas, those who call to arrange the Hereafter, have mere promises, only warnings and hope of future advantage. The law of the people of the world is “A bird in hand is worth two in the bush”, whereas; behavior of the believers is “worshiping God continuously with patience and being hopeful of Allah’s Bounty. They sacrifice existing benefits in search of His Willingness; and give everything in His Way, whichever they possess. Can anybody think that someone will incline unto Allah Almighty in such difficulty? Really; it is very difficult.
It has been commanded in this verse that changing the heart from worldly casual benefits and inclining towards the benefits of the Hereafter is not in the power of any human being. It can be done by Allah Almighty only. If He lets someone entangled in the world and does not guide unto the Straight Path, then there is no such individual who has power to guide him.
From this verse, an Established and Prescribed Order of God Almighty is known about this matter that “Many Signs and Tokens have been produced before every individual in the world besides the Messengers (peace be upon Them) and the Scripture of God Almighty. None has been forced. If any individual wants to remain entangled in the worldly deceptions and is unable to see above it, Allah Almighty will leave him as he wishes, and he will be wandering blindly in his contumacy, and at last; he will die. His wealth, power, dignity, force, pomp and show even that; nothing will be helpful to save him.
Here; it is easy to say that the Hereafter is nothing. Reward and punishment, the Heaven and the Hell – all are self-made talks, but if these are proved true, then which is the abode of those people who deny and ignore? Allah Almighty save us on the Day of Resurrection from this affliction and repentance; and guide us in the world.
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)