Lesson # 1058 from Holy Qur’aan
A fruitful effort for peace in the world
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 24 of 129, Section – 3 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
(Continued from the last post)
I do not wish to leave this topic till the time, it does not become obvious for the Muslims in the light of Holy Qur-‘aan that: What the Muslims should do nowadays. At least; we must try our best to understand it. It is possible that our effort may be fruitful for peace in the world.
It appears from above both Chapters that nowadays, there is no form of war for Muslims, because sounds are echoing in the world that freedom of opinion and religion is natural right of every human being. No one can fill his opinion or religion in any other’s mind with force. Along with it, this freedom is also being strengthened that no individual or group may use deceitful behavior, pressure, hidden or open threats for making their own traditions current or persuading by flattery or influence.
If the world has really conspired on these matters and it has been decided that every individual and nation is free to go on its own way, and every nation can arrange an organization of its matters according to its internal circumstances, and it can spread openly its judgment, and every group or community will watch the freedom of every individual collectively, then such root will be cut, due to which; burden of war was loaded on the head of Islam forcibly.
Islam lays stress on its followers and instructs them that they should never fight for any other purpose except the cause of preserving the freedom of human conscience. Thirteen years calamitous life of Muslims in Makkah is evident of it.
It can be understood from these Chapters that the Muslims can live peacefully with those people who do not fight Muslims because of the religion. Existence of the Muslims in human society is only for the purpose that they should give confidence to the hearts of the people with their behavior and manners that really, this nation is able to be followed.
It must be remembered that Islamic acts like “offering the prayer, fasting, paying the poor-due and performing the Pilgrimage (Hajj)” have been prescribed for the purpose that by means of them, we may learn to produce good habits into us. If this demand is not fulfilled by them then, either we did not understand the religion Islam correctly, or we took it as “the people should tremble from the name of Muslims”, whether their beliefs are good-for-nothing, deeds worthless and morality lowest.
Bear in mind! Threatening the human beings like this; is not the aim of Islam. Islam desires to teach that the Believers should compel the world to accept it by showing their manners and behavior; that if, some best and noblest people exist in the world, those are these “Muslims”. Otherwise these all are only fables.
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)