Lesson # 1065 from Holy Qur’aan
They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 30 of 129, Section – 5 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|30. And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. May Allah destroy them. How perverse are they!||30. Wa qaa-latil-Yahuudu ‘Uzayru-nib-nUllaahi wa qaalatin-Nasaaral-Masiihub-nUllaah. Zaalika qaw-luhum bi-‘afwaa-hihim. Yuzaahi-‘uuna qaw-lalla-ziina kafaruu min- qabl. Qaatala-humUllaah. ‘Annaa yu’-fakuun.|
Yuzaahi-‘uuna – (they imitate), the origin of this word is muzaahaatun, which is from Zahii. Zahii means “to be alike of someone”. Muzaahaatun means “to make alike, to copy, to compete with”.
It is commanded that the Jews caused to ascend a mankind, whose name was Ezra (peace be upon Him), so much that they began to say him “the son of God” (Let us flee to God). There is no doubt in it that they were outstretched in knowledge during those days, and their honor and respect were not inaccurate up to a reasonable range, but saying someone “the son of God” is very rude way to honor.
From it, dishonor of God is obvious (God forbid). Concept of God Almighty demands that He should be Exalted, Solitary, the Owner of all the Power and Pure from being son or father of anyone. It appeared from their belief that they do not have faith in God Almighty as it is required.
The Christians were also taken in the same (deception). And they began to say Jesus Messiah (peace be upon Him) – the son of God. These things are as of the disbelievers, and have been coming down since long before them in Romans, Grecian and other unbelievers. And these people have begun the same in their imitation. May God destroy them. How perverse are they?
One acquaintance of the Religion of Truth is known from this verse that no humankind or his apparent or ideal idol can ever be exalted too much, during his life or after death, that he becomes partner or co-sharer in the Sovereignty of Allah Almighty and His specified Attributes.
Second recognizance of the Religion of Truth is that it strengthens to have belief in the Day of Judgment, and it is the necessary result of believing in the Omnipotence of God; that He is empower to give life again; after death and questioning about every human being’s deeds.
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)