Lesson # 1139 from Holy Qur-’aan
God accepts repentance from His bondmen
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verses – 104 & 105 of 129, Section – 13 of 16 (Part – 11)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|104. Know they not that Allah is He Who accepteth Repentance from His bondmen and taketh the alms, and that Allah is He Who is the Relenting, the Merciful.
105. And say (unto them): Act! Allah will behold your actions, and (so will) His Messenger and the Believers. And ye will be brought back to the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, then He will tell you what ye used to do.
|104. ‘A-lam ya’-lamuuu ‘annAllaaha Huwa yaqba-lut-TAWBATA ‘an ‘ibaadiHii wa ya’-khuzus-sadaqaati wa ‘annAllaaha Huwat-Tawwaabur-Rahiim.
105. Wa quli’-maluu fasaya-rAllaahu ‘amalakum wa RasuuluHuu wal-Mu’-minuun. Wa satu-rad-duuna ‘ilaa ‘Aalimil-gaybi wash-shahaadati fa-yunabbi-‘ukum- bimaa kuntum ta’-maluun.
‘As-sadaqaati – (the alms), this word is plural of sadaqatun, which has passed in the verse before this. The origin of this word is sadaqa. Two words from it are famous – sidq and sadaaqat. The first word means “the truth” and the second word aims “well-wishing and friendship”.
The truth and the friendship have deep relationship with each other. The friend is he whose heart is true and open. Sadaqah is the thing which is given happily, truly and being well-wisher to someone else for fulfilling his requirement. One more word saduqah has been derived from the same origin which means mahar, which is given to the bride at the time of her wedding. However, here it aims – duty, alms and the work of supererogation.
Those people know who believe that Allah Almighty accepts repentance, supplication and alms of the people Himself, and He is Kind directly to His bondmen. It is commanded in this verse that the human beings should know that they are directly connected with Allah Almighty. Which works will they perform for His Cause, He will accept them.
He commands also: Say unto them! Perform good works. Certainly Allah beholds your every deed, however, His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and all Believers will see also. You will be treated in the world according to your actions. At last; you will be produced before Allah Almighty. He knows your entire secret and open matters. He will tell you that what the result of your worldly actions is, and what is their retribution.
Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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)