Lesson # 1145 from Holy Qur-’aan
Who fulfills his covenant better that Allah?
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 111 of 129, Section – 14 of 16 (Part – 11)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|111. Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs. They fight in the Way of Allah and so they slay and are slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’aan. And who fulfilleth his covenant better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain that ye have made. And that is the supreme triumph.||111. ‘InnAllaahash-taraa minal-Mu’-miniina ‘anfu-sahum wa ‘amwaa-lahum- bi-‘anna lahumul-Jannah. Yuqaa-tiluuna fii Sabii-Lillaahi fayaq-tuluuna wa yuqta-luun. Wa’-dan ‘alay-hi Haqqan fit-Tawraati wal-‘Injiili wal-Qur-‘aan. Wa man ‘awfaa bi-‘Ahdihii minAllaahi fastab-shiruu bi-bay-‘i-kumulla-zii baaya’-tum-bih. Wa zaalika huwal-fawzul-‘aziim.|
Baaya’-tum – (you made bargain), it is past tense, origin of which is mubaa-yatu. This word has been derived from bay-‘a. Bay-‘a means selling and purchasing. Mubaa-yatu means – making bargain with someone else, barter, trafficking by exchange of commodities.
This verse is summary of the Religion Islam and known from it also is that Islam is such Religion; teachings of which were delivered to the people by all Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) during their times respectively. And which Scripture was revealed on every Prophet and Messenger (peace be upon Him), in it, the same teachings had been produced.
There is a dire need to meditate in the text of this verse. It is commanded: Which Religion has been determined for the human being, that is very easy. If the mankind will use his sense, he will behold that nothing is difficult in it. Which Messenger (peace be upon Him) came in which duration to save the humankind from straying (due to which; all difficulties come in the life), He (peace be upon Him) said to His people: Believe in Allah Almighty (God) wholeheartedly, then understand it properly that Allah Almighty is desirous from you that you should live in this world according to the covenant; you made with Him. Sell your lives and wealth to Allah Almighty, which means that whenever, He command you about anything, produce your lives and wealth immediately to obey His order, whether you are slain or your wealth remains no more. In both forms, you will deserve the Gardens (Paradise) for obeying His command. It is a promise; which is binding on Him, mentioned in Torah, Gospel and Qur’aan. None can be truer than Allah Almighty in fulfilling the promise. So you should be happy that you have made bargain with Him, sold your lives and wealth to Him; and purchased Paradise from Him. It is such a great success, against which; all other accidental successes are worthless.
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)