Quran Chptr 10-15a (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1248)–درس قرآن
Idolaters demanded to change the verses
Surah YUUNUS – 10 (JONAH)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|15a. And when Our clear Revelations are recited unto them, they who look not for the meeting with Us say: Bring a Lecture (Qur,aan) other than this , or change it.||15a. Wa ‘izaa tutlaa ‘alayhim ‘Aayaa-tuNaa Bayyi-naatin, qaalal-laziina laa yarjuuna liqaaa-‘aNa’-ti bi-Qur-‘aanin gayri haazaaa ‘aw bad-dilh.|
The people of the Arab used to recite the Name of Allah before Islam, but they did not have such conception; in their hearts; of God Almighty and about His Attributes, which was required to be. When Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, blessings and peace be on Him) said to them: Allah Almighty is not only Creator but He is Spiritual Guide too. After creating the mankind, He has not left him; as it is, but He sent Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) for his guidance from time to time along with His Scriptures. Therefore, now He (Allah) has sent Me (Muhammad – SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) for your and the entire human beings’ guidance; as a Messenger, and He revealed upon Me this Scripture, the name of which is (Holy) “Qur’aan”. So you should listen to it, understand it and obey its Commandments.
The inhabitants of Makkah were worshipers of idols. There terror was in the hearts of common people. When they heard about Allah Almighty, His Messenger (Muhammad – SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and His Book (Holy Qur’aan), they were puzzled. After hearing; they felt that the advices mentioned in it were very good, but they did not understand that It was the Word of Allah Almighty, and the responsibility of His Last Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) was to convey it unto the entire people as it was, show them by acting upon its commandments by Himself and describe the people: Obey its commandments as I obey.
When those people heard badness of the idols and their worship, they began to say as a joke or due to ignorance; because they looked not for the meeting with Allah: Bring any such Qur’aan, in which; there is no vileness regarding the idols and their worship, otherwise; you should change such verses at your own.
Either they could not understand or did not wish to know that none can make any changing in the Holy Qur’aan. Its Commandments are Eternal and unchangeable. The only Duty of the Messenger (grace, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be on Him) is to cause to hear; and teach other people by acting upon it Himself.
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) . https://youtu.be/tkJzxGMdn_8