Quran Chapter 16 – 51 & 52 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1723) درس قرآن
Choose not two gods
Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16
‘A-‘uu-zu Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)
وَقَالَ ٱللَّهُ لَا تَتَّخِذُوٓا۟ إِلَٰهَيْنِ ٱثْنَيْنِ إِنَّمَا هُوَ إِلَٰهٌ وَٰحِدٌفَإِيَّٰىَ فَٱرْهَبُونِ 51
وَلَهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَهُ ٱلدِّينُ وَاصِبًا أَفَغَيْرَ ٱللَّهِ تَتَّقُونَ 52
|51. Allah hath said: Choose not two gods. There is only One God. So of Me, Me only, be in awe.
52. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth, and to Him alone is all obedience and submission. Will ye then fear any other than Allah?
|51. Wa qaalAllaahu laa tatta-khizuuu ‘ilaa-haynis-nayn. ‘Innamaa Huwa ‘Ilaahunw-Waahid. Fa-‘iyyaaya farhabuun.
52. Wa lahuu maa fis-samaa-waati wal-‘arzi wa laHud-Diinu waasibaa. ‘Afa-gayrAllaahi tattaquun.
‘Irhabuuna – (Fear Me!), the word ‘Irhabuu is a Word of Command from rahaba. Rahab means “to fear (along with which, there is shivering and restlessness in the heart)”. At the end of this word; letter “n” is superfluous and then after the letter “n”, “ii” comes, which means “Me”. Due to stopping of the sentence, the last, “ii” have been reduced.
Waasibun – (always, for ever), it is the subject from the word wasaba, which means “perpetuity”. So waasibun means “perpetual, permanent”.
It has been included in the nature of a mankind that he goes astray when he is misled. So there is a need of showing Straight Path to him. Keeping in view the nature of human being, Allah Almighty sent His Messengers (peace be upon them) and the Scriptures from time to time. And Allah Almighty commanded: Behold! You should never choose two gods (worshipped). In truth, Worshipped (God) is only One, and He can be only One, Who is “Me”. Therefore you should be in awe from Me and listen! Whatsoever is in the heavens and in the earth; is of Me.
The fact is that always the obedience and submission is incumbent of Him only, while one and all are helpless before Him, then how can any other profit or harm to someone without His command? Then why do you fear any other save Allah Almighty?
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).