SHAIKH MIR ASEDULLAH QUADRI
Al-Baqara | Sura # 2| 286 verses | Madinah
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate and the Merciful
(1) Alif-Laam-MeemFourteen Arabic alphabets form 14 'Solemn Verses' (Ayat - e - Muqatta'at - مقطعات) in the form of initials, of 29 chapters of Quran. Alif-Laam-Meem ( الم ) is one of them. As Quran is 'Mubeen'; meaning, its description is clear, manifest and open, therefore, the meanings of all the verses of Quran, including 'Solemn Verses' (Ayat-e-Muqatta'at) are definitely known to Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and it is sure that these have been manifested to its principle addressee, Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). It is also likely that Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) might have informed the meanings of these 'Solemn Verses' to some among his Sahabah and Awliya Allah.We believe in whatever is meant by the 'Solemn Verses' (Ayat-e-Muqatta'at) by Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی).However, we have also been commanded to read Quran carefully and attempt to understand the significance of every word/verse of Quran. When we think deeply, it comes to our mind that the 'Solemn Verses' (Ayat-e-Muqatta'at) are actually the 'Solemn Titles of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) awarded by Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) throughout Quran. My understanding is based on the fact that Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has addressed Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in Quran by specific names, like Muzzammil ( O'beloved who covers self in a coverlet) (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and Muddassir ( O'beloved, who covers self in a bed sheet) (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Therefore, the other names have been mentioned only by denoting certain Alphabets, the meaning of which have been kept hidden from general people. The meanings (and the full names / titles) are indeed known to Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and His beloved Apostle (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).Ayat-e-Muqatta'at have appeared in 29 Chapters of Quran as follows.
- Chapter 2, Surah Al-Baqara (The Cow) : ʾAlif Lām Mīm
- Chapter 3, Surah Āl-Imran : ʾAlif Lām Mīm
- Chapter 7, Surah Al-Aʿarāf : ʾAlif Lām Mīm Ṣād
- Chapter 10, Surah Yunus : ʾAlif Lām Rāʾ
- Chapter 11, Surah Al-Hud : ʾAlif Lām Rāʾ
- Chapter 12, Surah Yusuf : ʾAlif Lām Rāʾ
- Chapter 13, Surah Al-Raʿd : ʾAlif Lām Mīm Rāʾ
- Chapter 14, Surah Ibrahim : ʾAlif Lām Rāʾ
- Chapter 15, Surah Al-Ḥijr : ʾAlif Lām Rāʾ
- Chapter 19, Surah Maryam : Kāf Hāʾ Yāʾ ʿAin Ṣād
- Chapter 20, Surah Ṭāʾ-Hāʾ : Ṭāʾ Hāʾ
- Chapter 26, Surah Al-Sha'ra (The Poets) : Ṭāʾ Sīn Mīm
- Chapter 27, Surah Al-Namal (The Ant) : Ṭāʾ Sīn
- Chapter 28, Surah Al-Qaṣaṣ : Ṭāʾ Sīn Mīm
- Chapter 29, Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider) : ʾAlif Lām Mīm
- Chapter 30, Surah Al-Rom (The Romans) : ʾAlif Lām Mīm
- Chapter 31, Surah Luqmān : ʾAlif Lām Mīm
- Chapter 32, Surah Al-Sajda (The Adoration) : ʾAlif Lām Mīm
- Chapter 36, Surah Yāʾ-Sīn : Yāʾ Sīn
- Chapter 38, Surah Ṣād : Ṣād
- Chapter 40, Surah Al-Mu'min (The Believer) : Ḥāʾ Mīm
- Chapter 41, Surah Al-Fuṣṣilat : Ḥāʾ Mīm
- Chapter 42, Surah Al-Shūrā : Ḥāʾ Mīm; ʿAin Sīn Qāf
- Chapter 43, Surah Al-Zukruf (The Embellishment) : Ḥāʾ Mīm
- Chapter 44, Surah Al-Duqqan (The Smoke) : Ḥāʾ Mīm
- Chapter 45, Surah Al-Jasiya (The Kneeling) : Ḥāʾ Mīm
- Chapter 46, Surah Al-Ahqaf (The Sandhills) : Ḥāʾ Mīm
- Chapter 50, Surah Qāf : Qāf
- Chapter 68, Surah Al-Qalam (The Pen) : Nūn
2 - This is the book (scripture) in which there is no doubt; it is guidance to those who are abstinent (Muttaqeen).What is abstinence (Taqwa)? There are degrees of Abstinence. The first is Sahih Iman by proclamation of Shahadah. This safeguards the person from eternal torment (in Hereafter). Then one must refrain from what is forbidden in Islam. Then avoid issues which are doubtful which may lead a person to committing sins. Then one must avoid spending his time in wasteful avocations and evil considerations (thoughts). Then one must try to spend his time in remembering Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) to an extent that the thought of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) overtakes other irrelevant thoughts of the world. Then one must try to give due right to everyone around him, including his own self, as per the commandments of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). Then one must be alert in all his actions by seeing the presence of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) around him. This is the elevated state of abstinence (Taqwa) referred to in the Hadith of Ihsan.
3 - Those who believe in the Unseen, establish prayers, and spend (righteously) from what We have given them.
There is a lot of confusion among scholars on the knowledge of Unseen of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
There are categories of unseen. Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) knows about Himself and knows everything about His creations. In this category, there is nothing 'Unseen' for Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) . Therefore, whenever we talk about 'Unseen', it will be with reference to creatures and not with reference to Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). Read more ...What is the difference between ' performing (doing) prayer' and 'establishing prayer'. Performance of prayer means doing a one time prayer or one days prayer or doing prayers occasionally; while establishment of prayer means, one performs 5 times prayers every day on regular basis, at regular timings, taking care of all requirements scrupulously. Performance of prayer with all the attention, like one is seeing Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) or with utmost attention knowing well that Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is seeing him. This aspect has been referred in Hadith of Ihsan reported by Bukhari, Muslim and other Imams of Ahadith.What is the meaning of spending from the things Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has given. This covers Zakat. In addition, one should ensure that others are benefited from his knowledge, expertise, counseling, etc.It is in Quran - وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنفِقُونَ قُلِ الْعَفْوَ ۗ [(Meaning - They ask you O'Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) "how much they are to spend (in Charity); Say: "What is beyond your needs."] (Al-Baqara - 219). This was the practice of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), most of his Sahabah and Awliya Allah.
4 - And those who believe in what is sent down upon you (O' Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and that was sent down before you (on other prophets) and they firmly believe in Hereafter.It is important for Muslims that they have absolute trust in Quran, which has been sent down on Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as well as on other scriptures which were sent down on other Prophets (before Prophet Mohammad - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
5 - These are the people who are on Guidance of their Lord and these are the ones who will be successful (in both the worlds).
6 - And those who have rejected faith, it does not matter whether you (O'Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) warn them or not, they will never believe.
خَتَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَعَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِمْ ۖ وَعَلَىٰ أَبْصَارِهِمْ غِشَاوَةٌ ۖo وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ
7 - Their hearts and their ears are fastened by Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) seal (because of their rejection of faith) and their eyes are veiled (in view of their insistence on disbelief) and for them there is a severe torment.
8 - Among them, there are people who say that they believe in their Lord and on the Last Day (of Judgment) even though they are not the real believers.
9 - (These hypocrites, in fact) like to deceive Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and apparently) are deceiving the believers; in fact they are deceiving their own selves but are not conscious of it.
10 - There is a severe disease in the hearts (of these hypocrites) And Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی ) increases their disease and for them is severe torment in view of their false assertions.What was the disease in the hearts of the hypocrites? It was Jealously towards Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and His companions. When Islam established its foothold in Madina and nearby areas, many people, including the leaders of Jews and non believers declared themselves Muslims halfheartedly and lost leadership in their community. This was the reason for their jealously towards Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). They used to conspire against him and Sahabah secretly by joining hands with the enemies of Islam.An important thing to be understood here is, if you sincerely love Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and are honest in your Islamic deeds; guidance comes to you from Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). If you are not sincere in Islam, this guidance gets stopped. Once this gets stopped, all types of ailments of hearts, like jealously, love of leadership and wealth starts increasing in your heart.The Salafis and their like minded groups are glaring examples of this scenario. In order to seize leadership of Muslim community, they claim that following of important Imams of fiqh and Ahadith is Shirk. They changed Ahadith books of all important Imams, including books like Adab Al-Mufrad written by Imam Bukhari. They regard the pious graves of Sahabah, Awliya as places of Apostasy. They destroyed all important traces of real Islam. They destroyed the house of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in Makka where he lived, prayed and did zikr for 28 long years and converted it into a Public Toilet. They are perfect example of modern day hypocrites (Munafiqoon) among Muslim community. Read more ...
11 - When it is said to them (the hypocrites), do not spread disorder on Earth, they say that they are the reformers.
12 - Yes (indeed) they are the people who spread disorder but they do not (have common sense to) realize it.
وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ آمِنُوا كَمَا آمَنَ النَّاسُ قَالُوا أَنُؤْمِنُ كَمَا آمَنَ السُّفَهَاءُ ۗ أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ السُّفَهَاءُ وَلَـٰكِن لَّا يَعْلَمُونَ
13 - When it is said (to these hypocrites) to believe as (real) believers (do), they say that, shall we believe as the fools (Muslims) believe? Yes, Indeed, they themselves are fools but they are unaware of it.
وَإِذَا لَقُوا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قَالُوا آمَنَّا وَإِذَا خَلَوْا إِلَىٰ شَيَاطِينِهِمْ قَالُوا إِنَّا مَعَكُمْ إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُسْتَهْزِئُونَ
14 - When they meet the believers, they say that we are real believers and when they meet with leaders of disbelievers in seclusion, they say that indeed 'we are with you and we were just mocking the Muslims'.
15 - Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی ) will surly throw back at them their mockery (they will be severely punished) as they will increase in their rebellion (never ever to realize their folly to repent and get salvation).
أُولَـٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ اشْتَرَوُا الضَّلَالَةَ بِالْهُدَىٰ فَمَا رَبِحَت تِّجَارَتُهُمْ وَمَا كَانُوا مُهْتَدِينَ
16 - These are the people who bought misguidance at the cost of guidance, and their deal neither resulted in any (kind of) gain nor it could lead them to the right path (of Islam).
مَثَلُهُمْ كَمَثَلِ الَّذِي اسْتَوْقَدَ نَارًا فَلَمَّا أَضَاءَتْ مَا حَوْلَهُ ذَهَبَ اللَّهُ بِنُورِهِمْ .وَتَرَكَهُمْ فِي ظُلُمَاتٍ لَّا يُبْصِرُونَ
17 - Their example is that of a person who kindled a fire and when it lighted the atmosphere around them, Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی ) took away the light and left them in darkness with which they cannot see anything.The above verse depicts the condition of hypocrites. When they declare themselves Muslims, the light of Iman comes to their heart and they become capable of benefiting from it. However, when they look at apostates and meet with their leaders, they get afraid of their worldly might and prosperity and start supporting them. In this situation the Iman (Islamic faith) which had come to their hearts gets seized and they again start wandering in darkness of apostasy. They get subdued to all kinds of doubts about true Islam and they do not get the peace of mind and trust in Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی ) like truthful Muslims.
18 - They are deaf, dumb and blind and they cannot come back to the right path (of Islam).
أَوْ كَصَيِّبٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ فِيهِ ظُلُمَاتٌ وَرَعْدٌ وَبَرْقٌ يَجْعَلُونَ أَصَابِعَهُمْ فِي آذَانِهِم .مِّنَ .الصَّوَاعِقِ حَذَرَ الْمَوْتِ ۚ وَاللَّهُ مُحِيطٌ بِالْكَافِرِينَ.
19 - Or their (hypocrites') example is that of the rain which is coming from the skies which has darkness, thunder and lightening. They thrust their fingers into their ears for fear of death; Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی ) encircles disbelievers.In the above verse, hypocrites' condition is explained by another example. They look at Muslims' successes but cannot understand the significance. They get scared of gradual consolidation of Islam and get afraid for their lives. Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) says, where will they go as He has encircled them from all direction.An important issue to be understood in this verse is, hypocrites have also been addressed as disbelievers.
يَكَادُ الْبَرْقُ يَخْطَفُ أَبْصَارَهُمْ ۖ كُلَّمَا أَضَاءَ لَهُم مَّشَوْا فِيهِ وَإِذَا أَظْلَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ قَامُوا ۚ وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَذَهَبَ بِسَمْعِهِمْ وَأَبْصَارِهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
20 - It is very likely that the lightning takes away their vision (destroy them completely). Whenever there is lightening, they walk in this light and when they get darkness upon them, they hold back. If Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) willed, He would have deprived them of their hearing and sight. Indeed, Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has power over everything.The above verse explains that some verses of Quran are understood by these hypocrites and they accept them. However, when they cannot understand certain other verses, they create wrongful interpretations of these verses and deny the factual meanings of these verses. Alas, they did not make use of their hearing and vision properly which is a great gift of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) to human beings. If Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) willed, he would have taken away their physical vision and hearing as well. But He is Merciful and Compassionate, does not take away his bounties even when they reject his clear signs.Let us evaluate the condition of Salafis and their like minded groups in the light of the above verses. They cannot understand the following verses and deny their real meanings. They also wrongly interpret these verses to confirm their self concocted beliefs.
It is in Quran - سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ ۗ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ [ Meaning - We (Allah - سبحانہ و تعا لی) shall show them Our Signs on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest to them that it is the Truth.] (Fussilat - 53).It is in Hadith - (Bukhari) Narrated by Abdullah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) - "Prophet Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said 'Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is not hidden from you."It is in Hadith - Narrated by Jareer (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that he said, the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said, soon you will see your Sustainer (Rab) openly. (Bukhari - Muslim - Mishkaath).It is in Hadith - reported by Bukhari, Muslim and others. (It is a long Hadith. Translation of a part is given here). "Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said that ‘you worship Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) seeing Him, and in case you fail to see Him, do your prayer knowing fully well that He is seeing you" (Bukhari, Muslim).It is in Hadith - It is narrated by Jareer Bin Abdullah al-Bajali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that he said: "We were with the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and he said, 'You will certainly see your Lord as you see this moon, and there will be no trouble in seeing Him'. (Bukhari, Muslim and others)It is in Quran - وَقُلِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ سَيُرِيكُمْ آيَاتِهِ فَتَعْرِفُونَهَا ۚ وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ [Meaning - Say O'Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Praise be to Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). He will show you His signs and you will recognize them. Your Lord is not heedless of anything you do.] (An-Naml - 93).It is in Quran - وَمَن كَانَ فِي هَـٰذِهِ أَعْمَىٰ فَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ أَعْمَىٰ [Meaning - The one who is blind (in spiritual vision) in this world, will be blind in Hereafter.] (Bani Israel - 72).It is in Quran - وَلِلَّهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ ۚ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ [ Meaning - Whichever side you turn, you will find Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی); Verily (in truth ) Allah – (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is Omnipresent (existing everywhere, every moment) and Omniscient ( infinitely wise ).] (Al-Baqra – 115 ).It is in Quran - هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ [Meaning - He is the First, and the Last, He is the Manifest (apparent) and the Immanent (actually present through out the material world) and is the knower of all things.] (Al-Hadeed – 3).It is in Quran - وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ ۚ [ Meaning - Wherever you are, He is with you.] (Al-Hadid - 4).It is in Quran - وَفِي أَنفُسِكُمْ ۚ أَفَلَا تُبْصِرُونَ [ Meaning - He is in your own self, will you not see.] (Adh-Dhariyat - 21).It is in Quran - وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ [Meaning - We (Allah - سبحانہ و تعا لی) are closer to you than your jugular vein.] (Qaf – 16).It is in Quran - وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ [ Meaning - When My servants ask you (O'Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) concerning Me, (tell them) I am ever present (with them) and I listen to the call of him that calls Me.] (Al-Baqara - 186).
Salafis, Deobandis and their like minded groups deny the actual meanings of the above Quranic verses and Ahadith and claim that Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has a physical body and is sitting over the skies. He has limitation of movement and He is separated from his creatures.They should know that what they preach is not Islam; it is clear cut idol worship.They translate certain allegorical verses (Ayaat-e-Mutashaabihat) in Quran in their literal meanings to support their wrongful believes. Read more ...
21 - O'people, be steadfast in your servitude to Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) who created you and (created) those before you so that you get protection from evil.
الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَالسَّمَاءَ بِنَاءً وَأَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِ مِنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ ۖ فَلَا تَجْعَلُوا لِلَّهِ أَندَادًا وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
22 - It is Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) who spread the Earth for your living and skies as covering and sends down rain from the skies which produces fruits for you as your food. (After observing all these) do not concede peers for Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) as you are well aware of it.وَإِن كُنتُمْ فِي رَيْبٍ مِّمَّا نَزَّلْنَا عَلَىٰ عَبْدِنَا فَأْتُوا بِسُورَةٍ مِّن مِّثْلِهِ وَادْعُوا شُهَدَاءَكُم مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ23 - If you doubt (this Quran to be from Allah - سبحانہ و تعا لی) which has been sent down on Our Apostle ( Mohammad - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) then bring a verse like it and call your helpers other Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) if you are right.فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُوا وَلَن تَفْعَلُوا فَاتَّقُوا النَّارَ الَّتِي وَقُودُهَا النَّاسُ وَالْحِجَارَةُ ۖ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْكَافِرِينَ24 - If you cannot do it and you will never be able to do it, then save yourself from the (Hell) Fire whose fuel is stones and people which is prepared for disbelievers.وَبَشِّرِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ۖ كُلَّمَا رُزِقُوا مِنْهَا مِن ثَمَرَةٍ رِّزْقًا ۙ قَالُوا هَـٰذَا الَّذِي رُزِقْنَا مِن قَبْلُ ۖ وَأُتُوا بِهِ مُتَشَابِهًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ فِيهَا أَزْوَاجٌ مُّطَهَّرَةٌ ۖ وَهُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
25 - (O'Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) convey glad tidings to those who believe and who acted righteously that for them there are gardens (in Paradise) beneath which rivers flow. When they will be provided with the fruits (of Heaven) they will say that we were provided with this fruit earlier or something similar (in shape in our life time but the tastes of these fruits will be better and different) and for them are pure spouses and they will remain therein for ever.إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَسْتَحْيِي أَن يَضْرِبَ مَثَلًا مَّا بَعُوضَةً فَمَا فَوْقَهَا ۚ فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ ۖ وَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَيَقُولُونَ مَاذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِهَـٰذَا مَثَلًا ۘ يُضِلُّ بِهِ كَثِيرًا وَيَهْدِي بِهِ كَثِيرًا ۚ وَمَا يُضِلُّ بِهِ إِلَّا الْفَاسِقِينَ26 - Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) does not hesitate from giving the example of gnat or of anything microscopic (which looks insignificant to people). Those who believe, know that the parable given by their Lord is the right one. But those who disbelieve say, what Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) means by this (insignificant) parable. Thus many get astray and many get guidance (from these parables). The ones who go astray are those who are wrong doers.الَّذِينَ يَنقُضُونَ عَهْدَ اللَّهِ مِن بَعْدِ مِيثَاقِهِ وَيَقْطَعُونَ مَا أَمَرَ اللَّهُ بِهِ أَن يُوصَلَ وَيُفْسِدُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ ۚ أُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ27 - These are the people who break the covenant after ratifying it and sever what Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) wants to be joined and spread mischief on Earth; they are the ones who are losers.كَيْفَ تَكْفُرُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَكُنتُمْ أَمْوَاتًا فَأَحْيَاكُمْ ۖ ثُمَّ يُمِيتُكُمْ ثُمَّ يُحْيِيكُمْ ثُمَّ إِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ28 - How can you deny (the existence of) Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) (when you know that) you were lifeless and He gave you life; then He will cause you to die and you will be brought back to life again and you will return to Him.هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُم مَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَسَوَّاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ ۚ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ29 - He is the one who created for you all that is on Earth and then turned to Skies and formed seven skies and He is aware of all the things.وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً ۖ قَالُوا أَتَجْعَلُ فِيهَا مَن يُفْسِدُ فِيهَا وَيَسْفِكُ الدِّمَاءَ وَنَحْنُ نُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِكَ وَنُقَدِّسُ لَكَ ۖ قَالَ إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ30 - And when Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) addressed the angels (saying) I am going to make a Vicegerent on Earth; (The Angels) submitted will you make (a vicegerent) who will create disorder and cause bloodshed while we hymn your praise and sanctify You. He said, I know that which you do not know.وَعَلَّمَ آدَمَ الْأَسْمَاءَ كُلَّهَا ثُمَّ عَرَضَهُمْ عَلَى الْمَلَائِكَةِ فَقَالَ أَنبِئُونِي بِأَسْمَاءِ هَـٰؤُلَاءِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ31 - And He taught Adam (علیھ السلا م) the names of all the things and placed them before the Angels and asked them "tell Me the names of these things if you are truthful in your claim.
قَالُوا سُبْحَانَكَ لَا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ32 - The Angels submitted, You are glorified; we know only what You have taught us. Indeed, You are Knowledgeable and Wise.
قَالَ يَا آدَمُ أَنبِئْهُم بِأَسْمَائِهِمْ ۖ فَلَمَّا أَنبَأَهُم بِأَسْمَائِهِمْ قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ غَيْبَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَأَعْلَمُ مَا تُبْدُونَ وَمَا كُنتُمْ تَكْتُمُونَ33 - Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) said O'Adam (علیھ السلا م)! tell them their names. And when Adam (علیھ السلا م) told them their names, Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) said, did I not tell you that I know what is hidden in Heavens and Earth and what you show and conceal.
وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ أَبَىٰ وَاسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ34 - And (remember Our beneficence) when We asked the Angels to "prostrate before Adam (علیھ السلا م) (in Sajda-e-Tahiyya), they all prostrated except Iblis (Satan) and turned disobedient (disbeliever).وَقُلْنَا يَا آدَمُ اسْكُنْ أَنتَ وَزَوْجُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَكُلَا مِنْهَا رَغَدًا حَيْثُ شِئْتُمَا وَلَا تَقْرَبَا هَـٰذِهِ الشَّجَرَةَ فَتَكُونَا مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ35 - And We said O'Adam (علیھ السلا م), dwell in Paradise, you and your wife and eat freely in the Garden but do not go near this tree as you will become the ones who hurt themselves.فَأَزَلَّهُمَا الشَّيْطَانُ عَنْهَا فَأَخْرَجَهُمَا مِمَّا كَانَا فِيهِ ۖ وَقُلْنَا اهْبِطُوا بَعْضُكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ عَدُوٌّ ۖ وَلَكُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ مُسْتَقَرٌّ وَمَتَاعٌ إِلَىٰ حِينٍ36 - Then Satan tempted them and caused them to err and became the cause of their ouster from Paradise. And We said get down you all to be the enemies of one another. For you, Earth will be dwelling place where you will find the provisions for living for a specific time.فَتَلَقَّىٰ آدَمُ مِن رَّبِّهِ كَلِمَاتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
37 - Then Adam (علیھ السلا م) found out the wordings of the Dua from His Lord. And Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) turned back on him with Mercy. Indeed He is the one who forgives and is Most Merciful.قُلْنَا اهْبِطُوا مِنْهَا جَمِيعًا ۖ فَإِمَّا يَأْتِيَنَّكُم مِّنِّي هُدًى فَمَن تَبِعَ هُدَايَ فَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ38 - We said, get down all of you from this Paradise and whenever Guidance comes from Me and whoever follows, there shall be no fear for them and they shall not grieve.وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَكَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا أُولَـٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ39 - Those who disbelieve and reject our signs, they are the people of Hell and they will dwell therein.يَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتِيَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأَوْفُوا بِعَهْدِي أُوفِ بِعَهْدِكُمْ وَإِيَّايَ فَارْهَبُونِ
40 - O' Children of of Israel, remember my favor that was bestowed upon you and be true to the covenant you made to Me and I shall fulfill My promise to you and fear alone from Me.