"VERILY, this Qur'an shows the way to all that is most upright; and gives the believers who do good deeds
the glad tiding that theirs will be a great reward"
[Al Qur'an: Chapter 17,Al Isra: Verse 9]

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

12: 102 to 12: 104

أعوذبِاللَّـهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ 
[I Seek refuge in ALLAH from Shaitan - the accursed one]
 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
 [In The Name of ALLAH, The MOST GRACIOUS - THE MOST MERCIFUL]

THE QUR'AN IS A REMINDER TO SAVE YOURSELF FROM FIRE

ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ أَنبَاءِ الْغَيْبِ نُوحِيهِ إِلَيْكَ ۖ وَمَا كُنتَ لَدَيْهِمْ إِذْ أَجْمَعُوا أَمْرَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَمْكُرُونَ 
Dhālika Min 'Anbā'i Al-Ghaybi Nūĥīhi 'Ilayka Wa Mā Kunta Ladayhim 'Idh 'Ajma`ū 'Amrahum Wa HumYamkurūna
Such is one of the stories of what happened unseen, which We reveal by inspiration unto thee; nor wast thou (present) with them then when they concerted their plans together in the process of weaving their plots. 

[12 : 102]


EXPLANATION:

Allah narrated to Muhammad, peace be upon him, the story of Yusuf and his brothers and how Allah raised him over them, giving him the better end, triumph, the sovereignty and wisdom (i.e., prophethood), even though they tried to harm and kill him. Allah said, `This and similar stories are part of the unseen incidents of the past, O Muhammad,

(which We reveal to you.) and inform you of, O Muhammad, because it carries a lesson, for you to draw from and a reminder to those who defy you.' Allah said next,

(You were not (present) with them), you did not witness their conference nor saw them,

(when they arranged their plan together,) to throw Yusuf into the well,

(and (while) they were plotting) against him. We taught you all this through Our Revelation which We sent down to you.' 

وَمَا أَكْثَرُ النَّاسِ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتَ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ
Wa Mā 'Aktharu An-Nāsi Wa Law Ĥaraşta Bimu'uminīna
Yet no faith will the greater part of mankind have, however ardently thou dost desire it. 

[12 : 103]

EXPLANATION:

Allah states that Muhammad is His Messenger and that He has taught him the news of what occurred in the past, which carry lessons for people to draw from, so that they acquire their safety in their religious affairs as well as their worldly affairs. Yet, most people did not and will not believe, so Allah said,

(And most of mankind will not believe even if you desire it eagerly.)

وَمَا تَسْأَلُهُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ ۚ إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
Wa Mā Tas'aluhum `Alayhi Min 'Ajrin 'In Huwa 'Illā Dhikrun Lil`ālamīna
 And no reward dost thou ask of them for this: it is no less than a message for all creatures. 

[12 : 104]

EXPLANATION:

 Allah says, `You, O Muhammad, do not ask them in return for this advice and your call to all that is good and righteous, for any price or compensation for delivering it. Rather, you do so seeking Allah's Face and to deliver good and sincere advice to His creatures,

(it (the Qur'an) is no less than a Reminder unto the `Alamin (men and Jinn)) with which they remember, receive guidance and save themselves in this life and the Hereafter.'

LESSONS LEARNT:
  • In the most beautiful and eloquent style, Allah (SWT) revealed the story of Prophet Yusuf to Muhammed (SAWS) when the Jews were trying to test him by questioning about the events of past, of which he had no knowledge.
  • Allah (SWT) revealed the entire story to him in one go and then having finished the narration about the story of Yusuf, Allah said reminded Muhammed (SAWS) about this and other incidents of past which HE had sent to him as revelations - which was a lesson for believers and a reminder for the enemies.
  • Then Allah (SWT) said that in spite of such clear evidences, some people will not believe him.
  • Allah commanded Muhammed (SAWS) not to ask for any reward for delivering the message of ALLAH. For Qur'an is a reminder for men and jinn to follow and save themselves from the afflictions in this world and The Fire of Hell.
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