Quran Quote  : 

الٓمّٓۚ‏ ﴿۱﴾

1. Alif Lam Meem(10)

10. Individual letters of the Arabic Alphabet.

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 1
Topic : Lohe Qurani No direct Meaning

ذٰلِكَ الۡڪِتٰبُ لَا رَيۡبَ ۛۚ  ۖ فِيۡهِ ۛۚ هُدًى لِّلۡمُتَّقِيۡنَۙ‏ ﴿۲﴾

2. That Sublime Book (Qur'aan) in which there is no doubt (11), in it there is guidance for the God-fearing. (12)

11. From this verse two important points become evident.

11.1 In the QUR'AAN there is no room for an iota of doubt of any kind. Whosoever has any doubt, it is because of his own ignorance. It is for this reason that Allah says in the QUR'AAN (S2: V33) "And if you are in doubt...". The QUR'AAN cites examples of negative and positive presence of doubt in the hearts of people. Therefore, the verses are free of any inconsistency or any form of confrontation.

11.2 One will not cast any doubt on the QUR'AAN as long as one does not harbour any doubt concerning Hazarat Jibraeel, Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم The illustrious Companions. For it was Jibraeel who brought down the QUR'AAN and Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم was the recipient and the Companions were the direct receivers from the Messenger of Allah. If there is any doubt concerning any of these three it will automatically make the Holy QUR'AAN doubtful. Thus, any person who regards the Companions as transgressors will doubt the veracity of the QUR'AAN. Hence to regard the Companions as callous and impious is just as heinous as regarding the Holy Prophet or Ilazrat Jibraeel علیه و آله وسلم علی.

Allah Almighty, too, has to be regarded as absolutely infallible, for any erroneous belief regarding Allah will also cast doubt on the purity and veracity of the QUR'AAN.

12. The word (Muttaqee) denotes one who fear or one who abstains. Hence, a Muttaqee is a person who fears Allah and refrains from all erroneous beliefs and impious deeds. Taqwa is of two types, physical and spiritual. The physical form of Taqwa is abstaining from sins and doing good deeds, while the spiritual Taqwa is the veneration of those who are dear to Allah. As Allah says in the Qur'aan "And whoso respects the signs of Allah, then it is from the piety of hearts" (S27 V32). Here, the word Muttaqeen "God-conscious people" refers to the Companions of the Holy Prophet. Inferring that these God conscious people that you see (the Companions) are the direct result of the moulding guidance of the QUR'AAN. Is this not the greatness of the QUR'AAN? (Tafseer Azizi). The pious lives of the Companions is an indelible proof of the pristine purity and Truth of the QUR'AAN. Another important point to consider here is that the Holy Prophet's guidance was not dependent صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم on the QUR'AAN as he was already, a personification of Godliness before the revelation of the QUR'AAN. This fact can be illustrated by the following examples: Salaah was only given on the night of Me'raj; yet the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم had led the prayers of Prophets in Jerusalem before proceeding to the journey ahead. Verses concerning Salaah were revealed before Hijra, but verses concerning ablution (udu) came after Hijra in Surah Al-Maida. Yet during the harsh period of persecution by kuffars in Makkah Holy prophet performed UDU and salah and taught the same to companions.

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 2
Topic : Quran is a guidance for the pious

الَّذِيۡنَ يُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ بِالۡغَيۡبِ وَ يُقِيۡمُوۡنَ الصَّلٰوةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقۡنٰهُمۡ يُنۡفِقُوۡنَۙ﴿۳﴾‏ 

3. Those who believe without seeing (13), and establish (14) prayer and spend in Our path, out of Our provided sustenance, (15)

13. The unseen is that which is beyond one's sensory and extemporary perceptions. The unseen is of two types: 1. That for which no proof should be established - this is known as the personal knowledge of the unseen.

2. That for which proofs/guidelines are provided. This is knowledge of the unseen which is bestowed or granted. The first type for which no proof is required refers to the Absolute knowledge of Allah. No one has any share of this, while the second type is granted by Allah to His special servants. Regarding this first type, Allah says in the QUR'AAN: "And with Him is the keys of the unseen. He only knows them" (S36: V 59).

In respect of the second category, proof is provided in several verses. Allah says: "He reveals not His secrets except to His Chosen Messenger" (S72 V26-27). In this verse, reference is made to the second group - knowledge regarding Personality and Attributes of Allah, Prophethood. Qiyamah, etc. Thus, without acceptance of the unseen Imaan cannot be complete, because true Imaan is belief in the above mentioned things. Belief is not possible without knowledge. Furthermore, true Imaan is implicit faith in the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم . Thus, believing in Allah and Qiyamah, etc. after seeing them will be contrary to the faith in the unseen.

14. By "Establish Prayers" means to performing Salaah regularly, on its prescribed times and according to its proper method. This means the true excellence lies not in mere performance of Salaah but in establishing it as a Principle of Deen. From this verse one learns that Salaah supersedes all other forms of worships (IBAADAAT) and that one should also perform Fard. Wajib and Sunnat prayers regularly with absolute sincerity and humility.

15. This infers that not the entire wealth should be spent aimlessly, some should be given in the way of Allah and some should be spent on oneself and one's family. A detailed explanation of this is found in Ahadith From Holy Prophet.

RAZAQNA one can infer that only lawfully earned wealth should be given in Allah's way. As Allah says in the QUR'AAN: "You shall not attain good unless you spend your favourite things" (S3: V 92). Furthermore, one should not only spend once but it should be a continuous practice. Compulsory charity or Zakaat is given once per year, but Nafl Charity can be given whenever one desires. Zakaat too, should be calculated strictly but its amount could be paid little at a time. In short, for all pious works, as they are all included in "spending in the way of Allah". It is also be an appropriate way of conveying reward of virtuous deeds to the departed souls.

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 3
Topic : Pray and Give Charity Or Zakat

وَالَّذِيۡنَ يُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ بِمَآ اُنۡزِلَ اِلَيۡكَ وَمَآ اُنۡزِلَ مِنۡ قَبۡلِكَۚ وَبِالۡاٰخِرَةِ هُمۡ يُوۡقِنُوۡنَؕ‏ ﴿۴﴾

4. And who believe in what has been sent down to you, O Beloved Prophet! And what has been sent down (16) before you and are certain of the Hereafter. (17)

16. "That which is revealed" refers to the entire Qur'aan as well as the complete codes of Shariah. Ahadith too is part of this, because these too are God-inspired sayings. If this is taken to mean the QUR'AAN only, then such a long and emphatic passage would not have been addressed. Furthermore, it also means that belief in all the revealed Books too is Fard, while the beliefs in the past Books should be jointly in nature. Furthermore, it should be remembered that while it is Fard Kifayah to believe in the comprehensive nature of the QUR'AAN it is Fard Ayn to believe in the synopsis of the sacred book.

17. The word 'Hereafter' includes the grave, resurrection, Paradise, Hell, etc. and it is compulsory to believe in all these. This suggests that besides the Muslims, the beliefs of the Yahud and Nasara regarding the above is incorrect. Hence, greater emphasis and reliance is placed on "and they are certain (of the Hereafter)". In addition, implicit faith in the Hereafter can only reach completion when belief is complemented by action. Muslims unmindful of their duties are not giving a practical demonstration of their Imaan, hence prior mention is made about good deeds.

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 4
Topic : Quran is the guidance for those who believe in Allahs previous books and hereafter

اُولٰٓٮِٕكَ عَلٰى هُدًى مِّنۡ رَّبِّهِمۡ‌ وَاُولٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ‏ ﴿۵﴾

5. They alone are on the guidance from their Lord and they are to attain success. (18)

18. From this it is understood that permanent guidance is bestowed upon a person through the Grace of Allah and not as a result of his personal endeavours. Also, if such a person is guided by Allah then only will he remain steadfast on it, for a person on a mere temporary guidance can go astray. This verse further illustrates that material wealth and honour are not the true means of success, true success is to receive guidance and the will to do good deeds. Allah says in the QUR'AAN "Undoubtedly he attained to his goal who is purified' (himself) (S 87: V14).

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 5
Topic : Successful Dunya and Akhirah

اِنَّ الَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡا سَوَآءٌ عَلَيۡهِمۡ ءَاَنۡذَرۡتَهُمۡ اَمۡ لَمۡ تُنۡذِرۡهُمۡ لَا يُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ‏ ﴿۶﴾

6. Surely those who are infidels (19), it is alike(20) whether you warn them or warn them not, they will never believe (21)

19. 'Infidels' include all those non-believers who fall in the category in respect of Divine Knowledge. They will not benefit from any preaching because no matter how much you wash coal, it cannot become white. An inherently unclean person cannot be purified by mere water.

20.'Upon them' signifies that instilling fear in them about the consequences of their disbelief is futile, but not for you. Although they will be deprived of the benefits of preaching, you will be blessed for your efforts. It is for this reason that the word 'upon you' is not used. A person conveying the message of Truth to the one from whom he does not expect positive response shall be rewarded for his effort.

21. This verse was revealed in connection with avowed disbelievers like Abu Jahl, Abu Lahab, etc. who were destined to grope in the darkness of disbelief. Imaan (faith) was sealed from their hearts. It also hints that Almighty Allah has already given His Beloved Nabi prior knowledge about good and bad endings of people. The Holy Prophet is fully aware of everybody's eventual end, because although the circumstances of its revelation is specific, the nature of expression is more general, hence priority will be given to expression.

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 6
Topic : One who are rejecter of truth they will not believe however hard you try

خَتَمَ اللّٰهُ عَلَىٰ قُلُوۡبِهِمۡ وَعَلٰى سَمۡعِهِمۡ‌ؕ وَعَلٰٓى اَبۡصَارِهِمۡ غِشَاوَةٌ وَّلَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ عَظِيۡمٌ﴿۷﴾

7. Allah has set a seal on their hearts (22) and on their ears, and over their eyes there is a dark covering, and for them there will be severe torment.

22. Because they are steeped in evil, Allah has sealed their hearts, just as the sheep die because of the movement of the knife on its neck. The only difference is that neither are the disbelievers innocent, nor helpless of their action.

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 7
Topic : Allah has sealed their hearts, eyes and ears

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنۡ يَّقُوۡلُ اٰمَنَّا بِاللّٰهِ وَبِالۡيَوۡمِ الۡاٰخِرِ وَمَا هُمۡ بِمُؤۡمِنِيۡنَ‌ۘ‏ ﴿۸﴾

8 . And of mankind(23) are some who say "We have believed in Allah and the Last Day, yet they are not believers. (24)

23. Man is divided into three categories: the believers, the non-believers and the hypocrites.

The believer is one whose tongue and heart is manifested with Faith; the non-believer is one whose tongue and heart have rejected faith. while a hypocrite is one who has blasphemy in his heart but merely feigns expression of Islam: The hypocrite is the worst of the three. The first deceiver was iblees (the Devil) who was inwardly the enemy of Hazrat Adam but outwardly feigned friendship.
"And he swore to them both that I am a well wither of you both" (S7 V 21). After referring to the two groups, the believers and non-believers. Allah now makes mention of the worst group the despicable hypocrites. A fourth group is also found. They are the concealed group who have faith in their heart but do not express it with their tongues In extreme necessity this is allowed, in fact, when in a state of total helplessness even for utterance of blasphemy, a person will not be guilty in the eyes of Allah. Says Allah in the QUR'AAN: "Save him who is compelled and his heart is firm in belief” (S 16 V 106). In such circumstances one must migrate from such a place where religious freedom is denied to him.

24.The reason for not regarding them as believers is either because they have no faith in their hearts; what they are uttering is mere show of their tongues, or maybe they have expressed faith in Allah and the Day of Judgement but have omitted Prophethood from it. Believing in everything else, besides prophethood does not complete ones faith, such a person will still remain a non-believer. The classical example of this is the devil, although he was a firm believer in other requirements of faith, he still became a non-believer because he rejected Prophethood. All the enemies of the Prophet should take a lesson from this.

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 8
Topic : They say we believe but in actual they dont believe

يُخٰدِعُوۡنَ اللّٰهَ وَالَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا ‌ۚ وَمَا يَخۡدَعُوۡنَ اِلَّاۤ اَنۡفُسَهُمۡ وَمَا يَشۡعُرُوۡنَؕ‏ ﴿۹﴾

9.They seek to deceive Allah (25) and the believers, and in fact they deceive none but themselves, and yet they perceive not.

25. Because they are trying to deceive the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم and deceiving the Prophet is equal to deceiving Allah. The reason being, the Holy Prophet is the vicegerent of Allah on earth. (Tafseer Khazain).

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 9
Topic : They think they deceive Allah but the fact is they deceive themselves

فِىۡ قُلُوۡبِهِمۡ مَّرَضٌۙ فَزَادَهُمُ اللّٰهُ مَرَضًا‌ۚ وَّلَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ اَلِيۡمٌۙ  ۢ بِمَا كَانُوۡا يَكۡذِبُوۡنَ‏ ﴿۱۰﴾

10. In their hearts is a disease, so Allah has increased their disease and for them is a painful torment, because they falsify. (26)

26. From this it is understood that deception is the worst type of vice and is deserving of the most heinous punishment. Any religion or creed whose foundation is based on deception is false. The deceivers without doubt deserve the most heinous punishment.

Surah Name : Al-Baqarah   Surah Number : 2   Ayat Number: 10
Topic : There is a disease in their hearts

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