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Al Imran

الٓمّٓۚ ۙ‏ ﴿۱﴾

Alif, Lam, Mim.

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 1
Topic : Lohe Qurani No direct Meaning

اللّٰهُ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَۙ الۡحَىُّ الۡقَيُّوۡمُؕ‏ ﴿۲﴾

2. Allah, there is none to be worshipped besides Him. He is the EverLiving, the Sustainer of others (2).

2. Reason for its Revelation:
Once a Nasara delegation from Najraan came to the Holy Prophet Messenger of whenhe invited them towards Islam, they replied that they will not accept Islam because Islam regards Jesus as the servant of Allah Almighty and not the son of God. If he, Hazrat Isa (On whom be peace) is not the son of God then who is his father? He told them that a Holy Prophet son homogenous to a father (being of the same species) Allah Almighty is Ever-Living, Self subsisting, Eternal, Everlasting, Self-Existant, the Knower of everything hidden and open. Hazrat Isa (On whom be peace) does not possess these qualities. Therefore, how can he be the son of God or a deity? On hearing this, they remained silent. In verification of what had the Holy Prophet said, Allah Almighty revealed these verses of Surah Ale-Imraan. N.B. This delegation started their prayer in Masjide Nabawi when the Muslims engaged in Asr Salaah. After the Muslims had completed their Salaah they did not stop these Nasara from their prayer. This does not necessarily mean that we should now allow the polytheists to pray in our Mosques. Not stopping this delegation was like not stopping the Bedouin who was urinating in Masjide Nabawi and was not stopped while urinating, at the instruction of the Holy Prophet. This will not make it permissible to urinate and pass stool in the Mosques.

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 2
Topic : Allah sustains the entire order of the universe

نَزَّلَ عَلَيۡكَ الۡـكِتٰبَ بِالۡحَقِّ مُصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيۡنَ يَدَيۡهِ وَاَنۡزَلَ التَّوۡرٰٮةَ وَالۡاِنۡجِيۡلَۙ‏ ﴿۳﴾

3. He sent down to you this Truthful Scripture, confirming preceding Books (3). He revealed the Tauraat (of Musa) and the Injeel (Gospel of Jesus).

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 3
Topic : Quran a clear book confirms Torah and Gospel

مِنۡ قَبۡلُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَاَنۡزَلَ الۡفُرۡقَانَ  ؕ‌ اِنَّ الَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡا بِاٰيٰتِ اللّٰهِ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ شَدِيۡدٌ ‌ؕ وَاللّٰهُ عَزِيۡزٌ ذُوۡ انتِقَامٍؕ‏ ﴿۴﴾

4. Before, as guidance for mankind and bestowed the Criterion (4)(the QUR'AAN). Surely, those who denied the revelation of Allah (5) they will have a severe punishment. Allah is The Almighty Lord of retribution.

3. From this we learn that no other book will be revealed after the Holy QUR'AAN nor will another prophet be sent after the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم The reason being the work of the Holy Prophet, was to verify the truth of the previously revealed Books, not to prophesize the coming of another book or another prophet. Verification is made in respect of the past, prophecy is concerning the future. Thus the Holy QUR AAN has given verification of these Books by establishing their truth and made them manifest in the worlds. It is only after the revelation of the QUR'AAN that the truth of these Books had been established. As these books had prophesised the coming of the QUR'AAN, their prophecy would not have been proven if the QUR'AAN was not revealed.
4. By 'He revealed' means either He revealed these verses in the Tauraat and the Injeel which distinguish truth from falsehood, or He revealed the Holy the QUR'AAN on the Holy Prophetصلى الله عليه وآله وسلم i.e. He revealed it in the month of Ramadaan on the auspicious night of Lailatul Qadr from Lohe-Mahfooz to the First Heaven. The word 'to reveal - refers to reveal at one point in time. Says Allah Almighty: "Undoubtedly We sent it (the QUR'AAN) down in the blessed and valuable night" (S 97:V1). Hence, this verse is free of any objections as well as contradiction with other verses.
5. The non-believers referred in this verse are the Nasara of Najraan mentioned in Note two, while the verses of Allah Almighty is meant the conversation of Prophetصلى الله عليه وآله وسلم when he debated with this delegation. These verses are those clear proofs which shed light on Hazrat Isa (On whom be peace) being the servant of Allah Almighty

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 4
Topic : Deny Signs of Allah

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يَخۡفٰى عَلَيۡهِ شَىۡءٌ فِىۡ الۡاَرۡضِ وَلَا فِىۡ السَّمَآءِؕ‏ ﴿۵﴾

5. Surely, nothing is hidden from Allah in the earth and heavens (6).

6. A godly quality of having full knowledge about everything between the heavens and earth without anyone's instruction or knowledge is not possessed by any earthling. But this does not mean that Allah Almighty Himself has not bestowed knowledge of the unseen. Regarding Hazrat Ebrahim (On whom be peace) The QUR'AAN says. "And thus We showed to Ebrahim all kingdoms..."(S6. V75). The Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلمsays "And Allah Almighty has given me the vision of everything which I fully recognize." It is for this reason that everything has been scribed on the Divine Tablet (LOHE MAHFOOZ) so it becomes a means of obtaining the knowledge of the unseen to His chosen servants, whose vision encompasses the Divine Tablet. Allah Almighty indeed is the Alive, the All-Seeing and the All-Hearing, but humans too possess these qualities, the difference being with Allah Almighty these qualities are absolute while ours are a limited acquisition of these.

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 5
Topic : Nothing in the earth and in the heavens is hidden from Allah

هُوَ الَّذِىۡ يُصَوِّرُكُمۡ فِىۡ الۡاَرۡحَامِ كَيۡفَ يَشَآءُ‌ؕ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ الۡعَزِيۡزُ الۡحَكِيۡمُ‏ ﴿۶﴾

6. It is He Who shapes you in the wombs of your mothers as He pleases. Besides Him none is worthy of worship, Exalted, the Wise.

7. From this verse we learn that the work of Allah Almighty's chosen servants is indeed the work of Allah Almighty, because shaping the foetus (child) in the womb is the work of the angel, but because it is done by Divine instructions it becomes Allah Almighty's work.
We further learn that the shape and design of the earth is not the result of man's deeds but is based on Divine wishes. However, man's condition in the Hereafter will be based on his deeds. Says Allah Almighty: "On the day when some faces shall be white." (S3: V106)

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 6
Topic : Embryology

هُوَ الَّذِىۡۤ اَنۡزَلَ عَلَيۡكَ الۡكِتٰبَ مِنۡهُ اٰيٰتٌ مُّحۡكَمٰتٌ هُنَّ اُمُّ الۡكِتٰبِ وَاُخَرُ مُتَشٰبِهٰتٌ‌ؕ فَاَمَّا الَّذِيۡنَ فِىۡ قُلُوۡبِهِمۡ زَيۡغٌ فَيَتَّبِعُوۡنَ مَا تَشَابَهَ مِنۡهُ ابۡتِغَآءَ الۡفِتۡنَةِ وَابۡتِغَآءَ تَاۡوِيۡلِهٖ‌‌ۚؔ وَمَا يَعۡلَمُ تَاۡوِيۡلَهٗۤ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ‌ۘ وَ الرّٰسِخُوۡنَ فِىۡ الۡعِلۡمِ يَقُوۡلُوۡنَ اٰمَنَّا بِهٖۙ كُلٌّ مِّنۡ عِنۡدِ رَبِّنَا‌ۚ وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ اِلَّاۤ اُولُوۡا الۡاَلۡبَابِ‏ ﴿۷﴾

7. It is He Who revealed to you this Scripture. In it are verses, which are clear. They are the substance of the Book (8), and others are those in the meaning of which there is doubt (9). As for those whose hearts are perverted, they will follow that of which is doubtful. They are those who seek to mislead, maintaining their own viewpoint of it, and its right interpretation (10) is known to Allah alone (11). And those who are firm in knowledge say: "We believe in it. All (of it) is from our Lord" (12). And none has the grasp of the same, to the best except those who perfectly understand (13).

8. By Substance of the Book' is meant that these verses are the origin of Islamic Code (SHARIAH) and these are the verses which are cited as proof in respect of theological issues. Action too is based on these.
9. By "those in the meaning of which there is doubt" is meant either one does not understand their meaning like the MUQATTIAT - 'verses in short metre' or that their literal meaning cannot be correctly defined like the verses of Attributes.
10. From this it is hinted that interpretation of these ambiguous verses to cause mischief is totally prohibited, but is permissible if done to remove mischief e.g. some learned scholars interpret these verses emphatically, to protect the layman from being misguided by these mischief mongers. Such interpretation will not be regarded as sinful.
11. By this is meant that it is Allah Almighty who taught its interpretation to His Beloved Prophet Says Allah Almighty. "The Most Affectionate. Taught the QUR'AAN". (S 55: VI-2). It is an absolute fact that Allah Almighty Himself taught the entire QUR'AAN to His Beloved Prophet which included the ambiguous verses. Thus if the Holy Prophet was not given the full knowledge of this ambiguous verses then their revelation would have been a futile act. It would be just like conversing in Arabic with someone who only knows Urdu as he will not understand anything of it. The Truth of the matter is that these ambiguous verses are a divine secret between Allah Almighty and His Prophet through whom some of the Saints and chosen scholars have been blessed with their true interpretation.
12. It is evident from this verse that an educationally mature learned person is he who will not claim to know an issue about which he has no knowledge. We also learn that it is permissible to have collective faith e.g. to have faith in all the Prophets collectively without knowing their exact number. Furthermore, whether one understands or not, it is compulsory to accept and act upon all Islamic Laws. Medicine will always prove beneficial whether we understand or don't understand their chemical composition. Likewise, the QUR'AAN will benefit the general Muslims even though they may not understand Arabic,and recite without understanding its translation. If understanding its translation was an absolute pre-requisite, then the ambiguous verses would not have been revealed.
13. From this we learn that at certain places it is an act of worship and a reward to remain ignorant as well as not making an effort to acquire its knowledge. Anything, which is a means of obtaining Divine pleasure, is indeed an act of worship. Remaining ignorant in respect of ambiguous verses is a means of obtaining Divine pleasure. Hence, it is an act of worship and reward.

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 7
Topic : The mischievous picks the ambiguous ones and put their own meaning

 رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغۡ قُلُوۡبَنَا بَعۡدَ اِذۡ هَدَيۡتَنَا وَهَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ لَّدُنۡكَ رَحۡمَةً‌ ۚ اِنَّكَ اَنۡتَ الۡوَهَّابُ‏ ﴿۸﴾

8. O our Lord! Let not our hearts become perverse (14) after You have guided us. And bestow on us Your Mercy. Surely, only You are the Bestower (15).

14. This would be by digressing from the Path of Guidance to the path of heresy. Just as it is a blessing of Allah to receive guidance, it is in His bounty to remain steadfast on it
15. This verse teaches us that even the foremost of believers should fear about his end as one's life is in Allah's Hands. Those will be rewarded with Paradise who have been promised. We have been taught this verse as a means of instruction to remain on the straight path.

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 8
Topic : Do not let our hearts falter crookedness

رَبَّنَاۤ اِنَّكَ جَامِعُ النَّاسِ لِيَوۡمٍ لَّا رَيۡبَ فِيۡهِ‌ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يُخۡلِفُ الۡمِيۡعَادَ‏ ﴿۹﴾

9. O our Lord! Surely, You are assembler of all (16) people on the Day ,on which there is no doubt. Surely | Allah does not break (17) His promise.

16. From the word 'Assembler' we learn that on the Day of Judgement Allah will assemble all mankind from the first to the last at one time in such a manner that their tongue (speech) will be one as all will give account for their deeds in Arabic. Although other species too will be present, mention has been made of human beings as they are the subject of discussion herein. Hence, there no contradiction in this QUR'AANIC verse and the Hadith of the Holy Prophet on this.
17. From this verse we learn that breach of promise i.e. lie of divinity is equal to negating what is justifiable. Those who believe in the possibility that Allah can speak a lie (God Forbid) are actually believing in taking away Divinity from the Blessed Being.

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 9
Topic : Allah never goes against his promise

اِنَّ الَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡا لَنۡ تُغۡنِىَ عَنۡهُمۡ اَمۡوَالُهُمۡ وَلَاۤ اَوۡلَادُهُمۡ مِّنَ اللّٰهِ شَيۡــًٔا‌ؕ وَاُولٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمۡ وَقُوۡدُ النَّارِۙ‏ ﴿۱۰﴾

10. Surely, those who disbelieve, never will their wealth nor their children avail them against Allah (18) and they shall be the fuel for the Fire.

18. From this verse it is learnt that the believer's children and wealth will save him from Divine punishment as pious children and charity are a means of warding off punishment. The non-benefit of the above is mentioned here in respect of the non-believers i.e. these will become a source of punishment for them but believers are protected from it, by the Grace of Allah.

Surah Name : Al Imran   Surah Number : 3   Ayat Number: 10
Topic : The riches and status did not help them

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