Surah 3 AALI IMRAAN-Vital importance of organising and regulating itself for humanity into a proper human community on basis of a constitution and laws based upon program, goals and guidelines of Allah for ensuring its own blissful, dignified and secure existence in this world
Word IMRAAN is from root AIN, MEEM and RAA. This root has been explained already. The name of this surah is AALI IMRAAN not because this surah talks about family or relatives or descendents or ascendants or followers or offspring or predecessors or successors or supporters or companions or associates of IMRAAN but because it talks about people and society. In surah 2 the main theme was divisions and causes of divisions and unity and things that can help mankind unite and the need for unity and its purpose as well as the necessities of unity or things needed for it. In this surah the main theme is populace and community and since community cannot come about without a populace organising and regulating itself on basis of a constitution and laws based upon some sort of program, goals and guidelines hence this surah begins with emphasis on program, goals, guidelines, constitution and laws etc. This surah leaves one in no doubt that deen of Islam is the only proper way of life to live by in this world and not baseless dogmas, make beliefs and useless practices based upon different versions of religion or secularism because they are harmful and destructive for mankind because they lead them away from actual program they ought to be carrying out for accomplishing the stated goals according to provided guidelines for ensuring their own well being as a proper human community. So this surah is all about building a proper human community out of a human population that is disorganised and unregulated. As it is made clear already the Quran is all about building a proper human community so this surah is next step after removing rifts from between people to help them come together for purpose of peaceful, progressive and prosperous life in this world so that they could have blissful, dignified and secure existence as a proper human family or brotherhood. One has to realise if a company cannot be run successfully without proper organisation and regulation then how can the human world be successful while it is disorganised and unregulated? The reason this surah tells story of people of Imraan is because it explains how that population became organised and regulated into a proper human community once upon a time under leadership of a messenger of Allah called MOOSAA (or Moses) in Egypt. Imraan was father of Mariam, Haaroon and Moosaa. Each of these became ancestors of large tribes from among children of Israel respectively. At the end community of Imraan was led by another messenger of Allah called EESAA or Jesus who was the final messenger of Allah from among the children of Jacob who was also known as Israel. Word Israel also means people of Israel or the Israelites as well as people who serve plan and purpose of God. Jesus took over leadership of a community called Mariam that was being educated and trained by Zakriyaa the messenger of Allah. The Quran does not tell stories for sake of storytelling or for narrating history of nations but for its own philosophy of history for purpose of learning appropriate lessons. Had God included names of his messengers in the Quran and their dates of birth and places of birth and their stories then one can imagine the size of the text of the Quran ie people could not handle that much information the way people and this world works no matter what. Therefore God only gave humanity the most needed necessary information and left the rest to humanity itself to discover by its own efforts. The main subject throughout the Quran is way of life people adopt and the outcome they are faced with and the reasons for that outcome and lessons for future generations of mankind. Just because the Quran does not tell about things in a story form does not mean the Quranic text is random or disorganised rather it is organised in a different way for its own purpose. For example look at the surah 1 AL-FAATIHAH. See how that surah is organised. It is organised around its title ie it opens up the message of the Quran for us ie what the message of the Quran is all about. The message of the Quran in that surah is about God, his creation, mankind and relationship between them all in a nutshell. Surah one therefore includes everything in the main about God and mankind and the agreement between the two different kinds of independent minded beings ie God and human beings. People are told a way of life whereby they should live if they want a blissful dignified and secure existence for themselves and they are told what will happen if they will not bother with learning about proper way of life properly and adopt it faithfully. So it is entirely up to people to think and do whatever they choose to think and do with their lives but they cannot avoid the related outcomes for their thoughts and actions towards message of God and each other. Ignoring message of God or harmful and destructive thoughts and actions of people against each other will lead humanity to terrible painful suffering in this world as well as the next but their proper attention to message God and their thoughts and actions whereby they ensure well being of each other will lead humanity to a life of unity, peace, progress and prosperity as a proper human community. So far what has been stated in the Quran has proven true and so it will for time to come therefore people have no choice but to pay their full attention to the message in the Quran. Nothing can give people the kind of life promised by the Quran other than its proper understanding and faithful following.
Likewise in surah 2 AL-BAQARAH the whole text keeps coming back to issue of peace and war between people therefore each and everything discussed in there is in that context. In other words the Quran gives a text a heading that is most reflective of its contexts and purposes regardless the word used for labelling the surah exists in the surah itself or not. Let me try and explain this in an easy way. Suppose a teacher asks a pupil please write something about chair or table or house. Now the pupil writes things about it and gives it the appropriate heading eg the chair or the table or the house etc etc. Likewise the Quran talks about issues that Allah thinks are important for mankind to know about so he talks about them and gives the surahs headings on that basis. In surah one therefore it was proper to call it AL-FAATIHAH because it fits introduction of God and his message to mankind. Word FAATIHAH itself does not occur in surah al faatihah but the contents of the surah do fit the heading given to them. In surah 2 AL-BAQARAH this heading was most suitable because it is talking about conflicts and conflict resolutions. So one can see why the Quran is not telling stories but instead it is discussing issues and giving examples of people who faced these things in their life and how they were given guidance to face them and whether they accepted the advice or not and what happened to them. Likewise in this surah the most suitable heading is AALI IMRAAN because this heading talks about issue of human population and its organisation and regulation as a proper human community but this issue is explained with help of story of a people called AALI IMRAAN. So the story is not about who IMRAAN was and when he was born or where he lived and how many kids he had and when he died and where he was buried etc etc rather it is about how these people solved their life and living problems that faced them having been provided with guidance from Allah and what lessons can followers of the Quran learn from their life experiences. One must remember that the purpose of the Quran is human guidance to a minimum level and not explaining each and everything in every needless detail because for that people are given brains, senses and appropriate bodies to use and find out by exploring their world all by themselves. This was necessary so that God does not over explain things which interfere with his plan and purpose for his creation of things and mankind. The Quran is drawing human attention to issue that people face yet ignore and as a result end up in terrible troubles with each other again and again. Moreover as I have explained already the Quranic words and verses have complementary parallel meanings. This is very important point to remember always for anyone who wishes to study the Quran in detail.
Proclaim! In the name of Allah, the provider of psychological, sociological and biological needs of mankind,
1) Alif Laam Meem
As for these like combinations of letters I have not had the time to go into their detail yet but I am quite sure on basis of what I know so far that these letters are about meaningful concepts and they serve some definite purpose in the text of the Quran about the text of the Quran. According to the Quran itself there is nothing in the Quran that is useless. Moreover the Quran tells us its AAYAAT are signs or proofs or clues or evidences to something so these letters are also AAYAAT but to discover what they might be there for people will have to pay attention to their details. Gradually mankind will manage to discover them also as they are discovering the actual meanings of the Quranic text as time goes on due to their discoveries about the real world realities. At the moment it is individuals who are doing their individual works on the Quran and the real world realities but need of the time is for more people to join together and carry out proper research works on the Quranic text as well as real world realities. It is time scientists, philosopher and students of the Quran came together to get the real or whole picture of things.
2) are the clues to the fact that Allah is He other than whom none has the right to rule this universe, the ever living creator and sustainer of all that exists.
Existence of God is disputed by some people who claim to be atheists but that is only due to their lack of knowledge about this whole issue as explained already. It seems most people have no idea what is meant by proof. Proof is defined differently for different purposes. Proof is nothing more than the best possible rational explanation of related facts concerning a matter. The point to understand is that facts are not proofs their best explanations are as understood by mind in a logical consistent way. If a person goes to a shop and buys something and gets a receipt for it then that receipt counts as proof of one’s purchase of that thing. This proof is defined by the legal system of the land for its own purposes. Likewise for scientific purposes scientists define scientific proofs. In case of existence of God people need to define a proof that works for this particular purpose which leads us into philosophical or rational explanations of existing things. To accept existence of God as a possibility is a necessity to begin with because due to our limited senses none of us human beings can ever disprove existence of God. The other reason is unless there was an uncreated cause or a creator, the created things could not and cannot come into existence or continue their existence. What happens if we say something can come into existence all by itself rather than it being an ever existing thing? In that case in a way we are saying this thing that has come into existence all by itself is also like God except that it is not an ever existing thing. Why it has to be like God? Because if it is not then we will have to accept many more chance based occurrences for each of its attributes or properties. Why do we need to do that? Because existence of something on its own is one thing but giving existence to other things and sustaining them is another. Moreover it is not just matter of creating something and sustaining it but designing it into something precise is yet another thing. This is why if we do not believe it is God who has created everything then it has to be that thing which gave rise to all this that exists. Since in that case each cause then acts as a creator of another cause, so each of them ends up to be like God for whatever it creates. This universe in which we exist is not work of anything that is very simple rather it looks work of a most possible intelligent existing being. So by not accepting existence of God and adding more and more different qualities or attributes to first cause we are only contributes to more and more confusion about this issue of existence of God. That means it is better to accept existence of a God than not or we end up with many Gods not just one God. This far we are only talking about rational explanation of things on its own. If we now bring in concept of revelation of God then to reject existence of God becomes a yet more difficult thing to do, why is that? That is because if we bring in argument for existence of God on basis of existence of revelation of God then before we could reject existence of God we must reject the alleged God sent scripture by proving it a false claim. The difficulty we then face is proper understanding of the alleged God sent scripture because otherwise we cannot be right in saying it is a scripture that has been falsely attributed to God. If we will say something wrong about the alleged God sent scripture without knowing it properly then we will be committing a crime of lying with our own selves as well as with God and rest of humanity for which humanity will suffer very serious consequences as a result of our misleading it due to our own ignorance based arrogance. The main hurdle in the way of understanding the message of God is barrier of language between God and mankind. What does that means? That has been explained already in detail ie to overcome barrier of language between God and humanity we will have to learn about origin of words and their meanings as well as the mechanism whereby these words were given their meanings as explained already in detail. Once people have a dictionary for helping them with understanding of meanings of words used in the Quran then people will have to find out how to interpret the text of the Quran properly. Once they have done it then they can decide whether the Quran is truly word of God or not. The question is why do we need to bring in idea of revelation of God? It is because if we accept possibility of existence of God then we cannot reject idea of existence of revelation of God. Why not? Because if God did create this universe and things in it and human beings as well then it should be very obvious to mind of a sensible person that God being an intelligent being cannot be expect to do unreasonable or purposeless things so he must have reason and purpose for doing all this. This plan and purpose of God could not and cannot be known by human beings unless God himself told people about it. This is how we human beings need to think to be logically consistent regarding the issue of God and his creation as well as his revelation. Things do not end there instead we then have a responsibility to interpret his message correctly as much as it is humanly possible for us. This is where all mullahs, all philosophers and all scientists become dumb founded. These people can debate and discuss things with each other all they like about God and his revelation and creation but their lack of knowledge about the way to understand the message of God properly gives their secret away ie they are ignorant fools who talk much but know little. Till these people educate themselves about these points and then discuss things about God and his revelation and creation their ideas and arguments mean very little or nothing at all. Coming to ALIF, LAAM and MEEM the way the text of the Quran is construed or put together it seems to say ALIF, LAAM and MEEM are clues to the fact that Allah is he other than whom there is no ruler of this universe. In surah two verses one and two raise a similar thought. The question is, how do these letters as clues make evident that the Quran is from God and that it is a perfect purposeful guide for people who wish to be consistent with God and humanity? As I have explained already the Quran is a perfect guide because it talks about a way of life that is consistent with idea of blissful, dignified and secure existence for humanity and it is impossible for mankind to bring about an alternative way of life as good as the one the Quran puts forth. However so far I have no idea how these letters prove the Quran is from God. May be one day someone will discover the answer to this question as well. In this verse Allah declares himself as the sole ruler of this universe and he claims to be ever existing being who brought to existence all that exists. A clear proof that people who claim to rule this world did not exist once upon a time and that they did not bring anything to existence from nothing at all. This means their claim to rulership of any part of this world is false, so they are false Gods. This verse also tells us nothing belongs to anyone other than God so none of the people has any right to do anything with anything at all in this universe unless God allows one to do something with someone or something. The fact that all people and things belong to God alone made God explain things for people and that is why he ended up revealing his messages for mankind in order to explain to them how they should use provisions of God so that they have a great life instead of a terrible life in this world.
3) He sent this book the Quran as a proof of His existence and as a proof of His program, goals and guidelines for you the mankind to ensure your well being as a proper human community which confirms whatever was revealed by Him before it such as He sent the Towraat as well as the Injeel before it for the guidance of the mankind and likewise He sent this Quran as the sole criterion or standard for mankind to abide by henceforth.
Word INJEEL is from root ALIF, NOON, JEEM, YAA and LAAM. Concrete meaning of this root is to proclaim something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also to declare something openly in public in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to make a public announcement in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to deliver a lecture in public in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to read or recite something aloud in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to deliver some good news or warning to someone in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to tell or alert or make aware or inform or let know someone about someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to write or scribe or draw or scribble something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to reduce something to writing in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to preach, to spread, to broadcast, to disseminate, to scatter, to disperse, to publish or publicise, to be able to carry out a responsibility or an obligation, to rely or depend upon, to act as foundation or base for someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to trust, to herd along, to compel or force along, to move along, to be active or lively or energetic, to be quick acting or fast moving, to be elusive or illusive, to be slippery, to slide or cause to slide, to travel or move along a path, to follow a course of actions, to work out or draft an action plan, to have reach or jurisdiction or authority, to have ability or capability or capacity to be or to do or to have or to use something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be regular, to be normal, to be even or level, to be tapered, to swim or float or glide in water or air or space, to fly, to be beautiful, to be lasting or durable, to be long or tall, to be properly balanced or symmetrical, to be involved in or with something, to have a hand in something happening, to have part to play in something, to show one’s hands, to trick or cheat, to bend or twist or be turned or crooked, to push or drive or urge or encourage or move or inspire or motivate, a message similar to the Quran that was sent to Jesus by God according to the Quran, a story or a good story, a biography, history, an account of events or people or things, teachings of Jesus as recorded by his companions or disciples, gospel or gospels, first four books in the new testament of the Christian Bible, a path or a long path, a way of life, God, revelation of God, power, authority, control, strength, a standard, a foundation or base, a reference point, bull, staff, crew, party, organisation, circle, association, society, community, family, following, support, reinforcement, backing, government, governing body, management, administration, tradition, custom, rule of law, constitution, ground, reason, rationality, something reliable or trustable or dependable, beast of burden, stick or something like stick in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, fish or ink or something like fish or ink in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, camel or something like camel in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, hand or something like hand in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, ox-goad or something like ox-goad in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose etc etc.
The Quran repeatedly tells mankind that it is not the very first scripture from Allah but the last one and that there were sent many messengers with scriptures for guidance of mankind throughout the world. It confirms messengership of the ancient messengers of Allah and that they were given the messages by Allah just like the Quran but it does not confirm the fact that the messages were kept intact by their followers till the revelation of the Quran. There are many verses in the Quran from which it seems people deliberately perverted the messages from their purposes. No doubt this distortion was in sense of misinterpretations and misrepresentation of the messages but did they also change the actual texts of the scriptures? If they did not then why those messages do not exist today? The Quran talks about people writing texts with their own hands and claiming it is from Allah. What does that mean? Another thing the Quran tells us is the fact that people threw messages of Allah behind their backs, what does that mean? It seems to mean people mainly stopped referring to actual God sent scriptures and wrote some books themselves in which they quoted some odd saying from those original God sent scriptures for their agendas as they misinterpreted them. When a people stop learning God sent books they gradually become obsolete in due course and other books for which demand is created in public become the best sellers. If any odd people stuck to original scriptures they became part of new community so the ancient God sent scriptures became obsolete as a result of natural processes or causes. This also explains why the scriptures that exist today contain stuff that is very similar to the Quran yet it is structured in a very different way than the Quran. This is why if people of other scriptures understand the Quran and then look at their own scriptures, it will help them understand their own scriptures better. This way they can recover the actual God sent messages from their own scriptures and those messages will be found similar to the Quran when all the silly changes by their priestly classes are reversed in them.
4) Surely those who ignore or reject and oppose program, goals and guidelines of Allah for ensuing well being of mankind there awaits a terrible painful suffering as a result of their own harmful and destructive thoughts and actions against each other because Allah has set up strict systems and laws to make people face the consequences of their own thoughts and actions about each other,
Word INTIQAAM is from root NOON, QAAF and MEEM. Concrete meaning of this root is middle part of the road or something alike in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also to disapprove, to rebuke, to condemn, to disdain, to dislike, to feel uncomfortable with someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to take something as defective or faulty or flawed, to take or consider something as short of requirement, to be something that fails to measure up to a standard set for it, to fall short of specifications, to commit crimes, to break the law, to transgress, to make someone face consequences of one’s thoughts or actions, to reward one for one’s thoughts or actions, to avenge or exact revenge, to punish, to deny, to be resentful, to exact vengeance, to hate, to reproach, to loathe, to take revenge, to inflict punishment, to take someone to task for something, to exact retribution, to try to hold together sheep or goats to walk in the middle of the road, to try to stop sheep from running away in various directions to lead them along the road safely, to set a path for something to flow along, to move or urge something along a path, to set limits for things to stay within for purpose of safety and security, to be a smooth operator, to be active or lively or energetic, to jump about, to hang on, to cause problems or troubles or difficulties, to over flow, to transgress, to cause flooding, to run about all over the place, to cause chaos and confusion or anarchy and disorder, to inflict harms and destructions, to remain within one’s area of jurisdiction, to abide or cause to abide by a law or custom or tradition, to be quick acting or fast moving, to be elusive or tricky or deceptive, to pull a fast one, to pull wool over eyes, to write or scribble or scribe or draw, to travel along a path or a long road and wide road, to move or be moved in a particular direction, to be even handed, to be even or level, to be normal or regular or most common, to jump or jump about or jump all over the place, to move from branch to branch, to hold or catch or latch or hook or hang onto someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be mischievous, to mimic or imitate or copy, to be image of, to be like someone or something, to read or recite, to proclaim or declare openly in public, to broadcast or announce, to disseminate or spread or scatter or disperse, to sprinkle, to hang down, to flood, to have affluent or easy or comfortable life, to have things of need and want plentiful or in abundance, to be prosperous, to have luxuries of life, to cause death and destruction, to suffer calamity or disaster or catastrophe or devastation, to shed tears or spill blood, to cry or be sad or unhappy or regretful or sorrowful, to dip or submerge or soak or drench or bathe or drown in water or in something alike in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to water, to irrigate, to quench thirst or satisfy some need of someone or something, to drip or flow or run, to float or glide or swim in water or air or space, to fly, God, revelation of God, sea of knowledge, something life giving or inspiring or motivating, rule of law, tradition, constitution, water source, something containing water or knowledge, book, encyclopaedia, inkpot, something dark or black in colour, fish or ink or something like fish or ink in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, monkey or something like monkey in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, water or something like water in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose etc etc.
As explained already Allah has created this world for his own purposes so he has planned and set up systems and laws according to his own purposeful plan therefore it is in the best interest of humanity that people find out and know things about all this as well as do them the way it suits this situation the best or be ready for terrible consequences. This situation in a way is like that of parents and children ie parents do things as they plan for their own purposes and children need to learn them and fit in with them rather than do their own things and end up in clash with their parents and in trouble with them. This is why it is better for mankind to understand the Godly plan and purpose for them and the set-up and see how best they can fit in that plan and purpose have a great life. Although I use parent children relationship to help understand the situation between God and people but it should be kept in mind human parents makes mistakes but God does not. This is why parents could misguide their children due to their limited knowledge or understanding of things but God does not.
5) Nothing escapes the application of set-up systems and laws of Allah in the world within reach of humanity right now or in the world that is at a distance from the reach of mankind for a time.
It is precisely because Allah has designed the whole thing to serve his purpose that he is in a unique position to guide mankind and that is why he tells mankind which is the best way for people to live by in the world and what goals to accomplish and according to which guidelines. This is why he draws our attention to natural world repeatedly in the surahs of the Quran to help us become aware of the fact that all things in the natural world are working fine and if we too will follow his guidance then things will work out fine for us as well.
6) He it is Who lets you develop biologically, psychologically and sociologically in your environments through set up systems, mechanisms and laws as He programmed the natural processes according to His plan and purpose. So none is sovereign but He alone, the mighty wise ruler of the kingdom of the universe.
Word YUSAWWIR is from roots SWAAD, RAA and YAA; SWAAD, WOW/YAA and RAA. Concrete meaning of this root is trumpet or something like trumpet in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also sculpture or something alike in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, revelation of God or something like revelation of God in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, something life giving or inspiring or motivating, to proclaim or broadcast or announce or declare something openly or in public in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to blazon, to make noise, to play trumpet or beat the drums, to beat the drums of war, to play a musical instrument, to blow trumpet, to make something known widely, to spread or stretch or expand or enlarge or blow or inflate or blow up or explode, to detail or explain, to promulgate, to propagate, to disperse or scatter, to sprinkle, to inform or make aware, to alert someone about something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to sculpt or carve or model or shape or form or cast or mould or cut or hew or chisel or fashion something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to bend or turn or twist something into a specific shape or form in some way in some sense for some reason or purpose, to cut into shape or pieces, to divide or sever or isolate, to break off relationships or ties with, to boycott, to prepare or make ready, to arm or equip or adorn or ornament or decorate, to cause to incline or lean to or towards, to represent, to imagine or visualise, to think or reflect or ponder or contemplate, to conceive, to have an idea about, to understand or comprehend or surround or encompass, to have seed or root or origin or beginning, to have a starting or finishing point or both, to have branches and leaves or fruits or consequences or outcomes or effects or results, to have influence over or be under influence of, to be firmly grounded or anchored, to have a solid foundation or act as a solid foundation, to branch in or out, to join in or separate, to converge or diverge, to unite or divide, to extract juice out of, to squeeze the life out of, to be the very essence of, to be the very being or heart of, to be water based or dependent upon water, to be crooked or deceptive or cunning or clever or sharp, to be reliable or trustable or dependable, to form a network of people or things, to put people or things in touch or in contact with each other in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to join or connect or link things or people with each other in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to think or ponder or reflect or contemplate over something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to have brains or be brainy or intelligent, to plan ahead or in advance, to plot or scheme or conspire, to have reach or jurisdiction or authority or control or grip or grasp over someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to have a hand or be involved in something happening or making it happen, to be part of something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be a participant in something, to be fixed in a place or position yet be able to move as well like a door or a tree, to be alive, to grow or prosper or develop, to become uprooted, to fall, to pull out or uproot, to die or wither away, to become extinct or obsolete, to vanish or disappear, to shrink, to shrivel, to fade away, to diminish or dwindle, to evaporate, to perish, to catch or catch up with, to hold or hang or latch onto, to attach, to add to, to increase, to make an addition, to enlarge, to extend, to protrude, to go forth, to send forth, to advance or go forward, to go ahead, to lead or guide, tree or plant something like tree or plant in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, hook or something like hook in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, head or something like head in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, hand or something like hand in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose etc etc.
7) Being the creator and the sustainer therefore rightful wise ruler of this universe He it is Who has sent His book for you the human beings that contains His program and goals as well as guidelines for formation of a constitution and legislation of laws to live by as a proper human community based upon His solid wisdom, they are the basis for His advised legal system for you the human beings to live a united, peaceful, progressive and prosperous life as a proper human community and anything against that will confuse people and cause harm and destruction of human population. Despite this clear explanation those who have harmful and destructive mindsets, attitudes and behaviours due to their harmful and destructive ambitions and desires for dominance over others by undermining them based upon their ignorance based arrogance look for the alternatives of His program, goals and guidelines in order to cause confusion and divisions as well as conflicts and wars between mankind, however none can make obvious for mankind the results of these alternatives to see other than set-up systems and laws of Allah in this universe. On the contrary those firmly grounded in knowledge say, we commit ourselves to working for program, goals and guidelines that are entirely from our Creator and Sustainer and not our own self created for our personal gains at the expense of each other that are falsely attributed to Allah for fooling others. However none reflects or ponders over His program, goals and guidelines for His purpose and plan for mankind save those who have learned sense of making proper sense of things,
Word ZAEEGH is from root ZAA, YAA and GHAIN. Concrete meaning of this root is to move away from someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also to deviate, to move aside, to turn away, to become struck by horror, to become stuck in one place, to go wild, to move away from a set place or position or status or situation in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to fail to focus, to roll, to stray, to turn into a stone in some sense in some way, to freeze or become frozen, to stop moving or become immobilized or immoveable, to become fixed, to stare in horror, to be taken aback by a situation, to be surprised, to suffer or experience an ambush, to suffer a sudden attack, to swerve, to cause to deviate, to be caught unprepared by a situation, to incline or fall to one side, to move away from what is proper, to raise one’s gaze, to have a biased or partial view point, to have prejudice against something or someone, to be instrumental in something in some sense, to turn away from right towards wrong, to be faulty or defective, to be lacking in something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to fall short of, to make or have or use weapons or tools or instruments or equipments or mechanisms, to have reach or jurisdiction or authority or power or control or grasp or grip over, to have understanding or comprehension about something, to handle or manage something, to take care of or look after, to guard or defend, to stretch or extent, to get hold or hang of, to hang or hold or latch onto, to be part of, perversity, declining of the sun, the still remaining of the eyes in fully open position in case of witnessing some horrifying event, obelisk, column, pole, support, monument, a twisted rope or something alike, a hook or chain or link, spear, arrow, gun, trumpet, harmonium, pick, hammer, chisel, shovel, earth moving equipment, transportation, vessels, vehicles, tool or instrument or weapon or something alike in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, hand or something like hand in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, tall and narrow structure or something alike in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose etc etc.
Word RAASIKHOON is from root RAA, SEEN and KHAA. Concrete meaning of this root is to be firmly fixed in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also to be deeply rooted in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be firmly grounded or anchored in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be fully or perfectly established in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be firm or solid or hard or strong or permanent or durable in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be thoroughly informed or aware about someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to stand firm in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to not to budge or stand one’s ground in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be completely absorbed into the soil in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be very sure or certain about someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be well entrenched in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be fully ready or prepared or equipped to deal with someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to firmly stick to one’s place or position in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be thoroughly knowledgeable in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to have no doubt or confusion about someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to know someone or something fully beyond any reasonable doubt, to be or become fully absorbed in something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be fully taken over by something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to think or reflect or ponder or contemplate, to be brainy or intelligent or clever or sharp, to be tricky or deceptive or cunning, to plan ahead or in advance, to plot or scheme or conspire, to imagine or visualise or have vision or ambition, to see or perceive or look, to understand or comprehend, to surround or encompass or overpower or overcome, to bite, to cut, to destroy, to sever, to separate, to cut into pieces, to divide, to break ties with, to boycott, to isolate, to differ, to dispute, to cut off, to be firmly in place, to hang or hold onto something firmly, to not to place or base something properly upon something, to suspend, to leave in suspense or confusion or doubt, to fall into identity crisis, to have no proper sense of belonging, to be unstable or infirm, to protrude, to extend, to go beyond limit or norm or expectation, to be able to reason things out, to be able to figure out things, to be able to rationalise things, to be able to explain things logically consistently and purposefully, to know something for sure beyond any reasonable doubt, to be ahead of, to go ahead of, to advance, to move forward, to be at the forefront of something, to be in a leading position, to guide or act as guide, chief or chiefdom, leadership, guide, management, administration, tradition, custom, rule of law, constitution, central nervous system, command and control centre, precedent, example, way of life, formula, trick, technique, way of being or having or doing something, pain, suffering, instability, cliff-hanger, mind, head or something like head in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, tooth or something like tooth in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, unbalanced or wrongly founded structure or something alike in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose etc etc.
These verses are explaining role of guidance from Allah for mankind. This surah begins with explanation about who God is and what he is capable of as well as what right he has and why. In this context he sent his message for mankind to learn properly and follow faithfully so that doing so could ensures their well being according to plan and purpose of Allah for them. The main point made here is that revelation of Allah is purposefully wholesome or complete or perfect therefore it can act as a proof whereas all other sources of information are incomplete and imperfect because they originate from human beings themselves so they cannot be as trustable as the revelation of Allah. They can only be trusted if they fit in with the revelation of Allah. This is why the Quran needs to be understood in its proper context before it could act as a proof or foundation for any other source of knowledge. In the Quran Allah gives fundamental importance to human aqal or intelligence throughout the Quran as already explained because without aqal one cannot understand anything at all or judge any piece of information for its truth or falsehood. Since aqal is basis for making proper sense of the Quran in light of real world realities therefore any interpretation of the Quran which is not based upon aqal is a nonsense and has nothing at all to do with the Quran. Only the best explanation of something is proof and no explanation of any sort is possible without one using one’s mind to put things together on basis of reasoning. If we read the Quran right through, we will find verses after verses that tell us the Quran is a book that makes things purposefully clear for mankind. In fact, it tells us there is no any sort of crookedness in this book if it is looked at objectively in a logically consistent way. In this verse Allah is telling mankind just like many other verses that there are two different groups of people among mankind a)highly knowledgeable who are looking for guidance from Allah and b)ignorant, illiterate, uneducated, untrained, unskilled, unthinking and arrogant or stubborn who try to misuse messages of Allah by taking them out of their proper contexts due to their ignorance based arrogance. The main idea has been explained in surah 2 about people of the book and this surah is leading us into further detail about the people of the book. Allah is warning mankind not to take teachings of mullahs as true message from Allah because they are serving rulers and money lenders etc. This is why the Quran tells each and every person to study the Quran oneself and even if anyone else says anything about Allah to anyone then one should use his own brain and see if it could be from Allah or not. It is because mullahs attribute to Allah things that are not fit for attribution to Allah and tell people to accept things without scrutiny ie they promote blind faith in God so that then they could feed them with their own self created stuff for their own agendas in the name of Allah. This verse clarifies the difference between the two messages ie one from Allah and the other from mullahs or SHAYAATEEN. In short in this verse Allah explains what is deen and what is mazhab(=religion) as well as what is way of life advised by Allah and what is way of life invented and adopted by people themselves for their own ends. Deen is rule based upon guidance of Allah and mazhab is make beliefs and useless practices invented and taught by mullahs to take people away from deen so that rulers and mullahs and money lenders could live as they please by using the rest of mankind abusively for their own goals which are harmful and destructive for humanity. In other words religion is conspiracy by mullahs with help of money lenders and rulers to replace deen from Allah so that people could live by deen(=way of life) of rulers, mullahs and money lenders. If we look at mullahs’ definition of a good person it has nothing at all to do with what is actually good for mankind. A good person according to mullahs is he who hold beliefs that are approved by mullahs and follows mullah approved practices. This is why this group backed by rulers and money lenders includes only those people as true believers who follow them and all others are excluded as heretics and infidels. They come in two groups a)scholars of make beliefs and practices and b)scholars of so called spirituality who claim to teach special techniques to get in touch with the higher being or God. We can call them religious guides and spiritual guides. The Quran does not approve either of them because it tells us Allah never got in touch with anyone other than people who were chosen by him as his messengers to deliver his message to mankind. Since Allah has told mankind all he needed to say to people in his revelations he sent so there does not arise any need for any guide to Allah other than his own revelations or people who know those revelations properly and explain them to others accordingly. This is why this verse is talking about falsehood of all sorts of alternative tracks to God. If people could get in touch with Allah by some other techniques, rituals, practices and hardships etc then revelations from Allah will not be needed at all. Moreover things that people are discovering now will have become known to mankind through these so called spiritualists the claimants of supernatural powers long time ago as already explained about jinns etc. If all these alternative claims had been true then such things will have been proven true long time ago. So these people are just making fools of ignorant, illiterate and uneducated, untrained and unthinking people who do not develop in themselves thinking ability to see through their such clear falsehood.
8) So they say, our Creator and Sustainer, let not our minds deviate from Your program, goals and guidelines after you have made them clearly obvious for us so grant us more information and proper understanding of it from Yourself for our unity, peace, progress and prosperity as a proper human community because You are the grantor of bounties in abundance for ensuring our well being.
World is a changing place and people need to learn things always throughout their lifetime to keep up with the changing world and to plan ahead to stay safe and sound in this world therefore unless they keep up with things they can fall behind or lose track of things at any stage. In other words if people will not bother to learn to keep things under their control then they will become controlled by them because set up systems and laws of Allah only help those who help themselves. People can sit and ask for help of Allah but help will not be there for them unless people get up and do what needs be done. If one wants to become educated then just saying Allah help me to become educated is not going to work unless one also looks for ways of getting education. Allah has provided people with all they will ever need in this universe for being or doing or having or using something. All people need to do is do what they need to do in order to get what they want. Guidance of Allah only shows the path and the destination but to travel on that path to get to that destination is up to people themselves.
Word WAHAB is from root WOW, HAA and BAA. Concrete meaning of this root is to give something to someone freely in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also to give something to someone free of charge, to bestow something on someone as a free gift, to show kindness or compassion to someone in some way by being helpful to someone in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to help someone solve some problem or difficulty in some way, to possess something, to do someone some favour, to provide someone with something free of expecting anything in return as a price for it, to be helpful through thought or action or word or deed or thing, to be or become capable of accomplishing or doing something, to enable someone to carrying out some task or mission or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to let someone or something have something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to give something to someone or something without any effort or labour or hard work, to gain something without any effort or labo0ur or hard work, to get or gain back something that was lost in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to link or join or connect or combine people or things together in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to form a network of people or things in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to put people or things in touch or in contact with each other in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to bring people or things together in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to add or attach something to something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to increase, to grow, to be bent or twisted or turned or crooked, to be harmful or destructive, to be tricky or deceptive, to be sharp or intelligent, to be reliable or dependable or trustable, to act as foundation or base or ground for someone or something, to guard or support or defend or save or rescue or preserve or reinforce or shelter or look after or take care of or back up someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to provide someone or something with sanctuary or refuge or hiding place or home or roof over head or guardianship or patronage or breathing space or room for manoeuvre in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to limit or restrict or restraint or arrest or imprison or captivate or constrict someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to have place to stay or reside or have an abode or a dwelling, to stay overnight in a place, to belong to a place or people in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to have a family or circle or party or group or an association or organisation or country or kingdom in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to separate or isolate or cut off or boycott or break off ties with or sever relationship with, to differ or dispute or be in conflict with, to partition or put up a wall, to barricade, to put up an obstacle or a difficulty or hurdle in the way of someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to forbid or make unlawful or illegal, to make sacred, something that is gift of God through set up systems and laws of nature for mankind as oppose to people labouring for getting it, window of opportunity, ways or means to some end, hole, a way to or through someone or something, a chance, a possibility, something that can take on responsibility or weight, gift or grant or donation or present or help or support, a small stream or canal or river, a spring or source of water, the cloud that brings rain, a cloud that drops rain where it forms rather than being carried away elsewhere by winds, hook or something like hook in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, window or something like window in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, house or something like house in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose etc etc.
Word LADUN is from roots LAAM, DAAL and NOON or LAAM, DAAL and YAA. Concrete meaning of this root is to own up to something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also to have or own something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be with someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be in possession of someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to belong to someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be at something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be at it in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be soft or pliant in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be before someone in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be in front of someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be in the presence of someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be near or close to the source in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to think or reflect or ponder or contemplate, to tarry or stay or reside or remain, to inhabit, to occupy, to take control of, to manage or handle, to look after or take care of, to have control or jurisdiction or authority or grasp or grip over, to preserve or guard, to write or scribe or scribble or draw or mark, to be smooth, to be regular, to be even, to be level, to be active or lively or energetic, to encourage or urge or inspire or motivate or push or exhort or drive, to join or link or connect or combine, to add or increase or grow, to attach, to hook onto, to hang or hold or latch onto, to twist or bend or turn, to be crooked or wicked or deceptive or tricky or cunning or clever, to be quick acting or fast moving, to catch or catch up with, to reach or have reach, to be involved in something, to have a hand in something, to be cause of something, at or at the point of, near or nearby, with or along with, belonging, a point in time, location or situation, future happenings, road, path, obstacle, blockage, obstruction, difficulty, problem, hurdle, hardship, controlled entry or exit, something fixed in a place or position as well as flexible or moveable, ox-goad or something like ox-goad in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, door or something like door in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, fish or ink or something like fish or ink in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, hand or something like hand in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose etc etc.
9) Our Creator and Sustainer, we can see clearly that only and only Your guidance in form of a program for a set of goals as well as guidelines for a constitution and laws is capable of gathering all people under one rule of law in time to come and in coming of which there is no doubt because for sure set up systems and laws of Allah in the universe never fail to deliver the relevant outcomes of thoughts and actions of mankind for or against each other.
Here Allah is telling us clearly that knowledgeable people know due to his revelation what is going to happen in this world with human beings in time to come due to set up systems and laws of Allah in this universe ie people are going to become a proper human community throughout the universe under rule of law of Allah. It is because Allah has set up things in such a way in this universe that by interacting with each other in this universe people will gradually turn into a one huge human family. The amount of time this process is going to take is dependent fully upon people ie how they will react to revelation of Allah and each other. The quicker the human beings deliver the message of Allah to each other and help each other understand it properly and follow it faithfully the quicker the human population will become one under rule of law of Allah. So if people want to eliminate painful suffering of humanity throughout the world quickly, they must act upon revelation of God without delay or painful suffering of humanity cannot be eliminated any sooner. These verses also make clear to humanity the fact that having proper knowledge of things and acting upon that knowledge faithfully is the only way forward for humanity so they must cooperate with each other for learning and teaching each other proper knowledge faithfully. It shows people who try to copyright knowledge in the name of intellectual properly are far from being knowledgeable or helpful for humanity. It is because they are trying to hold people back from learning knowledge which ought to be available to all so that humanity could come out of its ignorance about things. There are many verses in which the Quran make vital importance of learning knowledge very clear. A clear proof that mullahs are teaching people make beliefs and useless practices which have nothing at all to do with deen of Islam. It is because by believing and practicing those things humanity can never become a proper human community ever which it ought to become if people learned properly and practiced faithfully teachings of the Quran. This is the foundational reason why the Quran is revealed by Allah for mankind. It shows what kind of people were messengers of God ie they were not hesitant in teaching others things they did not know and for their benefit. A clear proof that they were truly from God otherwise they too will have held knowledge back from other people or they will have asked for copyright of their intellectual property and they will have used their knowledge to use others abusively like all the rest of clever people in the world who have been doing that always.
10) So those who will reject and oppose guidance of Allah in form of His program, goals and guidelines and follow their own self invented ways of life based upon personal gains at the expense of each other, the outcomes of their hard works as well as hard works of their ideological supporters based upon them will not be able to ensure their well being as a people even in the least in comparison to way of life advised by Allah. For the reason that they are a people who fuel the fire of hatred between mankind so they are bound to end up consumed by it.
11) Their end result will be similar to that of people of Pharaoh as well as of their ideological predecessors. They rejected and opposed Our program, goals and guidelines therefore Allah found them caught up in consequences of their own harmful and destructive thoughts and actions against each other for personal gains at the expense of each other. All because set up systems and laws of Allah in the universe are strict in delivering outcomes of peoples’ own thoughts and actions for or against each other.
Word DAAB is from root DAAL, ALIF and BAA. Concrete meaning of this root is custom or something like custom in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also habit or tradition or something like habit or tradition in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, persistence, way or way of being or doing or having or using something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, formula or trick or technique, way of life, rule of law, constitution, foundation upon which something is based or built, manner, attitude, case, situation, circumstances, time or place or both, event or happening or occurrence, constant, diligent, consistently, as usual, in the way it has been done, controlled entry or exit, power, authority, ox or oxen, bull, strength, toughness, back up, reinforcement, support, defence, guardianship, patronage, home, roof over head, room for manoeuvre, space for breathing, imprisonment, prevention, restriction, prohibition, limit or limitation, protection, shelter, refuge, sanctuary, sanctuary, rule of law, tradition, program, constitution, support or following, family or household, government, governing body, crew, organisation, company, association, residence, dwelling, abode, place to stay or reside in, habitat, environment, surrounding, atmosphere, structure, skeleton, framework, sketch, outline, to persevere, to inhabit, to do something permanently and regularly, to do something regularly day and night, to do something the same way or similarly, to put up a wall or partition, to divide, to separate, to isolate, to break off relationship, to sever ties, to put obstacles or difficulties or hurdles in the way of, to cause trouble or hardship, to carry on doing something the same way or in a similar manner, to be consistent in being or doing or having or using something, to block or obstruct the way to something, to be fixed in place or position yet be flexible or moveable in some other way, to hold or hang or latch or hook or catch onto something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to make constant and consistent effort, to seal or stop, to constrict, to shield, to look after, to take care of, to belong to a place or people or circle or organisation or party or group or family, to hold back, to constrict, to be firm or tough or hard or solid, to be dense, to be concrete, to be frozen, to be set, to have a fixed shape or form, to have a solid structure, door or something like door in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, stick or something like stick in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, house or something like house in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose etc etc.
Word ZUNOOB is from root ZAAL, NOON and BAA. Concrete meaning of this root is tail or something like tail in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also something that is stuck with something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, something that acts like tail of something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, something, a person who follows a camel right behind it, the back side of something, the piece of string or rope with which tail of a she-camel is tied to the camel saddle or something similar to prevent it from spreading its urine with its tail when it is urinating, the far end of a valley, the end result of something done, consequences for doing something wrong, a horse with tail that has far too many hair, a large bucket that is full of water, a very long day, destiny, goal, mission, task, guilt, the place where flood water gathers, portion, lot, share, a charge or an accusation, crime, controlled entry or exit, household, family or following, the end bit or last part of something, the one who follows anything anyone says without understanding or purpose, an obstacle or an inconvenience, a hurdle or difficulty or problem, hardship, a bad day, a period of time that is full trials, a testing period of time, a place to stay or reside in, a dwelling or an abode, habitat, environment, atmosphere, surrounding, a road or path, a rope, something long and winding, a twisted strong rope, to tail or follow closely, to pursue, to track, to trace, to follow around someone or something like a tail, to be on the footsteps of, to be right behind, to catch by the tail, to commit a crime, to accuse or accuse falsely, to blame, to slander, to share, to distribute, to have a share in something, to have a link to something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be linked to someone or something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to be linked to something by someone for some reason or purpose, to have a part in something, to participate, to be active or lively or energetic, to obstruct or block, to stop, to prevent, to hold back, to draw a line, to shield or shelter or protect, to limit, to provide with sanctuary or refuge, to support or back up, to accept anything anyone says without a proper inquiry or objective, to be in hot pursuit of, to be active or lively or energetic, to put up a wall, to defend, to fight back, to be or become debased or disgraced, to follow just anyone for no reason at all, to be confused or lost, to be ignorant or foolish or immature, to be childish, to be quick acting or fast moving, to be deceptive, to be elusive or illusive, to be smooth or even or regular or normal or level, to be flat, to be slippery, to be difficult to handle or manage or control, to guard or preserve or look after or take care or shelter or back up or reinforce or patronise, to restrict or constrict or restrain, to provide with home or roof over head or room for manoeuvre or space for breathing, to take prisoner or captive, to arrest, to hold in custody, to belong to a place or people, to have a family or support or party or following, to spend a night in a place, to stay overnight in a place, to be a criminal, to be a wrong doer, to protect, to provide with a hiding place, to cover or cover up or wrap or wrap up, to veil, to stand in for or in place of, to take the place of, to keep someone or something in or out, to hide behind, to write or scribe or scribble or draw, to write a letter or book or an article, to etch or mark, barrier or obstruction or something alike in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, fish or ink or something alike in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, house or something like house in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose etc etc.
It is very important for people to become aware that whatever ways of life they are adopting they have their own outcomes already told in the Quran very clearly. If people will live by way of life advised by Allah then as a result of doing that they will have a great life in this world as well as in life to come. On the other hand if people will keep on fighting with each other for domination over each other then they will certainly try to undermine each other and in this struggle for domination and undermining they will keep on falling deeper and deeper into all sorts of troubles due to their own thoughts and actions against each other for personal gains at each other’s expense. The result could therefore be total destruction of a people by hands of each other. As one can see this surah is reminding what was explained in the previous surah ie surah two and it is gradually building up to explain why deen of Islam ie the Quran based way of life is the only way forward for humanity. That is because it provides mankind as solid a foundation as possible to build their proper human community upon with full confidence. This is how the Quran proves itself truly from God. It is because it opposes people such as rulers, priests and money lender as well as masses who act like dumb and deaf animals, so which individual will write a book that suits no one’s harmful and destructive agenda or vested interests? The only people it supports are those who are of highly developed mindset, attitude and behaviour who live for ensuring well being of each other. In the world based upon laws of nature the Quran is looking forward to bringing about a proper human community based upon program, goals and guidelines stated in it and it is very sure that it will eventually arise out of this human world that is already there. So it is a matter of waiting and seeing when that will actually happen. Of course signs are there because world always moved in the direction the Quran suggests be it very slowly and without knowing the message in the Quran.
12) Say to those who reject and oppose rule of law of Allah based upon His revealed guidance, soon you too will be overwhelmed by your own atrocities against each other for personal against at the expense of each other and that way you too will be driven by each other as a people towards hell of your own making and that is a terrible state of existence to be in.
13) Indeed since the beginning of revelation of Allah there was always a clear ideological demarcation line for you the mankind to see which clearly separated the two factions arranged against each other as if in a battleground formation. One side always struggled for implementation of way of life advised by Allah and the other that rejected and opposed it because they saw missionaries of Allah like their ideological twins as they assumed or saw things with their own eyes instead of the eyes of their minds on basis of revealed guidance. However through His set up systems and laws in the universe Allah always aided such people as willingly worked very hard according to His advised way of life. Surely therein is necessary information to learn and act upon for those who are insightful about set-up systems and laws of Allah that are at work in the universe.
Word IBRAH is from root AIN, BAA and RAA. Concrete meaning of this root is bridge or something like bridge in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose. Also something that acts like a bridge in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, ways or means which help someone or something to be or to do or to have or to use something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, something that is used as a bridge or a ladder for getting to or reaching someone or something, something that helps cross or bridge a gap in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, knowledge that helps bridge the gap of ignorance about something, road or transport or communication network that helps connect people of two or more cities or places, one side of the valley, passer-by, a lesson to be learned, the one who passes by or goes through something, the one who has had an experience or has learned the lesson, tear, grief, sadness, crying, gap, difference, dispute, distance, plenty, abundance, group of people, mixture of perfumes, linkage, path, interconnection, relationship, tie, bond, knot, communication, a way of communicating, communication network, admonition, something exemplary, something that serves as a warning, source of water, sea, stream, pond, spring or fountain of knowledge, water well or spring, spring season, new beginning, rebirth, bloodshed, command and control centre, central nervous system, chiefdom, leadership ruling elite, guide, government or governing body of an organisation or country, management, administration, top part or section of something, the best or worst part of something, cream of the crop, top elite, kingship, to cross a river of some kind by means of some kind of bridge, to transverse, to get across from one side of something to the other in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to interpret something, to get or reach from one place or state to another in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to interpret a vision or dream or an event or a happening in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to learn a lesson from something or someone or some event or happening, to think or reflect or ponder or contemplate or meditate over something for learning a lesson or finding an answer to a question or solving a problem or difficulty, to try to understand or make sense of something, to try to comprehend or encompass or overcome or overpower or surround something, to try to reach or catch or grasp something, to pass by or go through or experience something, to take heed or learn a lesson from a bad experience of oneself or someone else, to be ripped or rent or torn apart, to pass from one point to another by means of something, to change from one state of existence to another due to something or someone, to reach from one point to another by some means, to change from state of ignorance about something to state of being knowledgeable about it in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to bridge a gap of some kind with something in some sense in some way for some reason or purpose, to create some kind of connection or 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This verse explains what rejecters and opponents of guidance of Allah think about those who accept and follow guidance of Allah ie they think they too like them are only fighting for power and wealth and not any higher cause. It also explains what has been going on in this world between people since their creation and God sent revelation as well as the way God helps mankind in this world ie any people who work harder than their rivals win the battle. So people who claim to follow program, goals and guidelines of Allah if they are not working harder than their opponents then they can forget about help of Allah because by not working harder one is showing lack of one’s commitment to guidance of Allah in practice. This universe operates on basis of cause and effect so if there is going to be a war then people who claim to be fighting for deen of Allah must prepare themselves accordingly. Proper education and training of mind and body is absolutely necessary to win as already explained by the Quran. The first choice is always to enter in dialogue with mankind and if any people threaten with wars in reaction to that then ummah has to be well prepared to defeat the enemies of God and mankind even on the war front. However even in case of break out of war door is to be kept open for peace talks to end the war or hostilities to prevent any further loss of human lives and to save from destruction whatever mankind have already built or accomplished or established that can be used for ensuring well being of humanity. The Quran does not allow wars merely because people refuse to accept the Quran as word of Allah. The reason for wars is divisions caused by some people due to adopting a way of life based upon personal gains at the expense of each other whereby they inflict harms and destructions upon each other in huge numbers and in order to save those huge numbers of people from terribly painful existence some wars become inevitable or necessary. The Quran based war begins with proper education and training of minds and bodies of people to turn them into a proper human community based upon the Quran. As this process begins and develops people with vested interests get upset and take up arms due to losing the war of ideas. When that happens Muslims are also told to rise to the occasion and show what they stand for in the battle as well. Once battle decides the issue things are back to normal. There is no such thing as permanent animosity between individuals in deen of Islam. It is a case of friend or enemy on the basis of whether one accepts others as one’s full human brothers or rivals who have no rights whatsoever as human beings. People who take others as rivals or enemies are not friends of God or humanity and because they are not God or human friendly they always look for ways to inflict harms and destructions upon other human beings without any hesitation. This is why when they go down that road they need to be stopped, first through education and training and if that does not work then through force. It is because anti social elements among mankind must be kept under control or humanity will have to suffer because of them. This verse also makes clear just sitting and praying to God for doing things does not work because God has put responsibility of doing things upon people themselves after providing them with his guidance. If it was only up to God alone to do everything for people then why did he tell people to make necessary preparation for keeping things under control? The Quran clearly divides tasks between God and people. God does his part and people are supposed to do their bit. If they both work in harmony then outcome is bound to be as it ought to be otherwise not. It is because people who claim to be Muslims have left all up to God that they have ended up in the state of existence that they are in. They can never get out of this state of existence unless and until they do their bit as told by God in the Quran.
14) Allah has provided people with necessities of life as well as equipped them with brains, senses, bodies and drives for motivating and stimulating them into actions that is how He has made attractive, motivating and stimulating for them things such as mates, children, heaped up hoards of Gold and silver, horses of quality breed, cattle and land for cultivation. Although such is the extent of His provisions for them in life of this world yet upon knowing properly and following faithfully guidance of Allah rests blissful, dignified and secure existence for mankind in this world as well as the next.
This verse tells mankind how God has designed them to move them into thinking and doing things but he then tells people, to think properly and do things rightly people need something more than all that which is guidance from Allah. This verse tells people God has created them to be highly materialistic but as told by Guidance of Allah. It means people should work hard to the best of their God given abilities to have things they need or desire but with help of each other and only and only to ensure well being of each other. To have anything at all at the expense of each other is not allowed for people in deen of Islam. That is because then people will fall in disputes and divisions or rivalries and animosity therefore they will end up in hating each other so they will end up in fights and wars with each other and that way they will end up destroying each other which will prevent them from fulfilling their God assigned purpose for their creation. As for things named in this verse they include anything and everything that plays any part in making people take any action. Here it is made very clear that people act to fulfil their needs and desires which God has created in people but because God has provided people with brains for making decision after processing information they receive from their internal and external senses as well as guidance he expects people to do as explained so that people end up making their world a paradise instead of turning it into a living hell for themselves. This is a clear proof that God cannot be blamed for what people do to each other due to their own thinking and doing things. It is up to people to make each other see sense and act appropriately towards each other otherwise things will not be pleasant for humanity.
Edited by Mughal1, 27 January 2017 - 10:10 AM.