May 26, 2024

Surah Ibrahim – Ayah 4

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
اَعُوْذُبِااللّٰہِ مِنَ الشَّیْطٰنِ الرَّجِيْم
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

*_Today’s Thought for the day is from Surah Ibrahim Ayah 4_*

*وَمَاۤ اَرۡسَلۡنَا مِنۡ رَّسُوۡلٍ اِلَّا بِلِسَانِ قَوۡمِهٖ لِيُبَيِّنَ لَهُمۡ‌ؕ فَيُضِلُّ اللّٰهُ مَنۡ يَّشَآءُ وَيَهۡدِىۡ مَنۡ يَّشَآءُ‌ ؕ وَهُوَ الۡعَزِيۡزُ الۡحَكِيۡمُ.(4)*

*_We did not send any Messenger but [he spoke] in the language of his own people, in order to make [things] clear to them. Then Allah leaves astray whomever He wills and guides whomever He wills, and He is the Almighty, Most Wise.(4)_*

اور ہم نے کوئی پیغمبر نہیں بھیجا مگر اپنی قوم کی زبان بولتا تھا تاکہ انہیں (احکام خدا) کھول کھول کر بتا دے۔ پھر خدا جسے چاہتا ہے گمراہ کرتا ہے اور جسے چاہتا ہے ہدایت دیتا ہے اور وہ غالب (اور) حکمت والا ہے.(4)

The Ayah speaks of the Grace of Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la by sending Messenger to the people who speaks in their own language.‼️The Messenger conveyed Divine injunctions to them in their language and usage whereby understanding these become easy on them. *If the language of the messenger had been different from that of his addressees, it is evident that his people would have to undergo the burden of having to translate the injunctions before they could understand them correctly and they would have remained doubtful.* _Secondly the message being in their own language they will not have any excuse left that they could not understand the language of the message._

*_Act of the Day is:_* to understand that the object of a Message is to make things clear, therefore it was delivered in the language current among the people to whom the Messenger was sent. Through them it can reach all mankind.‼️ Since Arabic was the language of the people among whom the last Prophet SAWS was raised and the Arabs were the first to be addressed, he was given a revelation in Arabic. That made it easy for the first generation Muslims to understand and obtain the Message in complete accuracy and fullest scope and to be able to pass it on to the next generation Muslims. Accordingly, after the Prophet SAWS, they spread in every direction to spread the Message.

—To understand the object behind sending the prophets in the world was not to show wondrous acts, but to convey to the people HIS message.❗ *Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la is so gracious that HE SWT wants each and every human being to be guided that’s the reason the Messenger and the message is in their language.* A Messenger’s task is completed when he conveys to the people the injunctions of the religion. But inspite of all this some people who wilfully choose to go astray they won’t find the guidance of Allah Azzawajal rather they are left to wander further apart.

*_May Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la grant us the ability to pay attention to the injunctions of the Qur’an and teachings of the Prophet SAWS and become worthy being guided. Aa’meen Ya’Rabbul Aa’lameen._*

JazaK Allâhu khair!