Tonight Insha'Allah - we complete Wama Ubarri'oo (JUZ 13).
The Surahs that will be covered this evening are:
the remaining half of Surah Yusuf; Surah Al'Rad and Surah Ibrahim in its entirety.
The King had a dream, which Nabee Yusuf Alayhis Salaam successfully interpreted. The King was going to release him but he insisted that all Fithnah and false charges against him should be cleared. The King was impressed and made him his Chief Minister. His half brothers came to Egypt to buy corn because of the draught in Canaan. He treated them kindly without revealing his identity to them. He requested them to bring him his full brother Binyamin the youngest son. He detained Binyamin and then accused his half-brothers of their hatred and crime against him. He revealed his identity to them and forgave them all. He asked them to bring their father to Egypt where the entire family settled down. Almighty Allah's Name was glorified for Allah's Truth lasts forever and His purpose will be fully revealed in the Aghirah.
SURAH AL RA'D:
This Surah deals with how Almighty Allah shows Himself to mankind. Despite all the wonderful Signs around us, why does man continue to disbelieve? Firstly, Almighty Allah reveals His Message through His creation and the laws ruling nature; He also reveals His Message by revelation. We witness life and death all around us. We are witness to the trees and all vegetation dying in winter and coming back to life through Divine Providence in Spring.
But the unbelievers ask: "When we are dust, shall we actually then be in a new creation?" They mock at the idea that Almighty Allah Rabbul Ala'meen will punish them because they have not been punished for their evil deeds. They want to see the signs of His Power rather than His Mercy but they are too dumb and ignorant to know that Almighty Allah's Power, Glory and Mercy can be seen in thunder and lightning. Allah is All-Knowing. Good will triumph and evil will be defeated.
The mockery of Allah's Messengers is an old game of the world. But Allah's Truth will come to its own in good time. The end of the Righteous is their Home of Bliss, and they rejoice in the revelations they receive. The Messengers of Allah take their due share in the life of the world; they win through by Allah's Grace against all the plots of the world. Their witness is from Allah, through His revelation.
The special subject matter of this Surah is a continuation of the concluding portion of the last Surah, which explained how Almighty Allah's revelation gains ground in spite of selfish men's opposition. Here illustrations are given from the story of Nabee Moosa and Nabee Ebrahim Alayhim Salaam and Nabee Ebrahim's prayer for Makkah forms the core of this Surah. Revelation leads man from darkness to light. It comes to each nation in its own language and for its own special circumstances. So was it with Nabee Moosa Alayhis Salaam and other Prophets Alayhim Salaam. There was a conflict of evil with good, but evil was destroyed. Why will men not receive Almighty Allah's Grace? Why will they choose to go astray?
Nabee Ebrahim Alayhis Salaam prayed to be saved from infidelity for himself and for his posterity, and he prayed for Makkah, the city of the new revelation through Arabia. Good and evil will find their proper retribution, and Almighty Allah's Plan of Unity will prevail. It is evil that will be wiped out for Allah's Truth is a goodly tree, firmly established on its roots, stretching its branches high and wide, and bearing good fruit at all times.
And Almighty Allah knows best
To be continued Insha'Allah.............
Abdul Hamid Lachporia