কুরআনের ৫২তম সুরা, আয়াত সংখ্যা ৪৯ - শব্দে শব্দে পাঠ করছেন জনাব মোস্তফা ওয়াহিদুজ্জামান। যারা শব্দে শব্দে কুরআন আরবী ও বাংলায় অর্থসহ বুঝতে চান তাদের জন্য এই ভিডিওগুলো সহায়ক হবে বলে আশা করা যায়।
ইক্বরার লক্ষ্য হলো বর্তমান ও ভবিষ্যত প্রজন্মের জন্য স্রষ্টার ঐশী বাণীর সমন্বিত অধ্যয়ন ও সার্বজনীন প্রয়োগের জন্য জ্ঞানদীপ্ত অনুশীলন।
ইক্বরার উদ্দেশ্য হলো কুরআনের বাণীর উত্তরোত্তর সমৃদ্ধ অনুধাবনের জন্য টেকসই ভিত্তি প্রস্তুত করা এবং জীবন ও সমাজের প্রায়োগিকতার জন্য প্রয়োজনীয় জ্ঞানভিত্তিক ফ্রেমওয়ার্ক বা কাঠামো নির্মাণ।
We sent Noah to his people before the grievous chastisement overcame them, to warn about the destructive consequences of their erroneous deeds.
So he told them, "O my people! I tell you in very clear and candid words that your present attitude is taking you straight towards destruction.
“If you want to remain safe, then the only one way is for you to obey the Divine Laws. Be conscious about these directives and guard them. The practical way to do so would be to follow the System that I am striving to establish; and of which I am the first head.
“If you do this, then Almighty will protect you from the damaging consequences of your previous attitudes and you will continue getting nourishment, for a period. In other words, you will remain safe as long as you continue treading the straight path; but if you do not do so, then the chastisement which no one would be able to put off will come over you. If only you can understand the Law of Mukafat!"
(Noah tried his best to reform his people but they did not listen to him. Ultimately) He said to his Rabb, "I have been inviting this nation, day and night, to Your destined path.
“However their plight is such that the more I invite them, the farther they run away (from the right course).
“I invite them towards peace and security so that they may avoid destruction, but to begin with they plug their ears with their fingers so that they may not hear me. If they do hear me out, they do so in a very hypocritical way. They appear to be listening but in fact they keep their hearts so wrapped up that not even one word reaches them (11:5). (Despite repeated warnings) They become more and more stubborn and downright arrogant.” 8/9. (Noah said) “I have addressed them in open public gatherings (as well as in private groups). I tried to make them understand in public as well as in confidence. (In other words, I have left no stone unturned in trying to make them understand; but they just do not want to budge)."
I repeatedly told them, "Your erroneous ways of life will produce destructive results for you. Therefore, you should arrange to keep yourselves safe from these results by obeying the Divine Laws. The Divine Law will protect you.
(And He will provide you with comforts and pleasures in this life as well as in the hereafter.) He will send abundant blissful rain over you, which would irrigate your barren lands.
He will thus increase your wealth and progeny. Lush green gardens will grow around you and canals will flow to irrigate them. (When a society is established on sound principles, the balanced set-up results in all sorts of abundance.)
(I am surprised about) What has happened to you, that you do not aspire to the graceful life which you can enjoy by following the Divine Law? That life has grace, stability, balance, is self-growing, is firm on its feet, and is so integrated that it does not whither away. (In it your personality will be so integrated that even after death it will continue traversing further evolutionary stages.)
“How can you attain this state of life? For this you should ponder over the Divine Law of Creation, according to which you have passed through various evolutionary stages to attain human form." (In this evolutionary process each step took you forward and made you better and superior. All this happened without your effort, knowledge or discretion, but the moment you started exercising your discretion, you went astray and started slipping downwards.)
(You should observe the balance and harmony that is created when the Divine Laws are followed!) Do you not see how Allah the Almighty has created various celestial bodies in outer space and how they move in harmony and discipline. They remain firm in their orbits inspite of the tremendous speed with which they move. This is because they do not exist individually. The pull of one becomes a source of stability for the other and in this way the entire celestial system can continue functioning without a clash. On the contrary, visualize your own life and see how your individual interests clash with each other.
And then how (among these bodies) He has positioned the moon amongst them, as a (reflected) light and the sun as a (radiant) lamp. (But look how dark your life is. Should you also choose to follow the Divine Law, then not only would it brighten your path but you will also become a beacon for others.)
(You clash because you consider yourselves as being different from each other. Individual interests have kept you divided from one another (2:36). (Otherwise) Allah the Almighty has created you from the earth, just like vegetation. (A stem emerges from the ground and as it grows, it develops many branches all around. However, their mutual relationship is so deeply interdependent that the nourishment the roots obtain from the earth is not retained for their own self, but is distributed to each and every branch and to the farthest leaf. Conversely the energy which the leaves draw from the sun-rays and the moisture obtained from the air are likewise distributed to each tissue of the plant. In this way the whole tree stays fresh and lush green. Humanity has also been created like a flourishing tree. The secret of its freshness and greenery is a disciplined mutual relationship. This is the system towards which I invite you.)
Furthermore, the creation of mankind was initiated from inorganic lifeless matter (just like vegetation). Thereafter by passing through various evolutionary stages, it reached the human level. This same evolutionary process of human life will continue even after death. 19/20. (He created you on this earth and at the same time, produced a variety of subsistence for you. Firstly) Just think of the earth which, inspite of it being spherical, He made it into a wide expanse so that you may go out wherever you like on its open and spacious paths.
(By giving different examples, Noah tried his best to make them understand. But this was to no avail and ultimately he prayed to Allah the Almighty) "O my Rabb! You see that inspite of my best efforts they continue to oppose me; and are following the one who has no merit except for plenty of wealth and a large progeny. These however are the very things that prevent him from coming to the right path; and they have become the reason for his destruction (and for his followers).
They have devised a plot of great magnitude (against my mission).
And are advising the people never to abandon their deities - neither Wadd nor Suwa, Yaguth, Yatuq and Nasr. (These stone and clay deities are in fact the manifestation of the idols formed in the hearts and minds of these people.)
They have thus misled the whole nation. Accordingly, you should accelerate the destruction of these rebellious and cruel people.
But because of their misdeeds they drowned; and were then subjected to the chastisement of Jahannum. Thus they saw with their own eyes that no one other than Allah the Almighty can help them. (Neither the deities they worshipped nor the leaders they had followed came to their help.)
(The whole community had transgressed all bounds and their crimes were becoming so causative that it was necessary to save other people from their effects. With this intentt) Noah prayed to his Rabb, "Do not leave any one of these rebels alive to inhabit the country.
“If you let them live they will mislead Your subjects, so much so that even their off-spring growing up under their guidance shall become similarly rebellious and disobedient.” (It is therefore better to eradicate them all, so that a better and healthier community can take their place. If a sick person’s disease is contagious and non-curable then it is better that he dies before it is transmitted to his progeny.)
Noah said, 'O my Rabb! Protect me from the excesses of these rebels. Protect me and my parents (who are Momineen); my family members who have professed Eiman; and the other Momin men and women. As far as these Zalimeen are concerned, continue their destruction (for this is the only way to save humanity from their contagious crimes).