003 - Soorah Aal-'Imraan - (The Family of 'Imraan) - [Madanee]

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[003:092] By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (piety, righteousness – here it means Allāh's reward, i.e. Paradise), unless you spend (in Allāh's Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allāh knows it well.

 

[003:093] All food was lawful to the Children of Israel, except what Israel made unlawful for himself before the Taurāt (Torah) was revealed. Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allāhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Bring here the Taurāt (Torah) and recite it, if you are truthful."

 

[003:094] Then after that, whosoever shall invent a lie against Allāh, such shall indeed be the Zālimūn (disbelievers).

 

[003:095] Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allāhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Allāh has spoken the truth; follow the religion of Ibrāhīm (Abraham) Hanīfa (Islāmic Monotheism, i.e. he used to worship Allāh Alone), and he was not of Al-Mushrikūn." (See V.2:105)

 

[003:096] Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for Al-'Ālamīn (mankind and jinn).

 

[003:097] In it are manifest signs, (for example) the Maqām (place) of Ibrāhīm (Abraham); whosoever enters it, he attains security. And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka'bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allāh, those who can afford the expenses (for one's conveyance, provision and residence); and whoever disbelieves [i.e. denies Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah), then he is a disbeliever of Allāh], then Allāh stands not in need of any of Al-'Ālamīn (mankind, jinn and all that exists).

 

[003:098] Say: "O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Why do you reject the Ayāt of Allāh (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) while Allāh is Witness to what you do?"

 

[003:099] Say: "O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Why do you stop those who have believed, from the path of Allāh, seeking to make it seem crooked, while you (yourselves) are witnesses [to Muhammad as a Messenger of Allāh and Islām (Allāh's religion, i.e. to worship none but Him Alone)]? And Allāh is not unaware of what you do."

 

[003:100] O you who believe! If you obey a group of those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians), they would (indeed) render you disbelievers after you have believed!

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(V.3:97)

a) The performance of Hajj is an enjoined duty and its superiority, and the Statement of Allāh [Subhānahu wa Ta'āla]: "Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House (Ka'bah), is a duty that mankind owes to Allāh, those who can afford the expenses (for one's conveyance, provision and residence); and whoever disbelieves [i.e. denies Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah), then he is a disbeliever of Allāh], then Allāh stands not in need of any of Al-'Alamīn (mankind, jinn and all that exists)." (V.3:97) (Sahih Al-Bukhāri, Chapter 1, The Book of Hajj).

b) Islām demolishes all the previous evil deeds and so do migration (for Allāh's sake) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).

(Al-Lū'lū' wal-Marjān, Vol.1, Chapter 52) (Sahih Muslim, Vol 1, Chapter 52).

 

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