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TRANSLATION OF QURAN
BY DR. QAMAR ZAMAN
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آیات
سورۃ
نمبر
1-7 الفَاتِحَة -1
1-286 البَقَرَة -2
1-200 آل عِمرَان -3
1-176 النِّسَاء -4
1-120 المَائدة -5
1-165 الاٴنعَام -6
1-206 الاٴعرَاف -7
1-75 الاٴنفَال -8
1-129 التّوبَة -9
1-109 یُونس -10
1-123 هُود -11
1-111 یُوسُف -12
1-43 الرّعد -13
1-52 إبراهیم -14
1-99 الحِجر -15
1-128 النّحل -16
1-111 بنیٓ اسرآئیل / الإسرَاء -17
1-110 الکهف -18
1-98 مَریَم -19
1-135 طٰه -20
1-112 الاٴنبیَاء -21
1-78 الحَجّ -22
1-118 المؤمنون -23
1-64 النُّور -24
1-77 الفُرقان -25
1-227 الشُّعَرَاء -26
1-93 النَّمل -27
1-88 القَصَص -28
1-69 العَنکبوت -29
1-60 الرُّوم -30
1-34 لقمَان -31
1-30 السَّجدَة -32
1-73 الاٴحزَاب -33
1-54 سَبَإ -34
1-45 فَاطِر -35
1-83 یسٓ -36
1-182 الصَّافات -37
1-88 صٓ -38
1-75 الزُّمَر -39
1-85 المؤمن / غَافر -40
1-54 حٰمٓ السجدة / فُصّلَت -41
1-54 القَمَر -54
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al imran,ayath 39  
zakriya (a,s) mehrab me kade hokar kiya qayam kar rehe the
Add Your Comments  Question by: MAJEED KHAN On 13 May 2010
Comments by: aurangzaib On 18 May 2010Report Abuse
Dear brother Majeed Khan,  
 
Your question is answered. Please click on this link http://www.aastana.com/blog/aastanablog.asp?SID=2&QID=273

Comments by: Dr. Qamar Zaman On 20 May 2010
Dear Majeed Bhai Assalam-o-alaikum.  
 
First thing to be cleared in this verse is a word محراب . This word is made from the root Letters ح ر ب which means War. Now the word محراب is made according to Paradigm مفعا ل the other words made according to this paradigm are مفتاح مشعال میزان .  
 
مفتاح means an instrument which is used to open a lock .  
مشعال means an instrument which is used to lit a fire.  
میزان means an instrument which is used for weighing.  
 
From these examples it has become clear that words made on the basis of paradigm مفعال has the inherent meaning of being instrumental. In Arabic grammar it is called اسم الا لھ .  
 
Now the word محراب is from حرب which means war. So the meanings of محراب is the instrumental thing used in war and it means A Guard’s Post called in Urdu جنگی چوکی . Rest is for you to imagine.  
 
I thought the matter is clear and hence I limited myself upto explaining the word محراب but after reading the discussion going on Blog I thought necessary to take this matter in detail to get rid of all confusions. The word محراب has appeared thrice in relation to prophet Zakaria. Sura 19 verse 5 and Sura 3 verse 37 and 39  
Sura 19 verse 5 says,  
وَإِنِّي خِفْتُ الْمَوَالِيَ مِنْ وَرَائِي وَكَانَتِ امْرَأَتِي عَاقِرًا فَهَبْ لِي مِنْ لَدُنْكَ وَلِيًّا
 
“The usual translation is “Behold I am afraid of my kinsfolk after I am gone, for my wife has always been barren. Bestow, then, upon me out of they grace the gift of a successor. Who will be my heir as well as heir of the house of Yaqub and make him O my sustainer well pleasing to you.”  
 
There is one very important point to note i.e,  
- Is he asking for a son to be legal heir of his property and the property of his forefathers?  
Or  
- is he asking for a leader from his nation ?  
 
If he and his forefathers were busy in making property then it is justified from him to ask from the sustainer for a son so that he gets a legal heir to his savings of his lifetime.  
 
But considering the status and stature of prophet Zakaria it is not acceptable, then ultimately the other choice is the leader for the nation, because he has become too old to handle the problems of the nation and he is not finding any dynamic person who can ultimately take the responsibility of a nation. He is asking for an heir to inherit the Heritage of Divine Ideology and not the property.  
 
There is one very important word in this verse to be studied, and it is امْرَأَتِي . The usual translation is Wife considering the wish of Zakaria for a son.  
 
The root letters of this word are م رء the meanings of the root letters is easily digestible, tasty, wholesome , beneficial, to be like a woman, conducive to health, to be manly , manful brave , humanity etc (all meanings quoted from dictionary by F. Steingass) the meanings in all the dictionaries ,are the same ..  
Now if you take wish of prophet Zakaria for a son then the meaning of مْرَأَتِي ا will be wife  
 
But if you disagree with the concept of Zakarias wish for a son as an heir for the property then you have to decide what مْرَأَتِي ا will mean. A leader comes from the nation. A very common sentence in Urdu is “اس قوم نے کوئی لیڈر پید ا نھین کیا “ Nation gives birth to leaders. “ اگر قوم بانجھ ھے تو لیڈر نھین پیدا ھوتا “ It is in this meaning that word امراتی is used .  
 
It is was the time when Prophet Zakaria had become too old to manage the state affairs and there was no leader who could take over the matters of the state  
 
So he is asking for a leader as he has lost his majestic honor and power and control over the governing heads “اشتعل الر اس “ .the word عظم means dignity honor, power. The heads have become provocative because of being old  
 
Although he never slacked in inviting people to sustainer.  
Hence he is afraid of people coming after him that they will not continue ,and that his community has always failed in producing a leader.  
Now coming to verse 19 -11  
فَخَرَجَ عَلَى قَوْمِهِ مِنَ الْمِحْرَابِ فَأَوْحَى إِلَيْهِمْ أَنْ سَبِّحُوا بُكْرَةً وَعَشِيًّا
 
He came out of the post and told them to struggle day and night. The same meanings should be applied for the word محراب and امراتی at other places in Quran and you will be astonished to note how clearly Quran explains itself.  

Comments by: shireen On 21 May 2010Report Abuse
salaam Dr. Sahib, mashaAllah, very well explained. but does the word "imraati" always mean -"nation" or also means wife/man etc. because lot of verses in Quran have the meaning wife for the word "imraati" eg: 2:282, 3:35, 4:12, 4:128,7:83 and lot others. how do you explain 3:35 if here also imraati is used in relation to Imran. Plz explain in english. thank you.

Comments by: Dr. Qamar Zaman On 21 May 2010
Yes the word is used for someones spouse also as far as I have studied Quran. But It is my initial impression and needs detailed research work. however my impression is that whereever this word is used in relation to prophets it is either their nation or community or society.

Comments by: shireen On 22 May 2010Report Abuse
salaam Dr. Sahib,  
 
thank you for your kind reply.

Comments by: moazzam On 24 May 2010
Respected Dr Qamar sahab salam wa rahma alaikum,although ur explaination of verse 3/39 could also enlighten us as a new horizon of thoughts,but with due honor i would like to share my opinions at this point.The following point to be kept in mind before going to digest ur explanation. 1:-The son of nabi coud be the successor of his dawat"idiology" (not only personal property). 2:-In the case of Zakariya's successor, the Ibrahim and ishaq could be the example.3:- As the meaning of "Imra" at 2/282,3/35,4/12,128 7,83 are considered as woman(spouse),also the plain meaning of this verse 3/39 , satisfy the usual translation with out any garble in understanding exept the meaning of "mehrab".4:- check the verse 21/90 then keeping in view the verse 8/2 ,the usual translation seems correct . 5:- In sora 19, from the begining to verse 34 the the story of Zakariya must be seen as attached with the story of Maryam.In my opinion, while explaination of Quran we should try to restrain ourself as possible as we can to the plain meaning of Quran ,if divine message does't devastate or change the tue sense .Ur student (talib e ilm) moazzam.

Comments by: Dr. Qamar Zaman On 27 May 2010
Dear Moazzam Bhai, Assalam-o-Aalaikum,  
 
Yes you are right that,  
1. The son of Nabi could be the successor of his Dawat "ideology" (not only personal property). And  
2. Secondly we can stick to the plain meaning of Quran, if divine message doesn’t devastate or change the true sense.  
 
Let me put a question, Does concept of continuing of ideology by the coming generation has any preference over continuation of ideology by a follower with equal understanding ?  
 
If there is any preference of a “Son“ over a follower then the Quran has undoubtedly stressed the inheritance by using the word “ Son “ as a begotten son of a prophet .  
 
Otherwise people start taking the inheritance of ideology running in families and you can see that so many personality cults have appeared claiming nobility on the basis of relations e.g. Syeds in Islam, Brahmans in Hindus, Fareesees in Jews etc .  
 
Let me categorically state that Quran has not used the words “ ولد “ or “ غلا م” for a begotten son even if they were real ( begotten ) son. You must have seen people like Justice Javed Iqbal s/o Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal whenever talks about Allama Iqbal never mentions his relation unless the question is asked mentioning his paternal relation, Otherwise he says Allama Sahib and sometimes even only Iqbal.  
 
Benazeer never said for his father “my father“ she always said “Bhutto “ Same is the case with Zia ul Haq. His son only occasionally mentions his name as my father.  
 
Please note that I have mentioned these names only to explain that “relation has no importance in acquiring knowledge“ otherwise I have no political affiliation with anybody.  
 
The word “ امراۃ “ wherever used in relation to prophets always means their people. In 3/35 & 7/83 the word امراۃ also means his people or his Society.

Comments by: moazzam On 27 May 2010 Edit Delete
Dr. Qamarzaman sahab regards, thanks for reply and elaboration the word "imra".Plz consolidate the verse 21/90 with sora MURYAM vese 5--34.Kindly solve the query.

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