The Ayah: 42:13

He has ordained for you all, the same System of Life that He enjoined upon Noah – And We have revealed to you (O Prophet) the same Message as We enjoined upon Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: “Establish the Divine System of Life and make no sects in it.”


شَرَعَ لَكُم مِّنَ الدِّينِ مَا وَصَّىٰ بِهِ نُوحًا وَالَّذِي أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ وَمَا وَصَّيْنَا بِهِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ ۖ أَنْ أَقِيمُوا الدِّينَ وَلَا تَتَفَرَّقُوا فِيهِ ۚ كَبُرَ عَلَى الْمُشْرِكِينَ مَا تَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَيْهِ ۚ اللَّهُ يَجْتَبِي إِلَيْهِ مَن يَشَاءُ وَيَهْدِي إِلَيْهِ مَن يُنِيبُ

Shabbir Ahmed translation:
He has ordained for you all, the same System of Life that He enjoined upon Noah – And We have revealed to you (O Prophet) the same Message as We enjoined upon Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: “Establish the Divine System of Life and make no sects in it.” (O Prophet) Hard it is upon the idolaters (those who worship false ‘authorities’) the unity you call to. Allah draws unto Himself everyone who is willing, and guides unto Himself everyone who turns unto Him.” (Sects vs. Unity: (3:32), (3:104), (6:160), (30:31), (42:13), (45:17-18)).

তিনি তোমাদের জন্যে দ্বীনের ক্ষেত্রে সে পথই নিধারিত করেছেন, যার আদেশ দিয়েছিলেন নূহকে, যা আমি প্রত্যাদেশ করেছি আপনার প্রতি এবং যার আদেশ দিয়েছিলাম ইব্রাহীম, মূসা ও ঈসাকে এই মর্মে যে, তোমরা দ্বীনকে প্রতিষ্ঠিত কর এবং তাতে অনৈক্য সৃষ্টি করো না। আপনি মূশরেকদেরকে যে বিষয়ের প্রতি আমন্ত্রণ জানান, তা তাদের কাছে দুঃসাধ্য বলে মনে হয়। আল্লাহ যাকে ইচ্ছা মনোনীত করেন এবং যে তাঁর অভিমুখী হয়, তাকে পথ প্রদর্শন করেন।

My Comments:

About establishing system (deen) of Allah in our daily life:

O my Muslim brothers and Sisters,
Read the Arabic words that Allah, your Rabb used here, it is the same wording Allah used as He used for commanding salat. But we made salat as a pillar of Islam (as Rasulullah Sallillahu Alaihi WaSallam made it pillar) but how come we abandon Allah’s system from our daily life which is a clear command from Allah, the legislator and by making Salat as a pillar Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi WaSallam did not abandon Allah’s system rather he established the system of Allah and made it prevail until we have chosen to abandon it.

We established salat, Al Hamdulillah. But left establishing ‘the system of Allah’ in state, politics, judicial, economic, education, even in our personal life.  We follow the system of kafir’s. We even greet each other the way kuffar greet themselves.

Imagine, before Islam, sahaba had a way of greetings among each other but when they came into Islam, they greet each other as the way Rasulullah taught them, that’s how they establish Deen of Allah in every aspect of their daily life. Today we pray salah but we Muslims greet each other in our official environment as the way of Kuffar, such as greeting with ‘Good morning’ etc. We feel shy, we embarrass to greet each other with plain ‘Salam’ in our official and occasional environments and that is happening in the Muslim countries even among the Muslims and then imagine the situation of Muslims living among the kuffar. La Hawala Wa La Quwata Illa Billah.

May Allah make us Muslims, fully submitting Muslims who follows Allah’s system in every aspect of their life. Ameen.

About the translation of ‘Deen’:

This is a big issue but briefly let me tell you how Muslims has adopted everything from the Kuffar, they lost their identity and adjusted with the Kuffar’s system everywhere possible.

Deen means the entire Islamic system. But you will find it is translated as ‘religion’, why? so that English speaking non-Muslims can understand this. The first Quran translated by non Muslims and they needed to understand things from their perspective, which is reasonable, so they translated the word ‘deen’ as ‘religion’. But what religion means to them? Just whatever they do in churches, that’s their religion limited to.  But for Muslim whenever you see this word ‘deen’ is mentioned, it is for indicating the entire system of Islam. But now when Muslims have been also translated the word to ‘religion’ and ordinary people do not even get the least idea from the word that it means the entire Islamic system of life.

What’s the impact?

Clear shirk and abandoning Allah’s system from every aspect of life because they know deen means ‘religion’ and they are doing the religion! They go to the Masjid, fast in Ramadhan, they go to Hajj! They established the religion! They have no idea they are following the system of life of kuffar’s day in and day out and they have the mind-set of kuffar’s.

I know there are many reasons for Ummah being in this humiliating state today but everybody would agree that abandoning the Quran is the main cause and then the ones who try to understand Quran these translations render them no benefit towards understanding Quran.

The Purification:

I hope publications and the translators would correct the translations if not immediately then in next editions: And I propose not to translate the following words:

Allah (It’s humiliating for Allah to translate His proper name to ‘God’ the word which originated from an idol, may Allah forgive Muslims)

Rabb (it’s a crime to translate it as ‘lord’, when they use it for men and should not be translated at all but given a detail understanding in glossary)

Deen (should be translated as ‘the system of life in every aspects’)

Muslim (which should be translated as ‘the fully submitting one’

InShaaAllah will detail about these in other occasions. May Allah give us the understanding of His deen and make Muslims fully submitting Muslims. Ameen

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