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Behavioural objectives of the Holy Quran
(From previous issue)
Such stories did not move the Meccans who had never bent their knees before any leaving person. However, they were entertained by them.
But the stories of Moses stirred their spirit of freedom, and it moves them immensely to see a single outsider challenge the mighty Pharaoh within his own realm and amidst his countries and generals.
The message of this story was universal. The strength and courage of this single man, who was not a henchman of any empire but a humble servant of Allah, was miraculous. It captured their imagination. Besides it had a spiritual and human meaning. It kindled their faith. It generally downed on many Meccans that Moses could well be the symbol of the solitary Mohammad (S.A.) supported by the unseen God fighting the oppressive practices and the tyranny of the community elders. Like Moses he would certainly be the final victor. He would liberate them from their present backwardness and injustices and inequalities. The story of Moses was prophetic. Mohammad (S.A.) was their last hope. Mecca hummed with the verses of the Holy Quran. They were admired for their depth, power and clarity. Now people saw in them a clear hint of the future to come.
The elders of Mecca met with the Prophet and tried to force a compromise on him. The verses of the Holy Quran threatened their vested interests. They were however ready to believe in parts of the revelations but not in everything. Although they had called him a madman, a poet and a soothsayer, now they were trying hard for a compromise. The Lord ordered His Prophet to obey only Him and reject all compromise. Matters come to a head. Thirteen years had passed since the first verse had been revealed. The elders of Mecca met in council and decided to assassinate the Holy Prophet. The Lord ordered him to leave Mecca. He fled his beloved city in the middle of the night.
This event marks the beginning of the Moslem calendar. It is called the Hijra, the migration of the Holy Prophet. He headed towards Medina. In the morning the rejectors of the faith surrounding his house discovered he had left. They followed his trail to the month of the cave of Thaur where he was hiding with one of his companions.
They looked down but they did not see him. The reference to this miraculous escape are in the Holy Quran. Allah had saved him. He told his companions, Do not fear. Allah is with us. When the Meccans gave up his search, he left for Medina. He arrived there safely.
A new phase had started. Now he had power, a host of supporters and a free land where His Lord's Word was law. With power came new problems and more enemies. When the believers in Mecca heard about his miraculous escape and his safe arrival in Medina, they were sure he would come back to Mecca to liberate them even as Moses came to Egypt to liberate the Children of Israel. An era had ended and a new one was about to begin.
In part of ayat 2 of surah 5 i.e. surah Al-Maida of the Holy Quran speaks thus :-
This day have I
Perfected your religion
For you, completed
My favour upon you,
And have chosen for you
Islam as your religion.
In part of ayat 4 of surah 5 i.e. surah Al-Maida of the Holy Quran speaks thus :
They ask thee what is
Lawful to them (as food)
Say: Lawful unto you
Are (all) things good and pure:
And what ye have taught
The beasts and birds of prey,
Training them to hunt in the manner
Directed to you by Allah:
Therefore these verses eloquently speaks of the fact that the favours of Allah in the form of Din (Code of life) have been perfected in Islam and nothing that is not rooted in it, whether in the form of belief or in the form of individual and social behaviour is acceptable to Allah Subhanahu T'ala. A religion of self contained and realistic as in Islam must provide answers to all spiritual and secular questions and should offer to humanity not only a new metaphysical outlook, but a comprehensive programme of revolution in human life - both in its individual and social aspects.
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