Al-Baqarah 2:132


وَوَصَّىٰ بِهَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بَنِيهِ وَيَعْقُوبُ يَا بَنِيَّ إِنَّ اللَّهَ اصْطَفَىٰ لَكُمُ الدِّينَ فَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

And Abraham instructed his sons [to do the same] and [so did] Jacob, [saying], “O my sons, indeed Allah has chosen for you this Deen (Systems of Allah, The way of life), so do not die except while you are Muslims (fully obeying and following Allah’s system).”

এরই ওছিয়ত করেছে ইব্রাহীম তার সন্তানদের এবং ইয়াকুবও যে, হে আমার সন্তানগণ, নিশ্চয় আল্লাহ তোমাদের জন্য তাঁর দ্বীন (জীবনের প্রতিটি পর্যায়ে অনুসরনীয় জীবন যাপন পদ্দতি, জীবন ব্যবস্থা)  মনোনীত করেছেন। কাজেই তোমরা মুসলমান না হয়ে (পুরোপুরিভাবে, প্রতিটি বিষয়ে আল্লাহর নির্দেশ না মেনে, আল্লাহর প্রদত্ত জীবন ব্যবস্থা অনুসরন না করে) কখনও মৃত্যুবরণ করো না।

My Comments and understanding:

This emphasizes and gives WARNING that ‘DO NOT DIE’ following OTHER SYSTEMS in your DAILY LIFE except that of the system prescribed by Allah. Do not leave the systems of Allah and live by the acts and mind-set of systems that injected in your blood from KUFFAR.

Read this or follow this to know what are the systems of KUFFAR you living with by your acts and mind-set in a daily life, that is indeed SHIRK, though you claim you are Muslim and you do Hajj, Salat, Siam, Zakat etc. These will not benefit you if you do not follow Allah’s systems in your daily life. Because Allah does not forgive SHIRK, you know that.

As I mentioned elsewhere following a traditional translation today, in this era might not save you from Jahannam. The translations of this ayah in traditional books is a proof of that.

You won’t notice the true meaning of DEEN when it is translated as ‘Religion’, you would probably think Islam is your religion, in reality, you will keep following the DEEN of kuffars.

Same with ‘Muslim’, you probably won’t notice the meaning of ‘do not die except being ‘Muslim’, by reading a traditional translation, because you are already Muslim, but the meaning of Muslim is he who obeys Allah fully, in full submission. He follows Allah’s system fully in his life. He just does not do worship only and follows the systems of kafirs in daily life. Rather, he might fall short in Ebadah, in the matter of worship but he NEVER follows the system other than the system prescribed by Allah, the Most High.

While I give dawah to people, I had to cite examples and comparison among all the religions. Now, it will astonish you to know the understanding of non-Muslims about what is called ‘religion’. I was comparing Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Then he said, not Buddhism because that’s not a religion, that’s a ‘WAY of LIFE’. I got astonished!

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun. Exactly this is the mindset of most of the Muslims today, Islam means religion, Deen means religion, not a ‘WAY of LIFE’

As the majority of Muslims following the way of life of kafirs, Islam doesn’t mean to them a ‘WAY of LIFE’ any more. The way of life of kuffar’s is in their blood today. May Allah protect us. May Allah make Muslims following the systems prescribed by Allah in their daily life. Ameen.