LESSON # 32 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH – 2
Astrays and Losers
Verse – 16 of 286, section -2
16. These are they who purchase
error at the price of guidance, so
their commerce doth not prosper,
neither are they guided.
16. ‘Ulaaa-‘ikallazii-nashtara-wuz-zalaalata bilhudaa: famaa rabihat-tijaaratuhum ‘wa ‘maa kaanuu muhtadiin.
ishtara-wu – (They purchase). To get exchange with the other. This
word is used for the both ‘buy’ and ‘sell’. Hypocrites have power of choice
to accept the Belief. But they choose the way of infidelity and hypocrisy.
Maa rabihat – (Do not prosper).
Result of hypocrisy is stated in this lesson that these people go astray
leaving the path of guidance. It means that the hypocrites extinguished the
Light of humanity due to which every person can get comfort of Eternal Life
and goodness. The guidance they had to get, forgot it and grew in themselves
bad habits and evil manners. They thought themselves that they had tried to
strike a good bargain. Saying oneness of God from their mouths, keeping
infidelity in their hearts and being glad on their these deeds, how a good
God Almighty commands that they are losers in this bargaining. They achieved casual and sensual, destroyable advantages spending their entire
life. If they would have achieved the comfort of their Eternal Lives spending
their these casual lives and wealth in the way of God Almighty, that was a
good bargaining. But they have destroyed also their real capital.
This depravity and lose of hypocrites is the result of their deeds which
have been discussed in the previous verses (lessons) that they say themselves (with their tongues) believers of God and the Day of Resurrection but have
not believe in their hearts. They want to deceive the Muslims and Allah
Almighty. They have disease of infidelity and hypocrisy in their hearts.
They distress mischief at the name peace-making. They consider foolish
to the Believers and peace-makers and say themselves believers in front of
the Muslims. But when they go towards their Hypocrite leaders and evil
doer friends, become their comrades.
Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall (Holy Qur’aan published by Paak Company, Urdu Bazar Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore, translated By Muhammad Sharif Fauji