LESSON # 36 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH – 2
Powerlessness of The Hypocrites
Verse – 19 of 286, section -2
And Allah encompasseth the disbelievers (in His guidance). Wallaahu muhiitum-bil-kaafiriin.
Muhiitun – (Encompassed, circumscribed). Here it means that God has circumscribed them with His Knowledge, His Nature and His Divinity.
As the both types of Hypocrites have been discussed earlier:
1. Those people who are eternal enemies of Islam by their hearts but they say themselves ‘believers’ and claim to be patrons of the Muslims.
2. The people who are naturally weak by temperament, cowardice and un- ambitious. They accept impression of that assembly which they attend. If they sit with Muslims, listen their preaching and invitation, look their dignity and success then being terrified enter into Islam. But when they lie down in any trial or difficulty then they return towards infidelity. They are afraid of labour and death.
At the end of this verse that Allah Almighty is howsoever encompassing these Hypocrites, they run away from Islam only for the sake of saving themselves from labour and death. But God Almighty has complete power and dignity upon them. So how can they protect themselves from death? Islam claims that they should leave carnal deliciousness and false passions. They should offer their wealth and lives in the path of God. They should bear difficulties and calamities.
They do not want to hear the verses of Agony and anguish. And go away being very inattentively but they can not escape from the Hold of God. Try to protect themselves from seizure of Sole Commander is only folly and proof of stupidity. God gives them only delay and produces the opportunities to understand. When their length of time will end then any power of the world and their any best friend will not be able to save them from fury of God. He knows their all activities including the secrets which they have hidden in their chests and He has containing Divinity over them. He has power to punish anyone, any time as He wishes.
As thunder-bolt, glaze and thunder of lightening be in rain, like this hardness, labour, poverty and difficulties exist in Islam for trial but resultantly they succeed in both the worlds i.e. this life and on the Day of Resurrection. So mankind should not run away from Islam due to fear of these calamities, moreover he should stand firm on it. If a mankind wishes to run away from the calamities he can not escape from Allah Almighty.
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