LESSON # 35 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH – 2
Second Likeness of Hypocrites
Verse – 19 of 286, section -2
19. Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder and the flash of lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears by reason of the thunder-claps, for fear of death. Allah encompasseth the disbelievers (in His guidance). 19. ‘Aw kasayyi-bim-minas-samaaa-‘i fiihi zulumaatunw- wa ra’-dunw- wa barq. Yaj-‘aluuna ’asaabi-‘ahum fiii ‘aa-zaani-him- minas-sawaa-‘iqi ha-zaral-mawt wallaahu muhiitum-bil-kaafiriin.
Kasayyi-bin – (Like a rainstorm). Heavy rains.
As-samaaa-i – (The skies). It means exaltations. Every lofty thing which
may be either clouds or skies will come in it.
As you have read in a previous lesson that there were two types of Hypocrites. First type of the people who were severe enemies of Islam by heart but they claimed as Muslims apparently.
In this verse second type of Hypocrites is being explained. They neither enter in Islam whole heartedly and nor leave it due to their weak temperament. But they remain immersed in doubt and perplexity, and can’t make final decision. Likeness of these types of Hypocrites is given with heavy rains. There are a lot of benefits in it, barren land becomes fertile, crops move about, canals and streamlets begin to flow. But along with it thunder of clouds which get tremble the hearts and flash of lightening which causes to be dazzled the eyes begins. Very dark darkness spreads over every thing. But still none is enemy of the rains although these happenings.
Islam came with blessing like rains but there are also some difficulties and punctuality with it like prayers, fasting, alms (zakaat), pilgrimage, try and strive and other restrictions/orders of Allah Almighty. The Hypocrites neglect and fear from these restrictions.
Whenever these people saw advantages of Islam, they ran towards it but when the time came to sacrifice, they kept back. Would that these people might have left their doubts, got one way and passed their lives for Islam.
Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall (Holy Qur’aan published by Paak Company, Urdu Bazar Laho re and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore, translated By Muhammad Sharif Fauji