Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Cause Of The God’s Wrath




BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Cause Of The God’s Wrath

Verse –61c of 286, Section – 7

That was because they disbelieved in Allah’s Revelations and slew the Prophets wrongfully. That was for their disobedience and transgression.    

Zaalika bi-‘annahum kaanuu yakfuruuna bi-‘aayaatillaahi wa yaq-tuluunan-nabiy-yiina bi-gayril-haq. Zaalika bimaa ‘asaw-wa kaanuu ya’-taduun.


Yakfuruuna – (Disbelieved) it is derived from the word kafara. Literal meaning of kafara is ‘not to believe, to hide’. Technically not to believe the Oneness of God and Prophet-hood is called infidelity. So Kaafir means Infidel. It aims in this verse that the children of Israel had become habitual of infidelity and denial.   


‘Aayaatillaahi – (Allah’s Revelations, verses, tokens, signs) it also signifies towards the Miracles of the Prophets (peace be upon Them), Heavenly Books & Orders and Commands of the God Almighty too.  


Yaq-tuluuna – (Slew, murdered, killed) the children of Israel crossing the limits of infidelity and violence killed the Prophets (peace be upon Them). They convicted to slay the Prophets John, Zachariah, Yasa’-yaa’ and Yarmiaa (peace be upon Them).


As we have read in the previous lessons that the children of Israel were overtaken in the wrath of the God Almighty. Humiliation and wretchedness

were stamped upon them. Causes of wrath are being narrated in this verse.


God Almighty commands that the children of Israel had become habitual of two main crimes:

  • They did not act upon the orders of God Almighty whole hearted. Moreover they used to peel of the s`kin from hair without fail, and criticized in each matter unreasonably with quarrelsome manner.
  • They slew their Prophets (peace be upon Them). After the Prophet Moses, God Almighty sent many Prophets (peace be upon Them) but they did not listen to any one. Moreover they became their (Prophets) enemies. Some of them were blamed and some were slain.


Causes of these crimes have also been narrated in this verse that they disobeyed the Orders of God Almighty and Instructions of His Prophets (peace be upon Them), and had become habitual to get out of the limitations of the Religion. It was the result that as they turned their faces from the Revelations of God Almighty and slew the Prophets (peace be upon Them) so they were overtaken the wrath of God Almighty.   



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif Fauji) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com) (muhammadsharif276@gmail.com)