LESSON # 163 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
The Death of Atheism
Verse –161 & 162 of 286, Section – 19 (Part 2)
161. Lo! Those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers; on them is the curse of Allah and of angels and of men combined.
162. They will dwell therein for ever. The doom will not be lightened for them, neither will they be reprieved.
161. ‘Innallaziina kafaruu wa maatuu wa hum kuffaarun ‘ulaaa-‘ika ‘alayhim la’-natul-laahi wal-‘malaaa-‘ikati wan-naasi ‘ajma-‘iin.
162. Khaalidiina fiihaa. Laa yukhaffafu ‘anhumul-‘azaabu wa laa hum yunzaruun.
In the previous verse it was commanded by the God Almighty that “those persons who will repent from their sins, evil doings and penitent on these sins, intend not to do so in future and amend make manifest (the truth), I shall forgive them, these are the persons towards whom I relent with Kindness and I shall bring them under the shadow of Mercy. And I am the Relenting, the Merciful”. The sinners and the evildoers were preached through this command and they were induced to become the Good. Those people are really the foreseeing who will get advantage from this concession.
Now in this verse it has been discussed about the persons who do not get advantage from this concession. Moreover they use to remain on the wrong due to bigotry and anger. The persons who adopted the manner of Infidelity and then dwelled on it for ever, they never bent towards the straight and the path of faith, always lived sinful and evildoing life and died in the same condition of infidelity; such persons are accursed of Allah, accursed of His Angels (peace be upon Them) and accursed of entire those people who have the power to curse. It means that they went away from the Mercy of God Almighty, blessing of the Angels (peace be upon Them) and kindness of the human beings. Moreover their punishment would be that they will remain into the Hell for ever, they will meet their doom constantly and continuously and they will never get time to escape themselves from the agony.
The teachings of Islam regarding forgiveness and punishment are infinite natural and fair. At one side the Islam has taught the manner of penitence that whenever the human being will feel the sense of sin, he should correct himself recognizing it then he will get forgiveness from the God Almighty. On the other hand it has been proclaimed that the person who will continue doing sins and evils, and does not shun from the infidelity and partnership with God Almighty, becoming prisoner he is forfeited from the Mercy of Allah Almighty.
Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written 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) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org)