LESSON # 310 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Simile Of A Consumer Who Is Not Sincere
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Verse –266 of 286, Section –36 (Part – 3)
|Would any of you like to have a garden of palm-trees and vines, with rivers flowing underneath it, with all kinds of fruit for him therein; and old age hath sticken him and he hath feeble offspring; and a fiery whirlwind stiketh it and it is (all) consumed by fire. Thus Allah maketh His Revelations clear unto you, in order that ye may give thought.||‘A-yawaddu ‘a-hadukum ‘an- takuuna lahuu jannatum-min-nakhiilinw-wa ‘a’-naabin-tajrii min- tahtihal- ‘anhaaru, lahuu fiihaa min- kullis-sama-raati, wa ‘asaabahul-kibaru wa lahuu zurriy-yatun- zu- ‘afaaa- ‘u fa- ‘asaabahaaa ‘i’-saarun- fiihi naarun- fahtaraqat. Kazaalika yubayyi-nullaahu lakumul- ‘aa-yaati la- ‘allakum tata-fakka-ruun.|
Likeness of those persons has been described in this verse who spend their wealth either as almsgiving only to show the people, or after giving the alms they show kindness on those persons and annoy them physically or spiritually.
The likeness of the consumers is, as his total earning of his life, which is only a garden, which is verdant, green and full of fruit. That garden is loaded with each type of fruit. He, the owner of the garden reaches old age and cannot do the work himself. His children are still offspring, who instead of sharing their father’s troubles and pains, are burden for him. At the nick of time, when the father is very old and the children are dependents, suddenly he knows that the garden has caught fire, every thing has burnt and reduced to ashes. What will be guess at that time about grief and affliction of the owner of garden?
More than it, bad condition will be of that un-lucky person, whose eyes remained closed during his entire life due to negligence and carelessness, and opened first of all at that time when the respite of acts had entirely ended. As though, the goodness has caught fire due to his in-sincerity and his reward is ruined by chance, as this garden caught fire and his owner afflicted. Allah Almighty mentions all these likenesses, so that we meditate in to them and taking it as warning, do not destroy entire deeds at the end, which we have done.
Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)