LESSON # 373 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Avarice Is A Big Vice
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse –77 of 200, Section –8 (Part – 3)
|Lo! those who purchase a small gain at the cost of Allah’s Covenant and their oaths, they have no portion in the Hereafter and Allah will neither speak to them nor look upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow and theirs will be a painful doom.||
‘Innallaziina yash-ta-ruuna bi-‘ahdil-laahi wa ‘aymaanihim samanan- qaliilan ‘ulaaa-‘ika laa khalaaqa lahum fil-‘Aakhirati wa laa yukallimu-humullaahu wa laa yanzuru ‘ilayhim Yaw-mal-Qiyaamati wa laa yuzakkii-him wa lahum ‘azaabun ‘aliim.
In these verses Allah Almighty has described His common Rule and the punishment which He has determined for the covetous persons. That is to say, those persons who use to violate their oaths for worldly contemptible and a little wealth, and that they make witness to Allah Almighty for returning the deposit. They go against their promises, do not keep correct their mutual matters and do not remain firm on that covenant, which they did with Allah Almighty. Moreover, they change the Divine orders due to the avarice of rank and grandeur, and alter the Heavenly Scripture. Their end will be very bad.
- They will not be given any share of good in the Hereafter
- Allah Almighty will not talk to them on the Day of Resurrection.
- Most High God will not look upon them with the view of Mercy on the Last Day.
- Allah, Who is the Pure, will not make them grow and purify from their sins.
- And for them there will be a painful doom.
The Jews had promised with God Almighty and they were sworn that they would be the helpers and supporters of the Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). But they returned away from their covenant and the above mentioned punishment is for them. It is learnt from this lesson that anyone person who will embezzle in a thing or property committed to the trust and care of him, he goes away from the faithfulness. He breaks the trust, violates the oaths of Allah Almighty and does against his covenant. Its result will be that, which have been explained above. It would be understood about him that he has acquired the fruit of his struggles in the form of casual and temporary worldly things in the world. He will be kept deprived of the benefits of the Doomsday. The biggest favor on that Day will be the talk of Allah Almighty with His servants. But He will not speak with him on the Day of Resurrection.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & English Translation 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 Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)