Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Blackened Faces


The Blackened Faces

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verse –106 of 200, Section –11    (Part – 4)



On the Day when (some) faces will be whitened and (some) faces will be blackened; and as for those whose faces have been blackened, it will be said unto them: Disbelieved ye after your (profession of) belief? Then taste the punishment for that ye disbelieved. Yawma  tab-yazzu  wujuu-hunw-wa  taswaddu  wujuuh,  fa-‘ammallazii-naswaddat  wu-juu-huhum  ‘akafartum-  ba’-da  ‘iimaanikum  fazuuqul-‘azaaba  bimaa  kuntum  takfuruun.   





It has been mentioned earlier that human deeds are not wasted. Their appearance remains permanent. They are enumerated by Allah Almighty. The faces of the people will disclose their deeds on the Day of Judgment. The persons who would have passed their lives with good deeds, the Light of Belief and God fearing will be shining upon their faces. Their faces will become white. They will be in much respect and dignity, and seen very pleasure. Contrary to them, those persons who remained involved in evils and sins throughout their lives in this world, lead in evil-working and black deeds, at that time their faces will become black with blackness of their infidelity, immorality, adulteration and hypocrisy. As it were, the face of every person will become mirror of his/her inside.


Allah Almighty will ask each infidel, Hypocrite and Renegade, “Did you become Infidel after believing, why did you adopt infidelity in substitution of Faith”? Those people would not have any reply of this question. Their heads will bow due to shame and repentance. They will fall in the abyss of disgrace and infamy, and they will be caused to hear the command of punishment. In retaliation of the infidelity, they will fall in the severe anguish and enter into the Hell, where they will remain and rot forever.

It is the condition of the Hereafter, where each person would have to clear the accounts of his/her entire life of this world, where he/she will get permanent either reward or punishment. But each person would have to face the results of his/her deeds in this world too. Moreover, their faces are mirrored of their lives. If any person commits evil, then the evils begin to show themselves upon his/her face. The tokens of humiliation and bashfulness appear. On the contrary, as the result of the goodness, he/she gets the fame and gloriousness. The people calling out aloud say, “he/she is of the Paradise, the Light rains on his/her face, the illumination glitters from one’s eyes”. His/her forehead becomes glorious.



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)