LESSON # 423 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Chastisement For Exorbitant Interest Taker
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse – 131, 132 & 133 of 200, Section –14 (Part – 4)
- And ward off (from yourselves) the Fire prepared for disbelievers.
- And obey Allah and the Messenger, that ye may find mercy.
- And vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who ward off (evil)-
Wattaqun-Naarallatii ‘u-‘iddat lil-kaafiriin.
Wa ‘atii-‘ullaaha war-Rasuula la-‘allakum turhamuun.
Wa saari-‘uuu ilaa magfira-tim-mir-Rabbikum wa Jannatin ‘arzuhas-samaawaatu wal-‘arzu, ‘u-‘iddat lil-Muttaqiin-
Punishment for the usurer has been described after forbidding from devouring the usury that his last abode would be Fire of Hell, which is in fact for the disbelievers. It revealed that a usurer would also be produced in the Court of Allah Almighty as criminal likewise a disbeliever. Therefore, Muslims should escape from the curse of usury/interest, and pass their lives as the temperate.
Then it has been commanded to obey Allah Almighty and His Last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). This obedience becomes cause of mercy upon them. To execute the command of Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is just like carrying out the Order of Allah Almighty, because it is the Order of Allah Almighty that you would have to obey perfectly the commands of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Some Muslims disobeyed the instructions of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) in the Battle of ‘Uhud, which endangered their victory. Therefore, it has been admonished, “Do not fall short and do not commit a mistake as such in future. If you will obey Allah Almighty and His Messenger, (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) then you will find mercy of Allah Almighty. Doing so, the doors of success and betterment will be opened for you”.
It is being commanded in the third verse of this lesson, “Vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord. (Labor too hard towards the good deeds and fine manners, for which Allah Almighty and His Messenger, (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has commanded you. If you will pass your lives in God-fearing and control of the passions then after death from this mortal world, your last residence will be Paradise, which is as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who ward off (evil). The human being cannot think vaster than the space of heavens and the earth collectively. Therefore, width of Paradise has been illustrated by a simile of the space of heavens and the earth.
The difference in the result of a usurer and obedient humankind of Allah Almighty has been revealed that one of them is disgraced in the world as well as he will be fuel of hell-fire on the Day of Resurrection. The other person, who is obedient, passes his life with honor and he will be entitled to live in the beautiful gardens of Paradise on the Doomsday.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and tran slated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif.