Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Doubled-faced Likeness of the Hypocrites

Lesson # 570 From Holy Qur’aa

Doubled-faced Likeness of the Hypocrites

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4

Verse –141 of 176, Section – 20/24 (Part – 5)

Those who wait upon occasion in regard to you and, if a victory cometh unto you from Allah, they say: Were we not with you? And if the disbelievers meet with a success, they say: Had we not the mastery of you, and did we not protect you from the believers? Allah will judge between you at the Day of Resurrection. And Allah will not give the disbelievers any way (of success) against the believers.                ‘Allaziina  yatarabba-suuna  bikum.  Fa-‘in  kaana  lakum  fat-hum-minallaahi  qaaluu  ‘alam  nakum-ma-‘akum.  Wa  ‘in-  kaana  lil-kaafiriina  nasii-bun,  qaaluu  ‘alam  nastah-wiz  ‘alaykum  wa  namna’-kum-minal-Mu’-miniin.  Fallaahu  yah-kumu   baynakum  Yawmal-Qiyaamah.  Wa  lany-yaj-‘alallaahu  lil-kaafiriina  ‘alal-Mu’miniina  sabiilaa.    

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Lesson

 

Nasii-bun  – here its object is ‘the part of the battle’ that is to say; success.

Nastah-wiz – (we had the mastery of you), it has been made from ‘istih-waazun, which means ‘to encircle, to Encompass all around’. Here it means, “We protected you”.

Sabiilaa – (way), here it aims ‘superiority, overcoming, hold, power, opportunity’ etc.

 

Allaah Almighty commands that the hypocrites keep observing your condition. There is no hope from them that they become your followers and true hearted companions, cooperate with you in grief and ease. They make friends only after looking opportunity and their main aim is worldly advantage. They are unable to see above it. Likewise their condition is, “When you would be fighting with your enemies, then seemingly they would be staying side by side with you and would use to observe the blooming of the battle”.

 

If you got victory, they would reach you at once and would begin gaining honor, “We have joined you and have lived together with you in the battle smoothly”. Like this, they will make known you their records of stirring deeds, so that you consider their partnership in victory and give also them a portion from the booty (maale ghaniimat). And if (God forbid) you are defeated and the enemy succeeds, then they will leave you and will join your enemies. And to please them, they will make up stories, “We were with the Muslims for the purpose that we might stop their advance towards you. We had encompassed everywhere around you, so that the Muslims may not come up you. Therefore, your victory is due to us and we are equal partners of that, which you have gained in the battle”.

 

Then it has been described that such time-serving persons bring about their purposes by any means in the world, and sometimes the people do not understand their tricks and they are deceived. But at the Day of Resurrection, Allaah Almighty will judge between you and them.   

 

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English byMarmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lessons collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif)

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

When You Hear the Revelations of God are Being Rejected and Derided, Sit not there

Lesson # 569 From Holy Qur’aan

When You Hear the Revelations of God are Being Rejected and Derided, Sit not there

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4

Verse –140 of 176, Section – 20/24 (Part – 5)

And He hath already revealed unto you in the Scripture that, when ye hear the Revelations of Allah are being rejected and derided, (ye) sit not with them (who disbelieve and mock) until they engage in some other conversation; lo! In that case (if ye stayed) ye would be like unto them. Lo! Allah will gather hypocrites and disbelievers, all together, into Hell-              Wa  qad  nazzala  ‘alaykum  fil-Kitaabi  ‘an  ‘izaa  sami’-tum  ‘Aayaa-TIllaahi  yukfaru  bihaa  wa  yustah-za-‘u  bihaa  falaa  taq-‘uduu  ma-‘ahum  hattaa  yakhuuzuu  fii  hadiisin  gayrih.  ‘Innakum  ‘izam- misluhum.  ‘InnAllaaha  jaami-‘ul-Munaa-fiqiina  wal-kaafiriina  fii  Jahannama  jamii-‘aa.        

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Lesson

Yustah-za-‘u  – (derided), its origin is ‘istih-zaa-‘un, which means  to mock, to taunt, to laugh at. Particularly in this form that if the aim is to disgrace someone or something.

Yakhuuzuu – (they engage), it is from khawz, which means to be busy, to reflect, to think, to go inside anything. Here it signifies ‘to engage in some other conversation’. This Chapter (Surah) was revealed in Madinah. This verse was revealed about the behavior of the hypocrites of Madinah that they used to deride and jest the verses of the Word of Allaah Almighty i.e. Holy Qur’aan. A command was also revealed on the same subject during the life before it i.e. during the period in Makkah, because behavior of the people of Makkah was the same as of the hypocrites of Madinah. For reference you can see also Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Chapter: Cattle), verse # 68 (6:68), (“And when thou seest those who meddle with Our Revelations, withdraw from them until they meddle with another topic. And if the devil causes thee to forget, sit not, after the remembrance, with the wrongdoing people”.

 

It has been mentioned, “We have already revealed this command in the Holy Qur’aan. Entire Muslims should act upon that. That Order is not only for the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), but that is for all the Muslims. The assembly in which you listen that the Revelations of Allaah Almighty are being done insolence, Those are being derided and the faults are being found into Them, being criticized and the people of the assembly are laughing at Them, then you should go away from that assembly. If you stayed there, listened to their fault-finding and jest, then you would also be like unto them and would be included in the disrespectful.

 

However, when they engage in some other conversation and do not discourse impudently about the verses of Allaah Almighty, then it is no sin to sit with them. Allaah Almighty will gather the hypocrites and the disbelievers, all together, into the Hell. They entire will suffer very severe torment there. Therefore, you should not attend such assemblies, in which the Revelations, Verses and Commands of Holy Qur’aan are being derided and rejected. And if you are already sitting there, then you should not sit there more at that time, lest you are also included in the Anguish.   

 

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English byMarmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lessons collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif)