Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God Commanded “Cut off the Hands of Thief”

Lesson # 619 From Holy Qur’aan

God Commanded “Cut off the Hands of Thief”

‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage – 2

Verse – 38 of 120, Section – 6 of 16 (Part – 6)

 BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

As for the thief, both male and female, cut off their hands. It is the reward of their own deeds, an exemplary punishment from Allaah. And Allaah is Mighty, Wise.                      Was-saariqu  was-saariqatu  faqta-‘uuu  ‘ay-diyahumaa  jazaaa-‘am-  bi-maa  kasabaa  nakaalam-minAllaah.  WAllaahu  ‘Aziizun  Hakiim.                         

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Lesson

 

‘As-saariqu  was-saariqatu – (the thief man and the thief woman), these both words have been derived from Saraqah, which means “Theft”.

 

At the end of last section of this Surah, punishment for robbers, plunderers, swindlers, killers and mischievous people was explained and told that they intend to fight against Allaah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), because they break the Divine Law of the religion, kill the innocent people (servants of Allaah Almighty), create and excite a disturbance in the society and country.

 

Then the Muslims were admonished that they should be reconciled with Allaah Almighty, try to get His nearness by His obedience and not to do the deeds like quarrelsome people.

                           

After that, punishment for the thieves has been described in connection with the punishment of the criminals. They are criminals but less than the robbers, because neither they kill anyone, nor frighten and nor threaten the people. They only take away the precious things stealthily and unseen by the owner. But due to this act, the people are much afflicted and sometimes they take pains like agonies of death. Ask the person, whose shoes (not too much costly) have been stolen from the Masjid early in the morning, while he was offering Fajar prayer, particularly while he had to go on duty and had not any money to purchase a new pair of shoes. Moreover, ask from that laborer, who brought a very little sum, earned after severe hardworking, and in the evening his pocket was picked and his wife and children were hungry at home. What should he do now?

 

It has been commanded that the hands of any thief should be cut off, whether he is male, or she is female. It is the punishment of their bad deeds and not obeying the Order of Allaah Almighty. He is Mighty and Wise. Nobody can ignore His command and it is sure that there is advisability in His each Order.

 

It is sufficient to know here that the person, who steals first time and the crime has been proved, then his/her right hand should be cut off from the wrist. Detail regarding punishment of the thief has been explained in Fiqah (The Science of the Muslim Law).

 

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 Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A Lasting Doom for Disbelievers

Lesson # 618 From Holy Qur’aan

A Lasting Doom for Disbelievers

‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage – 2

Verses – 36 & 37 of 120, Section – 6 of 16 (Part – 6)

 BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

36.  And as for those who disbelieve, lo! if all that is in the earth were theirs, and as much again therewith, to ransom them from the doom on the Day of Resurrection, it would not be accepted from them. And theirs will be a painful doom.

                                   

37.  They will wish to come forth from the Fire, but they will not come forth from it and theirs will be a lasting doom.                   

36.  ‘Innal-laziina  kafaruu  law  ‘anna  lahum-maa  fil-‘arzi  jamii-‘anw-wa  mislahuu  ma-‘ahuu  li-yaf-taduu  bihii  min  ‘azaabi  Yawmil-Qiyaamati  maa  tuqubbila  minhum.  Wa  lahum  ‘azaabun  ‘aliim.

 

37.  Yurii-duuna  ‘any-yakh-rujuu  minan-Naari  wa  maa  hum  bi-khaari-jiina  min-haa;  wa  lahum  ‘azaabum-muqiim.                         

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Lesson

 

Yaf-taduu – (payment of ransom, to redeem from captivity, to deliver), it is from ‘iftadaa and has been derived from fidyah. Fidyah is the thing which is paid to get freedom from the captivity. Therefore, ‘iftadaa means “to ransom, to pay for freedom from the restraint”.

 

It has been described that “if all the things of the earth, the treasuries of the entire world and as much again therewith have come in the possession of disbelievers, to ransom them from the doom on the Day of Resurrection, it would not be accepted from them and they would not be released from the doom and these all things would be thrown upon their face (returned worthlessly). And they will suffer such a doom, which will be very painful and they will cry out due to pain.

 

They will desire very much to come forth from that Fire of Hell somehow, in which they will cause to enter, but it will not be in their luck to come forth from It and they would have to settle with the painful doom forever. That doom will never let them alone.

 

It signifies that the bribe is useless before Allaah Almighty. If you wish to be saved from the doom and His outrage, then you should fear and believe in Him, and try to please Him. Otherwise, there is no space, running out from Him. By giving a bribe, you can accomplish your desires in this world, but there is nothing useful before Allaah Almighty except His obedience and worship.

 

 

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 Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)