Lesson # 701 From Holy Qur’aan
Pale faces with fear of the Fire
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verse – 28 of 165, Section – 3 of 20 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|Nay, but that hath become clear unto them which before they used to hide. And if they were sent back they would return unto that which they are forbidden; and lo! they are liars.||Bal badaa lahum-maa kaanuu yukh-fuuna min-qabl. Wa law rudduu la-‘aaduu limaa nuhuu ‘anhu wa ‘innahum la-kaazibuun.|
It was described in the previous lesson that when idolaters, infidels and disobedient people will be set before the Fire, their faces will turn pale with fear and they will wish to be returned again in the world, so that they may become and show themselves as believers and obedient servants of Allaah Almighty.
Their desires and treaties (of the Day of Resurrection) have been found out in this talk that there is no truth in it. Actually, the matters, which were not acceptable to them in the worldly life and they used to think the plans to hide and press them, have come today (on the Doomsday) openly in front of them.
And from which agony, pain and calamity they were used to frighten, that they have opportunity during their worldly life to make arrangement for being saved from that disaster, at last, indeed, has come before them today (on the Judgment Day).
Now they have seen the hidden secrets with their open eyes, so they are saying such words only to escape from it. Moreover, if they are returned again in the world and this punishment disappears from their sight, then certainly, they will do the same again un-thoughtfully, which they used to do earlier during their first life.
Hence that they are convinced of it: Believe in that, which is in front of the eyesight, don’t care that, which is hidden. This thought has settled down in their hearts and they have become habituated to do in accordance with it only. Therefore, as soon as they will come back in the world, they will be ensnared in its cheer and will begin to act as they used to do in their first life.
It is commanded that it has no any truth which these people are making up stories at this time. The actual subject is that they are in worst condition due to the fear. It is the reason that they are saying as such to save themselves, otherwise, they are still hard-hearted. And if they were sent back again in the world, even then they would return unto that which they are forbidden.
The calamity will be very painful on the Day of Resurrection. At first, it will be said to the idolaters: Call your gods for giving you deliverance from this calamity. In reply, they will say: We were never idolaters. We used to worship Allaah (Almighty), but their telling such a lie will not be acceptable.
Then at that time, when they will reach the Door of the Hell, and they will observe all hidden things in front, then they will say there: Would that we might return! Then would we not deny the Revelations of our Lord but we would be of the believers. But they tell a lie in this matter too.
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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)