Lesson # 854 from the Noble Quran
The life of the world beguiled some people
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 50 & 51a of 206, Section – 6 of 24 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
| 50. And the dwellers of the Fire cry out unto the dwellers of the Garden: Pour on us some water or some of that wherewith Allah hath provided you. They say: Lo! Allah hath forbidden both to disbelievers-
51a. who took their religion for a sport and pastime, and whom the life of the world beguiled.
|50. Wa naadaaa ‘As-haabun-Naari ‘As-haabal-Jannati ‘an ‘afiizuu ‘alay-naa minal-maaa-‘i ‘aw mimmaa razaqakumUllaah. Qaaluuu ‘innAllaaha harrama-humaa ‘alal-kaafiriin-
51a. ‘allazii-natta-khazuu diinahum lah-wanw-wa la-‘ibanw-wa garrat-humul-hayaatud-dun-yaa.
‘Afiizuu – (Pour), it is tense of command, which means, “You should pour”. The origin of this word is ‘afaazah, which has been derived from fayz. Fayz means “to flow, flood, flowing”. So ‘afaazah will be meant as: Pour. Here it aims: We are being burnt in the Fire, please pour some water of the Garden on us.
It was explained in these verses earlier that when the dwellers of the Garden would have entered into the Garden and the dwellers of the Fire into the Hell, then the dwellers of the Garden will be pleased, looking before them those entire pleasing things, for which they were promised.
They will think quickly that the disobedient were promised for the Fire. Indeed that promise would have been fulfilled certainly too. Therefore, they will address the disbelievers and ask them: We have found that which our Lord promised us (to be) the Truth. Have ye (too) found that which your Lord promised the Truth? Hereupon the dwellers of the Fire will cry: Yea, verily, that all was the Truth.
After that, the conversation of the dwellers of the Heights (‘Al-‘A’-Raaf) with the dwellers of the Garden and the dwellers of the Fire was mentioned, which will be on the Day of Resurrection. At last, now it is being discussed that: What will say the dwellers of the Fire to the dwellers of the Garden?
It is commanded that the dwellers of the Fire will call out aloud from the Hell to the dwellers of the Garden: Our bodies have been burning in the Fire. Severity of heat is unbearable. Pour some water of the Garden on us and give a few from those things also, which Allah Almighty has bestowed to you for rest and pleasure.
The dwellers of the Garden will say as a reply to the question of the dwellers of the Fire: Allah Almighty has decided that the things of the Garden are forbidden for those people, who did not give ear and any importance to His Revelations, which He had established for living in the world, took their religion for a sport and pastime, determined the enjoyment of life for singing, dancing, outing and picnics. They were involved so much in worldly works that they thought never about the Hereafter. It is the reason that today they have been deprived of the Garden’s things.
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)