Quran Chapter 14 – 2b & 3 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1610) – درس قرآن
The last stage of ignorance
Surah ‘Ibraahiim (Abraham) – 14
‘A-‘uu-zu Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)
ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِى لَهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِىٱلْأَرْضِ وَوَيْلٌ لِّلْكَٰفِرِينَ مِنْ عَذَابٍ شَدِيدٍ 2
ٱلَّذِينَ يَسْتَحِبُّونَ ٱلْحَيَوٰةَ ٱلدُّنْيَا عَلَى ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ وَيَصُدُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَيَبْغُونَهَا عِوَجًا أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَفِى ضَلَٰلٍۭ بَعِيدٍ 3
If the mankind disbelieved in Allah Almighty as his Creator and Lord, then he would consider that only the world was everything, and he would be worldly minded, fond of merriment, sports and gambol, pleasantness of life, wealth and property, rank and grandeur of the world.
Such people like this world only. For it; they bite each other. Not only they enjoy by putting others down with a heavy hand, but they consider it their great success in the world that by suppressing; they snatch from them everything, and then use their portion in front of them. It is first wicked deed of infidelity, which is result of knowing not Allah Almighty and being unaware of His Power.
Second slip of theirs’ is that they do not have faith in the next life; after death because they say: It is the last stage of ignorance that a person gives up a thing which he possesses, being entangled in the hope that he will get a better thing as its retaliation after death, whereas business principles of the world do not permit to do so. Therefore, when they hear this Message from the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) of Allah Almighty that the life of this world is nothing, actual life is the life of the Day of Resurrection, then they say about Him in one sigh “He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is stupid, foolish and mad (God forbid)”. And they say: O people! Which thing will be beneficial for me – my this property which has been spreading vast or promises of the Hereafter; green garden of which is being shown to me, and for fulfilling those promises, these entire things are being released at present from me?
These disbelievers cause to hear the people such fanciful things by setting them in order and prevent the mankind from the Way of Allah Almighty by showing their riches and magnificence. Revelations of Allah Almighty are pure and true, but the blasphemous produce perplexity in to them for misguiding the people and make the Straight Path of the religion crooked. They consider it fair that they should acquire such means, by which they may get the thing; whatsoever they wish. And they consider it crooked that they should give up unlawful rest by obeying the command of Allah Almighty and dwell the life of obedience.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).