Lesson # 569 From Holy Qur’aan
If You Stayed and Engaged in the Conversation of Those, Who Mock the Scripture, Abode for You Also Will be Hell
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.|
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)