Lesson # 638 From Holy Qur’aan
They got nothing by hiding their unbelief
‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage – 2
Verses – 61, 62 & 63 of 120, Section – 9 of 16 (Part – 6)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|61. When they come unto you (Muslims), they say: We believe; but they came in unbelief and they went out in the same. And Allaah knoweth best what they hide.
62. And thou seest many of them vying one with another in sin and transgression and their devouring of illicit gain. Verily evil is what they do.
63. Why do not the Rabbis and the priests forbid their evil-speaking and their devouring of illicit gain? Verily evil is their handiwork.
|61. Wa ‘izaa jaaa-‘uukum qaaluuu ‘aamannaa wa qad-dakhaluu bil-kufri wa hum qad kharajuu bih. WAllaahu ‘a’-lamu bimaa kaanuu yaktu-muun.
62. Wa taraa kasiiram-minhum yusaari-‘uuna fil-‘ismi wal-‘udwaani wa ‘aklihimus-suht. La-bi’-sa maa kaanuu ya’-maluun.
63. Law-laa yanhaa-humur-Rabbaa-niyyuuna wal-‘ahbaaru ‘an- qawlihimul-‘isma wa ‘akli-himus-suht. Labi’-sa maa kaanuu yasna-‘uun.
Allaah Almighty says that the Jews do not withdraw from their wickedness and consider themselves pure from the sins. They treat the obedient servants of Allaah Almighty ill and find different sorts of faults into them, whereas they do not have any new thing except the obedience of Allaah Almighty. It is revealed from it that believing in Allaah Almighty and doing good works are considered by them as evil deeds. How much this insistence is? Then it was told that even they make the summons for the prayer (Azaan) a jest.
Another bad deed of some people, from those who jest, has been mentioned in this verse. When these people are between their own people, where Muslims do not exist, they laugh much jesting at the Muslims and their deeds, and say about them that they are fool, stupid and many other likewise talks. But when they are with the Muslims and the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), then they begin to flatter and say, “We have believed”.
Allaah Almighty informs, “O Muslims! They are impostors. When they come towards you, say by making their face like innocent, “we are believers and your guardians”. But they are liars and display themselves against the condition, in which actually they are. No distinction comes in the depravity of their hearts, whether they are with you or away from you. In the both conditions, their hearts have been overflown with the enmity and hatred with you, while their mouths proclaim “we are Muslims” and they claim that they are believers.
Their condition is that, when they attend your conference, they are disbelievers and when they are separate from you, at that time too, they are infidels. They came in unbelief and they went out in the same. But they got nothing by hiding their infidelity and accepting the belief by their tongue. Allaah Almighty knows best what they hide and He was Knower also at that time when they were admitting by tongue of belief. They thought, “We shall remain with Muslims apparently as believers, but cut their roots internally”. But Allaah Almighty, Who is All-Knowing, divulged their secret.
Allaah Almighty commands that the scholars and educated persons are responsible for the sins and oppressions of the common people. He says, “You see many people of them vie one with another in sins and transgression rapidly. They trouble and press them unjust, devour forcibly by snatching the earned property of the necessitous people, because there is a common practice of usury and interest with them, and that can be gotten only from the needy people.
It is revealed that reaping advantage from the need of any needy person unlawfully is contrary to the humanity and the money earned likewise is unlawful. Why do not their Scholars, Rabbis and the priests forbid their evil-speaking and their devouring of illicit gain? Actual badness in the Jews was the same that the rich used to do what they wished, and their Rabbis and priests used to enjoy more than them by taking wealth from them, and in its retaliation, they used to adjudge the unlawful matters as lawful, which were useful for the rich people. It was the reason that the religion was deteriorated and the only purpose of life was “Fill your own homes and enjoy yourselves well by tyrannizing the poor.
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)