Lesson # 849 from the Noble Quran
A bed of Hell
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 40 & 41 of 206, Section – 5 of 24 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
| 40. Lo! They who deny Our Revelations and scorn them, for them the gates of heaven will not be opened nor will they enter the Garden until the camel goeth through the needle’s eye. And thus do We requite the guilty.
41. Theirs will a bed of Hell, and over them coverings (of Hell). And thus do We requite wrongdoers.
|40. ‘Innal-laziina kazzabyy bi-‘AayaatiNaa was-takbaruu ‘anhaa laa tufattahu lahum ‘abwaabus-samaaa-‘i wa laa yadkhuluunal-Jannata hattaa yalijal-jamalu fii sammil-khi-yaat. Wa kazaalika najzil-muj-rimiin.
41. lahum-min- Jahannama mihaadunw-wa min- faw-qihim ga-waash. Wa kazaalika najziz-zaalimiin.
Ga-waashin – (coverings), actually this word is Ga-waashii and plural of Gaashi-yah, which has been derived from the word Gash-yun. Gash-yun means “to cover something”. Gashi-yah means “Covering” – a thing used to cover something.
It has been commanded in this verse that negligence and carelessness from the orders of Allah Almighty, opposing the way – led by the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), persistence on evils, sins and wicked deeds etc. these entire errors will appear after death in the form of the Fire of Hell, and as they had been sticking to bad works in this world, there, similarly the Fire will be clinging to them. There is no form of their reaching Paradise because of their wrong deeds.
It is commanded that those people who falsified Our Revelations in the world and said that These are self-invented, and rejected Our promises and Warnings regarding Reward and punishment, scorn the decisions of these verse against their own false decisions, for them, neither the gates of Heaven will be opened, nor will they enter the Garden.
They used to say in the world that supposed names of the Paradise and the Hell have been made-believe for entertainment and frightening the children. Now they have no right to enter the Garden after death. They are fallen into their haughtiness and consider themselves greatest, and think it the Words of low level, which have been described in the verses of Holy Qur’aan regarding the Paradise. These kinds of their thoughts are not reasonable for them because they are a creature of Allah Almighty as others and possess the dignity of His Viceroy on the earth.
If a picture of such type of imagination is drawn, that will be exactly as though; they are a camel and the gate of the Paradise is an eye of a needle. This instance can be the best example regarding bigger and smaller. Now if they went into the Paradise, it will be as though; that the camel passed through the eye of the needle. As you know; it is impossible. The camel can never go through the eye of the needle.
Similarly these people, who consider that they are grandeur, and think about Paradise that it is a little word before their dignity, cannot enter. Allah Almighty says: it is Our Way of punishment to the guilty that We change their credence in the form of agony. Those people, who have fixed firmly in their mind the false ideas of living in the world, and they consider that the Commands of Allah Almighty are nothing against their thoughts and traditions, and they say: We don’t like these faiths and we have advanced and gone very forth from the Believers of the religion, their false thoughts will become the Hell for those people and they will be punished according to their thoughts.
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)