Lesson # 884 from the Noble Quran
The devilish trick to obstruct from the Straight Path
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 84 of 206, Section – 10 of 24 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|And We rained a rain upon them. So, see now the nature of the consequence of evildoers!||Wa ‘amtarNaa ‘alay-him-mataraa. Fanzur kayfa kaana ‘aa-qibatul-mujrimiin.|
It has been mentioned earlier that the people of Sodom and its outskirts had been involved in a very bad and disgusting habit (carnal copulation against nature). Allah Almighty chose His Prophet Lot (peace be upon Him) and sent Him unto those people to cause to know them. He (peace be upon Him) explained about the evils of their obscene act.
It seems that they had understood it that really, it was a dirty and defiled act, and its consequence is not other than a ruin. But instead of being abashed due to this unchaste act, a stubborn arose in their hearts. It was required that they were ashamed on their vicious act after understanding. But instead, it happened that they began to blush that another person was going to admonish them about the badness of their act, as though, their comprehension was less than Him. They thought: We had to give up this evil at our own with our pleasure. Now we shall never leave it.
This is the devilish trick, with which Satan has obstructed and is baring many servants of God Almighty from the Straight Path, and deprives them entirely from the special advice of the Messengers of Allah Almighty (peace be upon Them). This perversion arises in their hearts that: Who is this person, preventing us from our deed?
The nation of Noah (peace be upon Him) was crazed in the same way and they drowned. The tribe of ‘Aad was killed in the same mania. The people of Thamud ruined themselves with their same thought. This is the swagger due to which, improper stubbornness arises. Human being accepts his death, but does not wish to see any other greater, a little, than him, and coming into stubbornness, commits forbidden deeds immediately and forcibly. Although, he knows that it will destroy him. It is called the evil of the self. Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has taught us this prayer: Allaahumma ‘a-‘iznii min sharrin-nafsii. (O God! Save me from the evil of the self). Result of those perverse and obstinate people has been described in this verse.
It is commanded: We rained a rain (of stones) upon them. After that, you saw the nature of consequence of evildoers. Powers of the earth and the heavens are in the control and omnipotence of Allah Almighty. Perhaps it would have been the form; as volcanic materials kept being split. Volcanic materials of brimstone might be beneath that storey of the land. Those materials of sulphur ran over with full force and frittered away that part of the land, where those disobedient people lived. They fell down into that abyss, which was produced due to flying of that particular part of the earth, and the stones etc. had been falling upon them. Allah Almighty keep us protected from His wrath.
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)