Lesson # 1117 from Holy Qur-’aan
Intensity of the Fire of Hell
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verses – 81b & 82 of 129, Section – 11 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|81b. Say: The Fire of Hell is more intense of heat, if they but understand.
82. Then let them laugh a little and weep much, as the reward of what they used to earn.
|81b. Qul Naaru Jahan-nama ‘ashaddu harraa. Law kaanuu yafqahuun.
82. Fal-yaz-hakuu qaliilanw-wal-yabkuu kasiiraa. Jazaaa-‘am- bimaa kaanuu yaksibuun.
It becomes most difficult to overpower the deceitful people, that is to say, internal Hypocrites of the country, particularly at that time when external enemies uplift them. They claim that original well-wishers of the country are only they. And the country can revive at such time when their government is established.
The Hypocrites of Madinah were the people of such kind. They wished to finish the Muslims by conspiring with the external enemies, whereas they were their nation-fellow and country-fellow. But the Muslims had Unseen Support and they had to bruise their country’s external enemies. The Battle of Tabuuk was a preface of it that they should produce form of safety from foreigners/external enemies.
It was not acceptable to the Hypocrites. They were desirous of opposing to it that “the Syrians should attack on our country and ruin the Muslims, and then we should prosper, and with their strength; we sing for joy, being contented and independent.
At that time, Islam produced such a treatment for those Hypocrites, which is not only being accepted, nowadays, but being followed by the whole world. Such treatment was that the Hypocrites should be left at their own condition, and the well-wishers and sincere people should be united on a center. Next time, the Hypocrites will sit down automatically.
It is commanded that they don’t want to go forth for battle due to hot weather, just leave them and inform the sincere people that it is the right time of sacrificing financially as well as lives. Be ready and say to Hypocrites: You just stay escaped from summer season and take rest in shelters. Keep your wealth in safe custody. Neither we need your wealth and nor your lives, but remember it that this comfort is ordinary. In the next, you would have to suffer from its retribution. Today, which laughter you have on your lips, it is just for a short time. In the next life, you will have nothing except crying due to its retaliation. But the heat! O enemies of the sense! The heat of the Fire of the Hell is much more intense than this heat. This heat is ordinary, it will be finished, but that is perpetual which will never leave you.
From this, it is known that well-doers should plan to increase their strength. Quarreling with opponents is nothing but just wastage of time. If the sincere people are united then the Hypocrites will sit down at their own.
Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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)