"VERILY, this Qur'an shows the way to all that is most upright; and gives the believers who do good deeds
the glad tiding that theirs will be a great reward"
[Al Qur'an: Chapter 17,Al Isra: Verse 9]

Monday, May 23, 2011

19:81 - 19:84

أعوذبِاللَّـهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ 
[I Seek refuge in ALLAH from Shaitan - the accursed one]
 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
 [In The Name of ALLAH, The MOST GRACIOUS - THE MOST MERCIFUL]

The Idols of the Polytheists will deny Their Worship



وَاتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِ اللَّـهِ آلِهَةً لِّيَكُونُوا لَهُمْ عِزًّا
Wa Attakhadhū Min Dūni Al-Lahi 'ĀlihatanLiyakūnū Lahum `Izzāan


And they have taken gods besides Allah, that they might give them honor, power and glory.

[19 : 81]

EXPLANATION

Allah, the Exalted, informs about the disbelievers who associate partners with their Lord, that they have taken gods besides Allah, so that these gods may be a source of honor and might for them. They think that these gods give them power and make them victorious. Then, Allah mentions that the matter is not as they claim, and it will not be as they hope. He says,



كَلَّا ۚ سَيَكْفُرُونَ بِعِبَادَتِهِمْ وَيَكُونُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ ضِدًّا
Kallā  ۚ  Sayakfurūna Bi`ibādatihim Wa Yakūnūna `Alayhim Điddāan


 Nay, but they will deny their worship of them, and will become their adversaries.

[19 : 82]

EXPLANATION

This means that they will be foes in a state other than what they think about these gods. This is similar to Allah's statement, (And who is more astray than one who calls upon, besides Allah, such as will not answer him till the Day of Resurrection, and who are (even) unaware of their calls to them And when mankind are gathered, they will become their enemies and will deny their worshipping.) ﴿ [46:5-6] ﴾ As-Suddi said, (Nay, but they will deny their worship of them,) "This means their worshipping of the idols. '' Allah said, (and will become their adversaries) contrary to what they hoped for from these gods. As-Suddi said, (and will become their adversaries.) "They will be in severe opposition and argument.'' Ad-Dahhak said, (and will become their adversaries.) "This means enemies.''

لَمْ تَرَ أَنَّا أَرْسَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ تَؤُزُّهُمْ أَزًّا
'Alam Tara 'Annā 'Arsalnā Ash-Shayāţīna `Alá Al-Kāfirīna Ta'uuzzuhum 'Azzāan


See you not that We have sent the Shayatin against the disbelievers to push them to do evil.

[19 : 83]


EXPLANATION

Concerning Allah's statement,
(See you not that We have sent the Shayatin against the disbelievers to push them to do evil.) `Ali bin Abi Talhah said that Ibn `Abbas said, "They will lead them astray with temptation.'' Al-`Awfi said that Ibn `Abbas said, "They will incite them against Muhammad and his Companions.'' Qatadah said, "They will harass them and disturb them until they disobey Allah.'' `Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd said, "This is similar to Allah's statement, (And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious, We appoint for him a Shaytan to be a companion for him.)'' ﴿43:36
(And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious, We appoint for him a Shaytan to be a companion for him.)'' ﴿ [43:36]

فَلَا تَعْجَلْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۖ إِنَّمَا نَعُدُّ لَهُمْ عَدًّا
Falā Ta`jal `Alayhim  ۖ  'Innamā Na`uddu Lahum`Addāan


So make no haste against them; We only count out to them a (limited) number.

[19 : 84]


EXPLANATION

﴾ Concerning Allah's statement, (So make no haste against them; We only count out to them a (limited) number.) This means, "Do not be hasty with the punishment that is going to befall them, O Muhammad.'' (We only count out to them a number. ) This means, "We are only delaying them for a fixed appointment whose time is numbered. They are destined for that and there is no escaping the torment of Allah and His exemplary punishment.'' Allah says, (And consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the wrongdoers do.) ﴿ [14:42] ﴾ And He says, (So give a respite to the disbelievers; deal gently with them for a while.) ﴿ [86:17] ﴾ And Allah says, (We postpone the punishment only so that they may increase in sinfulness.) ﴿ [3:178] (We let them enjoy for a little while, then in the end We shall oblige them to (enter) a great torment.) ﴿ [31:24] (Say: "Enjoy! But certainly, your destination is the (Hell) Fire.'') ﴿ [14:30] ﴾ As-Suddi said, (We only count out to them a (limited) number. ) means years, months, days and hours.'' )


Lessons Learnt:



  • Those who associate partners to Allah (SWT) are under the false pretense that these "Gods" will offer them protection, honor & power. 
  • These "Gods", infact, would be enemies to them on the day of judgement.
  • A lot of us think, why do those who don't believe in Allah & His Messenger get so much success. Life seems to be easy for them. Allah (SWT) tells us in verse 19:83 that they are constantly being pushed to commit evil so that their torment would be more severe. Which tells us, that the true road to success & happiness is not this material world and all its pleasures.
  • So we must not be influenced by the ways of those who associate partners to Allah, make false accusations against Allah (SWT) & His Messengers. For such a people a fixed appointment & "exemplary" punishment is set which they cannot escape. Alhumdulilah.
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