Road to Escape
Lesson # 572 From Holy Qur’aan
Road to Escape
Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4
Verses –146 &147 of 176, Section – 21/24 (Part – 5)
146. Save those who repent and amend and hold fast to Allah and make their religion pure for Allah (only); those are with the believers. And Allah will bestow on the believers an immense reward.
147. What concern hath Allah for your punishment if ye are thankful (for His Mercies) and believe (in Him)? And Allah is ever Responsive, Aware.
146. ‘Illal-laziina taabuu wa ‘aslahuu wa’-tasamuu BIllaahi wa ‘akh-lasuu diinahum LIllaahi fa-‘ulaaa-‘ika ma-‘al-Mu’-miniin. Wa saw-fa yu’-TIllaa-hul-Mu’-miniina ‘ajran ‘azii-maa.
147. Maa yaf-‘aLUllaahu bi-‘azaabikum ‘in- shakartum wa ‘aamantum. Wa kaanAllaahu Shaakiran
It was told in the previous lesson that the hypocrites are impostors. Their ignorance has been increased too much that they imagine that they would deceive also Allaah Almighty. Choose not them as your friends in place of believers, nor keep any other relation with them. Allaah Almighty has loosened their cord, so they think that He does not know that, which is in their hearts, otherwise He had punished them immediately. Due to this looseness, they have been deceived, and the way upon which they are going, will lead and put them in the lowest depths of the Fire of Hell.
There is only one form of escape from anguish for the disbelievers that they should leave their false profession, double-entendre-ness, refrain from evil-deeds and repent, amend their character and not for to be seen of people but hold fast to Allaah Almighty, and make their religion pure for Him only, and believe that only He is their Defender and Supporter in each type of disaster and trouble. If they will do so then those are with the believers and their end will be with them.
Then it was commanded that shortly Allaah Almighty will bestow on the believers an immense reward. They will be given success in the world as well as ease and comfort on the Day of Resurrection. They will get victory upon the disbelievers in the world and their enemies will lean before them, and after death Allaah Almighty will bestow on them His Blessings in the Hereafter, about which He has promised with them as per Holy Qur’aan.
After that it has been described that neither Allaah Almighty has any need to punish you, nor He wishes to keep you in trouble and pain unjust. Actually what you suffer, that is only due to your own wrong manners of doings. It is necessary for saving yourselves from the torment that you should be grateful to Allaah Almighty, consider those favors and comfort from Him, which you enjoy, and prostrate before Him with devotion. Secondly, have complete trust in Him. In short; unavoidable conditions for pardon are repent, amend the affairs, holding fast to the Cable of Allaah Almighty, making the religion pure for Allaah Almighty only, living as thankful to Him and having belief in His Nature, Virtues, Omnipotence and Wisdom.