A painful doom for them who turn away
Lesson # 1112 from Holy Qur-’aan
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 74b of 129, Section – 10 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
74b. And they sought revenge only because Allah as well as His Messenger had enriched them of His Bounty. If they repent it will be better for them; and if they turn away, Allah will afflict them with a painful doom in the world and the Hereafter, and they will have no protecting friend nor helper in the earth.
74b. Wa maa naqamuuu ‘illaaa ‘an ‘agnaahu-mUllaahu wa RasuuluHuu min- fazliH. Fa-‘iny-yatuu-buu yaku khay-rAllaahum. Wa ‘inyyata-wal-law yu-‘azzibhu-mUllaahu ‘azaaban ‘aliiman, fiddunyaa wal-‘Aakhirah. Wa maa lahum fil-‘arzi minw-waliy-yinw-wa laa nasiir.
It was commanded in the previous verse that these open and hidden enemies should not be relaxed, they must be threatened at every occasion, because their manners are not as such that they are permitted to do whatever they wish; or any favor is shown for them.
After that, their some devilish actions were disclosed that they falsify Islam abundantly before the common people, but when such news reach the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), they come running and say by swearing: We have never spoken like this.
Beyond this, when they heard that the Muslims have been coming back from (the Battle of) Tabuuk, they planned to blockade them in a hilly path by hiding their faces with shields; so that they may not be known, and assaulted suddenly on the Muslims, with the intention that; if possible; they should kill the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) (God forbid) and finish all this story.
But those wretched people were defeated worse; and the devoted Companions (May God be pleased with them) of the Messenger fought against them bravely and compelled them to run away. Though they could not recognize them that who they were. Now its supplement is being described.
It is commanded that with the Grace of God Almighty and fortune of His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), their condition has been justified than ever. They have been enriched by Their kindness and dwell in peace and safety under the shadow of Islam. In return, these ungrateful people molest the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and the Muslims as much as they can.
In such circumstances, these inflexible people do not deserve any relaxation. They would have to know the Value of Safety and Peace. If they abstain from their obstinacy; then it is good, otherwise, they will be punished in the world and the Hereafter so much severely that they will be crying out, but they will have neither any protecting friend and nor any helper in the earth.