Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Foolish and the Mischief-makers

The Foolish and the Mischief-makers

Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 11, 12 & 13 of 286, Section – 2 of 40 (Part - 1)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

11. And when it is said unto
them: Make not mischief in the earth, they say: We are peace-makers only.

12. Beware! They indeed are
the mischief-makers, but they perceive not.
11. Wa ‘izaa qiila lahum laa tuf-siduu fil-‘arzi, qaaluuu ‘in-namaa nahnu  muslihuun

12. ‘Alaaa  ‘innahum  humul-mufsi-duuna  walaakil-laa yash-‘uruun.


Laa tuf-siduu – (Make not mischief), this word came out from the word Fasaad - (Quarrel; riot; disturbance; rebellion; war; sedition; mutiny). Here the meanings of “Make not mischief” are the sins which interrupt in the system. When these circumstances become usual, these interrupt in the world peace and system of universe. Fasaad is biggest crime according to the teachings of Islam.

Muslihuun – (Peace-makers). This word has been derived from the word Salaah, which is opposite to Fasaad. With ‘Fasaad’ the system is damaged and with ‘Salaah’ the system is corrected.

       Another worst mischievous cleverness of the Hypocrites is being described in this verse. To remain established on any bad manner and preaching for it is a big crime in accord with the Divine’s Law and the Hypocrites use to do it. Now they have started spreading Fasaad also including the creation of mismanagement. Behind the screen, conspiracy and showing themselves as friends; enmity became their habit. The Heart disease overcame the Hypocrites so much that they forgot distinction among good and bad. Whenever they are instructed not to make mischief with this mode of their acts in the country, they say, “We are peace-makers only. But indeed they are mischief-makers. How is it a big mischief that Infidels get supposing due to their hypocrisy, “there is no excellence/beauty in Islam because being Muslims, these people are still involved in the sins.” On the other hand they tempt deceiving the Muslims. They claim themselves that they are Muslims but have not fear of God in their hearts. Due to their behavior, there is a risk that others will also forget God-Fearing.

       It is found now that good behavior grows among the people with the Truth, which becomes cause of peace-making in the world. And hypocrisy interrupts in the management of the world. When a person reaches this stage and does not understand his weakness, then the ruin seizes him. His wisdom and internal perception ends.        

And when it is said unto them:
Believe as the people believe, they say: shall we believe as the foolish believe? Beware! They indeed are the foolish but they know not.
Wa ‘izaa qiila lahum  ‘aa-minuu kamaaa ‘aamanan-naasu  qaa-luuu ‘a-nu’-minu kamaaa’aa-manas-sufahaaa’.  ‘Alaaa ‘innahum  hu-mu-sufahaaa-‘u wa laakil-laa  ya’-lamuun.


An-naas - (The people), the particular people, who believe and do not deceive anyone in the matter of faith.

As-sufahaaa’ -  (The foolish), The people, who are known as foolish, stupid, silly or nonsense.

       Another habit of the Hypocrites is being discussed in this verse. When they are addressed, “Believe! As the true Muslims believe whole heartily with purity and sincerity” they reply, “Shall we believe as the foolish believe? As it were; the Believers are foolish according to their opinion. Nigh to the Hypocrites, the Muslims want to excel the Truth over a great majority of the infidelity, which is entirely impossible. These Hypocrites of Madinah were very proud due to their power and strength. They had faith that the poor, strangers and refugee Muslims would not be able to stay against them. They thought that Islam is a game for a few days, which will be over automatically. So the people, who are entering into it, are indolent from its end and careless from their benefits.

       Reply to their so saying, Allah Almighty commands, “Beware! They indeed are the foolish but they know not”, because the Truth however, will overcome. And the deceiver hypocrites will lose forever. 

       It is known at last, that the Hypocrites do not believe in the Day of Resurrection. So there is much need of providence to believe in the Day of Resurrection. Some volume of the pleasure of this world would have to be give up for the ease of the next life, which will begin immediately after death, believing in the Doomsday. Hypocrites do not think about the End. They remain careless from that gain and loss, which will be forever. So they are the foolish and blockhead.   

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)