Everyone’s own earnings will be useful on the Day of Resurrection
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 141 of 286, Section – 16 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Those are a people who have passed away; theirs is that which they earned and yours that which ye earn. And ye will not be asked of what they used to do.
Tilka ‘Ummatun- qad khalat. Lahaa maa kasabat wa la-kum-maa kasabtum. Wa laa tus-‘aluuna ‘ammaa kaanuu ya’-maluun.
We have already learnt the lesson in this verse in the previous lessons and now it is being repeated again to warn the Children of Israel and the Christians. Their wrong beliefs have been rejected with the proof of common sense in it.
The People of the Scripture were very much pride of it that they are from the generation of the Prophets (peace be upon Them), who are extremely Accepted Servants of God Almighty. So they will not be punished due to their sins. Also the good acts of their Reverends will be useful for them and they will be forgiven freely and easily. So, they do not feel any particular need to be saved themselves from the sins and to incline unto the goodness.
Under the effect of this wrong belief, they used to consider their sins and the matters against the religion as correct. And they did not use to distinguish among goodness and badness in their daily routine works and dealing. They use to think also that they are on the path, upon which, their reverends were standing already, so they have no need to believe in the last Messenger, Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him).
Allah Almighty rendered final as null and void to their wrong religious trends and commanded that He knows well about those people who have passed away. They were firm on the foundation of Unity. Neither they were Jews and nor Christians. They were only of Allah Almighty leaving all others.
Their goodness cannot be useful for you or any other individual. Only that goodness is useful for any person or nation which they earned. Good acts of a person can neither save any other and nor harm to anyone. So, it is stupidity to trust in the acts of others.
When a nation uses to sit down, trusting in the inheritance of their Reverends and giving up to do good acts, it becomes impossible for that nation to live, to acquire success and betterment. Many nations have been ruined and destroyed due to this misunderstanding. O Allah Almighty! Keep us on the true religious trends and bestow us strength to do the good acts.