Such people are accursed who hide the Proofs and the Guidance
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 159 & 160 of 286, Section –19 of 40 (Part - 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Lo! Those who hide the proofs and the guidance which We revealed, after We had made it clear to mankind in the Scripture: such are accursed of Allah and accursed of those who have the power to curse-
‘Innallaziina yaktumuuna maaa ‘anzalNaa minal-bayyi-naati wal-hudaa mim- ba’-di maa bayyan-naahu linnaasi fil-Kitaabi, ‘ulaaa-‘ika yal-‘anu-humUllaahu wa yal-‘anu-humul-laa-‘inuun.
‘Innallaziina yaktumuuna – (Those persons who hide), this word has come out from the word kat-maan, that means to hide anything intentionally and where it is necessary to disclose, it is not disclosed there. It signifies towards the people of Scripture and all those individuals who do so.
‘Al-bayyi-naatu – (the proofs, clear Revelations) it means those signs and orders which are clear and splendid themselves. Moreover, bayyi-naat also means the proofs of the Messenger-hood regarding Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him).
‘Al-laa-‘inuun – (The people, who have the power to curse), its origin is la’an and single laa-‘in. La’-nat means curse, reproof and reproached. According to the phrase of Divine Law of the Religion it signifies that the person, who is deprived of the Mercy of Allah Almighty, away from the Kindness of God Almighty.
We have discussed in the previous lessons that the human beings should produce into them superior qualities and the best morality. They should remain busy in the worship of God Almighty and recitation, and preach others to choose the straight path, not to get rid of the patience during troubles, calamities and difficulties, use the blessings and favors of God Almighty correctly on proper places and should not be ungrateful to Him.
In this verse, it has been described that the individuals, who will hide the proofs and the guidance, which God Almighty revealed, will never preach others, will tell the people false and self made manners, hide the foretelling and proofs mentioned in the Heavenly Books (Scriptures) about the Last Messenger; Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), such people are accursed of Allah Almighty and accursed of those people, who have the power to curse. Such people go away from the Mercy and Kindness of God Almighty, because whenever the misfortune is revealed due to hiding the Truth, other creatures fall also in its whirlpool.
Except those who repent and amend make manifest (the truth). These it is toward whom I relent. And I am the Relenting, the Merciful.
‘Illal-laziina taabuu wa ‘as-lahuu wa bayyanuu fa-‘ulaaa-‘ika ‘Atuubu ‘alayhim. Wa ‘A-nat-Tawwaabur-Rahiim.
Taabuu – (repent, the persons who did penitence). Taw-bah means repentance from sins, sorrow for wrongdoings, and return to the straight path, to shun or abstain from any evil and to device or intend to give it up for future.
Allah Almighty has declared three terms and conditions for forgiveness of sins in this verse:
· Penitence, it means decision to leave the sin with its perception and admission.
· Correction – to rectify the created badness due to sins and mischief.
· Compensate the oppressed; to disclose the matters which were hidden to commit the evil.
It has been expressed in the previous verses that the children of Israel and the Christians used to change the Commands and Instructions revealed by God Almighty due to worldly greed and avarice or afraid of enmity due to speaking the Truth, and used to hide the real Orders. So due to their hiding the Just, many people used to go astray, the Believers used to lie down in doubts and the followers of the truth used to suffer the troubles of various sorts. Therefore, God Almighty determined them the Accursed.
The news regarding Messenger-hood of the last Messenger of Allah Almighty, Muhammad (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) was revealed in the previous Heavenly Books (Scriptures) of the Children of Israel and the Christians, but when they observed that they would get worldly loss due to believing in the Prophet-hood of the last Messenger of God Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), their monopoly would finish, they began to hide this Glad-tidings.
God Almighty proclaimed about such evildoers that they will be thrown away from the Mercy of God Almighty as punishment and they will become target of cursing and taunting of God’s other creature.
In this verse, Allah Almighty has commanded that these accursed people should not become hopeless entirely. Moreover, if they refrain from bad habits and hiding the Truth, and “repent and amend make manifest (the truth). These are; it is toward whom; I relent. And I am the Relenting, the Merciful”. Moreover they will come under the shadow of His Mercy. They will be entitled for His blessings and favors.