There is no God save Him, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses – 161 to 163 of 286, Section –19 of 40 (Part - 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
161. Lo! Those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers; on them is the curse of Allah and of angels and of men combined.
162. They will dwell therein for ever. The doom will not be lightened for them, neither will they be reprieved.
161. ‘Innallaziina kafaruu wa maatuu wa hum kuffaarun ‘ulaaa-‘ika ‘alayhim la’-natUllaahi wal-‘malaaa-‘ikati wan-naasi ‘ajma-‘iin.
162. Khaalidiina fiihaa. Laa yukhaffafu ‘anhumul-‘azaabu wa laa hum yunzaruun.
In the previous verse, it was commanded by God Almighty that “those persons who will repent from their sins, evil doings, and be penitent on these sins, intend not to do so in future and amend make manifest (the truth), I shall forgive them, these are the persons towards whom I relent with Kindness and I shall bring them under the shadow of Mercy. And I am the Relenting, the Merciful”. The sinners and the evildoers were preached by means of this command and they were induced to become Good. Those people are really the foreseeing who will reap advantage from this concession.
Now in this verse, it has been described about the individuals who do not reap advantage from this concession. Moreover, they continue remaining on the wrong due to stubbornness and anger. The people, who adopted the way of Infidelity and then dwelled on it for ever, they turned never towards the straight-way and the path of the Faith, lived sinful and an evildoing life always and died in the same condition of infidelity; such persons are accursed of Allah, accursed of His Angels (peace be upon Them) and accursed of entire those people, who have the power to curse. It means that they went astray from the Mercy of God Almighty, blessing of the Angels (peace be upon Them) and kindness of the human beings. Moreover, their punishment would be that they will remain into the Fire of Hell for ever, they will meet their doom constantly and continuously and they will never get any time to escape themselves from the wrath.
The teachings of Islam regarding forgiveness and punishment are infinite, natural and fair. At one side, Islam has taught the method of penitence that; whenever the human being will feel the sense of sin, he should correct himself recognizing it, then he will be able to obtain forgiveness from God Almighty. On the other hand, it has been proclaimed that the individual who will continue doing sins and evils, and does not abstain from the infidelity and polytheism with God Almighty, becoming prisoner of God’s curse he is deprived of the Mercy of Allah Almighty.
163. Your God is One God; there is no God save Him, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
163. Wa ‘Ilaahukum ‘Ilaahunw-Waahid. Laaa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwar-Rahmaa-nur-Rahiim.
The important question of Islam is the matter of Unity (Oneness of God Almighty), which has been repeated in the Holy Qur’an again and again. The foundation of the entire Faiths and base of all the good works has been established on this Belief that Lord of the entire mankind, Master of the Universe, Entitled of the Worship and Accountant on the Day of Resurrection is only One God. Only that person goes close to the sins, evils and badness; who neither believes in the Existence of the Most Superior and the Eternal Life of God Almighty and nor in His Power, Strength and the Doomsday.
As much depravity, un-civilization, dark notion and worshiping of whims existed in the People of the Scripture and Atheist nations, Islam presented the greatest Belief regarding the Unity (Oneness of God) to remove this tendency and told that there is only One God Almighty, Who fulfills the entire necessities of every human being. He is Lord Almighty; Who helps during the times of difficulties, troubles and pains, Who tests after granting the blessings and favors, Who provides the eatables and drinkable, and forgives the sins with His Mercy. So, He is the Only One to be Worshiped, to be Called every time, to be deemed our Master and Lord. We should have sense about the counting of our good and bad deeds and being answerable in His Court on the Day of Resurrection.
There is only one faith, which is “the Unity” (Oneness of God), which helps us to determine unto the Straight Path. We shall become thoughtful after obeying this belief, anyhow; we must not go astray from the actual path, and we must not treat others with bad behavior. As God Almighty is the Merciful upon us, likewise we should behave with mercy and kindness also with His creature.
Particularly; two matters have come before us from this verse:
· Allah Almighty is the only Life to be worshiped, to be obeyed and our Commander in Chief. There is none to be fallen prostrate before except Him.
· Kind nature with blessings of God Almighty is with entire Grace and Mercy. No doubt; He is the Omnipotent and Very Powerful but His Mercy is containing over the entire things. The mankind should never be hopeless and desperate from His mercy.
Whether the difficulties are how much bigger, contest is how much strong, even then if we are on the Just, God Almighty shall help us. He will never return us disappointed from His Court.