Spending before the Day when there will be no trafficking, nor friendship, nor intercession
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 254 of 286, Section – 34 of 40 (Part - 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
O ye who believe! Spend of that which We have provided you ere a Day come when there will be no trafficking, nor friendship, nor intercession. And the disbelievers, they are the wrongdoers.
Yaaa-‘ayyuhallaziina ‘aa-manuuu ‘anfiquu mimmaa razaqNaakum-min- qabli ‘any-ya’-tiya Yawmul-laa bay-‘un- fiihi wa laa khullatunw-wa laa shafaa-‘ah. Wal-kaafiruuna humuz-zaalimuun.
RazaqNaakum – (We have provided you), here, bringing Himself (God Almighty) as first person plural, Allah Almighty declared, “wealth and property, livelihood and prosperity, whichever is held with the people, that entire is given by Him and actually He has the Right to command for spending the wealth and property for the works He desire to be performed.
Yawmun – (a Day), here, Yawmun means the Doomsday, the Day of Resurrection. It signifies that a chance to spend the wealth for good works and collect the goodness is only in this world. After death, when the Doomsday will reach, then there will be no chance for any deed.
Allah Almighty has commanded many times regarding worships and affairs in this chapter (Surah). The most difficult work in these entire acts is to sacrifice one’s life and wealth. So, it has been ordered about these works over and over. Love of these two things carries the human being towards the sin/evil. God Almighty warned about the importance of Jihad (to try and strive) after telling the story of Prophet Saul (peace be upon him) and his enemy Goliath, and ordered the people to sacrifice their lives in the way of Allah Almighty according to the commands of the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Wealth and riches are required for purchasing the war equipment. Therefore, Allah Almighty emphasized to spend the wealth and property along-with the command for Jihad, and declared, “O Believers! We are Giver you everything. You should not worry for it that due to spending for good works, you will become poor, or you will not be able to save something for future. Moreover, you should bear it in your mind that there is nothing of your own. It is only Our Giving. It should not be so; that you use to collect the wealth and property due to its love and the days of grace end, because it will neither be possible at that time to purchase any goodness against this money or wealth from anywhere, nor you would be released from the punishment of sin or evil, nor recommendation of any individual would be fruitful on the Day of Resurrection and nor any friendship or relationship will be useful. In this world, an individual can reap advantage either by means of bribe or friendship/relationship or intercession, but on the Doomsday only personal deeds will be helpful.