LESSON # 364
Curse of God upon those who lie
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 61 of 200, Section – 6 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
61. And whoso disputeth with thee concerning him, after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, say (unto him): Come! We will summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray humbly (to our Lord) and (solemnly) invoke the curse of Allah upon those who lie.
61. Faman haaajjaka fiihi mim-ba’-di maa jaaa-‘aka minal-‘ilmi faqul ta-‘aalaw nad-‘u ‘ab-naaa-‘anaa wa ‘ab-naaa-‘akum wa nisaaa-‘anaa wa nisaaa-‘akum wa ‘anfusanaa wa ‘anfusakum, summa nabta-hil fanaj-‘al-la’-natAllaahi ‘alal-kaazibiin.
The Christians of Syria (Najraan), who came to argue and debate with the Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), presented their entire false beliefs. God Almighty replied them through Holy Qur’an and put to silence them.
Even after listening to the clear proofs, those Christians of Najraan did not believe in it and remained firm on their false faith. Allah Almighty commanded His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) to establish a Mubahila with them (both groups would have to get together with their families and pray with pleading that whosoever out of us is liar, invocation would be prayed for his curse and wrath of God). At its first step, this situation of Mubahila will clarify that which the group has really believed in his inner truth and at which extent. Hearing the invitation of Mubahila, the group from Syria (the Christians of Najraan) requested for respite so that they may answer after consultation. When they got together for consultation, then; wise people of them said: You have understood in your hearts that Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is really a Messenger of God Almighty. He has described clear and decisive words about Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), and you know also that Allah Almighty had promised to send His Messenger from the children of Ishmael, and it is possible that He (Muhammad) (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is the same Messenger. To set up the Mubahila with any Messenger, can result in favor of any nation that none of them (either younger or elder) could be saved from destruction and torment.
After consulting, the Syrians (Najraani Christians) attended the court of last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). They saw that the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was coming out with Hassan and Hussain (his daughter’s sons), Fatima (his daughter and Ali (his son in law) (May Allah be pleased with Them).
Looking upon these luminous faces, their superior Clergyman said: I am looking such pure faces whose prayer can shake the mountains from their places. Do not ruin yourselves by fixing the Mubahila with them. At last, they decided not to compete and returned after reconciling. It has been mentioned in the Sayings that the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said, “If those people would have done Mubahila, then it would rained such fire upon them that Allah Almighty would subvert the Syria (Najraan).