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Imprecation is Guerdon of the accursed

Lesson # 383

Imprecation is Guerdon of the accursed

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verses – 87 & 88 of 200, Section – 9 of 20, (Part – 3)
BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful 

87.  As for such, their guerdon is that on them rests the curse of Allah and of angels and of men combined-        

88.  They will abide therein for ever. Their doom will not be lightened, neither will they be reprieved.
87.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  jazaaa-‘uhum  ‘anna  ‘alayhim  la’-natAllaahi  wal-malaaa-‘ikati  wannaasi  ‘ajma-‘iin.       

88. Khaalidiina  fiihaa.  Laa  yukhaffafu  ‘anhumul-‘azaabu  wa  laa  hum  yunzaruun. 

Lesson

The religious and worldly wicked deeds and evils of which persons were described in the previous verses, now their specific chastisement has been discussed; those persons will be punished because of their tyranny and dishonesty. Their biggest sin is that they tried to falsify the truth after its comprehension. They turned away notwithstanding knowing the path of goodness, did not draw their attention towards the preachers of rectitude and righteousness.

This same trick was of the Jews and the Christians. These people had known by reciting the Scriptures (Heavenly Books) that after the Prophets Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them), the last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) will be sent. When he was sent, they refused after recognizing him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).

Punishment for those people is that on them rests the curse of God Almighty, His angels (peace be upon them) and of the men combined. In addition, they also shun themselves personally, when they say with their own tongues, “Allah’s curse upon the liars and tyrants” doing so they reprove in fact themselves.

This curse is forever for them. Moreover, they will be involved in grievous torment on the Day of Resurrection. Neither their Doom will be lightened, nor will they be reprieved for a while. The fire has not a characteristic that it would lessen its heat, burning or inflammation for some time. That Fire would be brought by Omnipotent and it would be Divine wrath for them.

Usually those people strengthen the power of badness who, after understanding the reality of goodness, adopt the path of evil only due to following the casual, fickle and useless inducements. These people mostly harm the power of goodness. Other persons are deceived strongly due to their wickedness. Their faith becomes unsettled. Their belief on goodness weakens.

Those people who have doubts in the path of guidance and good fate, actually they become the cause of others’ depravity also. Due to their natural disposition of this indirect badness, they are determined to deserve the curse.  The curse of Allah Almighty, His angels (peace be upon them), the Muslims and the persons of good souls (combined) rests on them.
 
la’-natAllaahi  (the curse of Allah), la-‘a-na is its root. Mal-‘uun is he, who is cursed. It means distance and the sound of a lash in the air or of winnowing or of beating clothes against a stone; curse. According to phraseology, it means the distance from the pity, mercy and exclusion from favor and bounty of God Almighty is called ‘Curse’.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)