Lesson # 401
An awful doom for those who separated and disputed after receiving clear proofs
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 105 of 200, Section – 11 of 20, (Part – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
105. And be ye not as those who separated and disputed after the clear proofs had come unto them. And for such there is an awful doom-
105. Wa laa takuunuu kalla-ziina tafarraquu wakhtalafuu mim- ba’-di maa jaaa-‘ahumul-Bayyi-naat. Wa ‘ulaaa-‘ika lahum ‘azaabun ‘aziim,
Importance of the existence and establishment of a group had been cleared in the previous verse. Who would have to perform the duties of Da’-wah ‘ilal-khayr (invitation towards the goodness), ‘Amr bil-ma’-ruufi (enjoining the right conduct) and Nahii ‘anil-munkar (to forbid the wrong), except the Muslims, from the evil and rebellion of the Infidels and the obstinate. It is the duty of true and sincere Muslim to join this group. Now it is commanded that ‘you must not be like those people who put the separation among themselves and divided into sects of the religion, whereas, they had known the fact.
The people, who separated and put the Ummah in different divisions of the sects of the religion, were the Jews and the Christians, who had received clear and unambiguous commandments of God Almighty. Nevertheless, they put the differences in the principles of Islamic law just by following the superstitions and greed, which resulted that they were ruined and the torment of Allah descended upon them.
This verse proved that due to separation in the religion, how much horrible and terrible results appear, while Allah Almighty illuminates the path of the truth and righteousness clearly. Certain evil-natured and insurrected people disrupt in the religion due to following their sensual desires; worship of the wealth and the greed. Likewise, it weakens the collective strength, teachings of the religion cannot spread, every sect conspires to finish the other among themselves and resultant their freedom and national existence wipes out from the face of the earth nationally and religiously.
Entire destructive results of the separation are before us but Alas! Today the Muslims have also been divided into many sects. They are collecting destructive provision for themselves by separating from the clear and unambiguous principles of Islamic law. Thanks Allah Almighty that despite this Vandalism, there are some such groups in the Muslims which consist of the pious and the sincere people, who are performing the duties of ‘Amr bil-ma’-ruufi (enjoining the right conduct) and Nahii ‘anil-munkar (to forbid the wrong). May God Almighty give more strength to these groups and make us able to join them and to do good deeds.