Hoarding up is worse for them who hoard (L – 492)
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verse – 180 of 200, Section 18 of 20, (Part – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
180. And let not those who hoard up that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of His Bounty think that it is better for them. Nay, It is worse for them. That which they hoard will be their collar on the Day of Resurrection. And Allah’s is the heritage of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is Aware of what ye do.
180. Wa laa yah-sabannal-laziina yab-khaluuna bimaaa ‘aataa- humullaahu min- fazlihii huwa khay-rallahum. Bal huwa sharrul-lahum. Sayu-taw-waquuna maa bakhiluu bihii Yawmal-Qiyaamah. Wa lil-laahi miraasus-samaawaati wal-‘arz. Wallaahu bimaa ta’-maluuna Khabiir.
Primary part of Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan belonged to the circumstances of the People of the Scripture, (the Jews and the Christians), the event of the Battle of ‘Uhud has been described in the midst of these lessons; for disclosing the condition of the Hypocrites. Now from here, the mention about the People of the Scripture has begun again, because the Jews used to become cause of more harmful to the Muslims and most of the Hypocrites also belonged to this creed.
Allah Almighty commands that those Hypocrites, who out of the Jews escape from the Jihad of Islam, they also shirk from spending their wealth in the Way of Allah Almighty. But as it is not in their favor to get rein for some days in the world due to evading from the religious crusade, in such a way, hoarding by stinginess cannot be useful for them. On the Day of Resurrection, this treasure, which they have collected by hoarding, shall become their collar in the form of torment.
The Muslims have also been warned that they should not slip away from paying Zakaat (Alms and charity) and other necessary expenditures in the path of religion. Otherwise, the person, who will adopt the custom of Hypocrites by hoarding, he also will be punished in such a manner. It has come in the Sayings of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), that those persons, who do not pay the poor-due (Zakaat), their treasures will be put in their collars like a frightful large serpent.
Allah Almighty has told a determined truth that, “Allah’s is the heritage of the heavens and the earth”. After death, you will leave everything in this world. Therefore, everything will remain in the possession of Allah Almighty. If any person expends for the cause (in the Way) of Allah Almighty, then yours will be a vast reward. Allah Almighty knows intentions and deeds of everybody. He recognizes that who hoards and who is generous. He will grant retaliation according to the deeds. So, every person should expend with stout heart in the Way of Allah Almighty.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif.