Lesson # 478
Question regarding the Mortality and the Life
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verses – 156b to 158 of 200, Section 17 of 20, (Par – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
156b. And Allah giveth life and causeth death. And Allah is Seer of what ye do.
157. And if ye are slain in Allah’s Way or die, surely pardon from Allah and mercy are better than all that they amass.
158. And if you die or are slain, when unto Allah ye are gathered?
156b. Wallaahu yuhyii wa yumiit. Wallaahu bimaa ta’-maluuna Basiir.
157. Wa la-‘in- qutiltum fii SabiiLillaahi ‘aw muttum la-magfiratum-minAllaahi wa rahmatun khayrum-mimmaa yaj-ma-‘uun.
158. Wa la-‘im-muttum ‘aw qutiltum la-‘ilAllaahi tuhsha-ruun.
It has been answered about the presumption of the Hypocrites that If they (the Muslims) had been (here) with us, they would not have died or been killed. Allah Almighty commands, “To kill and to bring to life is in my Power of Choice. None can interfere in it. When and wherever I want, I cause death of the humankind. There are many such people who remain in journey during their entire life, they attend fights, battles and perform crusades in the Way of Allah Almighty, but they die at home. And there are many such people who just stay at their homes and when their death approaches, they leave their homes with any pretense and they are killed or slain there, where Allah Almighty wished. No matter how many plans and arrangements a man makes, neither he can delay these things, nor can he change. However, these sayings of the Hypocrites are absolutely redundant and useless that if they had remained at their homes, they would never have died.
Allah Almighty knows the secrets of the hearts and intentions of entire human beings. He observes whatever they do. He knows that, to which path the Hypocrites and Infidels are leading and to what extent the Muslims avoid to obey their sayings. Allah Almighty will grant rewards to everyone in accord with his/her deeds. He says, “If you are slain in Allah’s Way or die, your sins will be forgiven and blessings will be bestowed on you. Dying in the Way of Allah Almighty and getting remuneration in its return is much better than that thing which, the Hypocrites and Infidels tried their best to be saved from death. If you people will not come out for a Crusade in the Way of Allah Almighty and suppose, you are saved for some time, then, will you never die or will not be killed? You have to die in every condition. Then you all will assemble in the Court of Allah Almighty. At that time, you will know that the lucky persons, who died or were slain in the Way of Allah Almighty, how much blessings of Allah Almighty are sent on them, before which; worldly earnings of the Infidels have no value, and the people who died at the infidelity, in which wrath they are involved.