Disbelievers slay the Prophets and them who enjoin equity
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verses – 21 & 22 of 200, Section – 3 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
21. Lo! Those who disbelieve the Revelations of Allah, and slay the Prophets wrongfully, and slay those of mankind who enjoin equity; promise them a painful doom.
22. Those are they whose works have come to naught in the world and the Hereafter; and they shall have no helpers.
21. ‘Innallaziina yakfuruuna bi- ‘AayaaTIllaahi wa yaqtuluu-nan-Nabiyyiina bi-gayri haq-qinw-wa yaqtuluunal-laziina ya’-muruuna bil-qisti minan-naasi, fa-bash-shirhum- bi- ‘azaabin ‘aliim.
22. ‘Ulaaa- ‘ikallaziina habitat ‘a’-maaluhum fid-dunyaa wal- ‘Aakhirati wa maa lahum- min- naasiriin.
ya’-muruuna bil-qisti – (who enjoin equity), that is to say; they guide the people for morality, good manners and courtesy, preach for justice in mutual matters and are their true companions.
The Christians of Najraan (Syria) and other Infidels are being described in this verse that it is very big tyranny to fight against the Messengers (peace be upon them), other pious and Just loving people, to quarrel with the religious advisers and slaughter them with cruelty being unbelievers in Allah Almighty. They will be punished very severely.
We have come to know from a Saying of the Prophet of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) that the Children of Israel martyred 43 (forty three) Prophets (peace be upon them) and 170 (one hundred seventy) righteous persons in a day; and likewise they were counted in the list of the guilty. Holy Qur’an is presenting these entire happenings for the purpose that those tyrants, who say themselves the obedient of God Almighty, should meditate that how much their ancestors were evil-doers. Bereavement will be for such people in this world and in the Hereafter. Their entire deeds will be of no use and they will also be punished severely on the Day of Resurrection, and they will find there; no companion and nor any helper.
There are many things for our admonition in these events. We should escape ourselves fully from those sins and evils (errors) which were committed by the past nations, so that; the punishment in which they were arrested, that would not be sent down on us. It is necessary for us that we should not disobey the commands of Allah Almighty, should not molest the pious and righteous people. Moreover, we should run on the Straight Path; so that we may be successful in this world as well as on the Day of Resurrection.