Quran Chapter 4 -144 & 145 (Pt-5, Stg-1) (L-617) - درس قرآن
Friendship of Infidels
Suratun-Nisaaa’ (The Women) – Chapter – 4)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لَا تَتَّخِذُوا۟ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ أَوْلِيَآءَ مِن دُونِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَتُرِيدُونَ أَن تَجْعَلُوا۟ لِلَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ سُلْطَٰنًا مُّبِينًا (144
إِنَّٱلْمُنَٰفِقِينَ فِى ٱلدَّرْكِ ٱلْأَسْفَلِ مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ وَلَن تَجِدَ لَهُمْ نَصِيرًا (145
144. O ye who believe! Choose not disbelievers (your) friends in place of believers. Do you desire that you should give Allah a clear warrant against you?
145. Lo! The hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire, and thou wilt find no helper for them-
144. Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina ‘aamanuu laa tattakhizul-kaafiriina ‘awli-yaaa-‘a min-duu-nil-Mu’-miniin. ‘A-turiiduuna ‘an-taj-‘aluu Lillaahi ‘alaykum sul-taanam-mubiinaa.
145. ‘Innal-Munaafiqiina fid-darkil-‘asfali minan-Naar. Wa lan tajida lahum nasiiraa.
Sul-taan – (warrant, power, mastery, proof, charge, accusation and such reason, by which other person is seized.
After mentioning all wicked tricks of the hypocrites, now it has been instructed that the Muslims should not keep association with them. This command has already been conveyed twice earlier. Again, it is being repeated that due to friendship and social intercourse with such bad and wicked persons, you will gain nothing. If despite their vicious deeds, you will make them friends, they will harm to other Muslims more on this plea. So, you should keep yourselves away from them and do not become base of loss for other Muslims, otherwise very patent and strong reason will be set up to punish you too by Allah Almighty.
Then; it has been described that these people are very dangerous and bad, more than infidels. They will be admitted in the lowest depths of the Hell, where besides those punishments, which have been fixed for the upper stages, their torment will be separate. And aggregate of those entire anguishes will be their lot. At that time; no trickery of theirs will be useful. No matter of anybody is hidden from Allah Almighty, how will they deceive or cheat Him? They will flatter the Angels (peace be upon them), who are guards of the Hell, “Relieve us only for a while” but the Angels (peace be upon them) neither listen to anyone, nor look at any person. They mind their own business. There will be no form of exemption from torment for them.
For the Believers, mention of good retaliation of their good deeds has been made in the Holy Qur’aan again and again as well as mutinous and evil-doings of infidels and hypocrites. Allah Almighty has described repeatedly their punishment and bad consequences for admonition and precept of human beings. This matter needs particular attention that if an awful doom has been mentioned for the infidels, then a painful doom has also been described for the hypocrites. Likewise, if for the infidels, is punishment of the Hell, then news for the hypocrites is the torment in darkil-‘asfali (the lowest depths) of the Hell.