Quran Chapter 2-94 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-123) - درس قرآن
Long for death
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
94. Say (unto them): If the abode of the Hereafter in the providence of Allah is indeed for you alone and not for others of mankind (as ye pretend), then long for death (for ye must long for death) if ye are truthful.
94. Qul ‘in-kaanat lakumud-Daarul-‘Aakhiratu ‘indAllaahi khaalisatam-min-duunin-naasi fatamannawul-mawta ‘in-kuntum saadiqiin.
God Almighty has refuted one more fidelity of the Children of Israel in this verse. It has been described earlier that the Children of Israel were standing firm on their self forged and false faiths. One, out of them was that, only they will go into the Garden after death and they will be alone heirs of the
Paradise. Except them, neither
any other individual/nation of the world will be forgiven and nor will enter in
Allah Almighty has proved their self invented and false belief with very simple understandable argument that it was wrong. The Children of Israel have been told by means of the Last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, peace and blessings be upon Him) that, if they were true in their claim that they were alone heirs of the Heaven and they would enter in the Paradise certainly, then they should show long for death, because the individual, who believes that after death, he will certainly enter in the Paradise, he would not have any fear of death. There are a lot of difficulties and calamities in this world, and in the
Paradise, there are
every kind of favors, blessings and facilities. So the person, who claims that
he is an heir of the Paradise, he should long to face that world (the Day of
Resurrection) for good, to leave this world as soon as possible, so that, he may
get a comfortable life for ever after getting rid of these calamities and
This very reason has been produced for the Children of Israel that if they believe really that the Paradise is only for them, and except them, none other will enter into it, then they should show to long for death (for they must long for death) if they are truthful.