Sunday, 27 August 2017

Punishment for the Renegade - Quran Chapter 2- 217d (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-276) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 217d (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-276) - درس قرآن

Punishment for the Renegade

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)


(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

217. يَسْـَٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلشَّهْرِ ٱلْحَرَامِ قِتَالٍ فِيهِ ۖ قُلْ قِتَالٌ فِيهِ كَبِيرٌ ۖ وَصَدٌّ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَكُفْرٌۢ بِهِۦ وَٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ وَإِخْرَاجُ أَهْلِهِۦ مِنْهُ أَكْبَرُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ۚ وَٱلْفِتْنَةُ أَكْبَرُ مِنَ ٱلْقَتْلِ ۗ وَلَا يَزَالُونَ يُقَٰتِلُونَكُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَرُدُّوكُمْ عَن دِينِكُمْ إِنِ ٱسْتَطَٰعُوا۟ ۚ وَمَن يَرْتَدِدْ مِنكُمْ عَن دِينِهِۦ فَيَمُتْ وَهُوَ كَافِرٌ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ حَبِطَتْ أَعْمَٰلُهُمْ فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلْءَاخِرَةِ ۖ وَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ أَصْحَٰبُ ٱلنَّارِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَٰلِدُونَ
217d.  And whoso of you becometh a renegade and dieth in his disbelief: such are they whose works have fallen both in the world and the Hereafter. And such are rightful owners of the Fire, they will abide therein forever.
217d.  Wa many-yartadid  minkum  ‘an- Diinihii  faya-mut  wa  huwa  kaafirun- fa- ‘ulaaa- ‘ika  habitat ‘a’-maaluhum  fid-dunyaa  wal- ‘Akhirah.  Wa  ‘ulaaa- ‘ika  ‘As-haabun-Naar.  Hum  fiihaa  khaaliduun.


It was cleared in the above part of the verse that the Infidels and Idolaters will continue trying to turn the Muslims away from Islam with every method. They will threaten and terrify them, offer them different hopes and tempt them. Their entire efforts will be for the purpose that with any possible way, the Muslims must not increase in numbers; they would have to return unto ignorance and darkness of the infidelity.  

It has been warned in this verse that if any Muslim will become a renegade leaving Islam under the influence of Infidels, due to scare or lure, and will die in his disbelief, his entire good deeds will be lost. He will have to suffer its punishment also in the world as well as on the Day of Resurrection too.

Punishment due to being a renegade from Islam will be that his life and wealth will not be protected. His relationship will be disconnected from his Muslim wife.  He cannot get hereditary property of the Muslims. Moreover, if there is a Muslim government then the disloyal, renegade and rebel individual has no right to live in that state.

On the Day of Resurrection, he will be punished rigorously as he will remain deprived of his rewards and compensation. He will not get any retribution of his any worship and good deed. He will be put in to the Hell, will be burnt there forever and harmed rigorously.  

Fayamut  wa  huwa  kaafirun – (if he dies in his disbelief), Allah Almighty taught from this sentence that if (God forbid) any Muslim becomes a renegade, even then; he has the opportunity to return towards the religion. The punishment of Hereafter is only in that case, if he dies in the folly of Infidelity.

The punishment of the renegade is too much rigorous because he became a renegade after understanding Islam (the Straight Path). Then doubts may rise in the hearts of other people; observing him.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).