Showing posts with label Verse 66. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Verse 66. Show all posts

Monday 15 March 2021

Man's Regrets: Would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger

The worldly life is all about just a few days (compared to the life of the Hereafter) which is given as a test to the man by Allah. Now it is up to the man either to live it off merrily in leisure (the easier way) or try to please His Creator by living the hard way for life of truth is not an easy one. 

At many a places in the Qur'an, Allah has warned man about death: (67:2) Who created death and life that He might try you as to which of you is better in deed. He is the Most Mighty, the Most Forgiving;" So man has to choose which path he adopts so that he passes the test he is put through. And the Day of Resurrection would be a day of sorrow for those who did not listen to the message of Allah brought to them by Allah's messengers and prophets, leaving them in utter dismay, repenting for not having obeyed Allah and His Messenger (s):

يَوۡمَ تُقَلَّبُ وُجُوۡهُهُمۡ فِى النَّارِ يَقُوۡلُوۡنَ يٰلَيۡتَـنَاۤ اَطَعۡنَا اللّٰهَ وَاَطَعۡنَا الرَّسُوۡلَا‏ 
(33:66) On that Day when their faces shall be turned around in the Fire, they will say: “Would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger.”
That day it would be too late to regret as it would be a useless wish that in no wy would be accepted for enough time had been given to the man in his worldly life to men their ways and follow the path that would save them from humiliation on the Day of Resurrection. When they would be given their conduct sheet in their left hand, they would know that now they could only express regret and feel remorse, for hell fire has been made ready for them.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir:
That is they will be dragged into the Fire on their faces and their faces will be contorted in Hell, and in that state they will wish that they had been among those who had obeyed Allah and His Messenger in this world. 

Allah describes how they will be in the Hereafter: (And the Day when the wrongdoer will bite at his hands, he will say: "Oh! Would that I had taken a path with the Messenger. Ah! Woe to me! Would that I had never taken so-and-so as an intimate friend! He indeed led me astray from the Reminder after it had come to me. And Shaytan is to man ever a deserter in the hour of need.'') (25:27-29)

(How much would those who disbelieved wish that they had been Muslims.) (15:2) And here too, Allah tells us that when they are in this state, they will wish that they had obeyed Allah and His Messenger in this world:

Muhammad Asad Explanation:
As in several other instances in the Qur'an, the "face", being the noblest and most expressive part of a human person, represents here man's "personality" in its entirety; and its being "tossed about in the fire" is symbolic of the annihilation of the sinner's will and his reduction to utter passivity.

Yusuf Ali Explanation:
The face is the expression of their Personality, their Self; and turning upside down is a sign of degradation and ignominy. When the Retribution comes, the evil ones will be humiliated, and they will wish that they had followed right guidance when they had the chance. They will then fall to accusing their leaders who misled them. But they forget their own personal responsibility.

Now you may listen to eminent Muslim scholar and teacher Nouman Ali Khan explaining the above said verse:
May Allah help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. Aameen.

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Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully.

An effort has been made to gather explanation / exegesis of the surahs of the Qur'ān from authentic sources and then present a least possible condensed explanation of the surah. In that:
  • The plain translation has been taken from the Qur'ān officially published by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [1]
  • The exegesis of the chapters of the Quran is mainly based on the "Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Qur'an" by one of the most enlightened scholars of the Muslim World Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi. [2]  
In order to augment and add more explanation as already provided by [2], additional input has been interjected from following sources: 
  • Towards Understanding the Quran
  • Tafsir Ibn Khatir
  • Muhammad Asad Translation
  • Al-Quran, Yusuf Ali Translation
  • Javed Ahmad Ghamidi / Al Mawrid
  • Verse by Verse Qur'an Study Circle
In addition the references of  other sources which have been explored have also been given above. Those desirous of detailed explanations and tafsir (exegesis), may refer to these sites.

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