Lesson – 35
The End of the Hypocrites
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 18 of 286, Section – 2 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
18. Deaf, dumb and blind,
and they return not.
18. Summum- bukmun ‘umyun fahum laa yarji-‘uun.
Summun – (Deaf; hard of hearing; inattentive). Singular of this word is ‘asam, which means “a deaf”. Although, the Hypocrites were not deaf apparently, but they were called deaf, because, they used to hear the true advice of Islam and reject it. They listened and showed that they have not listened; as if they were deaf and did not listen.
Bukmun – (Dumb; speechless; mute). This word is singular of ‘abkum, which means a dumb. Although they had tongues but turned away from asking the true advice and did not accept the Truth, as though they were dumb and had not tongue in their mouths.
‘Umyun - (Blind; unable to see) (plural of Aa’-maa). It means blind people. They were called blind because, having their eyes; they had seen the Signs of Allah Almighty but didn’t accept.
In this verse; the End of the deeds of hypocrites has been explained. Notwithstanding; after appearing the Light of Islam, they still adopted the darkness of infidelity. Due to worldly benefits, personal desires and carnal wishes, they didn’t distinguish among good and bad. As according to the natural rule, if the hand is put in fire, it burns, similarly, because of their perversity and intentionally depravity, their entire capabilities of recognizing the Truth were lost. Infidelity came over them. They were deprived of the Light of Islam. Allah Almighty snatched the Light because of their evil deeds and they began to go astray in darkness.
It was compulsory result of distinguishing not between good and bad that, having ears they were unable to hear the Voice of the Truth. Their tongues became dumb due to asking not about the right path from someone. Their eyes became blind due to looking not the Light of Islam. And Revelations of God Almighty didn’t affect them.
There are three apparent ways of acquiring knowledge: ear, tongue and eye. Sometime a man obtains knowledge of some things by listening, sometime by asking from someone and sometimes he looks other things with his eyes. But a hypocrite loses his these three powers due to his obstinacy and stubbornness. And then, neither he hears the sound of any Guide, nor asks about true knowledge and nor gets any influence by observing the Signs of the Truth. And now there is no hope of his returning from infidelity to Islam or from darkness to the Light.