Lesson – 25
The result of Disbelief
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 7 of 286, Section – 1 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
7. Allah has sealed their hearts and their hearing, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be an awful doom.
7. KhatamAllaahu ‘alaa quluu-
bihim wa ‘alaa sam-‘ihim. Wa ‘alaaa ‘absaarihim gishaa-wah. Wa lahum ‘azaabun ‘aziim.
Khatama - (Sealed, stamped), it aims the result, which is born due to constant refusal and opposing the Truth. The purpose of sealing anything is that nothing may enter in it from outside and nothing may go out from it, which has been sealed. For example; if the heart has been sealed, then neither the Truth can enter into it and nor the boldness can remain in it, so that it may proclaim the good as agreeable.
Quluu-bihim - (Their hearts). This word is plural of Qalb. It does not mean here that the Heart is a piece of flesh, but it is the will-power, which is centre of the wisdom, the sense and the intention.
Sam-‘ihim - (Their hearing), Sama’ means - power of hearing, and it aims “their ear”.
‘Absaarihim - (Their eyes), it is plural of basar, which means “Power of looking”.
Ghishaawatun – (Covering), its origin is gashi-yun, which means “to cover, to hide”. Hear it aims: That covering of ignorance over eyes, which although looks the Signs of the Truth, but even then, it resists accepting the facts.
In the world, this universal rule is over all things that whenever any power is not brought into use regularly or it is not activated, then at last, it gives up its functionality. The same condition is of the powers of observing and understanding the Truth. If those are kept nonfunctional constantly, then such natural Rule of Allah Almighty is enforced here also that they will leave the function of observing and understanding the Truth. Enforcement of the same rule has been described in this verse.
Sealing of the hearts, hearing and covering the eyes of any body by Allah begins, whenever any person chooses the infidelity; intentionally and persists on it. Every individual is given the right nature by God Almighty and it includes the use of thinking power in the signs and revelations of God Almighty. But whenever the mankind misuses his thinking powers and devises to follow the Devil, turning away his direction from the teachings of Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), then he goes out of the chain of kindness of The Prophets (peace be upon Them) and the Support of God Almighty gives him up. Then, he considers that going astray is the straight path.
It is obvious that as the result of taking the poison is cause of death, just like this; changing one’s direction from the Commands of God Almighty intentionally, becomes cause of spiritual death. As we have learnt earlier that the life of mankind does not finish after death, but there is another life also, which will be consequence of this life. Constantly disobeying in this life will appear in the form of very big agony as punishment.