Lesson – 37
Helplessness of the Hypocrites
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 19b of 286, Section – 2 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
19b. And Allah encompasseth the disbelievers (in His guidance).
19b. Wallaahu muhiitum-bil-kaafiriin.
Muhiitun – (Encompassed, circumscribed). This word has been derived from ‘ahaatah, which means “to surround an object”. Here it means that God has circumscribed the Infidels from every aspect with His Knowledge, His Nature and His Divinity.
As the both kinds of Hypocrites have been discussed earlier, who are:
1. Those people who are big enemies of Islam spiritually but apparently they say themselves ‘believers’ and claim that they are patrons of the Muslims.
2. The people who are naturally weak by temperament, cowardice and low-courageous. They accept the impression of that assembly which they attend. If they sit with Muslims, listen to their preaching and invitation, look their dignity and success, then being terrified they enter into Islam. But when they face any trial or difficulty, then they return towards the infidelity. They are afraid of hardship and death.
It has been described at the end of this verse that Allah Almighty has however encompassed these Hypocrites, they run away from Islam only for the sake of saving themselves from difficulties and death. But God Almighty has complete power and dignity over them. So how can they protect themselves from the death? Islam claims from them that they should give up carnal pleasures and false desires. They should offer their wealth and lives in the path of God, and bear difficulties and calamities.
They do not want to hear the verses of Agony and God’s wrath. And they go away being very inattentively but cannot be saved from the grip of God. Trying to protect themselves from the Hold of Omnipotent is proof of only ignorance and stupidity. God Almighty gives them only delay and produces the opportunities to understand. When their respite will end, then no power of the world and any of their best friends will be able to save them from the fury of God. He knows their all activities including the secrets, which they have hidden in their hearts and He encompasses them having Omnipotence. He has power to give them any punishment, any time as He desire.
As the rain contains lightening, glaze and thunder-bolt, like this hardness, labor, poverty and difficulties can be in Islam for trial, but as its resultant, there is success in the both worlds i.e. this life and on the Day of Resurrection. So mankind should not run away from Islam due to fear of these temporary calamities. Moreover, he should stand firm on it. If a mankind wishes to run away from the calamities, he cannot be saved.