Lesson – 49
Criterion – Guidance and Misguidance
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 26c of 286, Section – 3 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
26c. He misleadeth many thereby, and He guideth many thereby. And He misleadeth thereby only miscreants.
26c. Yuzillu bihii kasiiranw-, wa Yahdii bihii kasiiraa. Wa maa yu-zillu bihiii ‘illal-Faasi-qiin.
Faasi-qiina – (the miscreants), this word is plural of Faasiq, which has been derived from fisq, which means “transgression”. According to the Divine Law, refraining from the Obedience of God Almighty, disobeying and indulging in evil deeds.
Allah Almighty described various sorts of resemblances for causing to understand the people. Some of them meditate into them and after learning, they find the Guidance. But some people debate irregularly and go astray. Those who found Guidance, they are Believers; who use their powers of thinking and observing correctly.
There are many ways to reach the destination in the world but from these all, there is only one way which can be Straight. God Almighty bestowed sense and wisdom to the mankind. Not only this, but He sent Messages by means of His Messengers (Peace be upon Then) for the Path of Guidance. After that, the mankind is entitled to choose a way which he wants. Now, if any person, reaping advantage of choice, chooses a wrong way, then he falls in evil. And when he adopts evil himself, then other accessories of that way are provided. As putting the hand into the fire, it gets burnt, like this; when a person adopts a wrong path; then evils and harms of that path increase gradually.
According to this verse, due to likenesses of Allah Almighty, many people go astray because of their reasoning absurdly and arguments. They don’t think about the purpose of these examples, but waste their powers of thinking on criticizing against it. Faasiqiin (the miscreants), who run behind their evil desires and are not ready to hear any such conversation easily; which may prevent them from their bad habits.
At the end of the verse, God Almighty has manifested it more clearly that the straying includes only them; who wish to go astray. Allah Almighty does not attach the depravity upon anyone, but his heart is disgusted due to continuous intentional disobedience. And the quest of the truth and seeking the Right does not remain more. Absurd and a lie make room in the heart, as though, the deviation is consequence of their continuous disobedience, being miscreant and evildoer.