Lesson – 31
Stupidity of the Hypocrites
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 13 of 286, Section – 2 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
13. And when it is said unto them: Believe as the people believe, they say: shall we believe as the foolish believe? Beware! They indeed are the foolish but they know not.
13. Wa ‘izaa qiila lahum ‘aa-minuu kamaaa ‘aamanan-naasu qaa-luuu ‘a-nu’-minu kamaaa ’aa-manas-sufahaaa’. ‘Alaaa ‘innahum hu-mu-sufahaaa-‘u wa laakil-laa ya’-lamuun.
‘An-naas - (The people), with the use of ‘al this word indicates towards the particular people, who believe, and do not deceive anyone in the matter of faith.
As-sufahaaa’ - (The foolish), this word is plural of safiiha, which has been derived from safaha. It means levity, lightness, because foolishness is due to decrements of wisdom and sense, so it aims the people, who are known as foolish, stupid, silly or nonsense.
Another habit of the Hypocrites is being discussed in this verse. When they are asked to believe, as the true Muslims believe whole heartily with purity and sincerity, they reply, “Shall we believe as the foolish believe? As it were; the Believers are foolish according to their opinion. According to the Hypocrites, the Muslims want to excel the Truth over a great majority of the infidelity, which is entirely impossible.
The Hypocrites of Madinah were very proud due to their power and strength. They had faith that the poor, strangers and refugee Muslims would not be able to stay against them. They used to think that Islam is a game for a few days, which will be over automatically. So the people, who are entering into it, are indolent from its end and careless from their benefits.
Answering to their so saying, God Almighty commands, “Beware! They indeed are the foolish but they know not”, because the Truth however, will overcome. And the deceiver hypocrites will suffer forever.
It is known from this verse that the Hypocrites do not believe in the Day of Resurrection. So there is much need of providence to believe in the Day of Resurrection. Some volume of the pleasures of this world would have to be given up for the ease of the next life, which will begin immediately after death, believing in the Doomsday. Hypocrites do not think about the End. They remain careless from that gain and loss, which will be forever in the next life. So they are the foolish and blockhead.