Lesson – 39
Denunciation to the Hypocrites
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 20b of 286, Section – 2 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
20b. If Allah willed, He could destroy their hearing and their sight. Lo! Allah is able to do all things.
20b. Wa law shaaa-‘Allaahu lazahaba bisam-‘ihim wa’absaarihim. ‘InnAllaaha ‘alaa kulli shay-‘in- Qadiir.
Explanation regarding Hypocrites had begun with effect from the beginning of this Section, which ends here. God Almighty bestowed to the mankind the powers of hearing and looking. But the Hypocrites applied these powers to reap casual advantages of the world and to fulfill their sensual wishes. They closed their ears and eyes completely from looking the Signs of God and hearing the Voice of the Truth. They misused these powers instead of using them for the right purpose.
Now God Almighty warns them that if they will not abstain from this wrong attitude, then these powers will be snatched from them. Although the the Hypocrites close their eyes from looking at the glare of lightening due to fear of death; and their eyes are dazzled, they cram their fingers into their ears and try to be saved from hearing the thunder-bolt of lightning and the death. God Almighty may snatch their sight and hearing power at any time whether they try how much to save themselves.
All powers of thinking, hearing and looking have been given to the mankind by God Almighty with His blessing, but when he does not use them according to the Divine Law, then he would have to fear every time that lest Allah Almighty snatch them not. If He delays in snatching for some time, then the mankind should not be fearless because punishment may be delayed by Him. It is possible that He has delayed intentionally or it is due to His kindness.
If any person has eyes and ears, even then, without the Will and Intention of God Almighty, both things cannot become able to work. He can forfeit the mankind from using the powers of the organs, if He desire. Having eyes he may not see, having ears he may not hear and it is not out of His Power. He has established rules, time and causes for management of this world. He can finish at once the entire Infidels, Hypocrites and Deniers; but due to prescribed rules, they get delay; so that, they refrain from wickedness. Despite it, if they do not shun, His wrath comes upon them in such a way that even they would have not ever thought. So, this result happened in mostly cases of Hypocrites.