Quran Chptr 2-64 (Pt-1, Stg-1)(L–97)-درس قرآن
Punishment of turning away from the Law
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
64. Then, even after that, ye turned away, and if it had not been for the Grace of Allah upon you and His mercy ye had been among the losers.
64. Summa tawal-laytum-mim-ba’-di zaalik. Falaw- laa faz-lUllaahi ‘alaykum wa rahmatu-Huu la-kuntum-minal-khaasi-riin.
Khaasi-riin – (the losers), this word has been derived from the word Khasaara which means “the damage; the loss, the deficiency”. Therefore, khaasi-riin will be meant as the individuals who suffer loss, who ruin their existing lives as well as their end (the Day of Resurrection).
History of the Children of Israel tells that God Almighty bestowed upon them a lot of Kindness and favors but they disobeyed always instead of obeying and adopted thankless behavior instead of being thankful to Him. Allah Almighty saved them from the slavery of Pharaoh, and commanded them that they should live in the forests of the Peninsula of Sinai, so that the virtues and feelings of an independent and crusader nation may be produced into them due to passing their lives in the desert and village atmosphere. They might get rid from the affects of their long time slavery, but they did not like it. They demanded township life, so that they might eat different kinds of fruit, they might pass their lives with laziness and inactively. God Almighty fulfilled their wishes too.
They used to insist from the Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) that He should bring for them a Guide Book, so that they might follow it. God Almighty bestowed for them Holy Book named Torah and got promise from them that they would follow it always and would never get ready for violence.
After the Revelation of Torah, they broke the faith and began to disobey the Commands of Torah. God Almighty forgave their error and mischief also. If there would not be His Mercy and Kindness on them then the Children of Israel might be ruined and disgraced at the spot in this world besides being entitled of the wrath on the Day of Resurrection.
God Almighty admonished the Children of Israel with His Kindness by sending His Prophets Solomon, David, Samuel and others (peace be upon Them), and showed them the straight path. Those Prophets (peace be upon Them) tried their best to bring them on the straight path. It was Bounty of God Almighty, otherwise the Children of Israel had arranged for themselves to be ruined.
Biggest support for the life of human beings and their safety is Mercy and Kindness of God Almighty. If He do not keep His Mercy and Kindness, and do not ignore their errors then there is no scope for any individual anywhere.