Quran Chapter 2-102d & 103 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-131) - درس قرآن
Recompense from Allah is better certainly
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
وَمَا هُم بِضَآرِّينَ بِهِۦ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ ٱللَّهِ وَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلَا يَنفَعُهُمْ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمُوا۟ لَمَنِ ٱشْتَرَىٰهُ مَا لَهُۥ فِىٱلْءَاخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلَٰقٍ وَلَبِئْسَ مَا شَرَوْا۟ بِهِۦٓ أَنفُسَهُمْ لَوْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْلَمُونَ (102) وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَٱتَّقَوْا۟ لَمَثُوبَةٌ مِّنْ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ خَيْرٌ لَّوْ كَانُوا۟يَعْلَمُونَ (103)
102d. But they injure thereby no-one save by Allah’s leave. And they learn that which harmeth them and profiteth them not. And surely they do know that he who trafficketh therein will have no (happy) portion in the Hereafter; and surely evil is the price for which they sell their souls, if they but knew.
103. And if they had believed and kept away from evil, a recompense from Allah would certainly have been better, if they had only known.
102d. Wa maa hum- bi-zaaar-riina bihii min ‘ahadin ‘illaa bi-‘izNillaah. Wa yata-‘alla-muuna maa yazurruhum wa laa yanfa-‘uhum. Wa laqad ‘alimuu lama-nish-taraahu maa lahuu fil ‘Aakhirati min kha-laaq. Wa labi’-sa maa sharaw bihiii ‘anfusa-hum. Law kaanuu ya’-lamuun.
103. Wa law ‘annahum ‘aamanuu wattaqaw lama-suubatum-min ‘inDillaahi khayr. Law kaa-nuu ya’-lamuun.
In this part of the verse, Allah Almighty has disclosed the reality of incantations and described its consequence also. Although they used to practise incantations for harming others but Allah Almighty says that without His Command; they cannot harm anyone. Moreover they will harm themselves from it. They have been going to mar their own future by doing these evil acts. It is possible that they may get some temporary worldly benefits but at the end (on the Day of Resurrection) they will have no favor.
Allah Almighty says that these people have sacrificed themselves and the advantages of the Day of Resurrection in exchange to worldly ordinary advantages. That is much harmful for them. If they would have adopted the Right Path instead of this way, believed in Allah and had fear of His punishment, Allah Almighty would have given them certainly a better reward.