Quran Chapter 2-88 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-118) - درس قرآن
Hearts enfolded in covers accept not the Truth
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
88. And they say: Our hearts are enfolded in covers. Nay, but Allah hath cursed them for their unbelief. Little is that which they believe.
88. Wa qaaluu quluubunaa gulf. Bal-la-‘ana-humUllaahu bi-kufrihim fa-qaliilam-maa yu’-minuun.
Gulfun – (enfolded in covers) ‘aglaf is its singular. It means, “Covered thing”, the thing, which is enfolded in cover and hidden in the curtain. The Children of Israel used to claim that their hearts are enfolded in covers and filled with the teachings of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him). So they did not need to accept any new teachings.
La-‘anahumUllaahu – (Allah hath cursed them) La’-nat means distance from the Mercy, someone’s deprival from God Almighty’s Grace and Mercy. It is also called the curse as that person is ignored by all.
Qaliilan – (Little), it signifies that they used to disclose a dim attention towards the belief; off and on and only a few people, out of them used to believe. Majority was inclined towards dishonesty, faithless and violence.
When God Almighty fixed the self fabricated faiths of the Jews that those were False and the Word of Allah Almighty proved them wrong clearly, then there was no trick or argument remained with the Children of Israel. They began to say that their hearts were enfolded in the covers and nothing could effect on their hearts. They would never obey or become loyal to the instructions of anyone else.
The Jews used to state their false proof with much pride but God Almighty proclaimed clearly that they were totally liars. There is no any enfolded cover. But Allah Almighty has cursed them for their chained unbelief and its covers have enfolded their hearts. They have been removed from His Mercy and Kindness. So they do not believe in their true religion. Out of them, only a few people have believed in the Last Messenger Muhammad (grace, peace and blessings on Him).
It has been known from this verse that if the human beings either deny the Revelations of God Almighty or change them or transpose the words between them, or disobey continuously, then Allah Almighty curses them. The individual like this cannot draw his attention towards the Religion and Belief.