[14] Tyranny and Some Characteristics of Tyrants: [Left Behind all Luxuries for Others to Inherit and None Wept for Them after Their Destruction]


In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَلَقَدۡ فَتَنَّا قَبۡلَهُمۡ قَوۡمَ فِرۡعَوۡنَ وَجَآءَهُمۡ رَسُولٌ۬ ڪَرِيمٌ
أَنۡ أَدُّوٓاْ إِلَىَّ عِبَادَ ٱللَّهِ‌ۖ إِنِّى لَكُمۡ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ۬
وَأَن لَّا تَعۡلُواْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ‌ۖ إِنِّىٓ ءَاتِيكُم بِسُلۡطَـٰنٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬
وَإِنِّى عُذۡتُ بِرَبِّى وَرَبِّكُمۡ أَن تَرۡجُمُونِ
وَإِن لَّمۡ تُؤۡمِنُواْ لِى فَٱعۡتَزِلُونِ

And indeed We tried before them Fir’aun’s (Pharaoh) people, when there came to them a noble Messenger [i.e. Musa (Moses)], saying: “Restore to me the slaves of Allah (i.e. the Children of Israel). Verily! I am to you a Messenger worthy of all trust, and exalt not (yourselves) against Allah. Truly, I have come to you with a manifest authority. And truly, I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me (or call me a sorcerer or kill me). But if you believe me not, then keep away from me and leave me alone”. [Surah Ad-Dukhaan. Aayaat 17-21]

فَدَعَا رَبَّهُ ۥۤ أَنَّ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ قَوۡمٌ۬ مُّجۡرِمُونَ
فَأَسۡرِ بِعِبَادِى لَيۡلاً إِنَّڪُم مُّتَّبَعُونَ
وَٱتۡرُكِ ٱلۡبَحۡرَ رَهۡوًا‌ۖ إِنَّہُمۡ جُندٌ۬ مُّغۡرَقُونَ

(But they were aggressive), so he [Musa (Moses)] called upon his Lord (saying): “These are indeed the people who are Mujrimun (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc.).” (Allah said): “Depart you with My slaves by night. Surely, you will be pursued. And leave the sea as it is (quiet and divided). Verily, They are a host to be drowned.” [Surah Ad-Dukhaan. Aayaat 22-24]

كَمۡ تَرَكُواْ مِن جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ وَعُيُونٍ۬
وَزُرُوعٍ۬ وَمَقَامٍ۬ كَرِيمٍ۬
وَنَعۡمَةٍ۬ كَانُواْ فِيہَا فَـٰكِهِينَ
كَذَٲلِكَ‌ۖ وَأَوۡرَثۡنَـٰهَا قَوۡمًا ءَاخَرِينَ

How many of gardens and springs do they [Fir’aun’s (Pharaoh) people] left. And green crops (fields etc.) and goodly places, and comforts of life wherein they used to take delight! Thus (it was)! And We made other people inherit them (i.e. We made the Children of Israel to inherit the kingdom of Egypt). [Surah Ad-Dukhaan. Aayaat 25-28]

[فَمَا بَكَتۡ عَلَيۡہِمُ ٱلسَّمَآءُ وَٱلۡأَرۡضُ – And the heavens and the earth wept not for them]- Meaning, after Allaah annihilated and destroyed them, neither the heavens nor the earth wept for them; neither anyone grieved for them nor sympathized due to their departure from this world, but rather everyone rejoiced. Even the heavens and the earth (did not not grieve for them), because they did not leave anything behind except that which was dishonorable, which necessitated the curse and hatred of all the creation on (them). [وَمَا كَانُواْ مُنظَرِينَ – nor were they given a respite]- Meaning, their punishment was not delayed, rather came upon the immediately. [An Excerpt From Tafseer As-Sadi]

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