[2] Enemies of The Qur’an Seek After The Impossible Through Their Wanton Behaviour

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

Allah [The Exalted] said:

ذَرۡنِى وَمَنۡ خَلَقۡتُ وَحِيدً۬ا
وَجَعَلۡتُ لَهُ ۥ مَالاً۬ مَّمۡدُودً۬ا
وَبَنِينَ شُہُودً۬ا
وَمَهَّدتُّ لَهُ ۥ تَمۡهِيدً۬ا
ثُمَّ يَطۡمَعُ أَنۡ أَزِيدَ
كَلَّآ‌ۖ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ لِأَيَـٰتِنَا عَنِيدً۬ا
سَأُرۡهِقُهُ ۥ صَعُودًا
إِنَّهُ ۥ فَكَّرَ وَقَدَّرَ
فَقُتِلَ كَيۡفَ قَدَّرَ
ثُمَّ قُتِلَ كَيۡفَ قَدَّرَ
ثُمَّ نَظَرَ
ثُمَّ عَبَسَ وَبَسَرَ
ثُمَّ أَدۡبَرَ وَٱسۡتَكۡبَرَ
فَقَالَ إِنۡ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّا سِحۡرٌ۬ يُؤۡثَرُ
إِنۡ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّا قَوۡلُ ٱلۡبَشَرِ
سَأُصۡلِيهِ سَقَرَ
وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا سَقَرُ
لَا تُبۡقِى وَلَا تَذَرُ
لَوَّاحَةٌ۬ لِّلۡبَشَرِ
Surah Al-Mud-dath-thir. Ayaat 11-29

[ذَرْنِى وَمَنْ خَلَقْتُ وَحِيدًا – Leave Me with the one I created alone] – Meaning, I created him alone without wealth and family, and without anything else, and I did not cease taking care of him and nurturing him; [وَجَعَلْتُ لَهُۥ مَالًا مَّمْدُودًا – And then granted him resources in abundance]; [وَبَنِينَ شُهُودًا – And children present (with him)]; [وَمَهَّدتُّ لَهُۥ تَمْهِيدًا – And made life smooth and comfortable for him!]- Meaning, I gave him ability in this world and bestowed on him the means of attaining the worldly things, and thus he was able to obtain all that he desired and wanted. [ثُمَّ يَطْمَعُ أَنْ أَزِيدَ – then after all that he desires that I should give more]- Meaning, he desires enjoyment in the Afterlife as he acquired it in the worldly life; [كَلَّآ إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ لِءَايَٰتِنَا عَنِيدًا – Nay! Verily, he has been stubborn and opposing Our Signs]- Meaning, the affair will not be as he desires, rather, it is the opposite of his goal and pursuit because he is a wilful opponent who is well acquainted (with his rejection of the truth) – called to the truth, but he did not submit with obedience. And he did not suffice with turning away, rather, he waged war against the truth and strove to nullify it. And because of this Allah said (about him): [إِنَّهُۥ فَكَّرَ وَقَدَّرَ – Verily, he thought and plotted]- Meaning, he thought to himself regarding what to say to nullify the Qur’an. (1)

Then Allah said about him:
فَقُتِلَ كَيْفَ قَدَّرَ
ثُمَّ قُتِلَ كَيْفَ قَدَّرَ

So let him be cursed! How he plotted! And once more let him be cursed, how he plotted!

Then Allah said:
ثُمَّ نَظَرَ
ثُمَّ عَبَسَ وَبَسَرَ
Then he thought (again); then he frowned and he looked in a bad-tempered way;

[ثُمَّ أَدْبَرَ وَٱسْتَكْبَرَ – Then he turned back and was arrogant]- Meaning, turned away and became arrogant due to the efforts he made with regards to his thoughts, statements, and deeds, and then said:

إِنْ هَٰذَآ إِلَّا سِحْرٌ يُؤْثَرُ
إِنْ هَٰذَآ إِلَّا قَوْلُ ٱلْبَشَرِ

“This is nothing but magic from that of old. This is nothing but the word of a human being!” Meaning, “this is not Allah’s Speech, rather, it is the speech of a human. Also, it is not the statement of good (or righteous) people, rather, it is the speech of evil-doers and evil people, such as liars and magicians”. So, Allah said about him:

سَأُصْلِيهِ سَقَرَ
وَمَآ أَدْرَىٰكَ مَا سَقَرُ
لَا تُبْقِى وَلَا تَذَرُ
لَوَّاحَةٌ لِّلْبَشَرِ

I will cast him into Hellfire; and what will make you know exactly what Hellfire is? It does not spare (any sinner), nor does it leave (anything unburnt)! Burning the skins!

[1] An Excerpt from Tafseer As-Sadi. slightly paraphrased

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