Quran Chapter 2-80 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-109) - درس قرآن
Have you received a covenant from God?
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
80. And they say: The Fire (of punishment) will not touch us save for a certain number of days. Say: Have ye received a covenant from Allah -- truly Allah will not break His covenant---or tell ye concerning Allah that which ye know not?
80. Wa qaaluu lan tamassanan-Naaru ‘illaaa ‘ayyaamam-ma’-duudah. Qul ‘attakhaztum ‘indAllaahi ‘ahdan- falany-yukhli-fAllaahu ‘ahdahuuu ‘am taquuluuna ‘alAllaahi maa laa ta’-lamoon.
An-Naaru – (The Fire) this word indicates toward the Fire of the Hell. It has been mentioned in the Holy Qur’an at many places and the human beings have been cautioned in the entire Heavenly Scriptures of the world. Nobody will be able to recommend any other to be saved from the agony of the Hell. Neither the remuneration will be useful and nor there will be any individual so much powerful that he may save anyone.
‘Ayyaamam-ma’-duudah – (a certain number of days) the Jews had faith that they will be sent into the Fire only for a few days. After that, they will be brought out from it. Different numbers of days have been mentioned in their sayings. Some of them say it seven days, some other say for forty days. It signifies towards the days; they fell in the worship of the calf and some people say that every evil doer will be kept into the Fire equal to his age.
The Children of Israel used to suppose themselves that they were beloved and fondling of God Almighty. They used to discuss that His favors and kindness are as a warrant which He bestowed on them from time to time. For this purpose, they had invented many false sayings about it. Its proof was not available in their Holy Books. One from their invented false sayings and false traditions was, “they had faith in it that if God Almighty gave them any punishment due to their sins; that will be only for a few days. They would not remain into the Hell for ever”.
God Almighty asks from the Children of Israel by means of His last Messenger (peace and blessings be upon Him), “Have you received a covenant from Allah” due to which He is compelled to fulfill it? Indeed, either you have invented these false things yourselves or you tell concerning Him that which you do not know. There is no reply of it instead of it that their all claims like this, are only self fabricated. They have no such warrant of religion regarding these false sayings.