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Surah al-Munafiqun, Chapter 63

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful

Verses 1 – 8

إِذَا جَاءَكَ الْمُنَافِقُونَ قَالُوا نَشْهَدُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُ اللَّهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُهُ وَاللَّهُ يَشْهَدُ إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لَكَاذِبُونَ {1}

1. When the hypocrites come to you they say, “We testify really, you are God’s Prophet.” God knows verily yu are His prophet and God testifies, in addition, that verily the hypocrites are definitely liars.

اتَّخَذُوا أَيْمَانَهُمْ جُنَّةً فَصَدُّوا عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُمْ سَاءَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ {2}

2. They have adopted their swearing as a shield to maks (their hypocrisy) and thus bar the way to God. Bod is the policy they are following.

ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ آمَنُوا ثُمَّ كَفَرُوا فَطُبِعَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ فَهُمْ لَا يَفْقَهُونَ {3}

3. This is because they embraced faith and then apostate. God sealed their hearts and tey are unable to appreciate it.

وَإِذَا رَأَيْتَهُمْ تُعْجِبُكَ أَجْسَامُهُمْ ۖ وَإِنْ يَقُولُوا تَسْمَعْ لِقَوْلِهِمْ ۖ كَأَنَّهُمْ خُشُبٌ مُسَنَّدَةٌ ۖ يَحْسَبُونَ كُلَّ صَيْحَةٍ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ هُمُ الْعَدُوُّ فَاحْذَرْهُمْ ۚ قَاتَلَهُمُ اللَّهُ ۖ أَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ {4}

4. When you look at them, their physical body surprises you, and whenthey talk you become pleased to have them. They are like wooden blocks lying on the wall (being unused). Every sound appears to them, sounding their state of mind. They are your enemies, so avoid them. May God destroy them, where are they straying about?

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْا يَسْتَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ لَوَّوْا رُءُوسَهُمْ وَرَأَيْتَهُمْ يَصُدُّونَ وَهُمْ مُسْتَكْبِرُونَ {5}

5. Whenthey are asked to come to the prophet, who may pray for your forgiveness before God, they turn their faces and you see those preventing men and are proud.

سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْهِمْ أَسْتَغْفَرْتَ لَهُمْ أَمْ لَمْ تَسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ لَنْ يَغْفِرَ اللَّهُ لَهُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْفَاسِقِينَ {6}

6. It is all the same whether you seek pardon for them or not, God shall never pardon them. Verily God does not guide a disobedient sect.

هُمُ الَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ لَا تُنْفِقُوا عَلَىٰ مَنْ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ حَتَّىٰ يَنْفَضُّوا ۗ وَلِلَّهِ خَزَائِنُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَلَٰكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لَا يَفْقَهُونَ {7}

7. They are the people who said, “Do not spend anything on behalf of the Prophet until he is destroyed.” God is the treasure of Heaven and Earth, but the hypocrites do not understand so much.

يَقُولُونَ لَئِنْ رَجَعْنَا إِلَى الْمَدِينَةِ لَيُخْرِجَنَّ الْأَعَزُّ مِنْهَا الْأَذَلَّ ۚ وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَٰكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ {8}

8. They say if they will return to Medina the respected thereof (hypocrites being rich deem themselves respected) shall dirve out the meanest. Rather, it is honour for God and his Prophet and the faithful, but the hypocrites do not understand.

Moral

The Prophet said, “Five things are palced at five different corners and man looks out for them elsewhere. How shall he get them?” (1) Respect before God and he looks at the royal court. (2) Happiness in Heaven and looks in the world. (3) Divine Will in self-denial and he looks in serving passion. (4) Riches in contentment and he looks in the plentiful property. (5) Development of reason in abstinence (fast) and he searchs in gluttony. The Prophet prayed to God to provide him with the bare necessity and him who loves him, and enhance it with children, him who is enimical to him.

Verses 9 – 11

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُلْهِكُمْ أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُكُمْ عَنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ {9}

9. Oh you faithful beware the engatement with your property and children may not keep you away from God’s glorification. He, who shall so act, shall be of the sufferers.

وَأَنْفِقُوا مِنْ مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ أَحَدَكُمُ الْمَوْتُ فَيَقُولَ رَبِّ لَوْلَا أَخَّرْتَنِي إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ قَرِيبٍ فَأَصَّدَّقَ وَأَكُنْ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ {10}

10. Better spend of what We have endowned on you before the approach of death (today) when he will say, “Pray to the Providence, give me a little time so I may spend in Your way, and turn virtuous.”

وَلَنْ يُؤَخِّرَ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِذَا جَاءَ أَجَلُهَا ۚ وَاللَّهُ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ {11}

11. Never shall God give a moment, on approach of his death, and God knows what you are doing.

Moral and Religious Philosophy

In guarding property and children he forgets timely prayers and thanking God for the Bounties, bearing calamities patiently. Therefore, be content with your lot, keep on reading the Qur’an contemplatively and train your family in the Divine way, as per Divine Will, since Divine Love to the faithful is greater than any other, and let them not be a bar to your attending religious conferences where Divine Lights preside.