As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.
Today’s selection is from Surah 6, Al-An‘âm or the Cattle, verses 122-129. These verses assert that when good and bad are treated alike, criminals are appointed as leaders. Whomever God wants to guide, he opens him up to Islam. In the end, the Jinns and the human beings who were misled by them will all be cast in to Hell.
Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.
Can a person who was dead (ignorant), and whom We raised to life and gave the Light to walk with among people, be like the one who is in the depths of darkness from which he can never come out? Since they treat both of them alike, the actions of the unbelievers are made lucrative to them, and that is why in every town We have placed the criminals as their ring leaders to plot therein, they plot against none but their own souls, though they do not perceive it. Whenever there comes to them a sign (verses of The Qur’an) they say: “We shall not believe until we are given directly that which is given to the Messengers of Allah.” Allah knows best to whom He should give His Message. Soon these criminals will be overtaken by humiliation and by a severe punishment from Allah for their evil plots. 6:[122-124]
Whomever Allah wills to guide, He opens his chest to Islam and whomever He intends to confound, He makes his chest narrow and squeezes so tight that, at the very idea of Islam, he feels as if his soul is going to climb up towards the sky. That is how Allah places a blight on those who do not believe, whereas in fact this way (Al-Islam) is the Right Way of your Lord and We have spelled out Our revelations very clearly for the people who use their common sense. For them there will be a home of peace with their Lord. He will be their protector because of their good deeds. 6:[125-127]
On the Day when He will assemble them all together, (Allah will address the Jinns): “O assembly of Jinns! You seduced mankind in great number.” And their votaries from among mankind will say: “Our Lord, we have both enjoyed each other’s fellowship but alas! Now we have reached the end of our term which You had decreed for us.” Then Allah will say: “Now hellfire is your dwelling-place; you will live therein forever unless Allah ordains otherwise.” Surely your Lord is Wise, Knowledgeable. That is how, in the hereafter, We will make wrongdoers the comrades of one another on account of what they earned during their life on Earth with evil friendship. 6:[128-129]
This concludes today’s episode of the 17 Verses Podcast. I hope that this selection has helped increase your understanding of the holy Qur’an just a little bit.
Thank you and be well.