The Idolators seek to Hasten on the Punishment




 Allah also tells us how the idolators seek to hasten punishment upon themselves, out of denial, rejection, disbelief, stubbornness and a belief that it will never happen.

He says:

وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَى هَذَا الْوَعْدُ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

And they say:"When will this promise (come to pass), if you are truthful".

And Allah says

لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا حِينَ لَا يَكُفُّونَ عَن وُجُوهِهِمُ النَّارَ وَلَا عَن ظُهُورِهِمْ

If only those who disbelieved knew (the time) when they will not be able to ward off the Fire from their faces, nor from their backs,

meaning, if only they knew for certain that it will inevitably come to pass, they would not seek to hasten it. If only they knew how the torment will overwhelm them from above them and from beneath their feet. 

لَهُمْ مِّن فَوْقِهِمْ ظُلَلٌ مِّنَ النَّارِ وَمِن تَحْتِهِمْ ظُلَلٌ

They shall have coverings of Fire, above them and coverings (of Fire) beneath them. (39:16) 

لَهُم مِّن جَهَنَّمَ مِهَادٌ وَمِن فَوْقِهِمْ غَوَاشٍ

Theirs will be a bed of Hell (Fire), and over them coverings (of Hellfire). (7:41)

And in this Ayah Allah says:

حِينَ لَا يَكُفُّونَ عَن وُجُوهِهِمُ النَّارَ وَلَا عَن ظُهُورِهِمْ

when they will not be able to ward off the Fire from their faces, nor from their backs,

And Allah says:

سَرَابِيلُهُم مِّن قَطِرَانٍ وَتَغْشَى وُجُوهَهُمْ النَّارُ

Their garments will be of tar, and fire will cover their faces. (14:50)

The torment will surround them on all sides, 

وَلَا هُمْ يُنصَرُونَ

and they will not be helped.

means, and they will have no helper.

This is like the Ayah:

وَمَا لَهُم مِّنَ اللَّهِ مِن وَاقٍ

And they have no guardian against Allah. (13:34)

and they will not be helped.

means, and they will have no helper.

تَأْتِيهِم بَغْتَةً

Nay, it will come upon them all of a sudden,

means, the Fire will come upon them suddenly, i.e., it will take them by surprise. 

فَتَبْهَتُهُم

and will perplex them,

means, it will scare them, and they will succumb to it in confusion, not knowing what they are doing. 

فَلَ يَسْتَطِيعُونَ رَدَّهَا

and they will have no power to avert it,

means, they will have no means of doing so. 

وَلَا هُمْ يُنظَرُونَ

nor will they get respite.

All Praises is due to Allah we ask Him to let us die in the path of Qur'an and Sunnah.

Ibnkhaer

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means, it will not be delayed for them even for an instant.


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