Tafseer - the depth of Qur'an and of the Science and mystery of it
Sometimes you read the Qur'an without reflecting upon the words. Every word is important in the noble Qur''an. When I read the famous Surah Ya'Seen I am struck by the amazing treasure that lies in it. But have I really the whole context? What more, other than the obvious, lies behind the beautiful pattern of words? I found Scribd.com really intrigue your mind and heart because it talks about the Qur'an in detail, or as they say in arabic tafseer. It is the depth of Qur'an and the science and mystery of it. And it is amazing and fascinating.
What does the "Word" mean really in the seventh verse of Surah Ya Seen?
If you go study Tafseer, you will perhaps understand this:
“The decree has been passed against most of them, so they will not believe.” This verse consoles Rasulullah
(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), telling him not to grieve about those who do not believe in him because Allah had already decreed that they will never believe. Ibn Jarir said: “The punishment has become inevitable for most of them, because Allah had decreed it in the Mother of the Book (Al-Lawh Al-Mahfuz) that they will not believe.”A very hard work is handed over to you (O My Beloved Messenger) that you should warn and awake, by means of the Qur'an, that nation (Arabs) to whom for centuries no warner was sent. That ignorant and heedless nation which is neither aware of Allah nor the Hereafter; neither gaining lesson from the past nor anxious for the future; neither observant of their origin nor looking at the end; neither differing between virtue and vice nor conscious of good and bad - to bring forth such a nation from the shadows of such a long ignorance and heedlessness into the light of righteousness and guidance is not an ordinary and easy job. No doubt!
You shall try with full force and zeal to bring them up to the high degrees of prosperity and welfare by warning them of the horrible results of this ignorance and heedlessness; and by giving them the alarm of a hideous future, so that this nation by its high success may open the door of success for the whole world. But you will come across many men who will not pay heed to any kind of advice and admonition. This is why Satan subdues them and prevails upon them and enticing them to do mischief and absurdities. Satan adorns with delusion their past and future, which may be extremely dirty. Thus at last,totally disbelieving the next life, these people make only their transient and temporary wishes their destined goal.At that time, as explained by Allah, on the one hand the word of the Satan comes true:
(Satan) said: 'By Your Might, I will surely mislead all of them except Your faithful obedient servants. (Surah Saad : 82-83),and on the other hand theword of Allah is proved and applied:
He (Allah) said: ‘The truth is – and the truth I say – that I will fill Hell with you and your followers together.’ (Surah Saad : 84-85)
Nevertheless, it is already proved from eternity that such and such individuals from such and such nations, being misled by the Satan due to their carelessness and indiscretion, shall be entitled to the divine chastisement. Such people cannot be expected to come to the way and accept the truth. So if you (O Prophet) come to face such discouraging events in the mission of warning and reforming, you should not be sorrowful and grieved. You go on performing your duty and leave the result to Allah. To fully understand the above comment, the following verses should also be looked at and reflected upon:
What else can you figure out when you study the Qur'an?
And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Merciful (Allah), We appoint for him Satan to be his companion. And verily, they (the Satans) hinder them from the Path of Allah; but they think that they are guided aright. (Surah Az-Zukhruf : 36,37).
This verse shows that Satan is not set upon anyone in the beginning but when one blinds himself of the admonition obstinately, the final effect is that Satan is set upon him, just as the organs of the body - hands and feet - become inactive if they are not used for a pretty long time. Allah, the Most High, says.
So when they turned away (from the Path of Allah), Allah turned their hearts away (from the Right Path).(Surah As-Saff : 5).
And We shall turn their hearts and their eyes away (from guidance); as they refused to believe therein for the first time, and We shall leave them in their trespass to wander blindly. (Surah Al-An'aam : 110)
And We have assigned for them (devils) intimate companions (in this world), who have been made fair-seeming to them, what was before them (i.e. evil deeds done in this world) and what was behind them (denial of matters of the coming life of the Hereafter). And the Word (i.e. of torment) is justified against them as it was justified against the previous generations … (Surah Fussilat : 25)
After his control, Satan takes them to that which results in i.e. justification of the punishment.