Tafseer Surah Yasin Ibnu Kathir (14)

Tafseer Ibnu Kathir Surah Yasin (14)

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Allah tells us what the end of the disbelievers will be on the Day of
Resurrection, when He commands them to get apart from the believers, i.e., to
stand apart from the believers. This is like the Ayat:
نَحْشُرُهُمْ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ نَقُولُ لِلَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُواْ مَكَانَكُمْ أَنتُمْ
وَشُرَكَآؤُكُمْ فَزَيَّلْنَا بَيْنَهُمْ﴾

(And the Day whereon We shall gather them all together, then We shall say to
those who did set partners in worship with Us: “Stop at your place! You and your
partners.” Then We shall separate them) (10:28).
﴿وَيَوْمَ تَقُومُ
السَّاعَةُ يَوْمَئِذٍ يَتَفَرَّقُونَ ﴾

(And on the Day when the Hour will be established — that Day shall they be
separated.) (30:14)

(On that Day they shall be divided) (30:43) which means, they will be divided
into two separate groups.
الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ وَأَزْوَجَهُمْ وَمَا كَانُواْ يَعْبُدُونَ – مِن دُونِ
اللَّهِ فَاهْدُوهُمْ إِلَى صِرَطِ الْجَحِيمِ ﴾

((It will be said to the angels): “Assemble those who did wrong, together
with their companions and what they used to worship, instead of Allah, and lead
them on to the way of flaming Fire (Hell).”) (37:22-23).
﴿أَلَمْ أَعْهَدْ
إِلَيْكُمْ يبَنِى ءَادَمَ أَن لاَّ تَعْبُدُواْ الشَّيطَـنَ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ
عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ ﴾

(Did I not command you, O Children of Adam, that you should not worship
Shaytan Verily, he is a plain enemy to you.) This is a rebuke from Allah to the
disbelievers among the sons of Adam, those who obey the Shaytan even though he
was a plain enemy to them, and they disobeyed Ar-Rahman Who created them and
granted them provision. Allah says:
﴿وَأَنِ اعْبُدُونِى
هَـذَا صِرَطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ ﴾

(And that you should worship Me. That is the straight path.) meaning, `I
commanded you in the world to disobey the Shaytan, and I commanded you to
worship Me, and this is the straight path, but you followed a different path and
you followed the commands of the Shaytan.’ Allah says:
﴿وَلَقَدْ أَضَلَّ
مِنْكُمْ جِبِلاًّ كَثِيراً﴾

(And indeed he did lead astray a great multitude of you.) meaning, a large
number of people. This was the view of Mujahid, Qatadah, As-Suddi and Sufyan bin
﴿أَفَلَمْ تَكُونُواْ

(Did you not then understand) means, `did you not have any understanding,
when you went against the command of your Lord to worship Him alone, with no
partner or associate, and you preferred to follow the Shaytan’
﴿هَـذِهِ جَهَنَّمُ
الَّتِى كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ – اصْلَوْهَا الْيَوْمَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَكْفُرُونَ –
الْيَوْمَ نَخْتِمُ عَلَى أَفْوَهِهِمْ وَتُكَلِّمُنَآ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَتَشْهَدُ
أَرْجُلُهُمْ بِمَا كَانُواْ يَكْسِبُونَ – وَلَوْ نَشَآءُ لَطَمَسْنَا عَلَى
أَعْيُنِهِمْ فَاسْتَبَقُواْ الصِّرَطَ فَأَنَّى يُبْصِرُونَ – وَلَوْ نَشَآءُ
لَمَسَخْنَـهُمْ عَلَى مَكَــنَتِهِمْ فَمَا اسْتَطَـعُواْ مُضِيّاً وَلاَ
يَرْجِعُونَ ﴾

(63. This is Hell which you were promised!) (64. Burn (enter) therein this
Day, for that you used to disbelieve.) (65. This Day, We shall seal up their
mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their legs will bear witness to
what they used to earn.) (66. And if it had been Our will, We would surely have
wiped out their eyes, so that they would struggle for the path, how then would
they see) (67. And if it had been Our will, We could have transformed them in
their places. Then they would have been unable to go forward (move about) nor
they could have turned back.) On the Day of Resurrection, it will be said to the
disbelievers among the sons of Adam, after Hell has been shown to them as a
rebuke; and warning:
﴿هَـذِهِ جَهَنَّمُ
الَّتِى كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ ﴾

(This is Hell which you were promised!) meaning, `this is what the Messengers
warned you about, and you did not believe them.’
الْيَوْمَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَكْفُرُونَ ﴾

(Burn (enter) therein this Day, for that you used to disbelieve). This is
like the Ayah:
﴿يَوْمَ يُدَعُّونَ
إِلَى نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ دَعًّا – هَـذِهِ النَّارُ الَّتِى كُنتُم بِهَا
تُكَذِّبُونَ – أَفَسِحْرٌ هَـذَا أَمْ أَنتُمْ لاَ تُبْصِرُونَ ﴾

(The Day when they will be pushed down by force to the fire of Hell, with a
horrible, forceful pushing. This is the Fire which you used to belie. Is this
magic or do you not see) (52:13-15)