Interpretation of Sura Cow - Verse 165
165. "And yet, of men, there are some who take unto themselves (for worship) objects other than Allah, and love them as the love due to Allah; but for those who have faith, their love of Allah is more intensive. And if only those who are unjust could see (what they will realize) when they behold the punishment, that the Power is wholly Allah's, and that Allah is severe in (enforcing) the Penalty."
Disbelievers have gone astray. Their affection to things other than Allah, is like the wish and desire of a sick person unto eating the food which is harmful for his sickness but the patient ignorantly persists on having it. In contrast with them are the believers. So those who have Faith surely love Allah very intensively and more than anything or anybody else.
The pagans, who have done unjustly to themselves, will see their miserable destination on the Day of Reckoning, when they will recognize their wrong thought and their deviation. On that Day they will understand fully that the entire Power belongs to Allah and that they had gone a wrong way when they had referred to other than Him. The intensive punishment of Allah, on that Day, will be upon those who, thoughtlessly and unreasonably, had left out the attachment to Allah and clung to some vain and chaffy imaginations.
Then, it is so that in Sura 'An'am, No. 6, verse 102, to guide them, Allah warns them thus:
" That is Allah, your Lord, there is no god but He; the Creator of all things, therefore serve Him, and He has charge of all things." By the way, it is narrated by Muhammad-ibn-Muslim that Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) and Had¤rat Sadiq (a.s.) , speaking about the phrase: "...but for those who have faith, their love is more intensive " had said: " They are the progeny of Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) ". 16
16. Tafsir-i-Burhan, vol. 1, p. 172
Adapted from the book: "The Light of The Quran - Interpretation of Sura Al-Baqarah (The Cow)" by: "Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani and A Group of Muslim Scholars"
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