1 Seest thou one who denies the Judgment (to come)? 6281
2 Then such is the (man) who repulses the orphan (with harshness)
3 And encourages not the feeding of the indigent. 6282
4 So woe to the worshippers
5 Who are neglectful of their Prayers 6283
6 Those who (want but) to be seen (of men) 6284
7 But refuse (to supply) (Even) neighborly needs. 6285
Note Number : 6281Din may mean either (1) the Judgment to come, the responsibility in the moral and spiritual world, for all actions done by men, or (2) Faith, Religion, the principles of right and wrong in spiritual matters, which often conflict with selfish desires or predilections. It is men who deny Faith or future responsibility, that treat the helpless with contempt and lead arrogant selfish lives.
Note Number : 6282The Charity or Love which feeds the indigent at the expense of Self is a noble form of virtue, which is beyond the reach of men who are so callous as even to discourage or forbid or look down upon the virtue of charity or kindness in others.
Note Number : 6283True worship does not consist in the mere form of prayer, without the heart and mind being earnestly applied to seek the realisation of the presence of Allah, and to understand and do His holy Will.
Note Number : 6284Cf. iv. 142: "When they stand up to prayer, they stand without earnestness, to be seen of men, but little do they hold Allah in remembrance."
Note Number : 6285Hypocrites make a great show of hollow acts of goodness, devotion, and charity. But they fail signally if you test them by little acts of neighbourly help or charity, the thousand little courtesies and kindnesses of daily life, the supply of needs which cost little but mean much.