The Quran about those who closed themselves. Part 4

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful

Undoubted under doubt

There is no doubt even among atheists that our universe has certain laws. Certain warnings and recommendations are based on their research, which does not cause confusion to anyone. No one will express an opinion about the injustice of gravity, without which man could not walk on the ground.

However, many people ignore God’s warnings and examples, not counting this as truth, although a reasonable person has something to think about.

  • Examples:

And those who had wished for his position the previous day began to say, “Oh, how God extends provision to whom He wills of His servants and restricts it! If not that God had conferred favor on us, He would have caused it to swallow us. Oh, how the closed ones do not succeed!” (28:82)

Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children – like the example of a rain whose plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes debris. And in the hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from God and contentment. And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion! (57:20)

God presents an example of those who closed themselves: the wife of Nuh (Noah) and the wife of Lut (Lot). They were under two of Our corrected servants but betrayed them, so those prophets did not avail them from God at all!

and it was said, “Enter the Fire with those who enter!” (66:10)


The state of nature closed from the truth is fraught with falling under the curse.

  • Curse

Indeed, those who closed themselves and die while they are closed ones – upon them will be the curse of God and of the maintainers and the people, all together, (2:161)

And Ibrahim (Abraham) said, “You have only taken, other than God, idols as [a bond of] affection among you in worldly life. Then on the day of standing before God you will close yourselves from one another and curse one another, and your refuge will be the Fire, and you will not have any helpers.” (29:25)

Indeed, God has cursed the closed people and prepared for them a blaze. (33:64)


Conflict-free situations concerning the spread of the truth from God almost never existed. Closed people with great aggression perceived a new faith that was destroying their foundation. As a result, the relationships between people grew into a military clash.

  • Battle:

And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you. Distemper is worse than killing. And do not fight them at the forbidden for battles place for earthly worship until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the closed. (2:191)

God made it not except as good tidings for you and to reassure your hearts thereby. And victory is not except from God, the Exalted in Might, the Wise. That He might cut down a section of the closed ones or suppress them so that they turn back disappointed. (3:126-127)

We will cast terror into the hearts of those who closed themselves for what they have associated with God of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the fire, and wretched is the residence of the obscurantists! (3:151)

So fight in the way of God; you are not held responsible except for yourself. And encourage the believers that perhaps God will restrain the might of those who closed themselves. And God is greater in might and stronger in [exemplary] punishment! (4:84)

“That [is yours], so taste it.” And indeed for the closed people is the punishment of the fire!

O you who have believed! When you meet those who closed themselves advancing [for battle], do not turn to them your backs [in flight]. (8:14-15)

Then God sent down His tranquillity upon His messenger and upon the believers and sent down soldiers whom you did not see and punished those who closed themselves. And that is the recompense of the closed people. (9:26)

It is He who expelled the ones who closed themselves among the holders of the Prescription from their homes at the first gathering. You did not think they would leave, and they thought that their fortresses would protect them from God; but God came upon them from where they had not expected, and He cast terror into their hearts [so] they destroyed their houses by their [own] hands and the hands of the believers. So take warning, O people of vision! (59:2)


Absolutely all living beings face death. Death, as a denominator, sums up the life of a person, the outcome of which for many can be disappointing.

  • Death

But repentance is not accepted of those who do evil deeds up until, when death comes to one of them, he says, “Indeed, I have repented now,” or of those who die while they closed themselves. For them We have prepared a painful punishment. (4:18)

And if you could but see how the maintainers finish the life of those who closed themselves. They are striking their faces and their backs and [saying], “Taste the punishment of the burning fire! That is for what your hands have put forth and because God is not ever unjust to His servants!”

Like the custom of the genus of pharaoh and of those before them. They closed themselves from the signs of God, so God seized them for their trespasses. Indeed, God is Powerful and severe in penalty! (8:50-52)


The Quran is full of warnings and threats about the upcoming events. The best method of fight with crimes is prevention of them.

  • Warning

But if you do not – and you will never be able to – then beware of the fire, whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the closed ones. (2:24)

O you who have believed! Say not, “Take care of us!” but say, “Look after us” and listen. And for those who closed themselves is a painful punishment!

Neither those who closed themselves among the holders of the Prescription nor the ones who associate others with God wish that any good should be sent down to you from your Lord. But God selects for His mercy whom He wills, and God is the possessor of great bounty. (2:104-105)

Indeed, those who closed themselves- never will their wealth or their children avail them against God at all. And it is they who are fuel for the fire! (3:10)

Indeed, those who closed themselves after their belief and then increase in closed nature- never will their [claimed] repentance be accepted, and they are the ones astray.

Indeed, those who closed themselves and die while they are closed – never would the [whole] capacity of the earth in gold be accepted from one of them if he would [seek to] ransom himself with it. For those there will be a painful punishment, and they will have no helpers. (3:90-91)

And whatever good they do – never will it be removed from them. And God is Knowing of the circumspect.

Indeed, those who closed themselves – never will their wealth or their children avail them against God at all, and those are the companions of the fire; they will abide therein! (3:115-116)

Beware of the fire, which has been prepared for the closed people! (3:131)

And do not be grieved by those who hasten into closed nature. Indeed, they will never harm God at all. God intends that He should give them no share in the hereafter, and for them is a great punishment.

Indeed, those who purchase closed nature [in exchange] for faith – never will they harm God at all, and for them is a painful punishment. And let not those who closed themselves ever think that We extend their time of life because it is better for them. We only extend it for them so that they may increase in sin, and for them is a humiliating punishment! (3:176-178)

Who are stingy and enjoin upon [other] people stinginess and conceal what God has given them of His bounty – and We have prepared for the closed people a humiliating punishment. And those who spend of their wealth through hypocrisy in front of the people and do not believe God and the last day, and he to whom disobedient is an intimate – then evil is he as an intimate. (4:37-38)

But those who closed themselves and denied Our signs – they are the companions of hellfire! (5:86)

And leave those who take their duty as amusement and diversion and whom the worldly life has deluded! But remind with it, lest a personality be given up to destruction for what it earned; it will have other than God no patron and no guardian! And if it should offer every compensation, it would not be taken from it! Those are the ones who are given to destruction for what they have earned! For them will be a drink of scalding water and a painful punishment because they used to be the closed ones! (6:70)

And their prayer at the house was not except whistling and handclapping! So taste the punishment for what you closed yourself!

Indeed, those who closed themselves spend their wealth to avert from the way of God. So they will spend it; then it will be for them a [source of] regret; then they will be overcome.

And those who have closed themselves – unto hell they will be gathered.[This is] so that God may distinguish the wicked from the good and place the wicked some of them upon others and heap them all together and put them into Hell. It is those who are the losers.

Say to those who have closed themselves [that] if they cease, what has previously occurred will be forgiven for them. But if they return [to hostility] – then the original law continues. (8:35-38)

It is not for those who associate others with God to maintain the places for earthly worship before God witnessing against their closed nature. For those, their deeds have become worthless, and in the fire they will abide! (9:17)

God has promised the venal men and venal women and the closed people the fire of Hell, wherein they will abide! It is sufficient for them. And God has cursed them, and for them is an enduring punishment! (9:68)

O prophet! Fight against the closed and the venal people and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination! (9:73)

And those with excuses among the Arabs came to be permitted [to remain], and they who had lied to God and His messenger sat [at home]. There will strike those who closed themselves among them a painful punishment! (9:90)


After the end of life, after these warnings, inevitability comes-the Day of Debt.

  • Day of Debt

On the day [some] faces will turn white and [some] faces will turn black. As for those whose faces turn black, [to them it will be said], “Did you close yourselves after your belief? Then taste the punishment for what you closed themselves!” (3:106)

That day, those who closed themselves and disobeyed the messenger will wish they could be covered by the earth. And they will not conceal from God a story. (4:42)

Indeed, those who closed themselves – if they should have all that is in the earth and the like of it with it by which to ransom themselves from the punishment of the day of standing before God, it will not be accepted from them, and for them is a painful punishment!(5:36)

If you could but see when they will be made to stand before their Lord. He will say, “Is this not the truth?”

They will say, “Yes, by our Lord.”

He will [then] say, “So taste the punishment because you closed yourselves!” (6:30)

And the companions of the fire will call to the companions of the garden, “Pour upon us some water or from whatever God has provided you.”

They will say, “Indeed, God has forbidden them both to the closed people.” (7:50)


The nature closed from the divine brings nothing except for tribulation and unhappiness.