Explanation of 25:27

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English Translation of Al-Quran [25].Surah Al-Furqan [The Criterion] Ayat 27. And (remember) the Day when the Zalim (wrong-doer, oppressor, polytheist, etc.) will bite at his hands, he will say: "Oh! Would that I had taken a path with the Messenger ( Muhammad SAWW(PBUH). Ayat 28. "Ah! Woe to me! Would that I had never taken so-and-so as a friend! [Tafseer] of Ayat 27. The Day that the wrong-doer will bite at his hands, he will say, "Oh! would that I had taken a (straight) path with the Messenger! The words are general, and for us the interest is in a general sense. A man who actually receives the Truth and is on the right path is all the more culpable if he is diverted from that path by the machinations of a worldly friend. The particular person whom some Commentators mention in this connection was one ‘Uqbah who received the light of Islam, but was misled afterwards by a worldly friend into apostasy and blasphemy. He came to an evil end afterwards. [Tafseer] of Ayat 28. "Ah! woe is me! Would that I had never taken such a one for a friend!