003 - Soorah Aal-'Imraan - (The Family of 'Imraan) - [Madanee]
[003:174] So, they returned with grace and bounty from Allâh. No harm touched them; and they followed the good Pleasure of Allâh. And Allâh is the Owner of Great Bounty.
[003:175] It is only Shaitân (Satan) that suggests to you the fear of his Auliyâ' [supporters and friends (polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh and in His Messenger, Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam])]; so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers.
[003:176] And let not those grieve you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) who rush with haste to disbelieve; verily, not the least harm will they do to Allâh. It is Allâh's Will to give them no portion in the Hereafter. For them there is a great torment.
[003:177] Verily, those who purchase disbelief at the price of Faith, not the least harm will they do to Allâh. For them, there is a painful torment.
[003:178] And let not the disbelievers think that Our postponing of their punishment is good for them. We postpone the punishment only so that they may increase in sinfulness. And for them is a disgraceful torment.
[003:179] Allâh will not leave the believers in the state in which you are now, until He distinguishes the wicked from the good. Nor will Allâh disclose to you the secrets of the Ghaib (Unseen), but Allâh chooses of His Messengers whom He wills. So believe in Allâh and His Messengers. And if you believe and fear Allâh, then for you there is a great reward.
[003:180] And let not those who covetously withhold of that which Allâh has bestowed on them of His bounty (wealth) think that it is good for them (and so they do not pay the obligatory Zakât). Nay, it will be worse for them; the things which they covetously withheld, shall be tied to their necks like a collar on the Day of Resurrection. And to Allâh belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth; and Allâh is Well-Acquainted with all that you do.
(V.3:180) "And let not those who covetously withhold of that which Allâh has bestowed on them of His bounty ... shall be tied to their necks like a collar."
Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: Allâh's Messenger [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Anyone whom Allâh has given wealth but he does not pay its Zakât (charity); then, on the Day of Resurrection, his wealth will be presented to him in the shape of a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two poisonous glands* in its mouth and it will encircle itself round his neck and bite him over his cheeks and say, 'I am your wealth; I am your treasure."' Then the Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] recited this Divine Verse: "And let not those who covetously withhold of that which Allâh has bestowed on them of His bounty." (V.3:180). -- [Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 6/4565 (O.P.88)]
*Fath Al-Bâri. Vol.4, pages 11-13.