Thursday, December 25, 2014

If God is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraw His help from you, who is there who can help you after Him?


Lessons 446 to 457

LESSON # 446 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Help Of God Almighty
In Allah Let Believers Put Their Trust
If God Help You, None Can Overcome
If Allah Withdraw His Help, None Can Help You
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 160 of 200, Section –17 (Part – 4)

If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraw His help from you, who is there who can help you after Him? In Allah let believers put their trust.    
‘Iny-yansur-kumullaahu  falaa  gaaliba 
lakum.  Wa  ‘iny-yakh-zulkum  faman  zallazii  yan-surukum-mim-  ba’-dih.  Wa  ‘alallaahi  falyata-wakkalil-Mu’-minuun.  

Lesson

The Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was commanded in the previous verse, “Put thy trust in Allah”. Now it is being described in this verse, “Trustworthy is only Allah, Who is the Mighty, the Overcoming”.

Which error was committed by the Muslims during the Battle of ‘Uhud, that was forgiven by Allah Almighty, as well as He also recommended to let them forgiven too by the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). After that, they are being advised, “O Believers! Do not be taken in deception of others; do not fall into the trap of Infidels and Hypocrites, do not impress your false and astray imaginations upon your minds, but trust in Allah Almighty. If Allah is your helper, none can overcome you as you have observed during the Battle of Badr that the Idolaters were more than three fold from you. You did not have much arms and war equipment comparing to them. But Allah Almighty helped you and fortunately you won the non-ordinary war in un-expecting circumstances.

It has been described many times ago that victory and prevalence neither depends on number of Army personnel, nor on abundance of war equipment, but its necessary condition is strong and firm belief and faith in Allah Almighty, most of all the personal Bounty and Mercy of Allah Almighty. Those soldiers, who love their Belief most of their lives and all worldly valuables, they do not hesitate to sacrifice their lives for Its superiority. Their arms become manifold powerful and stable in their intentions more than usual. An Infidel or Idolater soldier, who fights only for worldly goods, he knows on no account to sacrifice his life. Where ever he felt danger for his life, ran away leaving every thing. Such people are coward and weak. They do not have cease of mind and strength of their arms ends. Whether they are in majority, (have much quantity of fighters), they would be like a flock of the sheep. It is duty of the Believers that they should keep complete trust in Allah Almighty, endeavor and try their best, entrust their matters and make over the result to Allah Almighty.    




LESSON # 447 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Dignity Of The Prophet (peace be upon him)
Splendor Of The Messenger
The Apostle’s Glory
Pomp Of The Last Messenger (peace be upon him)
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses – 161 to 163 of 200, Section –17 (Part – 4)

161.  It is not for any Prophet to deceive (mankind). And whoso deceiveth will bring what he embezzled with him on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul will be paid in full what it hath earned; and they will not be wronged.

162.  Is one who followeth the pleasure of Allah as one who hath earned condemnation from Allah, and whose habitation is the Fire. And a hapless journey’s end?

163.  They are (in different) degrees (of grace and reprobation) with Allah. And Allah is Seer of what they do.    
161.  Wa  maa  kaana  li-nabiyyin  ‘any-yagull.  Wa    many-yaglul  ya’-ti  bimaa    galla  Yawmal-Qiyaamah.  Summa  tuwaf-faa  kullu  nafsim-maa  kasabat  wa  hum  laa 
yuzlamuun.

162.  ‘Afa-manittaba-‘a  Rizwaanal-laahi  kamam-baaa-‘a  bisakhatim-  minallaahi  wa  ma’-waahu  Jahannam.  Wa  bi’-sal-masiir.

163.  Hum  darajaatun 
‘indal-laah.  Wallaahu  Basiirum-  bi-maa  ya’-maluun. 

Lesson

maa  kaana  li-nabiyyin  ‘any-yagulla – {It is not for any Prophet to deceive (mankind)}. This sentence can be explained in many forms:

·       First of all, “the persons, who committed a mistake in the Battle of ‘Uhud, should have faith that while the most gracious Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) have forgiven them, then now his heart has been settled from their side. Since that, there is no difference between the heart (mind) and tongue of the Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). That becomes public which they have in their hearts.

·       Secondly, the Messengers (peace be upon them) use to conceal nothing from their Ummah (nation), whether that is Revelation from Allah Almighty, or matters of truth and just or booty or something else. So, one should not bring any such false thought about the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).

In the second verse of this lesson, Allah Almighty declared the difference between a Prophet and non-prophet by means of an obvious likeness. Allah Almighty asks, “Is the Prophet, who follows the pleasure of Allah in each condition and wishes from others to follow His pleasure also, can he be as someone who has earned condemnation from Allah, and whose habitation is the Fire? And a hapless journey’s end”? It can never be so.

Actually a Prophet (peace be upon him) and entire other creation is not equal. The Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) cannot do the base and contemptible deeds like the avarice and the greed. Allah Almighty knows, “Who deserves any degree and is entitled of which degree”? He is Seer of what they do. Can He bestow the degree of prophet-hood to such mean nature persons? Never.    



LESSON # 448 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Habits Of God’s Prophet
Talents Of The Messenger Of Allah
Good Qualities Of The Apostle Of God
Degrees Of Excellence Of The Prophet
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses – 164 of 200, Section –17 (Part – 4)

Allah verily hath shown grace to the believers by sending unto them a Messenger of their own who reciteth unto them His Revelations, and causeth them to grow, and teacheth them the Scripture and Wisdom; although before (he came to them) they were in flagrant error.      
Laqad  mannallaahu  ‘alal-Mu’-miniina  ‘iz  ba-‘asa  fiihim  Rasuulam-min  ‘anfusihim  yatluu  ‘alayhim  ‘Aayaatihii 
wa  yuzakkiihim  wa  yu-‘allimu-humul-Kitaaba  wal-Hikmah.  Wa  ‘in-kaanuu  min-  qablu  lafii  zalaalim-mubiin. 

Lesson

Manna – {(He) did acts of kindness}, it is only one likeness in the Holy Qur’an,  which Allah Almighty has spoken about His favor conferred on His servants. It is greatest kindness of Allah Almighty upon the humankind that He sent a man like other men as His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). It is easy for the human beings to sit near him, to talk with him, to understand the Word of Allah Almighty from him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and to reap the benefits of each type of fortunes. The people know very well the morality, honesty, trust, sincerity, purity, mercy and circumstances of this Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). When they observe the miracles appearing from the person, who belongs to their own tribe and nation, it becomes easy for them to believe in him. Even though any demon or Angel (peace be upon him) had come as messenger, seeing his miracles, the people could pretend that he did not belong to their class (mankind). Therefore, his morality and deeds were not follow-able for them. So, Allah Almighty sent a human being as His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), who has good moral character, is merciful, mild and affectionate, from whom they can get bounty frankly. Allah Almighty has bestowed four basic excellences, which have already been described in Surah Baqarah (The Cow):

1.    The Messenger (most gracious) recites Revelations of Allah Almighty and causes to hear the people, apparent meanings of which (Revelations) were able to be understood very easily by the people of Arab as the Arabic was their own language.

2.    He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) purifies the people from sins, evils, idol-worship and polytheism. Removing their dirt, he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) cleanses their hearts.

3.    He teaches the Scripture of Allah Almighty. Where it seems difficult to understand by the people, he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) removes the doubts by clearing its meanings.

4.    He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) teaches the knowledge of Wisdom to the people, to reach the bottom, explains the secrets, signs and deep matters of the Holy Qur’an.

The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) of Allah Almighty formed the Arab nation as spiritual guide and master of the entire world with his love and teaching, which had been drowned in ignorance and astray, which had no perfection or excellence of the world.    



LESSON # 449 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Reproach Of The Misfortune
Upbraiding of The Adversity
Complaint Of The Harm
Utterance Of Grievance Of The Mishap
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses – 165 of 200, Section –17 (Part First-Half Of – 4)

How is it so, when a disaster smote you, though ye had smitten (them with a disaster) twice (as great), that ye said: How is this? Say (unto them, O’ Muhammad): It is from yourselves. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.      
‘Awa-  lammaaa  ‘asaabat-kum-musiibatun- qad  ‘asabtum-mislayhaa,  qultum  ‘annaa 
haazaa. 
Qul  huwa  min  ‘indi 
‘anfusikum. ‘Innallaaha  ‘alaa  kulli  shay-‘in- Qadiir.

Lesson

The event of the Battle of ‘Uhud had been being described since long. It’s necessary detail was told. Then the error, which was committed by the Muslims, was stated. Afterwards they were forgiven. Allah Almighty forgave also those archers and they were recommended by Him too to be forgiven by the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). In this connection, manners and virtues of the Prophet of Allah, auspiciousness of his (grace, glory,  blessings and peace be upon him) existence and peculiarities were discussed. The Muslims were also told that coming into existence of this Messenger between you is biggest kindness of Allah Almighty upon you. You should know his (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) value and thank to Allah Almighty for this favor. Now story of the ‘Uhud is being discussed again.
  
It has been declared to the Muslims, “Do you wonder on the disaster and loss, which you suffered in the Battle of ‘Uhud  and ask that from where this disaster has come? You consider that you were Muslims; you came out to fight with the enemies of the truth in the Way of Allah. Allah Almighty had promised too for help, then why and from whither this calamity descended upon you? You would have thought before speaking that how much you suffered, double of it has been caused to suffer earlier by your enemies. Your seventy people were martyred in the Battle of ‘Uhud and became heirs of the Heaven. On the contrary, during the battle of Badr their seventy persons were slain and thrown into the Hell, in addition their seventy people became your prisoners, upon whom you had complete control. If you wanted, you could kill them. Then besides the Battle of Badr, their more than twenty men were slain also in the beginning of the Battle of ‘Uhud. If you have lost here then imagine there, they have faced disastrous defeat in the Battle of Badr , and in the Battle of ‘Uhud too, when you fought courageously, they lost all their wits, and ran away being senseless.

If you reflect then you became the reason of this trouble at your own.

·       Due to excitement, you persisted to fight coming outward from the city of Medina.

·       The archers disobeyed the Holy Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and left the Pass. Why are you surprise now? You became the reason yourselves of this disaster and defeat; otherwise, Allah Almighty is Able to do all things. If He wished, He would not let you put in this trial. No doubt, He has the perfect Power of Influence.


         LESSON # 450 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Intention Of The Trial
Aim To Examine The Believer And Hypocrite
Purpose Of The Examination
Wish To Test
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses – 166 & 167a of 200, Section –17 (Part – 4)

166.  And that which befell you, on the day when the two armies met, was by permission of Allah; that He might know the true believers-

167b.  And that He might know the hypocrites, unto whom it was said: Come, fight in the Way of Allah, or defend yourselves.       
166.  Wa  maaa ‘asaabakum 
yawmal-taqal-jam-‘aani 
fabi-‘iznillaahi  wa 
li-ya’-lamal-Mu’-miniin.

167a.  Wa  liya’-lamal-laziina  naafaquu.  Wa 
qiila  lahum  ta-‘aalaw  qaatiluu  fii 
Sabiilillaahi  ‘a-wid-fa-‘uu.

Lesson

yawmal-taqal-jam-‘aani – (on the day when the two armies met), it signifies towards the day of the Battle of ‘Uhud, when the Armies of Islam and Infidelity stood opposite and met each other face to face.

Allah Almighty is the Omnipotent. He has complete rule and jurisdiction over the entire creatures. Victory and defeat is only in His hand. When Muslim crusaders and Idolaters of Mecca met face to face on the day of the Battle of ‘Uhud and the Muslims faced accidental defeat, they were conquered because such situation arose due to their own act which was against the Will of Allah Almighty to bestow them complete superiority. What happened, that was by the order of Allah Almighty and the Muslims produced its cause themselves. Aim of it was that belief and purity of the Muslims might be known on one side and hypocrisy of the Hypocrites might be revealed on the other side, and the good might be separated completely from the bad.

Before starting of the battle, when Abdullah bin ‘Ubayy, the leader of Hypocrites began to return with his three hundred companions, he was asked, “Where do you want to run at the spot? Come, if you are true in your claim that you are true Muslims, then let us fight in the Way of Allah Almighty. Otherwise, at least, take part in stopping and repelling the enemy. That is to say, live together in the assemblage so that the enemies feel fear of abundance of our Army upon their heart. If you do not fight in the Way of Allah        , for the cause of Islam, then at least help us to stop the enemy for passion of your native land, service of your nation or safety of your wealth and children, because if the enemy gets victory then he will take revenge from all and will not leave anybody. Overall, notwithstanding it was tried to warn them and through excitement all the matters were illuminated. But the Hypocrites did not accept and vice of their hearts manifested.  

Abdullah bin ‘Ubayy returned to Medina city with his companion hypocrites and the Muslims went ahead for the battle. The incident, which happened there, has already been discussed earlier. Reply of Abdullah bin ‘Ubayy against the entire advices will be described in the next lesson ‘Inshaa ‘Allaah.   



LESSON # 451 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Pretension Of The Hypocrites
A False Claim Of The Hypocrites
Ostensible Reason Of Hypocrites
False Show Of Hypocrites
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses – 167b & 168 of 200, Section –17 (Part – 4)

167b.  They answered: If we knew aught of fighting we would follow you. On that day they were nearer disbelief than faith. They utter with their mouths a thing, which is not in their hearts. And Allah is Best Aware of what they hide.  

168.  Those who, while they sat at home, said of their brethren (who were fighting for the Cause of Allah): If they had obeyed us they would not have been slain. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Then avert death from yourselves if ye are truthful.         
167b.  Qaaluu  law  na’-lamu 
qitaalal-lattaba’-naakum.  Hum  lil-kufri  yawma-‘izin  ‘aqrabu  minhum  lil-‘iimaan.  Yaquu-luuna 
bi-‘afwaahi-him-maa  laysa  fii  quluubihim. 
Wallaahu  ‘A’-lamu  bimaa  yaktumuun.

168.  ‘Allaziina  qaaluu  li-‘ikh-waanihim  wa  qa-‘aduu  law  ‘ataa- ‘uunaa  maa  qutiluu. 
Qul  fadra-‘uu  ‘an  ‘anfusikumul-mawta  ‘in- kuntum  saadiqiin.    

Lesson

Greatest help and power, which is considered most useful in the battlefield, is that either the fighters would have complete support from their rear or they have expectation that their companions and protectors exist on their back, and they will be reaching very soon. Contrary to it, those soldiers remain in an excessive distressed condition and withered whose own companions leave them helpless and they have no hope regarding any help.

Abdullah bin ‘Ubayy adopted this behavior with the Muslim Crusaders. That is to say; at that time when the enemy was in front of them and the Infidelity and Islam were near to knocking against each other, he brought back his companions. When he was advised in this connection, he replied that there is no  chance of fight. If we would have known that really the both armies are going to fight, then we would have gone with you. Even now, if we felt that the war has begun, we would come with you. He aimed also from this conversation that if really there were any encounter, we certainly would have remained with you. There is no contest between your army and the army of Infidels and Idolaters. You have only one thousand personnel and they have three thousand braves. In addition, you have no war equipment too. It is not a battle, but to put oneself into destruction willing or not willing. In other words, it means from his description, “If we would know how to fight or aware of the art of war, then we would have remained with you”. As though, they taunted the Muslims in their hearts, “You did not act upon our advice, accepted opinion of others, as if we are comprehended as ignorant from the established orders of war”. They tried to harm the Muslims from this act and strengthened the Infidels. They said to the ‘Ansaar (a tribe of sheikhs supposed to have belonged originally to Madinah and embraced Islam), “If they had obeyed us and remained at their homes they would not have been slain”. Allah Almighty commanded them that if it is not possible to escape from the death, then why not it should be accepted, coming out in the battlefield like the brave people.



LESSON # 452 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
The Martyrs Are Living
Martyrs Have Provision  
Jubilant Are Martyrs Because Of God’s Bounty
There Shall No Fear/Grief Come upon The Martyrs
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses – 169 to 171 of 200, Section –17 (Part – 4)

169.  Think not of those, who are slain in the Way of Allah, as dead. Nay, they are living, with their Lord they have provision-  

170.  Jubilant (are they) because of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of His Bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left behind: That there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.   

171.  They rejoice because of favour from Allah and kindness, and that Allah wasteth not the reward of the believers.       
169.  Wa  laa  tah-sabannal-laziina  qutiluu  fii  Sabiilillaahi 
‘am-waataa.  Bal  ‘ahyaaa-‘un  ‘inda  Rabbihim 
yurzaquun.

170.  Farihiina  bimaaa 
‘aataa- 
humullaahu  min-  fazlihii,  wa  yastab-shiruuna  billaziina  lam 
yalhaquu 
bihim-min  khalfi-him,   ‘allaa  khawfun  ‘alayhim 
wa 
laa  hum  yahzanuun. 


171.  Yastab-shiruuna  bi-ni’-matim-minallaahi  wa  fazlinw-wa  ‘annallaaha  laa  yuzii-‘u 
‘ajral-Mu’-miniin. 

Lesson

It is a universal truth that human being cannot be released from the death while sitting at home. However, he remains excluded from that kind of death, which should be called perpetual life instead of death. Those people who are slain in the Way of Allah Almighty, they are Martyrs. They get a specific fortunate life after martyrdom, which is not given to every person. The Martyrs will remain cheerful in the Paradise because Allah Almighty bestowed them the wealth of martyrdom with His Bounty and Mercy. He will reveal upon them His very huge favors and send upon them the rain of benefactions. Which promises Allah Almighty had made through His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) for the martyrs, when they will behold them, they will be pleased very much. They will know that Allah Almighty does not destroy the diligence, endeavor, try and strife of the Believers. Moreover, He gives retaliation more than any person’s imagination and thought.

Not only, the martyrs will be happy upon their condition but they will also rejoice for the sake of their Muslim brethren, who have not joined them. But, who are left behind in the crusade: That if they are either martyred in the Way of Allah Almighty too or died upon Islam and Belief, then they will also get tasteful and relaxed life. There shall no fear come upon them in future neither shall they grieve on the past. In addition, they will enter direct into the pity of Allah Almighty with complete satisfaction.  


 LESSON # 453 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Faith Instead Of Fright
Most Excellent Is God In Whom We Trust 
God Is Sufficient For Us against Each Fear
No Fear against the Belief
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses – 172 and 173 of 200, Section –18 (Part – 4)

172.  As for those who heard the call of Allah and His Messenger after the harm befell them (in the fight); for such of them as do right and ward off (evil), there is great reward.    

173.  Those unto whom men said: Lo! the people have gathered against you, therefore fear them; (the threat of danger) but increased the faith of them and they said: Allah is sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust!      
172.  ‘Allaziinas-tajaabuu  lil-laahi 
war-Rasuuli  mim-  ba’-di  maaa 
‘asaaba-humul-qarhu  lil-laziina  ‘ah-sanuu  minhum  watta-qaw  ‘ajrun  ‘aziim.  

173.  ‘Allaziina  qaala  lahumun-naasu  ‘innan-naasa  qad  ja-ma-‘uu  lakum  fakh-shawhum  fazaadahum 
‘iimaanaa 
wa  qaaluu  hasbunallaahu 
wa  Ni’-mal-Wakiil. 

Lesson

An event has been described regarding purpose of revelation of these verses:

During the Battle of ‘Uhud, the Muslims slumbered and then they stopped against the enemy being refreshed. A very furious fight placed in the battlefield. After suffering a defeat, the Idolaters of Mecca ran away. Abu Sufiyan was chief of this Army. He stopped in the way while they were returning to Mecca and meditated in his heart, “We have made a big mistake that we have left the Muslims who were defeated and wounded. It was better that they would have been finished today”. They began to consult each other and finalized, “Let’s go back to Medina and finish the Muslims”.

When the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) heard this news that Abu Sufiyan was thinking to attack the Muslims again, he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) publicized in Medina, “Get ready to follow the enemy today those people, who were our colleagues yesterday in the battlefield of ‘Uhud”.

The Muslim crusaders had been injured severely in the battlefield. They had been wounded deadly. Apparently, they did not have the strength to fight now. But listening to the call of God Almighty’s Apostle (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him), they got ready at once. Allah Almighty has mentioned about those good servants in this verse.

Having too much wounds on their bodies, the Crusaders of Islam did not become distressed in their minds, prepared themselves without any delay upon one call of the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). For such of them as do right and ward off (evil), there is great reward.   



LESSON # 454 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Grace from God
Favor From Allah 
Allah Is Of Infinite Bounty
Infinite Bounty Of God
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses –174 of 200, Section –18 (Part – 4)

So they returned with grace and favour from Allah, and no harm touched them. And they followed the good Pleasure of Allah, and Allah is of Infinite Bounty.  
Fan-qalabuu  bi-ni’-matim-minallaahi  wa  fazlil-lam-  yam-sas-hum  suuu-‘unw-wat-taba-‘uu  Rizwaanallaah.  Wal-laahu  Zuu-fazlin  ‘Aziim.

Lesson

Messenger of Allah Almighty reached the place named ‘Hamraa’ul ‘Asad’ with the Army of Muslim crusaders to follow Abu Sufiyan. Distance of this place is eight miles from Medina. When Abu Sufiyan heard that the Muslims are following him, his heart was terrified severely. He postponed the idea of attack and ran away towards Mecca. Occasionally a body of traders of Abdul Qais was proceeding to Medina. Abu Sufiyan excited them by enticing something to remove his humiliation; that they should publish such news after reaching Medina, as hearing that news the Muslims would be overawed and frightened. The people of that caravan began to say after reaching Medina that, ‘The people of Mecca have prepared a very huge Army to ruin the Muslims’. Hearing this news, excitement of faith increased in the hearts of Muslims more than earlier instead of fright, and they began to say after listening to the state of Infidels’ Army, “Allah is sufficient for us opposite to the entire world! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust”. These feelings of the Muslims and their rewards have been described in this verse.

Another narrative exists also in connection with the reason of revelation of these verses. That is, “At the end of the Battle of ‘UhudAbu Sufiyan announced that the battle will be fought again next year at the place of Badr. You should be ready”. The Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) accepted this challenge. When the next year came, he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) commanded the people to come out for Jihaad (religious crusade).

On the other side, Abu Sufiyan left Mecca with his Army. He traveled some distance but lost his courage and as he heard the preparation of the Muslims, their awe prevailed over him. Therefore, he wanted to go back to Mecca and evade regarding famine but he thought that it should be dealt with a plan that the Muslims should be blamed. By chance, a person was proceeding towards Medina. Abu Sufiyan tempted him for anything and said, “Proclaim such news after reaching Medina, due to which the Muslims be frightened and they do not come out for war”. This person reached Medina and began to publish the news that the people of Mecca have collected very large number of Army and it would not be better for the Muslims to fight against them. But Allah Almighty strengthened the intentions of Muslims. They said, “Allah is sufficient for us”. Eventually, the Muslims reached the battlefield of Badr according to the promise but the Infidels did not arrive for the battle. A very heavy market used to establish there. Therefore, the Muslims remained there for three days, earned very well profit in trade and returned to Medina.   




 LESSON # 455 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Satan Makes Men Fear His Partisans
Frightening By The Devil 
Fear Satan Not But God
An Awful Doom Will Be For Evil-doers
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses –175 & 176 of 200, Section –18 (Part – 4)

175.  It is only the devil who would make (men) fear his partisans. So fear  them not; and fear Me, if ye are true believers.     

176.  Let not their conduct grieve thee, who run easily to disbelief, for lo! they injure Allah not at all. It is Allah’s Will to assign them no portion in the Hereafter, and theirs will be an awful doom.      
175.  ’Innamaa  zaalikumush-Shay-taanu  yukhaw-wifu  ‘awli-yaaa-‘ah.  Falaa  takhaa-fuuhum  wa  khaafuuni  ‘in- 
kuntum-Mu’-miniin. 

176.  Wa  laa  yah-zunkallaziina 
yusaari-‘uuna  fil-kufr.  ‘Inna-hum  lany—yazurrullaaha  shay-‘aa.  Yurii-dullaahu  ‘allaa  yaj-‘ala  lahum  hazzan-  fil-‘Aakhirah.  Wa  lahum  ‘azaabun 
‘aziim. 

Lesson

yukhaw-wifu  - (frightens, terrifies), that is to say; the fear and concern about the future. Devilish temptations perplex and make the human being anxious always about his future. The words takhaa-fuuhum  and  khaafuuni  in this lesson have been derived from the word ‘Khawf’ which means fear and fright.

‘awli-yaaa-‘ahu – (his partisans, his friends, his helpers and his supporters). Singular of this word is walii. Due to suitableness of this word’s meanings, the pious and good persons are called ‘awli-yaaa-‘Allaah.

yusaari-‘uuna – (they run easily), it means, “they make haste, hasten.

Allah Almighty commands that the person who wants to inspire the awe about your enemy through spreading the false news, is disciple of the Devil and mislead by Satan. His aim is to frighten you by inspiring with their awe. Therefore, do not fear them if you have faith (you are truly Believers). Allah Almighty affirmed, “You have proved practically that you do not fear the Devil. So, do not fear wholly these devils, but fear Me only. Hypocrites run easily to disbelief due to his false news, for lo!  They injure Allah not at all; let not their conduct grieve you. Neither they can damage anything which belongs to the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), nor they can harm the Religion of Allah Almighty, but they are harming themselves only. It is Allah’s Will to assign them no portion in the Hereafter as retaliation of their hypocrisy, and an awful doom is waiting for them on the Doomsday.   



LESSON # 456 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Disbelief At The Price Of Faith
Painful Doom For Disbelievers 
Persons Who Sold Faith, Purchased Disbelief
Shameful Doom For Disbelievers
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses –177 & 178 of 200, Section –18 (Part – 4)

177.  Those who purchase disbelief at the price of faith harm Allah not at all, and theirs will be a painful doom.      

178.  And let not those who disbelieve imagine that the rein We give them bodeth good unto their souls. We only give them rein that they may grow in sinfulness. And theirs will be a shameful doom.        
177.  ‘Innal-laziinash-tarawul-kufra  bil-‘iimaani  lany-yazur-rullaaha  shay-‘aa.  Wa  lahum  ‘azaabun  ‘aliim. 

178.  Wa  laa  yah-sabannal-laziina  kafaruuu  ‘annamaa 
numlii 
lahum   khayrul-li-‘an-fusihim.  ‘Innamaa  numlii  lahum 
li-yaz-daaduuu’ismaa.  Wa  lahum 
‘azaabum-muhiin. 

Lesson

‘ash-taraw – (they purchased), it also means ‘to sell as well as to purchase’ but here it aims to purchase. That is to say, they left Belief and Faith, and adopted infidelity and denial.
                     
Muhiin – (shameful, wretched), this word has been derived from the word ‘ahaanat, which means insult, disgrace, suffering shame or dishonor. O our Lord Almighty! Save the entire Believers and Muslims from this kind of torment.

Before these verses, Satan and the devils were being discussed that they plan to frighten the Believers with their different vicious and terrifying managements, but it is compulsory for the Believers that they should not have any fear in their hearts except Allah Almighty. The devils run easily to infidelity, disbelief and insurrection leaving Faith and Islam. Their attempts of this type injure Allah Almighty not at all.

Noor-e-Khuda hae kufr ki harkat pe khanda zan
Phoonkuun se yeh charaagh, bujhaya na jae ga

(The Light of God is smiling on the act of infidelity
This lamp would never be extinguished with blows)

Now it is being commanded again that those people have purchased infidelity and disbelief at the price of faith. Doing so, they can never harm Allah Almighty, His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) or His religion. Opposite to this, they will suffer the painful doom. If Allah Almighty has given them some rein, then they should not be proud that this rein bodes well for their souls. The rein of punishment is not favorable for them. But Allah Almighty only gives them rein that they may grow in sinfulness. Moreover, they will be fallen into a shameful doom.




LESSON # 457 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Wisdom Of God
Sagacity Of The Creator 
God’s Philosophy
Ingeniousness Of Allah Almighty
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verses –179 of 200, Section –18 (Part – 4)

It is not (the purpose) of Allah to leave you in your present state till He shall separate the wicked from the good. And it is not (the purpose of) Allah to let you know the Unseen, but Allah chooseth of His messengers whom He will, (to receive knowledge thereof). So believe in Allah and His messengers. And if ye believe and ward off (evil), yours will be a vast reward           
Maa  kaanallaahu  li-yazaral-Mu’-miniina  ‘alaa  maaa  ‘antum 
‘alayhi  hattaa  yamiizal-khabiisa  minat-tayyib.  Wa  maa  kaanallaahu  li-yutli-‘akum  ‘alal- gaybi  wa  laa-kinnallaaha  yajtabii  mir-rusulihii  many-yashaaa’.  Fa-‘aaminuu  bil-laahi  wa  rusulih.  Wa  ‘in- tu’-minuu  wa    tatta-quu  falakum  ‘ajrun  ‘aziim.

Lesson

It was told in the previous verse that which more rein of prosperity has been given to the Infidels, that is not a proof that they have become graceful near to Allah Almighty. Now it is being described, “It is not true also that the Muslims have suffered disasters and unpleasant events, therefore they have incurred displeasure of Allah Almighty. Actually, Allah Almighty does not want to keep the Muslims always in their present condition, in which state they remained until now”. That is to say, many Infidels used to play the game of hypocrisy in the cloak of Muslim-hood. They have been staying on infidelity while they used to recite ‘Kalimah’ (the Muslim confession of faith), “Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illAllaahu, Muhammad-ur-RasuulAllaah” (there is no (other God) but Allaah, and Muhammad is His apostle) (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) from their mouths. And they remained mixed up with the Muslims to deceive them. Moreover, Allah Almighty produced such circumstances to save the Muslims from the deception of Hypocrites due to which it might be distinguished between the pure and the impure, and separated the good from the bad.

Although, it was very easy for Allah Almighty to disclose the names of Hypocrites without putting the entire Muslims in trial, but it is not suitable according to the advisability and sagacity of Allah Almighty, that He manifest such concealed matters to the entire people. However, He picks Messenger/Prophet out of the humankind for this purpose and tells them the knowledge of mysteries as much as He wishes.
                                                   
It also appears from this verse that the knowledge of mysteries is not delivered directly to all the people, but only to the Prophets and Messengers, (peace be upon them). You have to do only, “Believe in the Word of Allah Almighty (Holy Qur’an), Sayings of His last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and choose the life of sobriety. If you did so, then comprehend that you have gotten every thing. Then there will be a vast reward for you”.    




Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif.

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