Companions of the Messenger; themselves are their instance
Lesson # 1082 from Holy Qur-’aan
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 39 of 129, Section – 6 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
What would have been happened on the hearts of true lovers of Islam; when they would have heard this verse and the verses coming forth? They can understand well; who think about those circumstances. They bowed down their heads on the decision of God Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), did not care for tiredness and severe hot season, and engaged in preparation of the Battle pleasantly.
In the history of Islam, this situation was very critical. If the commands of the Great Guide (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) would not have been obeyed timely and properly at that time, then the humanity would have been ruined and today; its sign would not have been found. Those venture-some people understood the gravity of the time and came forth being tough at the time of terror to save the Muslim nation.
Not only were the Muslims saved from destruction by their courage but in fact, putting the human life on the Right Path in the world; was because of them. Think for a while about those difficulties which were being faced by the Muslims. Besides natural idleness, there were a lot of hindrances in the way of so much long journey, but these brave soldiers stood face to face before all resistances, and determined to reach the boundary of Syria from Madinah with enthusiasm and diligently; for prevention from destruction, and after arriving at the border, they performed their duty. The biggest difficulty was the same which happens usually at such times, that is to say; they did neither have provisions and goods for the journey and nor war equipment. For this purpose, they sacrificed their wealth with open hearts.
Abu Bakr Siddique (May God be pleased with him) picked all things of his house and put up before the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), nothing was left behind at home by him. Umar Farooq (May God be pleased with him) brought half of his total wealth and considered: Today I would have done more than Abu Bakr Siddique (May God be pleased with him). But when he saw that he has brought his entire things, then cried out: It is impossible to win from him in the religious services.
Othman (May God be pleased with him) brought a lot of goods and accumulated at a place. It is said that three hundred camels load with grains and provisions plus one thousand Dinar were produced by him for expenditure of the Islamic Army and he received “Bravo” from the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).
But the hypocrites, the leader of whom was Abdullah bin Ubaii, did not participate in this Battle. Moreover, before the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and after the departure of Army, they committed mischief unreasonable. Three sincere Muslims could also not participate in this Battle. Their mention will be discussed in the next verses.
Example of these sacrifices cannot be found anywhere in the world history. Fair non-Muslims praised them also, and it is said: Truly, there is no instance of the Companions (May God be pleased with him) of Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in the world. They themselves are their instance.