Patience And Trust In God
LESSON # 333 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Patience And Trust In God
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter - 3)
Verse – 13 of 200, Section –2 (Part – 3)
There was a token for you in two hosts which met. One army fighting in the Way of Allah, and another disbelieving, whom they saw as twice their number, clearly, with their very eyes. And thus Allah strengtheneth with His succour whom He will. Lo! herein verily is a lesson for those who have eyes.
Qad kaana lakum ’Aayatun- fii fi- ‘ataynil-taqataa. Fi- ‘atun-tuqaatilu fii Sabii-lillaahi wa ‘ukhraa kaafiratuny-yaraw-nahum-mis-layhim ra’-yal- ‘ayn. Wallaahu yu- ‘ayyidu bi-nasrihii many-ya- shaaa’. ‘Inna fii zaalika la- ‘ib-ratal-li ‘ulil- absaar.
Allah Almighty has signified towards an event for the people who take warning with impossible happenings. This event is notorious with the name “Battle of Badr”. Encounter took place between Muslim Army and Idolaters of Al-Makkah at this occasion. Succor of Allah Almighty reached Muslims, and True and False (Haqq o Baatil) were separated.
Number of Infidels was nearly one thousand in the Battle of Badr. They had seven hundred camels and one hundred horses. Their warriors were much experienced and skilled in fighting. On the other hand, Muslim warriors were three hundred and thirteen only. They had only seventy camels, two horses, six chain armors and eight swords. Both Armies saw one another as twice their number, clearly, with their very eyes. The fear of abundance in number of the Muslims prevailed over the hearts of Infidels and they terrified.
On the other side, the Muslims turned more attention to Allah Almighty due to looking the Infidels’ Army twice in numbers from them. They kept hope of victory and support with firmness and stability placing confidence in the promise of Allah Almighty. If number of Infidels’ Army did appear in full upon Muslims, which were thrice in number from them, then it was possible that the fear had to overshadow upon them. However, it is an admonitory event for the discreet people to render the small and without means group victorious over such strong group likewise which was thrice in number from them. On that day the prediction was completed which was told to the Muslims many years ago in Al-Makkah.
We have learnt from this lesson that real thing is patience and trust in Allah Almighty, not abundance of weapons, equipment and manpower. We should have faith in Allah Almighty in all difficulties and pray Him for support, because entire success and victories are in His Hand.
It is not only one event in the Islamic History like this, which has been signified in this verse i.e. the Battle of Badr. But whenever the truth loving have come out with this passion and fervor in the field to sacrifice, victory of Allah Almighty has remained with them of similar circumstances.
Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)