Faith Instead Of Fright
LESSON # 453 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Faith Instead Of Fright
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.
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.
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.