Slumber fall upon Muslims in the battle field
Lesson # 984 from Noble Quran
Surah ‘ANFAAL (SPOILS OF WAR) – Chapter – 8)
Stage – 2, Verse – 11 of 75, Section – 2 of 10 (Part - 9)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
11. When He made the slumber fall upon you as a reassurance from Him and sent down water from the sky upon you, that thereby He might purify you, and remove from you the defilement of Satan, and make strong your hearts and firm (your) feet thereby.
11. ‘Iz Yugashshii-kumunnu-‘aasa ‘amanatam-minHu wa Yunazzilu ‘alaykum-minas-samaaa-‘i maaa-‘al-liyu-tahhirakum- bihii wa Yuzhiba ‘ankum rijzash-Shaytaani wa li-yarbita ‘alaa quluubikum wa yusabbita bihil-‘aqdaam.
It was discussed in the previous verse that the help of Angels (peace be upon Them) was a good and great tidings for the Muslims. It was cause of satisfaction of their hearts. It is that particular form of help which has been specified only for the Believers. However, help of every kind is from Allah Almighty because He has entire Powers and Perfect Awareness regarding the forms and occasions of the help.
Those forms of help have been described in this verse; with which; the Muslims were helped in the Battle of Badr. In fact, this battle was an occasion of very severe trial of them. They were three hundred and thirteen only whereas the enemies were nearly nine hundred and fifty in numbers. They were unarmed, while the infidels were armed heavily. They came out for the purpose that they would sack the caravan of the merchants, but the battle fell on their heads suddenly. The Army of enemy had possessed best place for fighting beforehand. Battle field was sandy and the feet had been penetrating into it. They were confused due to clouds of dust, scarcity of water for drinking as well as for washing and taking necessary bath. Certainly, their hearts were very upset due to the reasons mentioned above and they had been looking certain defeat ahead.
Allah Almighty removed their entire difficulties. It rained heavily. The sand congealed and then there was water in sufficient quantity for their drinking, ablution and taking bath. They became able to move easily in the battle field due to congealment of the sand. When they were contented, Allah Almighty made the slumber fall upon them and then; their hearts were fresh and satisfied. Fear and confusion scampered off and in addition, the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) caused them to hear the good tidings regarding the help of Angels (peace be upon Them). Then every Believer was gay and jolly. Those matters have been reminded in this verse.
It is commanded: Remember that time; when Allah Almighty made the slumber fall upon you and produced satisfaction in your hearts. He sent down water from the sky so that you might be purified by making ablution, taking bath and quenching your thirst with water, remaining away from the devilish temptations and strengthening your hearts by congealing the sand so that you might stand firmly.