Two Friends of the Cave
Lesson # 1083 from Holy Qur-’aan
Two Friends of the Cave
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 40a of 129, Section – 6 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
40a. If ye help him not, still Allah helped him when those who disbelieve drove him forth, the Second of two; when they two were in the cave, when he said unto his Comrade: Grieve not; lo! Allah is with us.
40a. ‘Illaa tan-suruuhu faqad nasara-hUllaahu ‘iz ‘akhraaja-hullaziina kafaruu Saani-yasnayni ‘iz humaa fil-Gaari ‘iz yaquulu li-Saahibihii “Laa tahzan ‘innAllaaha ma-‘anaa.
It is known from the verse before this that Islam is the actual Religion; prescribed by Allah Almighty for the mankind. And its establishment in the world is necessary according to His Decision. This Religion is not for any particular class or any particular nation. If any time, any nation is provided an opportunity to help it, then that nation should consider it their good fortune, which is given to her by a lucky chance.
The Muslims of Madinah are being caused to understand: God Almighty wills to take this work from you at this time. If you spent in idleness at this occasion of supporting His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), then certainly Allah Almighty will raise any other nation for His help and you will be deprived of a big prosperity and will deserve punishment.
It is commanded in this verse that God Almighty does not need help of anyone for establishing His Religion. If He takes work from any nation in this connection, that is for the reason that He increases his rank and honors him with His distinguishing gifts. If you have any doubt in this regard that; how Alone Allah Almighty can help someone, then you should meditate in the incidents of Immigration and behold that when the people of Makkah decided to kill His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), and with this intention, the chosen people of the entire tribes surrounded the door of His House, that whenever He would come out, then suddenly; all people would attack collectively and slay Him (Let us flee to God).
He, God’s Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was in the House. He left Ali (May God be pleased with Him) on Own bed and came out of the House. In front of all of the idolaters, He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) went away clearly, throwing dust in their eyes. Taking Abu Bakr (May God be pleased with Him) along from his house, They came out of Makkah and hid both in the nearby Cave, named Sawr. The Infidels came out in search of Them and arrived at the door of that Cave. Abu Bakr (May God be pleased with Him) was confused that if the people of Makkah saw them then it would be difficult to escape. The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) commanded: Grieve not! Lo! God is with us.