Monday, August 22, 2016

Departure of the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam)

Lesson # 465

Departure of the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam)

Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verse– 144b of 200, Section 15 of 20, (Par – 4)

BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

144b.  He who turneth back on his heels doth no hurt to Allah. And Allah will reward the thankful.
144b.  Wa  many-yan-qalib  ‘alaa  ‘aqibayhi  falany-yazurrAllaaha  shay-‘aa.  Wa  sa-yaj-Zillaahush-Shaakiriin.

Lesson 
   
As soon as the archers left their place, one troop of horses, which was being commanded by Khalid bin Waleed returned and attacked from the hill-pass side. A handful strength of ten bowmen could not stop two hundred fifty horse-riders, however, ‘Abdullah bin Jabiir  and his companions (may Allah be pleased with him) sacrificed their lives during fight. Now the Muslims were surrounded from the both sides. They fought as much strongly that ‘Al-‘amaan wal-Hafiiz. Many Muslims were martyred and injured. At the same time an Infidel threw a stone on the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), which caused to martyr his tooth and face was injured. Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) fell down due to severity of the injury and someone spread the rumor that Prophet of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) has been killed.

Listening to this news the Muslims lost their senses and they lose their footing. A few Muslims threw their weapons. Some of them thought about getting safety from the leader of Idolaters. The Hypocrites began to say that while Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) has been killed then we should adopt our ancient religion leaving Islam.
  
At that critical time, Ans ibne-Al-Nafar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “If Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) has been killed then his God is still alive. After Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), there is no use to live. For which aim Prophet Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) was killed, we also will sacrifice ourselves for that same purpose. Saying these words, he went forth and was martyred. Then suddenly, Messenger of Allah (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) called, “O slaves of Allah! Come here”. Listening to that particular voice, the Muslims began to assemble there again. Three Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) defended coming near to him (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and caused the Army of Idolaters to run away.
 
Then this verse was revealed, “Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) is not God but a Messenger. Many Prophets (peace be upon them) have been passed away before him (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). After the Prophets (peace be upon them), their followers controlled the religion always. Therefore, your passing away from the world would not be a surprise. If you (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) die or are martyred, then, would the people turn away from serving the religion and protecting the religion? Remember it that, “If someone does so, he will lose himself; it will influence nothing to God. You should be thankful to Allah Almighty that He has chosen you for the services of His religion.
   
It is obligatory upon us to learn from this verse and remain steadfast on His religion in the absence of the Messenger of Allah (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). Holy Qur-’aan has been given as a trust for our care by means of Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), which is source of eternal and everlasting Guidance. Besides this, model roll and sayings of the Messenger, Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) are before us. We should follow his (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) footsteps and get success. Islam will remain alive always.

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)