Lesson # 427
Dominance of the Muslims
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 139 of 200, Section 14 of 20, (Part – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
139. Faint not nor grieve, for ye will overcome them if ye are (indeed) believers.
139. Wa laa tahinuu wa laa tahzanuu wa ‘antumul-‘a’-lawna ‘in-kuntum-Mu’-miniin.
Laa tahinuu – (Faint not), origin of this word is wahana, which means laziness, weakness and indolenceIt aims, “you should neither be depressed and nor be lazy. Keep moving on the right path with full faith and confidence”.
Laa tahzanuu – (do not grieve), it is from huzn, and the word haziin has also been derived from the same, which means sad, grief. Usually one feels grief on the past shortness and depravities.
‘A’-lawna – its origin is ‘aluu, other words as ‘aalii, ‘a’-laa, ‘alyaa etc. have come out from the same origin, which means dominance. It aims each type of superiority, prevalence, overcoming, influence, mastery and excess – whether that is spiritual or material. Here it means material overcoming.
This verse was also revealed in the course of the circumstances of the Battle of ‘Uhud. When the Muslims were being broken due to wounds, dead bodies of many braves and young were lying before them, the Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) had been injured also and apparently, the symptoms of weakness of the Muslims were being seen. During such circumstances, Allah Almighty revealed this hopeful Message, “O Muslims! Do not be hopeless due to fear of harshness and do not show your weakness opposite to the cruelties of the enemies of religion. Last victory is of yours and you will overcome them if you are, indeed; Believers and stand still in strife and struggle (Jihad) by obeying the commands of the Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam).
Due to this glad tiding, broken hearts of the Muslims were courage. New strength in the arms of the crusaders and stability in their intentions sprang up. The Infidels who were spreading over the Muslims and expanding forward; they were assaulting continuously, could not bear this new attack of the Crusaders of Islam and surrendered to such extent that they ran away leaving the battlefield behind.
A skillful subject comes out from this verse, that is to say; most necessary condition for obtaining mastery over the enemies of the Just is Faith. Whether the strength of Muslims is not sufficient; the war equipment is less in quantity, even then they can get the upper hand over Infidels with the help of Allah Almighty, if their belief in Allah Almighty is strong and firm. Then success and exaltation comes automatically.
The biggest difference between Believer and Disbeliever is that, ‘most precious thing for the Believer is obedience of God Almighty and love with His Messenger Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). He performs Muhammadan Religious War (crusade) for the most dignified Word of Allah Almighty by sacrificing his everything. On the contrary, most beloved thing for a Disbeliever is his own life. Wherever he will feel danger for his life, he will run away, while A Believer makes an offering of his life in the Path of Allah Almighty in stake’. Therefore, no power can stay before him. There is dire need of Vehemence of the Belief even today.