Lesson # 421
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3), Stage – 1,
Verses – 128 & 129 of 200, Section 13 of 20, (Part – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
128. It is no concern at all of thee (Muhammad) whether He relent toward them or punish them; for they are evildoers.
129. Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. He forgiveth whom He will, and punisheth whom He will. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
128. Laysa laka minal-‘amri shay-‘un ‘aw yatuuba ‘alayhim ‘aw yu-‘azzibahum fa-‘innahum Zaalimuun.
129. Wa Lillaahi maa fis-samaa-waati wa maa fil-‘arz. Yagfiru limany-yashaaa-‘u wa yu-‘az-zibu many-yashaaa’. Wallaahu Gafuurur-Rahiim.
Seventy Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) of Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) were martyred in the Battle of ‘Uhud. Paternal Uncle of Holy Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), named Amir Hamza (may Allah be pleased with him) was also martyred with them and he was granted the title of Saiyidush-Shuhadaaa’ (Chief of the Martyrs). Polytheists disgraced very brutally the dead body of Amir Hamza (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him). One eye of Holy Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) was hurt, one lower right side tooth out of the front four teeth was broken, chain ring of his own helmet broke and penetrated in his cheek, forehead was injured and his (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) body covered with blood. His foot staggered, he (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) fell down on the ground and became senseless.
The infidels proclaimed that Holy Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) had been killed. Muslims were confused and the people were stunned. After some time, when Holy Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) came in senses, this sentence was on his tongue, “How that nation will get prosperity, which injured the Face of her Prophet, who used to call them unto God”.
Observing these brutal tyrannies of the idolaters, Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) intended to imprecate for some tyrant people out of them, but it was not acceptable to God Almighty. Therefore, the people for whom Holy Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) was going to invoke a curse, Allah Almighty put all of them down in the feet of Holy Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) after a few days, and made them venturesome soldiers of Islam.
The intent to tell from this verse is that neither a mankind has any authority, and nor full knowledge. Although, the infidels have been tyrannizing the Muslims but it is the Will of God Almighty. Whether He relents toward them or punishes them. Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, Allah Almighty is entitled to have a claim upon everything. He forgives whom He wills and guides towards the Light of Belief, but seizes in punishment of infidelity whom He wills. But God’s Attribute of Mercy and Forgiveness is overcoming upon His entire other Attributes. He does neither desire to put someone in trouble and nor punish anyone until someone reaches the last stage of evil doings and disobedience.