Lesson # 473
Kindness of Allah Almighty
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verse – 154a of 200, Section 16 of 20, (Par – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
154a. Then after grief, He sent down security for you: as slumber did it overcome a party of you,
154a. Summa ‘anzala ‘alaykum mim-ba’-dil-gammi ‘amanatannu- ‘aasany-yagshaa taaa- ‘ifa-tam- minkum,
There is mention about another favor of Allah Almighty upon the Muslims in this verse. That is to say; in whose portion there was good fortune of martyrdom; they were martyred. The persons, who had to go, they had gone and those people out of them, who were sincere Muslims and remained in the battlefield, form of slumber overcame them. The people began to slumber in the standing position. The sword fell down from the hand of Tal-ha (may Allah Almighty be pleased with him) many times. It was hidden and apparent affect of peace and calmness, which was approaching upon the hearts of the Muslims during such incident causing great riot with the Bounty of Allah Almighty. After this slumbering state, entire fear and confusion of the enemies had gone from their hearts. This condition of slumbering happened at such very time, when the Conquerors of Islam were much tired due to their wounds. Rumors about martyrdom of Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) had lost their senses and understanding.
yagshaa - (overcame). The word gishaawah has come out from it, which means a screen, a curtain, a veil. Here it aims that Allah Almighty took them in the fold of slumber. After prevailing of the slumber over the Muslims, Allah Almighty removed their entire weariness and tiredness, and informed them that the time of fear, perplexity and disappointment has been finished. Now you are entirely in peace. Perform your duty with full satisfaction.
The Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) assembled around the Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and established the front for war. They observed very soon that the enemy was running away leaving behind the battlefield. Abdullah ibn Mas-‘uud (may Allah be pleased with him) says, “Overshadowing of the slumber in the very nick of time in the battle was a sign of victory and success from the favors of Allah Almighty”.
It was Bounty of Allah Almighty that He provided security and peace after coming of the narrowness, gave victory while certain defeat was ahead, removed the possibility of subjection and refreshed the Muslims by removing their exhaustion, so that they may bruise the enemies of the Just after getting new spirit. In addition, He inspired with awe of Islam and fear of the Right in the hearts of the Idolaters. It was the reason that the enemies could not face the situation while they had overcome.
If the Believers remain steadfast in their faith and confidence, show the steadiness and patience, then; help and victory from Allah Almighty remains with them always and the enemies of Truth return back on their heels falling short. Actual power and strength in the battlefield of crusade (Jihad) is satisfaction of the hearts and the exaltation of aim and spirit.