Lesson # 469
Obey not the disbelievers
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verses – 149 & 150 of 200, Section 16 of 20, (Par – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
149. O ye who believe! If ye obey those who disbelieve, they will make you turn back on your heels, and ye will turn back as losers.
150. But Allah is your Protector, and He is the best of helpers.
149. Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina ‘aamanuuu ‘in- tutii-‘ullaziina kafaruu yarudduukum ‘alaaa ‘a’-qaabikum fatan-qalibuu khaasiriin.
150. BaLillaahu Maw-laakum. Wa Huwa khayrun-naasiriin.
The Muslims had become some poor-spirited. Cause of this casual confusion became because the group of archers, who ignored the Command of the Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) by leaving the pass of hill. The Infidels and the Hypocrites began to reproach and accuse the Muslims by reaping contraband advantage from this situation and saying, “Behold, if you were true then so many crusader companions of yours would not be slaughtered. You do not obey completely to your Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), but you have followed the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) only for the purpose of worldly wealth and the spoils of war.
Some Hypocrites began to admonish the Muslims in the veil of good will, “It’s not wisdom to fight against the Infidels, because you get much loss and damage by their hands. It would be better if you do not dare like this in future”.
It was possible that the Muslims would either be more disappointed from Islam due to these deceits and tricks or consider it as the defeat of Islam instead of their own defeat (let us flee to Allah). Therefore, Allah Almighty warned the Muslims, “Do not be deceived of enemies. They will turn you back on your heels towards the infidelity by reaping contraband advantage from your temporary defeat. If you would be taken in their commands, then you will fall again in that darkness of infidelity; from where Allah Almighty has caused to come you out. Result of which will not be other than loss in the world and in the Hereafter.
The Muslims were persuaded in the previous verse to follow the path of Allah’s friends. That is to say, “Do not turn back on your heels from the religion due to troubles and calamities. Do not leave the steadfastness and patience. Moreover, oppose face to face with your full strength in the Way of Allah Almighty”. In this verse, the Muslims have been prevented from obeying the commands of evil-minded vicious people, so that the Muslims should remain careful and acquainted, and they may understand their profit and loss. Instead of obeying the commands of Infidels and Hypocrites, the Muslims should call Allah Almighty for help, because He is the Best of supporting friends. Therefore, every individual should obey His Command and trust in His help. It is clear that the person, who has gotten the help of Allah Almighty, he does never need the help of God’s enemies.