Lesson # 467
Prophets and Their Companions
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verse– 146 of 200, Section 15 of 20, (Par – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
146. And with how many a Prophet have there been a number of devoted men who fought (beside him). They quailed not for aught that befell them in the Way of Allah, nor did they weaken, nor were they brought low. And Allah loveth the steadfast.
146. Wa ka-‘ayyim-min-nabiyyin-qaatala, ma-‘ahuu Rib-biyyuuna kasiir. Famaa wahanuu limaaa ’asaaba-hum fii Sabii-Lillaahi wa maa za-‘ufuu wa mastakaanuu. Wallaahu yuhibbus-Saabiriin.
This topic begins from the previous two verses that the Prophets and the Messengers (peace be upon Them) came in the world and passed away. Like this, the Last Messenger, Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) was sent for a prescribed period. But His (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) religion will remain till the General Resurrection, and the Scripture brought by Him will remain a source of Guidance always for the nations and people of the world.
Therefore, showing weakness and laziness in the matters of religion will be opposite to the wisdom and sense. Those people who exposed broken-hearted after hearing false news about martyrdom of Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) in the Battlefield of ‘Uhud, they wronged. The Religion belongs to Allah Almighty and He is Eternal and Immortal. There is no mortality for Himself.
Continuing the same Series of the Word, there is mention in this verse about the Prophets, the Messengers (peace be upon them) and their good disposition followers (companions) (may Allah be pleased with them). So that the followers of the last Messenger, Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) (Muslim ‘Ummah) may learn from them.
Rib-biyyuuna – (the devoted men), this word has been derived from the word ‘Rabb’ which is an adjective of Allah Almighty. Rib-biyyuun means those people who have relation with their Lord, seekers and lovers of Allah Almighty. The Jews people used to say their scholars as Rabbii, plural of which is Rib-biyyuun.
It is being commanded, “Often it happened that the devotee people and the pious servants of Allah Almighty fought against His enemies supporting the Prophets (peace be upon them). Good or bad, every sort of time comes in the war. Sometimes one group wins and the other is defeated and sometimes opposite to it. But their steadfast feet never trembled. Their spirit and strength were never weakened. They suffered thousand times, but neither they were lazy, nor had shown weakness and nor were they brought down. Allah Almighty keeps such people friends who are steadfast and have stable temperament. The Muslims would have to produce these virtues in to them for becoming beloved of Lord Almighty”.