Lesson # 429
Trial and test
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verses– 140b & 141 of 200, Section 14 of 20, (Par – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
140b. that Allah may know those who believe and may choose witnesses from among you. And Allah loveth not wrongdoers-
141. And that Allah may prove those who believe, and may blight the disbelievers.
140b. Wa liya’-la-mAllaahul-laziina ‘aa-manuu wa yattakhiza minkum shuhadaaa’. Wallaahu laa yuhibbuz-Zaalimiin-
141. Wa li-yumahhi-sAllaahul-laziina ‘aamanuu wa yamhaqal-kaarifiin.
Allah Almighty keeps changing the days of suffering and ease in different nations for the purpose that He may observe the truly Believers and the Hypocrites. The Believer trusts in Allah Almighty during the days of calamity and trouble also. He has faith in patience and constancy, remains persevering in belief and credence, and desiring victory and support from Allah Almighty. On the contrary, the Infidels and the Hypocrites become very much confused during the days of hardship and distress. They become very active to help the false and spurious for their personal advantage and to save their own lives.
Bear in mind that Allah Almighty never loves the tyrants and oppressors. Think never that Allah Almighty loves the Idolaters due to which they acquired (casual) success in the Battle of ‘Uhud. On no account, it is like this, but there are some other causes of their success. One object of coming calamity upon the Muslims is too that Allah Almighty purify the Believers and ruin the Infidels. Victory and defeat is a changing. Position of martyrdom had to be given to the Muslims, to examine the Believers and Hypocrites, to purify the Muslims from sins and to ruin gradually the Infidels was the actual aim.
Today too; when we observe that the mountains of miseries and calamities have fallen on the Muslims, and the non-Muslim nations are in the way of prosperity and improvement, then some people say, “they are better than us, Allah Almighty is contented to them, He is displeased from us”. Whereas the fact is different, actual aim is that the Muslims should assert more humility and weakness in the Court of Allah Almighty, they should repent of their sins and try to correct their circumstances, so that the Infidels and disobedient become target of Allah’s wrath and rage.
In short, there are four objects of trial and examination:
1. Allah Almighty may know, “Who are the Believers and whose faith is strong”.
2. Who present evidence of their belief?
3. The Believers should be purified.
4. The Infidels and the enemies of the religion should be destroyed.