Lesson # 483
Complaint of infestation
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verse – 165 of 200, Section 17 of 20, (Part ½ of – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
165. How is it so, when a disaster smote you, though ye had smitten (them with a disaster) twice (as great), that ye said: How is this? Say (unto them, O’ Muhammad): It is from yourselves. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.
165. ‘Awa- lammaaa ‘asaabat-kum-musiibatun- qad ‘asabtum-mislayhaa, qultum ‘annaa haazaa. Qul huwa min ‘indi ‘anfusikum. ‘InnAllaaha ‘alaa kulli shay-‘in- Qadiir.
The incident of the Battle of ‘Uhud was being described since long; its necessary detail was explained. Then such error was stated, which was committed by the Muslims. Later on, they were forgiven. Allah Almighty forgave also those archers and they were recommended by Him too to be forgiven by the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). In this connection, manners and virtues of the Prophet of Allah, auspiciousness of his (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) existence and peculiarities were discussed. The Muslims were also told that coming of this Messenger into existence among them was biggest kindness of Allah Almighty upon them. They should know his (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) value and thankful to Allah Almighty for this favor. Now remaining story of the ‘Uhud is being described again.
It has been declared to the Muslims, “Do you wonder on the disaster and loss, which you suffered from the Battle of ‘Uhud and ask that from where this disaster has come? You consider that you were Muslims; you came out to fight against the enemies of the truth in the Way of Allah. Allah Almighty had promised also for help, then why and from whither this calamity descended upon you? You would have thought before speaking that; how much you suffered, double of it has been caused to suffer earlier by your enemies. Your seventy people were martyred in the Battle of ‘Uhud and became heirs of the Heaven. On the contrary, during the battle of Badr their seventy persons were slain and thrown into the Hell. In addition their seventy people became your prisoners, on whom you had full control. If you wanted, you could kill them. Then besides the Battle of Badr, their more than twenty men were slain also in the beginning of the Battle of ‘Uhud. If you have lost here then imagine there, they have faced disastrous defeat in the Battle of Badr , and in the Battle of ‘Uhud too, when you fought courageously, they lost all their wits, and ran away being senseless.
If you reflect then you became the reason of this trouble yourselves.
· Due to excitement, you persisted to fight coming outward from the city of Medinah.
· The archers disobeyed the Holy Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and left the Pass unsafe. Why are you being surprised now? You became the reason yourselves of this disaster and defeat; otherwise, Allah Almighty is Able to do all things. If He wished, He would not let you put in this trial. No doubt, He has the perfect Power of Influence.