The Last & Final Commandments Lesson 487 درس قرآن
Faith instead of fear
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verses – 172 & 173 of 200, Section 18 of 20, (Part – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
172. As for those who heard the call of Allah and His Messenger after the harm befell them (in the fight); for such of them as do right and ward off (evil), there is great reward.
173. Those unto whom men said: Lo! the people have gathered against you, therefore fear them; (the threat of danger) but increased the faith of them and they said: Allah is sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust!
172. ‘Allaziinas-tajaabuu Lil-laahi war-Rasuuli mim- ba’-di maaa ‘asaaba-humul-qarhu lil-laziina ‘ah-sanuu minhum watta-qaw ‘ajrun ‘aziim.
173. ‘Allaziina qaala lahumun-naasu ‘innan-naasa qad ja-ma-‘uu lakum fakh-shawhum fazaadahum ‘iimaanaa wa qaaluu hasbunAllaahu wa Ni’-mal-Wakiil.
An event has been described as the purpose of the revelation of these verses:
During the Battle of ‘Uhud, the Muslims slumbered and then they stopped against the enemy being refreshed. A very furious fight took place in the battlefield. After suffering a defeat, the Idolaters of Makkah ran away. Abu Sufiyan was chieftain of that Army. He stopped in the way while they were returning to Makkah and thought in his heart, “We have made a big mistake that we have left the Muslims who were defeated and injured. It was better that they would have been finished today”. They began to consult one another and finalized, “Let’s go back to Madinah and finish the Muslims”.
When the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) heard this news that Abu Sufiyan was thinking to attack on the Muslims again, he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) publicized in Madinah, “Get those people ready to follow the enemy today, who were our colleagues yesterday in the battlefield of ‘Uhud”.
The Muslim crusaders had been injured severely in the battlefield. They had been wounded deadly. Apparently, they did not have strength to fight now. But listening to the call of God’s Apostle (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be upon him), they got ready at once. Allah Almighty has mentioned about those good servants in this verse.
Having too much wounds on their bodies, the Crusaders of Islam did not confuse in their minds, prepared themselves without any delay upon one call of the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). For such good-natured and abstinent of them, there is great reward.