Quran Chapter 4-95 & 96 (Pt-5, Stg-1) (L-585) - درس قرآن
Ranks of those who strive in the Way of God
Suratun-Nisaaa’ (The Women) – Chapter – 4)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
95. Those of the believers who sit still, other than those who have a disable (hurt), are not on an equality with those who strive in the Way of Allah with their wealth and lives. Allah hath conferred on those who strive with their wealth and lives a rank above the sedentary. And unto each Allah hath promised good. And He hath bestowed on those who strive a great reward above the sedentary-
96. Degrees of rank from Him, and forgiveness and mercy. And Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Merciful.
95. Laa yastawil-qaa-‘iduuna minal-Mu’-miniina gayru ‘uliz-zarari wal-Mujaa-hiduuna fii SabiiLillaahi bi-‘amwaa-lihim wa ‘anfu-sihim. Fazza-lAllaahul-Mujaa-hidiina bi-‘amwaa-lihim wa ‘anfu-sihim ‘alal-qaa-‘idiina darajah. Wa kullanw-wa-‘adAllaahul-husnaa. Wa fazza-lAllaahul-Mujaa-hidiina ‘alal-qaa-‘idiina ’ajran ‘aziimaa.
96. Darajaatim-minhu wa mag-firatanw-wa rahmah. Wa kaa-nAllaahu Gafuurar-Rahiimaa.
Gayru ‘uliz-zarari - (who sit still, who have no excuse), gayru means ‘except, besides,‘uliz-zarari – (those persons who are healthy and able to fight). Allah Almighty commands that how can those people, (who shirk from strive and they are sitting at their homes to save only their own lives), be equal to those who strive with their wealth and lives. No doubt that the weak, the ill, the old, the cripple and the poor people cannot fight, but which excuse is for them who are healthy and have potentiality to strive? Those persons are thousand degrees better than them in merit, who are ready to spend their wealth and sacrifice their lives in the Way of Allah Almighty. They have higher ranks upon them. They are entitled for special absolution and kindness.
It is known from this verse that some such persons should be ready from the Muslims, who may save them and support the religion of Allah Almighty. It is not obligation for all Muslims to go for fighting, if any group of such people exists. However, it is the duty of entire people to help such group in their preparation. And if such group does not exist, then entire Muslims will be sinners.