Lesson # 1019 from Noble Quran
Islam desires to maintain the freedom of religion
Surah ‘ANFAAL (SPOILS OF WAR) – Chapter – 8)
Stage – 2, Verses – 63 & 63a of 75, Section – 8 of 10 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|62. And if they should intend to deceive thee, then lo! Allah is Sufficient for thee. He, it is Who supporteth thee with His help and with the believers-
63a. And (as for the believers) He hath attuned their hearts.
|62. Wa ‘iny-yurii-duuu ‘any-yakhda-‘uuka fa- ‘inna hasbakAllaah. Huwal-laziii ‘ayyadaka binas-rihii wa bil-Mu’-miniin.
63a. Wa ‘allafa bayna quluu-bihim.
It was commanded in the previous verse: If your opponents long for peace, you should be willing also for it, because actual object of Islam is not to fight, but it desires to maintain the freedom of publication of the religion and remove mischief, temptation, affliction, immorality and corruption.
If these matters are solved with mutual agreement, then there is no need of fighting. It has been described in this verse that on the request of peace, making a truce is anyhow better, but if there is any doubt that their aim is only to deceive you by requesting for peace, and heartily they have intention that they will continue opposing the Muslims silently by keeping them careless; under the pretext of peace, and continue troubling the Muslims internally, whereas externally, they will keep them putting blinds of peace, because the Muslims have been urged according to their religion that they should abide by the terms of peace honestly. Therefore, due to care about restrictions, neither they can commit against the terms of peace apparently; nor secretly. But we shall get more opportunities of molesting them with this pretext.
It is commanded that if their aim from signing a treaty for peace is that they; by keeping you ignorant, will continue opposing the terms of peace, and you feel threat of reaching such condition that due to treaty of peace; you may do nothing, whereas; they fasten their loins fearlessly for vexing you, then; even then it is better to come to terms.
They would never harm you with their deceivings and tricks. Your faithfulness and honesty is means of God’s favor. He is Sufficient for taking revenge of their deceiving from your side. Behold! How much did they molest you in the beginning? But Allah Almighty supported His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) Himself; as well as; excited the Muslims for help. He put love and friendship for one another in their hearts, and they became brothers mutually themselves, whereas, earlier; they were enemies of one another.
Before embracing Islam, there was limitless enmity between two big tribes of Arab, named “’Aws and Khizraj”. When they entered in Islam, they began to sacrifice their life and wealth mutually themselves. Like this, the people of Makkah gave up all previous battles after being Muslims. It was a Miracle of Islam; which appeared in the world. It joined the fighter people as of Arab, which was not in the power of any other except Islam.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Pak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)