Lesson # 1078 from Holy Qur-’aan
Common people follow their leaders blindly
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 37 of 129, Section – 5 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
There are wars in the world only because the people turn away usually from that Path or Religion; which has been prescribed by Him; Who is Creator of the entire universe, and every nation determines own separate way of life by its own judgment, and then it desires to reprove it on others by violence.
It is committed in such way that the leaders, spiritual guides and chieftains of every nation become selfish, whereas their common people begin to follow them without thinking and deliberating; considering that they are scholars, rabbis and monks. More efficient people of them get religious decrees; which are beneficial to them only, by giving them offerings, presenting gifts, oblations and bribes. And on the power of those decrees, they exercise authority, whereas the scholars become their obedient servants and flatterers only.
When Islam was introduced, at that time, it came in the grip of such people. The idolaters of Arab had metamorphosed their celestial religion totally from good to bad. And then their leaders were only to command them. These leaders used to care only for their own benefits and sway, and get ready to be in a force. The common people were in their clutch.
The Jews and the Christians had kept up the names of their celestial religion. They would not have to fight against the Muslims. But their selfish people had nearly effaced the religion; and desired to lay but to stake upon their persistence. Therefore, they also began to oppose the Muslims. Then the Muslims were commanded that it was necessary for them to fight, for their Organization, against all selfish people; until they abstain from stubbornness and mischief, and let them do their work of human correction without let or hindrance.
It has been caused to understand in above two verses that there is no difference between the idolaters and the people of the Scripture. Both have marred the Religion of God Almighty and fixed to make the things lawful or unlawful at their own judgment. Some people have spread over others with their wealth, property and personal influence. The ignorant and the scholars (all of them) have begun to praise them falsely.
The scholars change the Commands of God Almighty with big plans. It seems that they are great religious, but in fact; they are the utterly destroyers of the religion. There is no attribute into them save the desire of dignity and the selfishness. Therefore, there is no way but to fight and seize them. However, if they begin to go straight and remove their faults, then you can join them, otherwise no!
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak 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)