Lesson # 1116 from Holy Qur-’aan
Sacrifice in the Way of Allah
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 81a of 129, Section – 11 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|81a. Those who were left behind rejoiced at sitting still behind the Messenger of Allah, and were averse to striving with their wealth and their lives in Allah’s Way, and they said: Go not forth in the heat!||81a. Farihal-mukhalla-fuuna bimaq-‘adihim khilaafa RasuuLillaahi wa kari-huuu ‘any-yu-jaahiduu bi-‘amwaali-him wa ‘anfu-sihim fii Sabii-Lillaahi wa qaaluu laa tanfi-ruu fil-harr.|
In the collective development of the nation, the Hypocrites interrupt as much that it is not committed by any other. Apparently these people show that they are with you (the community), also they remain ahead than others in acknowledging one’s superiority without understanding. But their hearts hate the collective activities. Resultantly, when any important occasion of congregational work comes, at that time; they desire to keep aloof from supporting the community by making lame excuses and evade in such a way, which cannot be given any importance by a sincere person.
They neither wish to provide any financial aid for public welfare works and nor bear any physical trouble, although they reap advantages of various sorts by the means of community, but keep conspiracy with external enemies against it. And often they persuade them that “Attack on our country, we shall help you (the enemies) and leaving the people of own country, we shall join you openly”.
Nowadays too, nearly every country is facing such people. And in the beginning of Islam, the Muslims had to bear many troubles and hardships due to this kind of people. However, because national and congregational balance was weighty, due to which; they were defeated; otherwise they had left no stone unturned from their side to ruin the Muslims. It has been explained in this verse that, what they did at the time of preparation for the Battle of Tabuuk.
It is commanded that their hearts were never with the Muslims. At such occasion, when it was demanded that they should sacrifice their lives and wealth (both) for supporting the nation and go forth, then their spirits were left and by making excuses, they came unto the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) for taking permission to stay at home.
Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) permitted them considering that they were speaking the truth. Then they were very happy and began to say the people: Who have told you to travel in the deserts and forests during such hot weather?
Consider thoughtfully for a while, the entire nation is trying collectively to save their honor and name, and these people are thinking about hot and cold. Such people are selfish who prevent the nation from going forth, only for their temporary comfort and ease.
Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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)