Lesson # 1124 from Holy Qur-’aan
Path of sacrifice is path of success
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 89 of 129, Section – 11 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|89. Allah hath made ready for them Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever. That is the supreme triumph.||89. ‘A-‘addAllaahu lahum Jannaa-tin- tajrii min- tahti-hal-‘anhaaru khaali-diina fii-haa. Zaalikal-faw-zul-‘aziim.|
Some circumstances were described earlier that in which condition and duration; it was commanded that the Muslims should be ready for the Battle of Tabuuk. The Muslim had returned dog tired from a Battle. But forthwith; they were ordered that they should be prepared for another war. Weather was very hot. Every individual was aspiring to lie down at shady places unnecessarily. Particularly the tired people, who have come from journey of summer season, cannot be ready to give up rest. But at such time which promptness was shown by the Muslims, they proved that they were really sincere and partners of Muslims in adversity, its instance cannot be found in the world history.
As soon as the Muslims were commanded to be prepared, they all got ready to obey the Command. Except three persons, no man of means escaped from joining in the Battle. Every Muslim was present there; to sacrifice his life for Islam. Those people who were rich, they presented their wealth and money according to their means, but some of them were those who gave more than their capacity. Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) brought his entire goods. Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) gave his half wealth. Usman (May Allah be pleased with him) helped with open heart. This all was not for any worldly greed, but with true heart, for getting the pleasure of Allah Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). Then which success they acquired, certainly they deserved it.
In the previous verse, it was described ordinarily that these people are successful in the both Worlds, which was fulfilled in the world exactly as it was commanded; that they returned from the Battle of Tabuuk as they desired, and they became very famous in the environs of the world. And all non-Muslims began to tremble from their names.
In this verse, that ease and comfort has been mentioned which is ready for them in the Hereafter. For joining the Army, which was moving for this Battle, they left shady trees, cold water, comfort of home i.e. everything for the Cause of Allah Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). For them, there are verdant Gardens, loaded with Fruits, on the Day of Resurrection. None can drive them out from that Place. They will dwell there for ever with comfort and ease. Rivers of cold water will be flowing before them and they will enjoy these all blessings with pleasure. Which success can be greater than it? Verily, acquiring for ever, all goods of comfort and ease for oneself; is last limit of good luck and fortune, by giving up worldly comfort; suffering from thirst, heat and sunlight which are only for a few days, in obedience and for the Pleasure of Allah Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). Even today, if any fortunate person is desirous of these perpetual blessings, the same path of sacrifice is open for him.
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)