Lesson # 1141 from Holy Qur-’aan
They apparently are well wishers
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verses – 107b & 108a of 129, Section – 13 of 16 (Part – 11)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|107b. And they will surely swear: We purposed naught save good. And Allah beareth witness that they verily are liars.
108a. Never stand (to pray) there.
|107b. Wa layahlifunna ‘in ‘aradnaaa ‘illal-husnaa. Wallaahu yash-hadu ‘innahum lakaa-zibuun.
108a. Laa taqum fiihi ‘abadaa.
Out from Madinah city, there was a ward; named “Qubaa”. When Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) reached Madinah after departure from Makkah; He (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) stayed at first in that ward. After His (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) move, the people constructed a Masjid; where He (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) used to offer prayers (in Qubaa). The name of that Mosque is Masjid Qubaa. All inhabitants of that ward used to offer prayers in that Masjid.
Opposite to them, some people built another Masjid in Qubaa and requested the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam): We have constructed this Masjid for the comfort of those people who are old, nearby it, and necessitous. Please offer prayer in that Masjid once, so that it may become blessed.
At that time, God’s Messenger (SallAll aahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) was going to be prepared for moving unto Tabuuk for the purpose of war. He (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) said to them: At this stage I have no leisure time. After returning from Tabuuk, it will be arranged. When He (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) returned and was very near to Madinah, then these verses were revealed on Him.
It has been described in these verses: Newly constructed Masjid has been built for harming the Muslims. You should never stand there for praying. Those people, who have constructed it, are Hypocrites and mortal foes of Islam. Abu Amer was from the tribe of Banu Khazraj, embraced Christianity and had become a priest. The people used to give him honor.
When Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) arrived at Madinah, Abu Amer observed that his credit is going to be ruined, then he was enemy of Islam and he helped the Infidels in every Battle (Ghazwah). At last he left Madinah, went to Syria and wrote to the Hypocrites of Madinah from there: Build a Mosque so that we may abide there. Very soon, I shall bring the residents of Syria who will attack on Muslims and finish them.
It is commanded: these cunning people have built this Mosque for the help of infidelity, sowing dissension between the Muslims, and as a lurking place for Abu Amer, the foe of Allah Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). They tell a lie that their intention is good. Allah Almighty bears witness that they are liars. You should never stand there for prayer. Therefore, God’s Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) commanded the Muslims after reaching Madinah: Demolish that Mosque. So His (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) commandment was obeyed.
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)