Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Martyrs Remain Living Forever


BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Martyrs Remain Living Forever 

Verse –154 of 286, Section – 19 (Part 2)


And call not those who are slain in the Way of Allah “dead”.  Nay, they are living, only ye perceive not.             

Wa  laa  taquuluu  li-many-yuqtalu fii sabiilil-laahi ‘am-waat.  Bal  ‘ah-yaaa-‘unw-wa  laakil-laa  tash-‘uruun. 





Fii sabiilil-laah – (in the Way of Allah) it is revealed that there is no any particular path in the shape of road or highway. Moreover the path of God Almighty means the manner which He has fixed, for instance to spend the wealth, to strive for the Path of God Almighty etc.


Now the recitation regarding the circumstances and conditions begins where there is need of the steadfastness. Every body will face these circumstances and conditions that is going on the straight path, justice and truth, and inviting others for it, because it is impossible to differentiate between good and bad without calamities, difficulties and troubles. In the Holy Qur’an where the philosophy of fights and killing have been mentioned on many places, there it has also been cleared that the war took place and the Muslims faced difficulties only due to the reason that the difference between Believer and Hypocrite

may be cleared.


 Second reality is that the life of the nations is connected with the blood of the Martyrs as crops need water and heat of the sun like this the independence can not be gotten till the time the necks do not cut, blood of the Crusaders does not flow, the people of the nation are not killed and every body of the nation is not ready to produce his head to be sacrificed.


When the honorable people of the nation begin to be killed then into the nation passion and tumult grows in the nation. Any other nation does not have courage to encounter it. This passion and tumult is the real life and main vein of the nation. So the God Almighty commands that the persons who will produce their lives in Our path, their nation can never become slave of enemies.


Cause of the try and strive is to be prepared to sacrifice oneself for the security of the future generation and coming breeds. It is clear that there is no any act so much true and without affinity which may be collection of passions for security of one’s breed and service of humanity. So it became necessary that its rewards would also be forever and remain always. It has been signified in this verse that while the just can never go to end then how it may be that who sacrifices his life in His path, the death prevails over him, that is to say that he will never die. So the Martyr remains alive always. However, we do not have the sense of his life due to our own misunderstanding.   



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com) (muhammadsharif276@gmail.com)