LESSON # 419 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Help Of Believers With Angels
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse –124 & 125 of 200, Section –13 (Part – 4)
125. Nay, but if ye persevere, and keep away from evil, and (the enemy) attack you suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand angels sweeping on.
124. ‘Iz taquulu lil-Mu’-miniina ‘alany-yak-fiyakum ‘any-yumiddakum Rabbukum- bi-salaasati ‘aalaafim-minal-malaaa-‘ikati munzaliin
125. Balaaa, ‘in-tasbiruu wa tattaquu wa ya’-tuukum-min-fawrihim haazaa yumdidkum Rabbukum- bi-khamsati ‘aalaa-fim-minal-malaaa-‘ikati mu-saw-wimiin.
The religious scholars say that this verse signifies towards the Battle of Badr. While the Muslims frightened observing a large number of Infidels, Allah Almighty commanded for their consolation, “Is it not sufficient for you that your Lord should support you with angels (peace be upon them) sent down from the sky for your help against the Infidels?”
Then Allah Almighty affirmed, “if you persevere, prove to be patient, fear from Allah Almighty and keep away from evil, and the enemy’s Army attacks you suddenly, then your Lord will help you with five thousand instead of three thousand angels (peace be upon them) sweeping on special marked horses”.
Number of Infidels was one thousand in the field of battle. Therefore, Allah Almighty promised to send one thousand Angels (peace be upon them) as it has been mentioned in Surah ‘Anfaal (Spoils of War). When the Muslims felt confusion, then Allah Almighty increased the strength of Angels (peace be upon them) threefold, because the strength of the Infidels was threefold than Muslims. Allah Almighty appointed that if they would persevere, show firmness and stability, stand still to fight with the enemies, fear from Allah Almighty and keep away from the evil, then five thousand Angels (peace be upon them) will be sent down from the sky. Even if the disbelievers get more help from somewhere, you should not be confused. Allah Almighty will help you. It comes in the histories that the help of Kuuz bin Jabir did not reach the polytheists. The Muslims acquired greatest victory over the disbelievers. Many disbelievers were killed, some were arrested and who remained alive, they returned being abject and disgraced. This Battle of Badr happened to be cause of difference between the right and the wrong, and it became a golden page of the history of Muslim’s bright past.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and tran slated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif.