Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Disbelievers Will Make You Turn Back


Disbelievers Will Make You Turn Back

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verse – 149 & 150 of 200, Section –16 (Part – 4)


  1. 149.  O ye who believe! If ye obey those who disbelieve, they will make you turn back on your heels, and ye will turn back as losers.  


150.  But Allah is your Protector, and He is the best of helpers.    

 149.  Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina  ‘aamanuuu  ‘in-  tutii-‘ullaziina  kafaruu  yarudduukum  ‘alaaa  ‘a’-qaabikum  fatan-qalibuu  khaasiriin.


150.  Balil-laahu  Maw-laakum.  Wa  Huwa  khayrun-naasiriin.




The Muslims had become some poor-spirited due to accidental defeat in the Battle of ‘Uhud. Cause of this casual confusion became that group of archers, who disobeyed the order of the Messenger of Allah (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) by leaving the pass of hill. The Infidels and the Hypocrites began to reproach and accuse the Muslims by reaping contraband advantage from this situation and saying, “Observe, if you were true then your so many crusader companions would not be slaughtered. You do not obey completely to your Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), but you have followed the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) only for the purpose of worldly wealth and the booty.


Some Hypocrites began to admonish the Muslims in the veil of good will, “It’s not wisdom to fight against the Infidels, because you get much loss from their hands. It would be better if you do not dare like this in future”. It was possible that the Muslims would either become more poor-spirited from Islam due to these deceits and tricks or consider it as the defeat of Islam instead of their own defeat (let us flee to Allah). Therefore, Allah Almighty warned the Muslims, “Do not be deceived of enemies. They will turn you back on your heels towards the infidelity by reaping contraband advantage from your temporary defeat. If you would be taken in their commands, then you will fall again in that darkness of infidelity from where Allah Almighty has caused to come you out. Result of which will not be other than loss in the world and the Hereafter.


The Muslims were persuaded to follow the path of Allah’s friends in the previous verse. That is to say, “Do not turn back on your heels from the religion due to troubles and calamities. Do not leave the steadfastness and patience. Moreover, oppose face to face with your complete strength in the Way of Allah Almighty”. In this verse, the Muslims have been prevented to obey the evil-minded vicious persons, so that the Muslims remain acquainted and may understand their profit and loss. Instead of obeying the Infidels and the Hypocrites, the Muslims should call Allah Almighty for help. Because He is the best of helpers. Therefore, every person should obey Him and trust in His help. It is clear that the person, who has gotten the help of Allah Almighty, he does never need the help of God’s enemies.    



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.