Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Divine Favor


Divine Favor

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

Verse – 154a of 200, Section –16 (Part – 4)


Then after grief, He sent down security for you: as slumber did it overcome a party of you,

Summa  ‘anzala  ‘alaykum  mim-ba’-dil-gammi  ‘amanatannu- ‘aasany-yagshaa  taaa-  ‘ifa-tam- minkum,




There is mention about another favor of Allah Almighty upon the Muslims in this verse. That is to say; they were martyred, happiness of martyrdom was in whose fortune. The persons, who had to go, they had gone and those people out of them, who were sincere Muslims and remained in the battlefield, state of slumber overcame them. The people began to slumber in the standing position. The sword fell down from the hand of Tal-ha (may Allah Almighty be pleased with him) many times. It was hidden and apparent affect of peace and calmness, which was approaching upon the hearts of the Muslims during such incident causing great riot with the Bounty of Allah Almighty. After this slumbering state, entire fear and confusion of the enemies had gone from their hearts. This situation of slumber happened at that very time, when the Conquerors of Islam were much tired due to their wounds. Rumors about the slaughter of Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) had lost their sense and understanding.


yagshaa  – (overcame). The word gishaawah has come out from it, which means a screen, a curtain, a veil. Here it aims that Allah Almighty took them in the fold of slumber. After prevailing the slumber over Muslims, Allah Almighty removed their entire weariness and tiredness, and informed them that the time of fear, perplexity and disappointment has been finished. Now you are entirely in peace. Do your duty with complete satisfaction.


The Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) assembled around the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and established the front for war. They observed very soon that the enemy was running away leaving behind the battlefield. Abdullah ibn Mas-‘uud (may Allah be pleased with him) says, “To overshadow of the slumber in the very nick of time of the battle was a sign of victory and success from the favors of Allah Almighty”. 


It was the Bounty of Allah Almighty that He provided security and peace after coming of the narrowness, gave victory while certain defeat was in front, removed the possibility of subjection and refreshed the Muslims by removing their exhaustion, so that they may bruise the enemies of the Just after getting new spirit. In addition, He inspired with awe of Islam and fear of the Right in the hearts of the Idolaters. It was the reason that the enemies could face the situation while they had overcome.


If the Believers remain firm in their faith and confidence, show the steadfastness and patience, then help and victory from Allah Almighty remain with them always and the enemies of Truth return back on their heels falling short. Actual power and strength in the battlefield of crusade (Jihaad) is satisfaction of the heart and the height of aim and spirit.       



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.