Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Upbraiding of The Adversity


Upbraiding of The Adversity

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

Verses – 165 of 200, Section –17 (Part First-Half Of – 4)


How is it so, when a disaster smote you, though ye had smitten (them with a disaster) twice (as great), that ye said: How is this? Say (unto them, O’ Muhammad): It is from yourselves. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.      

‘Awa-  lammaaa  ‘asaabat-kum-musiibatun- qad  ‘asabtum-mislayhaa,  qultum  ‘annaa  haazaa.  Qul  huwa  min  ‘indi  ‘anfusikum.  ‘Innallaaha  ‘alaa  kulli  shay-‘in- Qadiir.




The event of the Battle of ‘Uhud had been being described since long. It’s necessary detail was told. Then the error, which was committed by the Muslims, was stated. Afterwards they were forgiven. Allah Almighty forgave also those archers and they were recommended by Him too to be forgiven by the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). In this connection, manners and virtues of the Prophet of Allah, auspiciousness of his (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) existence and peculiarities were discussed. The Muslims were also told that coming into existence of this Messenger between you is biggest kindness of Allah Almighty upon you. You should know his (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) value and thank to Allah Almighty for this favor. Now story of the ‘Uhud is being discussed again.


It has been declared to the Muslims, “Do you wonder on the disaster and loss, which you suffered in the Battle of ‘Uhud  and ask that from where this disaster has come? You consider that you were Muslims; you came out to fight with the enemies of the truth in the Way of Allah. Allah Almighty had promised too for help, then why and from whither this calamity descended upon you? You would have thought before speaking that how much you suffered, double of it has been caused to suffer earlier by your enemies. Your seventy people were martyred in the Battle of ‘Uhud and became heirs of the Heaven. On the contrary, during the battle of Badr their seventy persons were slain and thrown into the Hell, in addition their seventy people became your prisoners, upon whom you had complete control. If you wanted, you could kill them. Then besides the Battle of Badr, their more than twenty men were slain also in the beginning of the Battle of ‘Uhud. If you have lost here then imagine there, they have faced disastrous defeat in the Battle of Badr , and in the Battle of ‘Uhud too, when you fought courageously, they lost all their wits, and ran away being senseless.


If you reflect then you became the reason of this trouble at your own.


  • Due to excitement, you persisted to fight coming outward from the city of Medina.


  • The archers disobeyed the Holy Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and left the Pass. Why are you surprise now? You became the reason yourselves of this disaster and defeat; otherwise, Allah Almighty is Able to do all things. If He wished, He would not let you put in this trial. No doubt, He has the perfect Power of Influence.



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 translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif.