LESSON # 454 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Allah Is Of Infinite Bounty
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verses –174 of 200, Section –18 (Part – 4)
|So they returned with grace and favour from Allah, and no harm touched them. And they followed the good Pleasure of Allah, and Allah is of Infinite Bounty.||
Fan-qalabuu bi-ni’-matim-minallaahi wa fazlil-lam- yam-sas-hum suuu-‘unw-wat-taba-‘uu Rizwaanallaah. Wal-laahu Zuu-fazlin ‘Aziim.
Messenger of Allah Almighty reached the place named ‘Hamraa’ul ‘Asad’ with the Army of Muslim crusaders to follow Abu Sufiyan. Distance of this place is eight miles from Medina. When Abu Sufiyan heard that the Muslims are following him, his heart was terrified severely. He postponed the idea of attack and ran away towards Mecca. Occasionally a body of traders of Abdul Qais was proceeding to Medina. Abu Sufiyan excited them by enticing something to remove his humiliation; that they should publish such news after reaching Medina, as hearing that news the Muslims would be overawed and frightened. The people of that caravan began to say after reaching Medina that, ‘The people of Mecca have prepared a very huge Army to ruin the Muslims’. Hearing this news, excitement of faith increased in the hearts of Muslims more than earlier instead of fright, and they began to say after listening to the state of Infidels’ Army, “Allah is sufficient for us opposite to the entire world! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust”. These feelings of the Muslims and their rewards have been described in this verse.
Another narrative exists also in connection with the reason of revelation of these verses. That is, “At the end of the Battle of ‘Uhud, Abu Sufiyan announced that the battle will be fought again next year at the place of Badr. You should be ready”. The Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) accepted this challenge. When the next year came, he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) commanded the people to come out for Jihaad (religious crusade).
On the other side, Abu Sufiyan left Mecca with his Army. He traveled some distance but lost his courage and as he heard the preparation of the Muslims, their awe prevailed over him. Therefore, he wanted to go back to Mecca and evade regarding famine but he thought that it should be dealt with a plan that the Muslims should be blamed. By chance, a person was proceeding towards Medina. Abu Sufiyan tempted him for anything and said, “Proclaim such news after reaching Medina, due to which the Muslims be frightened and they do not come out for war”. This person reached Medina and began to publish the news that the people of Mecca have collected very large number of Army and it would not be better for the Muslims to fight against them. But Allah Almighty strengthened the intentions of Muslims. They said, “Allah is sufficient for us”. Eventually, the Muslims reached the battlefield of Badr according to the promise but the Infidels did not arrive for the battle. A very heavy market used to establish there. Therefore, the Muslims remained there for three days, earned very well profit in trade and returned to Medina.
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.