Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Believers Do Battle for the Cause of God


Believers Do Battle for the Cause of God   

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –76 of 176, Section – 10/24 (Part – 5)


Those who believe do battle for the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve do battle for the cause of idols; so fight the minions of the devil. Lo! The devil’s strategy is ever weak. ‘Allaziina  ‘aamanuu  yuqaa-tiluuna  fiii  Sabii-Lillaah.  Wallaziina  kafaruu  yuqaa-tiluuna  fiii  Sabii-lit-Taaguuti  faqaa-tiluu  ‘aw-liyaaa-‘ash-Shaytaan.  ‘Inna  kaydash-Shaytaani  kaana  za-‘iifaa.    




‘Allaziina  ‘aamanuu – (The Believers), the word ‘aamanuu has been derived from ‘iimaan, which means ‘to accept by the tongue and have belief in the heart. Only they are Believer, who believe in Allah Almighty, His Angels (peace be upon them), His Scripture including the last (Holy Qur’an), His Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) including the last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and the Day of Resurrection, and know it unchangeable that they will have to clear (after coming into life again) their accounts of deeds which they had done during their worldly life.

‘Allaziina  kafaruu – (the Disbelievers, Infidels and Idolaters), this word has been derived from kafara that means ‘to hide, to deny and not to thank’. Those are Infidels, who do not believe in the Principles of Islam and consider that the worldly life is the only life, and they say that ‘there will be nothing after it’. That is to say; they do not believe in the Hereafter.

Taaguuti  – this word has been derived from the word Tugyaan, which means ‘refractory, disobedient mischievous and wicked’. It is the title of Satan also, who tries always to mislead the humankind from the Straight Path.

Kaydun – (the strategy, the gait and the trap), as trick of the victory to be achieved by someone. ‘aw-liyaaa-‘u  – it is plural of Walii, which means ‘friends, supporters, helpers, minions, favorites, low flatterers’.

Allah Almighty has determined a proper manner of living in this world for the mankind. The human being has not been left free entirely like the animals (that what they want may do), the name of this manner is ‘Siraatal Mustaqiim, the Straight Path and the True Religion’. It is the Sabii-Lillaah. At another place in the Holy Qur’an, it has also been called SiraatAllaah.

A secret Power, who is called with different names like Satan, the Devil, Taaguut, he has made up His mind to oppose the human being like enemy in each condition and he uses to try the humanity to mislead from the Correct and Straight Path, as far as it is possible for him. Alas! That a major quantity from the human beings has went astray from the Straight Way due to his deception and they do not listen to anyone due to following their own wishes.

The History is witness that many nations of human beings ruined, being entangled in these meshes and two Paths were set up permanently for the people. One Path is fixed by Allah Almighty, which has been called Sabii-Lillaah in the verse and the other is Path of Satan (Sabii-lit-Taaguuti).

It has been commanded in the verse that the Believers and obedient of Allah Almighty fight to support His Way. Moreover, those who disbelieve in Allah Almighty and disobey Him, they fight in the partisanship of the way of the Devil. Then it has been mentioned that apparently, the confederacies of Satan seem very frightful and strong, but in fact his strategy is weak and that has no reality before the matured intentions of the honest people.

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 Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif).