Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Courage and Trust in God are Necessary for a Victory

Lesson # 610 From Holy Qur’aan

Courage and Trust in God are Necessary for a Victory

Surah Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)

Verses–23b&24 of 120, Section–4 of 16 (Part–6)–Stage – 2


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

23b.  for if ye enter by it, lo! ye will be victorious. And put your trust (in Allaah) if ye are indeed believers.


24.  They said: O Moses! We will never enter (the land) while they are in it, so go thou and thy Lord and fight! We will sit here.     

23b.  Fa-‘izaa  dakhaltumuuhu  fa-‘innakum  gaalibuun.  Wa  ‘alAllaahi  fatawakkaluu  ‘in-kuntum-Mu’-miniin.


24.  Qaaluu  yaa-Muusaaa  ‘innaa  lan-nad-khulahaaa  ‘abadam-maa  daamuu  fiihaa  fazhab  ‘anta  wa  Rabbuka  faqaatilaaa  ‘innaa  haa-hunaa  qaa-‘iduun.          



The talk of two commanders from the Children of Israel, which had begun in the previous lesson, has been completed in this verse. They said, “If you enter the city and are collected in crowds, then certainly you will be victorious. You claim that you are believers. You should put your trust only in Allaah Almighty because the believers neither fear anyone but Allaah Almighty and nor trust in anyone except God Almighty”. The names of those two commanders were “Yuusha’ son of Noon” and “Kaalib son of Yuuhannaa”.


Those two persons were not influenced by viewing the demon type people of Syria. They had trust in the support of Allaah Almighty. Their hearts were strong because they knew, “The person, who obeys Allaah Almighty and dwells exactly in accordance with His orders, Allaah Almighty shall help him/her. He has commanded us to enter the city of Imaalqah (Syria) and strike those giant people out from the city. Now it is our duty that we should make violent attack upon them quiet fearlessly according to the direct order of Allaah Almighty. He shall give us a victory upon them. We should contemplate only towards Allaah Almighty. He is the most Powerful and Strong. None has any power against Him. Most strong persons have no authority before Him and the weak overcome upon the powerful and giant people with His help.


But the nation of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) did not listen to those commanders and replied, “O Moses! We will never enter that land while those giant people are in it, so go you and your Lord and fight! We will sit here”. It is easy to conjecture from their answer that how much the Children of Israel had become rude, obstinate and ill-behaved.


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)