Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Supplication during confusion and trouble

Lesson # 982 from Noble Quran

Supplication during confusion and trouble

Surah ‘ANFAAL (SPOILS OF WAR) – Chapter – 8)

 Stage – 2, Verses – 8 & 9 of 75, Section – 1 of 10 (Part – 9)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

8.  That He might cause the Truth to triumph and bring vanity to naught, however much the guilty oppose.


9.  When ye sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): I will help you with a thousand of the angels, rank on rank.   

8.  Li-yuhiqqal-Haqqa  wa  yubtilal-Baatila  wa  law  karihal-mujrimuun.


9.  ‘Iz  tasta-giisuuna  Rabbakum  fasta-jaaba  lakum  ‘annii  mumiddukum-  bi-  ‘alfim-minal-  malaaa-‘ikati  murdifiin.            


Yuhiqqu – (to cause to triumph), this word is from ‘ahqaaq, which has been derived from haqq. Haqq means the Truth. It aims that; that should be proved which is true. 


Yubtilu – (to naught, to prove that it is vanity, falsehood), this is from ‘abtaal, which has come out from batala. Batala means “a lie, vanity, falseness”.


Tasta-giisuuna – (you sought help), it is from ‘ista-gaasah, which has been derived from gaws. Gaws means help, and ‘istagaasah means “to seek help”. It aims “by showing your helplessness, you asked your Lord for help”.


‘Asta-jaaba – {(He) answered, heard and accepted your complaint, sanctioned your application}. It means “answer” and is past tense from the word ‘asta-jaabatun which means to answer, to sanction one’s application. The word ‘ajaabatun comes also, nearly for the same purpose.


Murdifiin (rank on rank, who would be coming constantly), it is the subject which is plural of murdifun, has been derived from ‘irdaafun. ‘Irdaafun means “to follow”. Radaf and radiif means “the individual who has been sitting behind someone or following”.  


It is commanded that Allah Almighty desired that the caravan of merchants should be saved and go forth from your strike, and you should meet the armed fighters of Makkah, so that He show you the Wonder of His Divine Power, and handful, unarmed Muslims kill and arrest more than them threefold armed people, so that the Truth is disclosed in the world. Although, how much displeasure is exposed by the infidels and the evil livers, and they are unpleasant due to defeat, and you considered yourselves unable to fight against them. You were worrying due to shortage of Muslims’ manpower and war equipment. You begged from Allah Almighty for help and He accepted your request and said: I will send a thousand Angels (peace be upon Them) for your help; who will be coming continuously one after one. The Angels (peace be upon Them) cannot be seen by the human beings but their influence is felt by the hearts immediately and perfect satisfaction is produced.  


If someone feels satisfaction and his confusion is gone after supplication during any occasion of difficulty, then he should consider that the Angels (peace be upon Them) have been helping him.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)