Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Satan made the deeds of infidels fair to them

Lesson # 1008 from Noble Quran

Satan made the deeds of infidels fair to them

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

Stage – 2, Verses – 47 & 48a of 75, Section – 6 of 10 (Part – 10)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

47.  And be not as those who came forth from their dwellings boastfully and to be seen of men, and debar (men) from the Way of Allah. While Allah is surrounding all they do.


48a.  And when Satan made their deeds fair to them and said: No-one of mankind can conquer you this day, for I am your protector. 

47.  Wa  laa  takuu-nuu  kallaziina  kharajuu  min-  diyaarihim  bataranw-wa  ri-‘aaa-‘an-naasi  wa  yasud-duuna  ‘an-  Sabii-LIllaah.  WAllaahu  bimaa  ya’-maluuna  Muhiit.


48a.  Wa  ‘iz  zayyana  lahu-mush-Shay-taanu  ‘a’-maalahum  wa  qaala  laa gaaliba  lakumul-yawma  minan-naasi  wa  ‘innii  jaarul-lakum.     


Bataran – (boastfully), batara means “to strut, to give one’s self airs, to behave with boastfulness, bragging by someone after getting any good thing and misusing it”.


Ri-‘aaa-‘a – (show, to be seen of people, ostentation), it means “to work in such a way that the people consider it good, whereas really it is nothing”, that is to say; the individual, who commit so, either does not consider it good himself; or that is not valuable near him.


Jaarun – (protector), this word is used at many places in Arabic language, for example; a neighbor, that individual; who provides shelter, a friend, a supporter and a protector. Here it has been used for the last meaning.


It has been caused to understand in this verse that there is another behavior in the war which was adopted by the idolaters of Makkah. After describing about this behavior, God Almighty commanded that you should not do so.


It is commanded that the infidels of Makkah came forth to fight against you boastfully, with pomp and show, beating kettledrums and using musical instruments; being proud and haughty. The Devil was encouraging them and saying: Fear not anyone. I am your protector. None of the human beings can overcome you today.


The Army of the disbelievers was brought out by Abu Jahal. In the way, any individual said to him: That caravan has gone out of the range of Muslims, to which; you are going to save. You must go back to your home now. Abu Jahal said: We shall celebrate a festival after reaching the place of Badr for three days. He did not know that his berating deeds have been pushing him towards the mouth of his death and destruction place of his Army.  


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Pak 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)