Lesson # 1020 from Noble Quran
Easiness in the difficulties by the Grace of God
Surah ‘ANFAAL (SPOILS OF WAR) – Chapter – 8)
Stage – 2, Verses – 63b & 64 of 75, Section – 8 of 10 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|63b. If thou hadst spent all that is in the earth thou couldst not have attuned their hearts, but Allah hath attuned them. Lo! He is Mighty, Wise.
64. O Prophet! Allah is Sufficient for thee and those who follow thee of the believers.
|63b. Law ‘anfaqta maa fil-‘arzi jamii-‘am-maaa ‘allafta bayna quluu-bihim wa laakin-nAllaaha ‘allafa baynahum. ‘InnaHuu ‘Aziizun Hakiim.
64. Yaaa-‘ayyuhan-nabiyyu hasbu-kAllaahu wa manittaba-‘aka minal-Mu’-miniin.
The last verses say that if the opponents request for conciliation, then you should be willing also for peace. At the time of agreement; you must not think: It is possible that the treachery may be in the hearts of opponents. Its cure is that you should draw your full attention toward God Almighty and think that; when He supported us in such arduous times against them, when the rebellious people had left no stone unturned to remove us, then, even again He will help us. And their tricks, schemes, rude conversation and secret conspiracies could not harm us earlier. While God Almighty defeated them and raised us, then they will not be able to damage us even in future.
Then, it was described that you were busy in fighting mutually yourselves. Allah Almighty established peace with His Mercy among you and then you were brimful in love of one another. After reminding this blessing, it has been commanded in this verse that “how much difficult was this work”? As it was made easier by the Grace of God Almighty earlier, in the same way, all difficulties will be easy in future too.
God Almighty addressed His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): O Prophet! Making settlement between them was not in your own power, and if you had spent entire treasures of the world, you could not have attuned their hearts. It was Allah Almighty, Who has attuned their hearts mutually with His Mercy; and leaving their enmity among themselves, they have been united altogether.
Now you must be sure that there is no other power which may stay against Allah Almighty. He is the Dominant over all. If He desired to show His Power, He May destroy the entire universe without any delay. He knows situation, condition and position of everything and every matter. As He is Mighty; along with it He is Wise too. Wherever He considers something suitable, there is no one who may prevent Him.
After that Allah, Almighty addressed and commanded: O Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)! God is Sufficient for You. You should consider them God’s blessing which He has made the people obedient and followers of Yours. They will be useful for You in hard times. For their help also; God is Sufficient.
In fact, everyone would have to accept the Hand of any such Omnipotent in changing the condition of the Arab, Which has never been seen and nor can be seen in worldly and material things. This Omnipotent, this Power is Allah Almighty, the Most High. After so much clear proofs, it is impossible to disbelieve in Him.
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)