Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Every individual has a right to change own life

Lesson # 1028 from Noble Quran

Every individual has a right to change own life

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

Stage – 2, Verse – 73 of 75, Section – 10 of 10 (Part – 10)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

73.  And those who disbelieve are protectors one of another. If ye do not do so, there will be confusion in the land, and great corruption.        73.  Walla-ziina  kafaruu  ba’-zuhum  ‘awli-yaaa-‘u  ba’-z.  ‘Illaa  taf-‘aluuna  takun-  fitnatun-  fil-‘arzi  wa  fasaadun-  kabiir.


It is commanded that those people who do not believe, become ready immediately to support one of another. If the believers did not help one of another timely, then the land would become amphitheater of confusion and corruption, and great disturbance would spread.


Holy Qur’an began to reveal upon Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in Makkah and with effect from its first revelation; the foundation of Islam was laid. He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) lived for thirteen years in Makkah after the beginning of Islam and tried His best to teach the people of Makkah Islam, and caused to hear them the verses of Holy Qur’an, so that after hearing, that individual may convert to Islam and follow Its commands who desire; and change own life according to entirely its revelations.


The people of Makkah did not accept His (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) Saying. Moreover, they began to prevent others with force from embracing Islam. And not only they prevented verbally; but got ready to annoy and molest the Believers. It was against the humanity. Only accepting not; cannot be reason of fighting in Islam. But snatching someone’s freedom and saying: If you understand that Islam is a true religion, even then we shall not let you accept it. This is a natural reason of fight, but even then; during the stay in Makkah, the Muslims were not ordered to fight and they were commanded: Be patient.


Therefore, the Muslims tolerated as far as it was possible. Some people left their native land and went to Abyssinia, but the Infidels of Makkah did not refrain from their persistence. After that, the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was commanded that they should go to Madinah.  


Even then, behavior of the people of Makkah remained the same; that if Islam is a true religion; even then we shall not permit any individual to accept it. Lastly, the Muslims were permitted to fight and they were commanded: No doubt they disbelieved, but they are not allowed to prevent others forcibly from their favorite thing. It is root of mischief. It should be removed. Strike with a sword against them. Sheathe it not until the confusion and corruption is over.


Remember! As far as they do not forget perverseness of seizing the freedom of other people, you should kill them wherever you find, plunder and destroy them, because they pursue to finish the foundation of humanity. And they want to cause to acknowledge their superiority forcibly from others by setting free their favorite thing.


You have to remove this stubbornness and establish the freedom of human conscience in the world, without any discussion on it that whether someone is Infidel, Jew, Christian or have any other religion/is without religion. If he/she is satisfied, is empowered, which religion wants, can adopt. However, freedom of speaking the truth should be established in the world. It is duty of every human being to fight against him and keep him under influence who desires to finish the freedom. So, you should fight against him whether he says himself a Muslim. A Muslim can never be a terrorist and a terrorist can never be a Muslim.


Those instructions which have been described here about relations among the disbelievers and the believers, from them; it aims those disbelievers who desire to prevent others with force from their favorite thing. However, those people who are not mischievous; but they do not accept Islam, form of relationship with them has been explained at another place, not here.


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)