Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Infidels did attack the Prophet first

Lesson # 1044 from Noble Quran

Infidels did attack the Prophet first

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 13 of 129, Section – 2 of 16 (Part – 10)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

13.  Will ye not fight a folk who broke their solemn pledges, and purposed to drive out the Messenger and did attack you first? What! Fear ye them? Now Allah hath more right that ye should fear Him, if ye are believers. 13.  ‘A-laa  tuqaa-tiluuna  qaw-man-nakasuuu  ‘ay-maanahum  wa  hammuu  bi-‘ikhraajir-Rasuuli  wa hum  bada-‘uukum  ‘awwala  marrah.  ‘A-takh-shaw-nahum.  FAllaahu  ‘a-haqqu  ‘an-takh-shawhu  ‘in-  kuntum-  Mu’-miniin.        



In this verse, following matters have been explained very clearly:


  • Why should a Muslim fight?


  • From whom he should fear?


  • Which Established Order will be adopted in future for fighting?


By considering thoughtfully upon this verse, one will understand the matter of fighting and slaying in Islam clearly, and it will also be known that “in which circumstances, so much strict orders were given, and how these commands will be continued in future”?


It is commanded that “to fight them and crackdown on them became necessary for you due to the reason that they made articles of agreement with you and then broke. They pursued to expatriate the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) from His native land. They began to molest and trouble Him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). Besides this, they were also the first who began fight.


You should never fear them. You have believed in Allah Almighty. Now you should fear Him only; and never be over-awed of them. A mankind bows before him naturally who is powerful than him, but those people who do not accept powerful any other save Allah Almighty, obviously they will never bow before someone else save God Almighty. These are the meanings of Belief that there is no fear of any other than Allah Almighty; and no hope from any other save Him.


This verse clearly shows that the Muslims have been commanded to fight such people who are neither ready to give right of living independently to any other than themselves like the idolaters of Makkah; and nor they accept anyone equal to them. They do not let him live in peace who speaks the truth, even that he is compelled to leave his country and settle in any other.


A treaty of alliance, reconciliation and peace, on which the life of the world depends, are valueless for such people. They made a solemn pledge yesterday and broke it today. The reason of their breaking the treaty is that they see their seasonal benefit, whether; other people are entangled in destruction, they do not care. They begin fighting first and provoke others unnecessarily. Those people are enemies of the humanity. The Muslims should be prepared every time for fighting against such people.


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)