Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Peace of Reassurance

Lesson # 1060 from Holy Qur’aan

Peace of Reassurance

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

Stage – 2, Verses – 26 & 27 of 129, Section – 4 of 16 (Part – 10)                                                      


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


26.  Then Allah sent His peace of reassurance down upon His Messenger and upon the Believers, and sent down hosts ye could not see, and punished those who disbelieved. And such is the reward of disbelievers.


27.  Then afterward Allah will relent toward whom He will. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

26.  Summa  ‘anza-lAllaahu  sakiina-tahuu  ‘alaa  RasuuliHii  wa  ‘alal-Mu’-miniina  wa  ‘an-zala  junuudal-lam-  tarawhaa-  wa  ‘azza-ballaziina  kafaruu.  Wa  zaalika  jazaaa-‘ul-kaafiriin.


27.  Summa  yatuu-bUllaahu  mim-ba’-di  zaalika  many-yashaaa’.  WAllaahu  Gafuurur-Rahiim.  




Sakiina-tah – (satisfaction, peace of reassurance), this word has been made of s-k-n, from which the words sakuun, saakin, maskan etc. have been derived. This word was discussed in Surah ‘Al-Baqarah. Maskan means “place of stay”. Sakiina – the thing with which commotion of the heart sets out and one feels satisfaction.


After the Battle of Uhud, Hunayn was second occasion that the Infidels besieged the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). At that time, four thousand Infidels, girded on enmity, had surrounded Him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). Maximum Muslims had been dispersed being confused by Infidels’ archery. Only a few men had been remained with the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), out of which, there were His paternal uncle named Abbas and sons of His other uncle Abu Sufyan (may God be pleased with them). The arrows were raining from all around. But the heart of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was absolutely fearless. Allah Almighty had strengthened His heart. Later on, Abbas (may God be pleased with him) called out aloud to the Muslims: Where do you go? Come to this side. As soon as the Muslims heard his voice, they came running recklessly. And God Almighty produced peace of reassurance and comfort in their hearts.


It is commanded that the Muslims continued running for some time in the condition of much confusion. But eventually, that satisfaction of the heart, which was in the heart of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), penetrated into their hearts also. Allah Almighty sent down hidden forces for their help in the form of Angels (peace be upon them) which were not seen by their eyes, but they influenced their hearts.


Infidels were defeated, slaughtered and plundered. Certainly, this punishment was necessary for the rebellious people. After that, when fighting was over, then many fortunate people from the Infidels embraced Islam. God Almighty forgave their errors and sent His blessings on them. It has been taught in these verses that although effort and plant is necessary for every work, but the Trust must be in Allah Almighty only.


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)