Lessons from Holy Qur'an

You must not fear poverty -2

Lesson # 1062 from Holy Qur’aan

You must not fear poverty -2

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

Stage – 2, Verse – 28 of 129, Section – 4 of 16 (Part – 10)                                                          


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful 


It has come in Ahaadith (Sayings of the Messenger – grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) that Omar, the second Caliph (may God be pleased with him) purified and cleaned the Peninsula of Arab from the Idolaters according to a last Will and Command of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). Now, it is not lawful for the Muslims to give living permission to them in the Arab. The Sunnis (Hanafi Rules) give them some permission that, a Muslim spiritual guide can permit them to live temporarily if he considers it suitable. Other religious directors do not permit even for only it.


Next, it is commanded: If you fear that your business and commerce will take bad effect; if the Idolaters flew away, and the commodities of necessity will be deficient, then you should drive this thinking out of your hearts, because the actual thing is comfort, ease and satisfaction, and it cannot be obtained during their presence. God Almighty will make the provision of the necessities of life easy, and if He desire, will give you so much that you will become fearless from their support. Be satisfied that God Almighty knows very well about all these matters by which a mankind acquires riches and sufficiency. And He is Aware of it also that which suitable time can be for performing any particular work. Therefore as He is Knower, He is Wise too. You should also be ready to obey His commands by giving your all works in His charge unhesitatingly. He will correct your all works when the correct time will come according to His Knowledge and Philosophy.


Selfishness and enmity with others; without any proper reason destroys the human being. Those; who are crazed to make other people their slaves, and to feed only own people; certainly, they have been excluded from the humanity. Their mind is impure and unclean. Therefore, when it was experienced by the Muslims that the Idolaters of Makkah, whom the Jews and the Christians have joined, they will not let them prosper, then they were commanded: Let these mischievous disbelievers not come near the Inviolable Place of Worship only but drive them out of the entire Peninsula of Arab, so that you may get opportunity; at first to moderate yourselves and then correct all the people of the world without let or hindrance, and you may prepare yourselves for this work.


Obviously, if the Idolaters of Arab, the Jews and the Christians desired to live with the Muslims together, then the circumstances of this case would not be as such. Their hearts would have been purified if they had given up enmity and stubbornness, and they would have lived with the Muslims mutually by making treaties of peace and safety. But somehow those people did not accept it. Therefore, such severe commands were issued and the Muslims were instructed to arrange for them a separate place for living. The command regarding the Idolaters has been described in this verse. In the next verse, instructions for the Jews and the Christians will be explained.


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)