Lesson # 1088 from Holy Qur-’aan
Seeking Pleasure of Allah Almighty
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 44 of 129, Section – 7 of 16 (Part – 10)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|44. Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ask no leave of thee lest they should strive with their wealth and their lives. And Allah is Aware of those who keep their duty (unto Him).||44. Laa yas-ta’-zinu-kal-laziina yu’-minuuna Billaahi wa- Yawmil- ‘Aakhiri ‘any-yujaahiduu bi-‘amwaa-lihim wa ‘anfu-sihim. WAllaahu ‘Aliimum- bil- Muttaqiin.|
It was told to the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in the previous verse that these people who pretend, come unto you running, they desire to show you only apparently that they are very obedient and servants of you, and obey properly your every command without dispute. In fact, they are cunning. They have determined that they will never partake in this Battle (the Battle of Tabuuk). But by bringing forward excuses for pretense, they want from you to leave them, so that they should not be humiliated by the people. Demanding leave in such situation is not work of true people and believers. Strong Believers wait for such occasions, so that they may be successful before Glorious and Almighty God by performing attentively and deserve rewards and dignities on the Day of Resurrection.
Seeking excuses and requesting that they should be left behind before moving for Jihad is a token of first class faithlessness, because the Belief does not grant permission for it that, for being saved from the Command of Allah Almighty, one seek excuses. In this verse, the same condition has been explained.
It is commanded that those people who believe in God Almighty and in the Day of Resurrection, they do love their lives and wealth never more than obeying the Commands of Allah Almighty. They use to wait that when such occasion comes and they sacrifice their lives and wealth in the Way of God Almighty.
It is the sign of Belief in Allah Almighty and in the Day of Resurrection that one should think only about the pleasure of Allah Almighty; leaving everything. And he should not consider it difficult to give up ease and comfort of the world for the sake of rest and peace of the Day of Resurrection. All of us should observe the condition of our Beliefs every time in accordance with this standard.
If we long for the pleasures of this world and do not emphasize the Day of Resurrection, then according to this verse, there is a fault in our Belief. We are not satisfied with God Almighty and His Promises. We love more the money and the splendor of this world. Our Lord! Save us from such thinking.
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)