Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The obstinate get courage from soft behavior

Lesson # 1111 from Holy Qur-’aan

The obstinate get courage from soft behavior

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

Stage – 2, Verses – 73 & 74a of 129, Section – 10 of 16 (Part – 10)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


73.  O Prophet! Strive against the Disbelievers and the Hypocrites! Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is Hell, a hapless journey’s end.


74a.  They swear by Allah that they said nothing (wrong), yet they did say the word of disbelief, and did disbelieve, after their Surrender (to Allah); and they purposed that which they could not attain.

73.  Yaaa-‘ayyuhan-Nabiyyu  jaahidil-Kuffaara  wal-Munaa-fiqiina  wag-luz-‘alayhim.  Wa  ma’-waahum  Jahannam.  Wa  bi’-sal-  masiir.


74a.  Yahli-fuuna  Billaahi  maa  qaaluu.  Wa  laqad  qaaluu  kalimatal-kufri  wa  kafaruu  ba’-da  Islaa-mihim  wa  hammuu  bi-maa  lam  yanaaluu.         




Jaahid – (strive against), it is a word of command from the word Jihad. Meanings of Jihad have already been explained in the past (to try and strive). It has been commanded in this verse that you should strive against the Disbelievers and the Hypocrites.


To strive against someone is a particular form of common Jihad, that is to say; trying best for the purpose that the opponent should refrain, all at once or consequently, from those actions and deeds which are hazardous for the humanity.


In this verse, it is commanded that you should deal the Disbelievers and the Hypocrites hard, that is to say; you should not compromise with them, but be harsh.


In Islam, atmosphere of mutual friendship and politeness surrounds all around. In it, every individual is a standard-bearer of bilateral forgiveness and hospitality. And Messenger of God Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) desired to establish this environment in the Arabian territory and through the Arabs, in the entire world by means of His Commands and Behavior.


But many crooked people of the Arab did not let this system establish in the beginning and opposed. Even that the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) was instructed by means of the Revelation that there is a need of predominance on stubborn people by influence and fighting.


Therefore, it is commanded that these obstinate Disbelievers, who are open enemies of Islam, will not accept in this manner. They become more courageous for committing mischief due to more loosening. Be harsh with them from all around, so that they remain influenced.


And the Hypocrites do not fight openly, so there is no change of war against them. But prove with your behavior that they are the worst stubborn people. Their punishment is the Fire of the Hell on the Day of Resurrection, which is the end of a hapless journey.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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)

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