Lesson # 1164 from Holy Qur-’aan
Need of understanding contents of this Surah -2
Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse –129 of 129, Section – 16 of 16 (Part – 11)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
At the end of the subject Chapter, summary of the manners of the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been described. That all was according to these virtues, whatsoever He performed in the life of this world, even that, His war against His enemies was also based on these ethics. His (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) Battles were neither like robbers or plunderers, and nor for exercising authority over other people as a king, but to establish the life of peace and safety in the world and betterment/welfare of the humankind.
It was not His aim that He should inspire with awe by shedding blood of the human beings and they should be made slaves of Him forcibly, and they should be compelled to obey His every commandment; accepting Him as a king, and they should continue to provide the worldly things of luxurious enjoyment for Him.
That period, when He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was sent in the world as an appointed Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), was extremely of tyranny and oppression. In the whole world, there did exist such people in every country who were selfish, slaves of their wishes and very fond of luxurious enjoyments. Oppressive people used to choose any tyrant and rebellious person as their leader and support him by establishing their own group. And they used to compel the public to provide the things for pleasantness of their life by saying him their king and using his name. And they used to treat the public as animals. The aim of every powerful person was to keep the subordinates under influence. The creature of the Creator (Allah Almighty) had been entangled in the paws of the tyrants. The humanity was near to end and the strong people wished to eat up the feeble totally and weak people; becoming blood-thirsty ravenous and fight those who were equal to them for snatching their prey. And everyone began to increase his strength and there was no other work for mankind save a general massacre and pillage, robbing, plundering and ravaging in the world.
Nature of the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was quite against the refractory people. His morality began to become according to natural temperament automatically; and protection of Allah Almighty was with him at every step. From the very beginning, He saw the universe from such angle, which was totally separate from the point of view of such people who had been entangled in worldly matters. He beheld that if the human being have to live in this world, for it, this is not the way, which has been spread in the public.
He used to search that way which should provide security to the human life and save his soul from confusion, restlessness and disturbance, not only ordinarily, but permanently. He did not find any such person in the world who might guide Him for this purpose. At that time, His (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) mind inclined more towards the loneliness. And for which object, the Supreme Physician (Allah Almighty) had sent him in the world with His especial Mercy, He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) began to complete that task.
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)