Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Unjust behavior

Quran Chapter 22  39 & 40a (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2115) درس قرآن

Unjust behavior

Chapter Hajj” – (The Pilgrimage) – 22

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)


      أُذِنَ لِلَّذِينَ يُقَٰتَلُونَ بِأَنَّهُمْظُلِمُوا۟ وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ نَصْرِهِمْ لَقَدِيرٌ 39

 ٱلَّذِينَ أُخْرِجُوا۟ مِن دِيَٰرِهِم بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ إِلَّآ أَن يَقُولُوا۟ رَبُّنَا ٱللَّهُ وَلَوْلَا دَفْعُ ٱللَّهِ ٱلنَّاسَ بَعْضَهُم بِبَعْضٍ لَّهُدِّمَتْ صَوَٰمِعُ وَبِيَعٌ وَصَلَوَٰتٌ وَمَسَٰجِدُ يُذْكَرُ فِيهَاٱسْمُ ٱللَّهِ كَثِيرًا وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ ٱللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُۥٓ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَقَوِىٌّ عَزِيزٌ 40

39.  Sanction (to fight) is given unto those who are fought against, because they have been wronged. And Allah is indeed Able to give them victory –


40a.  Those who have been driven from their homes unjustly only because they said: Our Lord is Allah.

39.  ‘Uzina  lillaziina  yuqaata-luuna  bi-‘annahum  zulimuu.  Wa  ‘innAllaaha  ‘alaa  nasrihim  la-Qadiir.


40a.  ‘Allaziina  ‘ukhrijuu  min-  diyaarihim-  bi-gayri  haqqin  ‘illaaa  ‘any-yaquuluu  RabbunAllaah.




First thirteen years of Prophet-hood, which the last Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) passed in Makkah, were very tough for the Muslims. Refractory people of Makkah oppressed them openly in every respect. Beating and striking were customary matters. It seems easy to hear, “causing to lie down with naked bodies on hot stones and burning sand, putting fiery stones on the breasts, blocking food and water, withdrawing from friendly intercourse and cutting off the relationships”, but the people who suffer really from these afflictions, they know it well. During severe hot season, when a person walks on the stony fiery floor of the Mosque’s courtyard, his soles of feet are scorched by heat. What will be condition of that person who is caused to lie down on that floor without shirt? The lovers of the Belief endured all such troubles, but they did not mourn. They were commanded: Undergo all afflictions which you receive from the Infidels, but don’t fight!


Eventually, when by compulsion they took shelter in Madinah after leaving their homes, then they returned to their senses. At that time, it was commanded: Fight those oppressors and don’t care about the deficiency of your manpower strength. We have Power to help you. They banished you from your houses without any suitable reason, whereas you did never hurt them. Your only work was that you believed in Allaah Almighty as your Lord, and refused from adoring the idols.


Known from it; is that living together in the world is necessary. For this purpose, it is sufficient that no one should misbehave with any other in any matter. Fighting mutually upon the faiths of one another is against the humanity. One may fight against only those people who tyrannize others and wish to keep them as own slaves.


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).