Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God is the Best of plotters

Lesson # 997 from Noble Quran

God is the Best of plotters

Surah ‘ANFAAL (SPOILS OF WAR) – Chapter – 8)

Stage – 2, Verses – 29 & 30 of 75, Section – 4 of 10 (Part – 9)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

29.  O ye who believe! If ye keep your duty to Allah, He will give you discrimination (between right and wrong) and will remove from you your sins, and will forgive you. And Allah is of Infinite Bounty.


30.  And when those who disbelieve were plotting against thee (O Muhammad) to make thee prisoner, or to kill thee or to drive thee forth; they were plotting, but Allah (also) was plotting; and Allah is the Best of plotters.              

29.  Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina  ‘aamanuuu  ‘in  tatta-qUllaaha  yaj-‘al-lakum  Fur-qaananw-wa  yukaffir  ‘ankum  sayyi-‘aatikum  wa  yagfir  lakum.  WAllaahu  Zul-Fazlil-‘aziim.


30.  Wa  ‘iz  yamkuru  bikallaziina  kafaruu  li-yusbituuka  ‘aw  yaq-tuluuka  ‘aw  yukhrijuuk.  Wa  yamku-ruuna  wa  yamku-rUllaah.  WAllaahu  khayrul-maakiriin.           




In the previous verses, commands regarding prevention from betraying God Almighty, His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and the trust were issued and it was told that improper love of children and unreasonable greed of wealth inclines the human being toward betraying. You should not care for the wealth and children so much that they prevent you from sympathy with the creature of Allah Almighty and doing good. Summary of the same has been described in this verse, as though; essence of all previous Precepts has been extracted.


The believers are being commanded that they should keep their duty to God Almighty; that is to say; fear Allah Almighty (be abstinent). Abstinence can be acquired by him/her only who abstains from betraying, deceiving and treachery. These are the things, abstaining from which, has been being commanded from the earlier.


You will reap the advantage from the piety that God Almighty will bestow on you power of distinguishing between good and bad, which is called Furqaan (this word is from faraqa; which means – to divide or distinguish, the Holy Qur’an (as distinguished or separating the Truth from falsehood). It will not let the bad effects of your errors and mistakes influence on you, and God Almighty will not find fault with them because He is the Greatest Beneficent and of Infinite Bounty.


In the second verse of this lesson, it is command: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)! Remember the time when, before departure from Makkah, the infidels were planning to prison You, or kill You or drive You forth, but thither they were plotting against You and hither Allah Almighty was plotting to support You.


At last, management of God Almighty overcame. Who can be better plotter than Allah Almighty? The aim of reminding these favors is that while; the planning of God Almighty is predominant upon all; then there is no need of fearing others. We should keep His Command in front of us and fear not any other save Him.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Pak 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)