Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Command regarding warfare - Quran Chapter 2- 216a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-271) - درس قرآن

Quran Chapter 2- 216a (Pt-2, Stg-1) (L-271) - درس قرآن

Command regarding warfare

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)

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


(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

216. كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلْقِتَالُ وَهُوَ كُرْهٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰٓ أَن تَكْرَهُوا۟ شَيْـًٔا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰٓ أَن تُحِبُّوا۟ شَيْـًٔا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
216a.  Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you.
216a.  Kutiba ‘alaykumul-qitaalu wa huwa kurhul-lakum.


We have discussed this matter earlier in detail that the source of our guidance is only Islam. Islam has a complete Code for our life. If any individual accepts any other religion; turning away from It, he will turn away from the real destination, will surrender himself to destruction by going astray. Because meaning of deflecting away from Islam is that such individual will ruin the peace and security, will spread mischief and violence, will oppress others and violate their rights.

Allah Almighty has commanded the Muslims that they should fight against all those people who turn away from Islam, remain earnest in spreading the evil and mischief, engage in conspiracies and depravities because they are enemies of Islam and ruin the peace. Kill them because only “the end” of those people can become the cause of improvement of Islam and prosperity of the world.

Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was instructed for warfare after the migration from Makkah to Madinah whereas He had to establish the Foundation of a new state, invite unto Islam openly and had to bring a new society in existence according to the guidance of Allah Almighty, but at that time; the Muslims were weak and helpless, deficient in numbers, didn’t have equipment of warfare and were in the seizure of the worst condition and anxiety. Therefore, it was necessary to undergo invasive naturally the command of warfare. So they were commanded that whether the warfare was how much hateful to them but they had to do their duty.    
The most precious thing for the mankind is his life. Its end is felt unlike and unpleasant by every individual. Leaving one’s life and loss of lives is common in the warfare. But Allah Almighty informed that far-reaching results and benefits of this warfare are in abundance which will appear afterward. Therefore, if the unpleasantness is borne temporarily and the loss is endured, its result will be much sweet and superior. We should obey the Commands of Allah Almighty without hesitation and caring for the favorite things of the world. We should earn the pleasure of Allah Almighty by sacrificing our lives, our children and wealth.

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).  https://youtu.be/giZOXWUEkXw