Lesson # 1128 - Being rich; asking for leave to stay at home

Lesson # 1128 from Holy Qur-’aan

Being rich; asking for leave to stay at home

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)
Stage – 2, Verse – 93 of 129, Section – 12 of 16 (Part – 10)
                                                                      
BisMillaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
                                                                                       
93.  The way (of blame) is only against those who ask for leave of thee (to stay at home) when they are rich. They are content to be with those who remain behind, and Allah hath sealed their hearts so that they know not.
93.  ‘Inna-mas-sabiilu  ‘alal-laziina  yasta’-zinuu-naka  wa  hum  ‘agni-yaaa’.  Razuu  ‘any-yakuu-nuu  ma-‘al-kha-waalifi,  wa  taba-‘Allaahu  ‘alaa  quluu-bihim  fahum  laa  ya’-lamuun.
                                                                             
Lesson

It was mentioned previously that the sincere people who cannot join the Army due to any true excuse, they are actually excusable, any crime of hypocrisy or mutiny cannot be liable to come upon them. The weak, the sick and the poor people are really helpless. Their feeling of good-will will be accepted at the place of their practical participation. And they will be rewarded for their good intention. In this verse, there is mention about those people who are liable to blame of national riot and rebellion.

It is commanded that only those people will be called to account whose hearts do not have national well-wishing, and who avoid helping such people; whose hearts have been prepared for sacrificing their lives and wealth for acquiring human rights. Their saying verbally that “we are with you” is useless, because their hearts are empty from correct passion, and they are desirous of abasing their nation instead of their victory. And they are providing moral support to their enemies.

At such occasion when entire nation is ready to sacrifice it’s everything to call for the right of their life, they are content to get written their names in the list of women and crippled people. Wicked deeds of such treacherous and deceitful people cannot put them in success and honor on the Day of Resurrection, and those have repelled their hearts completely from the matters of real respect and success. Their false thoughts and evil deeds have sealed their hearts. Allah Almighty has also fixed their seal according to His Rule of Wisdom. Consequently, now there is no chance of their getting knowledge about correct and true matters. Their senses have become helpers for fulfilling their unlawful desires. Now whatever they think, that is crooked. They have gone totally astray from the Straight and Actual Path. Their selfishness does not let them see the Right.

It is known from these verses that it is duty of every sincere and straight forward person to support physically or at least morally to such nation; which has been ready to sacrifice their lives and to fight for getting their basic human rights. And this duty becomes more important when the freedom fighters have many other relationships with him also. 

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)