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  • Quran Surah Tauba Verse 40 Reference To AbuBakr (rta)?

    Ghulam Mustafa updated 1 year, 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • Ahsan

    Moderator January 5, 2022 at 12:20 am

    I think you didint provide correct reference. Because ayah 40 addresses bani israel.

  • Umer

    Moderator January 5, 2022 at 12:44 am

    The verse you might be referring to is Quran Surah Tauba Verse 40 and yes, it is reference to Prophet Muhammad (Sws) and Abu Bakar (rta):

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ آمَنُوْا مَا لَكُمْ إِذَا قِيْلَ لَكُمُ انفِرُوْا فِي سَبِيْلِ اللّهِ اثَّاقَلْتُمْ إِلَى الْـأَرْضِ أَرَضِيْتُمُ بِالْـحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا مِنَ الْـآخِرَةِ فَمَا مَتَاعُ الْـحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا فِي الْـآخِرَةِ إِلَّـا قَلِيْلٌ. إِلَّـا تَنفِرُوْا يُعَذِّبْكُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيْمًا وَيَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ وَلَـا تَضُرُّوْهُ شَيْئًا وَاللّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ. إِلَّـا تَنْصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْا ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُوْلُ لِصَاحِبِهِ لَـا تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَنَا فَأَنزَلَ اللّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَيَّدَهُ بِجُنُودٍ لَّـمْ تَرَوْهَا وَجَعَلَ كَلِمَةَ الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْا السُّفْلَى وَكَلِمَةُ اللّهِ هِيَ الْعُلْيَا وَاللّهُ عَزِيْزٌ حَكِيْمٌ.

    “Believers! What is the matter with you that when it said is said to you: “Go out [to wage jihad] for the cause of God,” you fall flat to the ground. Are you content with the life of this world in contrast to the Hereafter? So, [in reality,] in the Hereafter, this provision of the world will turn out to be very little. [Thus, get up;] if you do not get up, then [remember that] God will give you a painful punishment and bring some other nation in your place and you will not be able to harm God the least. God has power over everything. If you do not help the Prophet, [it does not matter] because He was helped by God at the time when these disbelievers turned him out such that he was the second of the two [5] when both of them were in the cave when he was telling his companion: “Grieve not; God is with us.” [6] At that time, God sent down His tranquillity on him and helped him with armies you could not see and He brought down the word of the disbelievers and only the word of God remained high. God is powerful; He is very wise”. (Quran 9:38-40)

    (Excerpt from Quranic Exegesis: Javed Ahmed Ghamidi)

    (Translated by Dr. Shehzad Saleem)


    [5]. This is a reference to the journey of migration in which the Prophet’s only companion was Abu Bakr (rta).

    [6]. It is evident from historical narratives that on this journey the Prophet (sws), fearing that he would be followed, had come out of Makkah and taken refuge in the cave of Thawr for three days. This verse reflects that instance. Those who went after him reached the opening of the cave in which he was hiding. At this, Abu Bakr (rta) was overcome with great fear lest anyone should come forward and peep in. Yet the Prophet (sws) remained unshaken and he spoke these unparalleled words cited by the Quran to assure his companion. (Ibn Hisham, Al-Sirah al-nabawiyyah, vol. 2, 111)

  • Ghulam Mustafa

    Member January 7, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Thank you ☺️

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