003 - Soorah Aal-'Imraan - (The Family of 'Imraan) - [Madanee]

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[003:122] When two parties from among you were about to lose heart, but All‚h was their WalÓ (Supporter and Protector). And in All‚h should the believers put their trust.

 

[003:123] And All‚h has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force. So fear All‚h much that you may be grateful.

 

[003:124] (Remember) when you (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) said to the believers, "Is it not enough for you that your Lord (All‚h) should help you with three thousand angels sent down?"

 

[003:125] "Yes, if you hold on to patience and piety, and the enemy comes rushing at you; your Lord will help you with five thousand angels having marks (of distinction)."

 

[003:126] All‚h made it not but as a message of good news for you and as an assurance to your hearts. And there is no victory except from All‚h, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

 

[003:127] That He might cut off a part of those who disbelieve, or expose them to infamy, so that they retire frustrated.

 

[003:128] Not for you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam], but for All‚h) is the decision; whether He turns in mercy to (pardons) them or punishes them; verily, they are the Z‚limŻn (polytheists, wrong doers and the disobedient).

 

[003:129] And to All‚h belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. He forgives whom He wills, and punishes whom He wills. And All‚h is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

 

[003:130] O you who believe! Eat not Rib‚ doubled and multiplied, but fear All‚h that you may be successful.

 

[003:131] And fear the Fire, which is prepared for the disbelievers.

 

[003:132] And obey All‚h and the Messenger (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) that you may obtain mercy.

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(V.3:123) i.e., abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden and love All‚h much, perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained.

 

(V.3:130) a) Rib‚: See (V.2:275) and its footnote.

b) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Avoid the seven great destructive sins." The people enquired, "O All‚h's Messenger! What are they?" He said, "(1) To join others in worship along with All‚h, (2) to practise sorcery, (3) to kill a person which All‚h has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Isl‚mic law), (4) to eat up Rib‚,* (5) to eat up an orphan's wealth, (6) to show one's back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting, and (7) to accuse chaste women, who never even think of anything touching their chastity and are true believers." [Sahih Al-Bukh‚ri, 4/2766 (O.P.28)].

c) See the footnote (A) of the (V.2:278).

d) See the footnote (B) of the (V.2:278).

* Rib‚: See the glossary.

 

(V.3:132) See the footnote of (V.3:85).

 

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