Quran 61:4 โ€“ โ€˜Surely Allah Loves Those Whoโ€ฆโ€™

๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ’ โ€“ โ€œ๐’๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ก ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒโ€

Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


As I have explained many times before, fighting in Godโ€™s way, does not involve the killing the innocent. These passages always exhort people to fight tyranny, oppression, and persecution. These verses below show the beauty of what โ€˜Fight in His (Godโ€™s) wayโ€™ means,

Quran 2:190 Fight in the way of God those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. God does not like transgressors.

2:246 โ€œWould you perhaps refrain from fighting if fighting was prescribed for you?โ€ They said, โ€œAnd why should we not fight in the cause of Allah when we have been driven out from our homes and from our children?โ€ But when fighting was prescribed for them, they turned away, except for a few of them. And Allah is Knowing of the wrongdoers.

Quran 4:75 And what is [the matter] with you that you fight not in the cause of God and [for] the oppressed among men, women, and children who say, โ€œOur Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper?โ€


Muhammad Asad

2 I.e, in unison, with their deeds corresponding to their assertions of faith. This moral necessity is further illustrated โ€“ by its opposite โ€“ in the subsequent reference to Moses and the recalcitrant among his followers. [1]

Maulana Mohammad Ali

4a. They had to fight in self-defence; see 2:190, 190a, etc. [2]

Malik Ghulam Farid

3035. Muslims are expected to present a firm, compact and solid front to the forces of evil, under the command of their Leader whom they should give full and unqualified obedience. But a people who seek to become united into a solid and strong community, must possess one code of life, one ideal, one objective and one goal and one programme to achieve that objective. [3]


[1]ย The Message of The Quran translated and explained by Muhammad Asad page 1169
[2]ย The Holy Quran Arabic Text with English Translation, Commentary and comprehensive Introduction [Year 2002 Edition] by Maulana Muhammad Ali page 1087
[3]ย The Holy Qurโ€™an Arabic Text With English Translation & Short Commentary by Malik Ghulam Farid page 1131

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