English Translation: Page 64
And to Allâh belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in
the earth. And all matters go back (for decision) to Allâh.
You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism, and real followers of
Prophet Muhammad صلى الله
عليه وسلم) and his Sunnah
are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma‘rûf
Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar
disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh
And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would
have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them
(disobedient to Allâh - and rebellious against Allâh’s
They will do you no harm, barring a trifling annoyance; and if they
fight against you, they will show you their backs, and they will not be helped.
Indignity is put over them wherever they may be, except when under a
covenant (of protection) from Allâh, and from men; they have drawn on
themselves the Wrath of Allâh, and destruction is put over them. This is
because they disbelieved in the Ayât
(proofs, evidence, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh and killed the Prophets without right. This
is because they disobeyed (Allâh) and used to transgress beyond bounds (in Allâh’s
disobedience, crimes and sins).
Not all of them are alike; a party of the people of the Scripture
stand for the right, they recite the Verses of Allâh during the hours of the
night, prostrating themselves in prayer.
They believe in Allâh and the Last Day; they enjoin Al-Ma‘rûf
Monotheism, and following Prophet Muhammad صلى
وسلم) and forbid Al-Munkar
and opposing Prophet Muhammad صلى الله
عليه وسلم); and they hasten in
(all) good works; and they are among the righteous.
And whatever good they do, nothing will be rejected of them; for Allâh
knows well those who are Al-Muttaqûn
(the pious - See V.2:2).
(V.3:110) a) Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي
الله عنه The Verse:
"You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism and real followers of Prophet
Muhammad صلى الله
عليه وسلم and his Sunnah], are
the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind" means, the best of the
people for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till they
embrace Islâm (and thereby save them from the eternal punishment in the
Hell-fire and make them enter Paradise in the Hereafter). (Sahih Al-Bukhâri,
Vol.6, Hadîth No.80).
b) CHAPTER 144. The prisoners of war in chains.
Narrated Abû Hurairah رضي الله
عنه : The Prophet (صلى
وسلم) said, "Allâh wonders at those people who
will enter Paradise in chains." (Sahih Al-Bukhâri, Vol.4, Hadîth
* The people referred to here may be the prisoners of war who were captured and
chained by the Muslims and their imprisonment was the cause of their conversion
to Islâm. So, it is as if their chains were the means of winning Paradise.