It’s human nature to want to engage in matters we think are good for us. Often, however, we later find that it is quite the opposite. This phenomenon is highlighted in verse 216, where Allah Most High makes it obligatory for the believers to fight (in war). Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains that while fighting in the way of Allah Most High may entail the loss of life and property, Allah Most High assures the believers that it is indeed a gain – something they’ll only realize later. In the next verse, Allah Most High forbids fighting in the four sacred months – Muharram, Rajab, Dhul-Qa’dah, and Dhul Hijjah. However, one concession is that believers should defend themselves if their enemies fight them, even within these sacred months. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode. Catch up on the previous episode here.
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