(Endure you patiently (O
Muhammad), your patience is not but from Allah. And grieve not over them, and
be not distressed because of what they plot)
Meanings of An-Nahl 16: 127
Accepting a god other than one’s Maker creates servility in the soul and
begets oppression. The souls of the Quraishi chiefs
clung to worldly life, tightly shackled by a love of supremacy and the pleasures
it gave them, and a refusal to be molded by the principles of ‘Right and
Wrong’, ‘Halal (Lawful) and Haram (Forbidden)’, ‘Do and Do not do’.
They resisted any thought of an afterlife, a return to Allah for repayment of
evil with evil and good with good. They withheld themselves from belief and
fought vigorously to withhold others, hindering people from the straight path,
wanting it to remain crooked and unjust.
It was an open
life-and-death battle in which the disbelievers employed every weapon of
psychological warfare against the Prophet r
to obstruct the truth he r
preached and inflict on his blessed soul the invisible deadly wounds of inward
failure and defeat, loss of confidence, breaking of will, destruction of
purpose, killing of hope, and despair of support, which are deeper and more injurious
than physical wounds.