Allah subhan’u wa talah explains in Surah Al- Maidah, Ayat 11:
يَـأَيُّهَآ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ اذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ هَمَّ قَوْمٌ أَن يَبْسُطُواْ إِلَيْكُمْ أَيْدِيَهُمْ فَكَفَّ أَيْدِيَهُمْ عَنكُمْ وَاتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
“O you who have believed, remember the favor of Allah upon you when apeople determined to extend their hands [in aggression] against you, but He withheld their hands from you; and fear Allah . And upon Allah let the believers rely”.
اے ایمان والو! خدا نے جو تم پر احسان کیا ہے اس کو یاد کرو۔ جب ایک جماعت نے ارادہ کیا کہ تم پر دست درازی کریں تو اس نے ان کے ہاتھ روک دیئے اور خدا سے ڈرتے رہوں اور مومنو کوخدا ہی پر بھروسہ رکھنا چاہیئے
Many people are upset because they feel the people in their surrounding (like their own relatives, friends, in-laws, or family members) disrespect them or try to control them and they can’t do anything to defense themselves out of respect and to maintain the boundary of relation. This ayah, explains the attitude what one should have.
The background of this ayah is, Quraish in Makkah, who want to annihilate the muslims, particularly to reference to the incident of Al-Ahzab, when the muslims were completely surrounded, and they were only a ditch away from annihilation. The trench was the only thing that was keeping the enemy at bay.
Then He tied their hands from you – that is, from allowing you to enter.
But in the previous Surah (Surah An-Nisaa Ayah 77) Allah azza wa jal mentioned that he had our hands tied.
أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ قِيلَ لَهُمْ كُفُّواْ أَيْدِيَكُمْ
Hold your hands back – do not fight back. So Allah turns the table
eventually after the incident of Al-Ahzab and the Kuffar were completely demoralize. They couldn’t mobilize the armies that were around. The other tribes that just came to once and for all end the Muslims realized this Quraish business is too much; we are not coming back with you again. So basically, the Quraish had lost their credibility. And the next major event in the Sirah is the treaty of Hudaibiyah. that literary ties the hands of the Quraish. The Muslims hands were tied in Makkah , they couldn’t touch the Quraish. Aallah told them not to fight back. And now, He tied the hands of Quraish.
So remind yourselves of the people that always like nothing more but to kill you with their words and action, one day Allah will tie their hands.
And be cautious and aware of Allah and upon Allah exclusively believers should place their trust. Always have Tawakk ul Allah when you face challenges and difficulties.