الآية رقم (239) - فَإنْ خِفْتُمْ فَرِجَالاً أَوْ رُكْبَانًا فَإِذَا أَمِنتُمْ فَاذْكُرُواْ اللّهَ كَمَا عَلَّمَكُم مَّا لَمْ تَكُونُواْ تَعْلَمُونَ

(239) - (And if you fear [an enemy, then pray] on foot or riding. But when you are secure, then remember Allah [in prayer], as He has taught you that which you did not [previously] know.)

( فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ فَرِجَالًا أَوْ رُكْبَانًا..) (And if you fear [an enemy, then pray] on foot or riding…): This is an indication to “Fear” prayer in case of wars and its rules are well-known.

( فَإِذَا أَمِنتُمْ..) (But when you are secure…): when safety is restored. We’ll state the rules of the fear prayer while interpreting its rules among the verse of the Sura of (An-Nisaa).

( فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَمَا عَلَّمَكُم مَّا لَمْ تَكُونُوا تَعْلَمُونَ..) (then remember Allah [in prayer], as He has taught you that which you did not [previously] know…): To remember Allah (swt) is the pillar of all of the worships. You pray in order not to forget Allah (swt), as remembrance is the antonym of oblivion. To remember Allah (swt) is the end, the ultimate goal, and the base for establishing all the worships legislated by Allah (swt); and the aim is to be with Allah (swt) and spend your life near Him. This is part of Allah’s favors to us and His orders and teachings.

After all the verses with the rules related to marriage, divorce, spending, the waiting period, and enjoyment, Allah (swt) returns to the talk about the divorced women or the woman of a demised husband. Allah (swt) has divided the matter here into two parts, the first is about the unity of the obligations of faith, and the second is the fact that humans lead a life of pleasure only with the remembrance of Allah (swt):

 {الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ }

(Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.”)  (Al-Raed: 28)

The sustainability of the loyalty to Allah (swt) is the main end of the prayers. Thus, Allah (swt) reminds us -amid the talk about the rift and disagreement that may happen between a man and a woman that tranquility and serenity are back to one’s self by performing the prayers. This is the reason here.