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  • The Dealings And Practices Of God (Khuda Ki Sunan): (5) Divine Help (Nusrat)

    Posted by Umer on August 11, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Divine Help (Nusrat-e-ilahi):

    When the Almighty entrusts a person or a group with any of His missions and asks them to achieve it, then He also provides His help to them. This mission can relate to propagation of His message and it can also relate to jihad and warfare. Many verses such as كَانَ حَقّاً عَلَيْنَا نَصْرَ الْمُؤمِنِيْن (٣٠:٤٤) (Helping the believers is incumbent upon Us, (30:47)) clearly say that the Almighty has held it mandatory on Himself to help the believers who have taken up such a mission:

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن تَنصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ (٧:٤٧)

    Believers! if you help God, God will help you and strengthen you. (47:7)

    This help does not come randomly. It is based on a rule and it comes in accordance with it. Its details are given in a separate chapter of this book The Islamic Shari‘ah of Jihad. However, here this much should remain clear that what makes a person worthy of help is perseverance and piety. The Quran says that when in the battle of Uhud the Prophet (sws) in order to raise the morale of his people told them that the Almighty will help them with three thousand angels, the Almighty endorsed his proposal and out of His grace even increased this number by two thousand; however, at this instance, the Almighty clearly said that the promise of this help is dependent on the condition that Muslims should show perseverance and abstain from showing disobedience to God and His Prophet (sws):

    بَلَى إِن تَصْبِرُواْ وَتَتَّقُواْ وَيَأْتُوكُم مِّن فَوْرِهِمْ هَـذَا يُمْدِدْكُمْ رَبُّكُم بِخَمْسَةِ آلافٍ مِّنَ الْمَلآئِكَةِ مُسَوِّمِينَ (١٢٥:٣)

    Yes! If you persevere and are fearful of God, and your enemies launch an attack on you at that very time God will help you with five thousand angels who will be marked with specific signs. (3:125)

    (Javed Ahmed Ghamidi)

    (Translated by Dr. Shehzad Saleem)

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