Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa), certainly, will aid those who aid His Cause.


One of the special responsibilities a man owes to Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa) once he has accepted the faith of Islam is that he remains firm and steadfast in his faith at all times and in all circumstances. He is expected to uphold the faith with all his courage and strength, however, adverse the conditions may be. He must not prove disloyal to Islam in any event. He must not give it up. This is what is meant by ‘constancy of faith.’ Such men have been spoken of very highly in the Quran and a bountiful reward has been promised to them in the Hereafter. It says:

In the case of those who say, “Our Lord is Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa), and further, stand straight and steadfast, the angles descend on them (from time to time): “Fear ye not” (they suggest), “Nor grieve! But receive the tidings of the Garden (of Bliss), which ye were promised! We are your protectors in this life and in the Hereafter! Therein shall ye have all that ye ask for! A hospitable gift from One, Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful!”

What wonderful tiding does the above verse contain for those who are constant in faith and who patiently preserve and remain steadfast in times of misfortune and peril. If one could attain this position even at the cost of one’s life, property and everything it would not be a bad bargain indeed.

It is related that once a Companion asked the Prophet (Peace be upon him) to tell him something that could suffice for him always and after which he would not have the need to turn for advice to anyone. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, “Say, ‘Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa) (alone) is my Lord’, and stick to it (i.e., conduct your life in accordance with it unswervingly).”

For our benefit and guidance a number of extremely inspiring parables have been narrated in the Quran of devout and faithful servants of Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa) who remained true to faith in circumstances of utmost distress and suffering. Neither fear nor greed could make them deviate from the path they had chosen. One such parable is of the prestidigitators of Egypt who were summoned to challenge Prophet Moses and great rewards and honors had been promised to them. Yet after the truth of Divine inspiration and the Apostolic message of Moses had dawned up to them they cared neither for the riches and honors the Pharaoh promised nor for the savage punishment they were sure to receive at his hands for disobeying his commands Rising above the considerations of gain or loss, they boldly declared before the vast assembly of men, “We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.” Later, when they were threatened by that enemy of Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aalaa), the Pharaoh, that he would have their arms and legs severed and then they would be hanged on the gallows they replied dauntlessly, displaying magnificent courage of conviction that:

“So decree whatever thou desire to decree: for thou canst decree (touching) only the life of this world, for us, we have believed in our Lord: may He forgive us our sins.”

Still more inspiring it the story of Pharaoh’s wife. You know that Pharaoh was the all powerful monarch of Egypt whose wife was the sole mistress of his heart. From this you can imagine how enviable would have

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