Wednesday, 8 April 2015

GEMS: Journey of Faith (Part 08)

GEMS: Journey of Faith (Part 08)

◆ Regardless of how healthy, wealthy or influential you are, you will still need to depend on someone.

◆ But the creations are not always dependable or capable and will eventually go away. Thus, depend on The Creator, The Ever Living, The Most Powerful.

Surah Al-Furqan, Verse 58:

وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى الْحَيِّ الَّذِي لَا يَمُوتُ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِهِ وَكَفَىٰ بِهِ بِذُنُوبِ عِبَادِهِ خَبِيرًا

And put your trust (O Muhammad SAW) in the Ever Living One Who dies not, and glorify His Praises, and Sufficient is He as the All-Knower of the sins of His slaves;
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ Allah has commanded us to depend on Him in the Quran and we should be depending on Him no matter where we are.
Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 160:

إِن يَنصُرْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَلَا غَالِبَ لَكُمْ وَإِن يَخْذُلْكُمْ فَمَن ذَا الَّذِي يَنصُرُكُم مِّن بَعْدِهِ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ

If Allah helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allah (Alone) let believers put their trust.
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ Protect Allah's deen by following His commands and following His prophet SAW & He will protect you!

◆ Even if the whole world come together to harm you, no harm will inflict you if Allah does not allow it. And even if the whole nation unites to benefit you, you will not benefit from it if Allah doesn't decree it upon you.

◆ What more do you want to ask for if you have Allah's protection?

◆ Prophet Ibrahim a.s. was protected from the fire, Prophet Yunus a.s. was protected in the whale's belly and Rasulullah s.a.w. was protected in the Cave of Thur against his pursuers. They were protected by Allah SWT because they protected His deen!
1) Surah Al-Anbiya, Verse 69:
قُلْنَا يَا نَارُ كُونِي بَرْدًا وَسَلَامًا عَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ

We (Allah) said: "O fire! Be you coolness and safety for Ibrahim (Abraham)!"
(English - Mohsin Khan)

2) Surah Al-Anbiya, Verse 87:

وَذَا النُّونِ إِذ ذَّهَبَ مُغَاضِبًا فَظَنَّ أَن لَّن نَّقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ فَنَادَىٰ فِي الظُّلُمَاتِ أَن لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

And (remember) Dhan-Nun (Jonah), when he went off in anger, and imagined that We shall not punish him (i.e. the calamites which had befallen him)! But he cried through the darkness (saying): La ilaha illa Anta [none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah)], Glorified (and Exalted) are You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers."
(English - Mohsin Khan) See also 37 :139 - 148
3) Surah At-Taubah, Verse 40:

إِلَّا تَنصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللَّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُولُ لِصَاحِبِهِ لَا تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَنَا فَأَنزَلَ اللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَيَّدَهُ بِجُنُودٍ لَّمْ تَرَوْهَا وَجَعَلَ كَلِمَةَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا السُّفْلَىٰ وَكَلِمَةُ اللَّهِ هِيَ الْعُلْيَا وَاللَّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ

If you help him (Muhammad SAW) not (it does not matter), for Allah did indeed help him when the disbelievers drove him out, the second of two, when they (Muhammad SAW and Abu Bakr) were in the cave, and he (SAW) said to his companion (Abu Bakr): "Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us." Then Allah sent down His Sakinah (calmness, tranquillity, peace, etc.) upon him, and strengthened him with forces (angels) which you saw not, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowermost, while it was the Word of Allah that became the uppermost, and Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ When you remember Allah, then Allah will remember you. When you preserve His religion, then He will preserve you.
Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 152:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ

Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ That moment when you feel sick or helpless or depressed or you need something in this dunya, just ask Allah SWT!

◆ It is very, very disrespectful to Allah that we ask His creations first before Him! You must first supplicate to Allah then only seek His response and search for the means via His creations.

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