“Whenever I contemplate over current events,
I maintain the utmost level of optimism
because when Quraysh’s abuse of the Muslims was severe,
that’s when victory came.
Also, the sea was split for Musa a.s.
when the harm against him became severe as well.”
– Dr. Mohammad al-Arefe
Despair is not a trait of a Muslim. Allah s.w.t. has promised victory for the believers – it WILL happen and it WILL be done. But the main thing for us is to be PART of that momentum, and to want to be selected by Allah for His Cause.
But how can we call ourselves to be part of that momentum if we’re still struggling with our daily prayers? And how can we expect to be amongst the selected to work towards goodness if the words we spew are of hatred, malice and arrogance?
“And Allah will surely support those who support Him.
Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.
[And they are] those who, if We give them authority in the land,
establish prayer and give zakah and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong.
And to Allah belongs the outcome of [all] matters.”
[Al-Hajj 22 : 40-41]
Victory doesn’t come from the amount of military prowess or economy resources. It especially doesn’t come through late night chit-chats, or spewing hate and being racists towards one another. And it certainly doesn’t come when we half-abandon our Deen out of fear of what people think of my hijab / my beard / my adherence to the Sunnah and my abandonment of bid’ah and so on.
Realize that victory is the result when we return to the Qur’an AND Sunnah and hold on to them TIGHTLY for dear life; establish our prayers, pay our zakah, fast in Ramadhan, perform the Hajj, fulfill our duties to Allah, say good words, be kind to our neighbours, be just in our dealings, fulfill our promises, adhere to the laws of Allah and stop oppressing ourselves and others.
Allah s.w.t. supports those who supports Him, and that’s how victory is gained. And how amazing if we can be amongst those selected by Allah that works towards this goodness.