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Promise 25 of 25

Promise 25 of 25

Establishment on Earth – Tamkeen

Allah the Most high, says,

“Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion, the one which He has chosen for them and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: They will worship Me (alone) and not associate any partner with Me. If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked.”

[Al Qur’an 24:55]

Rasullulah(saw) said in a hadith that “Allah has shown me the entire Earth and told me the kingdom of my nation will reach all of it”

So the question is not if Islam will be victorious or not. That has been promised and will happen. But rather the question is that are we going to play a role in that or not.

The group who bring Islam back will be the ones who resemble the companions the most. Because the Muslims who came after the Sahaabah have always lived under Islamic rule, now the Muslims have the golden opportunity of doing what the Sahaabah did, i.e. re-establishing Islam and Islamic rule.

Rasullulah(saw) said in another hadith that, “I wish that I could meet my brothers, so the Sahaabah said aren’t we your brothers, so Rasul(saw) said no, you are my Companions, but my brothers are going to be people who will come at the end of time, and one of them would wish that they could see me, even if it would cost them their wealth and their families.” Meaning a glimpse of Rasullullah(saw) for them would be worth more than anything in the world.

So such will be the people who will bring Islam back, that Rasullullah(saw) referred to them as brothers. This honour will be for them because of their intense love for Allah, their love for the Prophet(saw), and for Islam, and their total obedience to the commands of Allah and their following the sunnah.

Promise 24 of 25

Promise 24 of 25

A good life – Hayaatan tayyibah

Allah the Most high, says,

“Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.”

[Al Qur’an 16:97]

The believers have a very good life, don’t be fooled by what you see. For sometimes what you see is not what you get. Sometimes you can see a wealthy disbeliever who has the world in his hands, but you can’t see what is going on in the inside, and he doesn’t know what the believers are feeling because he has never felt it. He feels happy with what he has and doesn’t know that there is something much better than that.

Ibn Taymiyah (May Allah have mercy on him) said “If the kings knew the happiness and pleasure that we feel in our hearts, they would come and try to take it away from us with the tips of their swords.”

But whosoever turns away from My Message, verily for him is a very distressful life.” [Al Qur’an 20:124]

Be assured anyone not on the true path is having a life of misery even if you think otherwise. Whilst the believers who are apparently going through suffering, Allah is giving them a feeling in their heart that could not be bought with the wealth of this Dunya.

Because of the difficulty the believers go through and the patience they show Allah gives them something in their hearts that cannot be described with words.

Again, if you are not feeling this, then there is something wrong with the iman (faith).

Promise 23 of 25

Promise 23 of 25

Protection

Allah the Most high, says,

“Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe, verily, Allah loves not any that is a traitor to faith or shows ingratitude.”

[Al Qur’an 22:38]

Allah will protect the believers

If you are a believer then Allah will protect you. This is the promise of Allah. If anybody doesn’t get this, then that means there is something wrong with the iman (faith).

Promise 22 of 25

Promise 22 of 25

Allah will never grant the disbelievers a way over the believers

Allah the Most high, says,

“And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers” [Al Qur’an 4:141]

Rasullulah (saw) mentions in a hadith that “Islam is always higher and nothing goes above it.” Meaning nothing can overpower Islam.

So if we don’t see this happening, and we see the disbelievers having an upper hand over the believers, then we shouldn’t question the promise of Allah, but rather we should question ourselves and our Iman (faith). Are we behaving like true believers, or is the opposite true.

Promise 21 of 25

Promise 21 of 25

Deliverance from darkness into light

Allah the Most high, says,

“Allah is the Protector of those who have faith; from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the evil ones, from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire, to dwell therein (For ever).”

[Al Qur’an 2:257]

Allah will deliver the believers from the darkness of disbelief, doubt and hesitation into the light of Islam, which is the plain, clear and unequivocal truth.

When a person is granted the light of Islam, Allah enables such a person to differentiate between good and evil, truth and falsehood, right and wrong. Such a person lives their life according to the will and command of Allah, because Allah has enabled them to realise the true purpose and reality of this life.

So such a person gives preference to the hereafter, which is everlasting, over this world, which is transitory and temporary and will soon perish.

Those whose hearts are veiled in darkness do not realise this, and so spend their lives in disbelief and disobedience.

(Note: this explanation is not from Imam Anwar)

Promise 20 of 25

Promise 20 of 25

No fear and no grief

Allah the Most high, says,

“Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”

[Al Qur’an 2:277]

Abdus Salaam (a scholar of the past) (May Allah have mercy upon him) once went to visit a tyrant, with his students. So at first he started to speak softly, but then his voice started becoming louder and louder and his voice was becoming harsher and harsher, and he started pointing towards this tyrant. So his students started wrapping up their cloaks, because they were expecting that at anytime a sword will cut off his head, because of the way he was speaking to this tyrant. When he came out, his students went to him and said, what have you done, how could you speak to him like that. He said that when I imagined the greatness of Allah, then this tyrant became in front of me smaller than a cat.

This happened when he put things into perspective

As a believer you could go through situations where you have fear, because fear is a natural human instinct, however when iman sinks into the heart it eliminates fear. So you might go through that natural feeling of fear, but you will overcome it thorough your iman.

Promise 19 of 25

Promise 19 of 25

Allah will pay them in full

Allah the Most high, says,

“As to those who believe and work righteousness, Allah will pay them (in full) their reward, but Allah loves not those who do wrong.”

[Al Qur’an 3:57]

Allah will pay you for every single deed that you did. Nothing will be wasted

Is there any Reward for Good, other than Good?” [Al Qur’an 55:60]


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