A methodology for achieving victory(Part-1). By: Faiyaz Mujahideen Fesabilillah

In the Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate!

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds! Peace and blessings be upon the messenger of Allah Muhammad, upon his family and all his righteous companions! Whomever Allah guides, cannot be led astray and whomever Allah misguides, none can guide him. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, Who has no associates, and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

And then:

• The first rule of achieving victory lies in the fact that

“victory is only from Allah”
(The Holy Quran, Surah 8. “The Spoils of War”, verse 10. Surah 3. “The Family of Imran”, verse 126)

This verse is a denial of a very possibility of the existence of any other source of victory, but from Almighty Allah, Who said:

“If Allah assists you, then there is none that can overcome you, and if He forsakes you, who is there then that can assist you after Him? And on Allah should the believers rely”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 3. “The Family of Imran”, verse 160)

Neither armed power, nor a large number of troops, as such, is unable to give a desired result, except as from the Pleasure of Allah. An instructive historical episode, narrated in the Quran, is a bright demonstrative argument to this:

“Certainly Allah helped you in many battlefields and on the day of Hunain, when your great numbers made you vain, but they availed you nothing and the earth became strait to you notwithstanding its spaciousness, then you turned back retreating. Then Allah sent down His tranquility upon His Apostle and upon the believers, and sent down hosts which you did not see, and chastised those who disbelieved, and that is the reward of the unbelievers”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 9. “The Repentance”, verses 25-26)

The Almighty Allah first gave Muslims a victory, despite that visible factors predicted a collapse, and then He gave a defeat, just when the probability of success was great, so that the believers set hope only upon Him, Glorious and Exalted, knowing that “victory is only from Allah”.

Verily,

“how often has a small party vanquished a numerous host by Allah’s permission, and Allah is with the patient”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 2. “The Cow”, verse 249)

As the Prophet (pbuh) said about that: “…if they gather together to harm you with anything, they would harm you only with something Allah had already prescribed for you…”

“That is because Allah is the Protector of those who believe, and because the unbelievers shall have no protector for them”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 47. “Muhammad”, verse 11)

and, indeed,

“He is the best of the helpers”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 3. “The Family of Imran”, verse 150)

• The second rule is based on a promise of victory and help, which the Almighty Allah gave to His faithful servants:

“And certainly Our word has already gone forth in respect of Our servants. Most surely they shall be the assisted ones. And most surely Our host alone shall be the victorious ones”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 37. “Those Who Set The Ranks”, verses 171-173)

Allah Almighty also said:

“… surely Allah will help him who helps His cause; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 22. “The Pilgrimage”, verse 40)

The Almighty Allah has taken on Him an obligation to protect the believers:

“And certainly We sent before you apostles to their people, so they came to them with clear arguments, then We gave the punishment to those who were guilty; and helping the believers is ever incumbent on Us”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 30. “The Romans”, verse 47)

Allah, the Holy and Great, said:

“Apostles before you were rejected, but they were patient on being rejected and persecuted until Our help came to them; and there is none to change the words of Allah, and certainly there has come to you some information about the apostles”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 6. “The Cattle”, verse 34)

Indeed, “there is none to change the words of Allah”. There is none to change His decisions. As stated in the Quran:

“When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, Be, so there it is”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 2. “The Cow”, verse 117)

The promise of victory over the enemies, foreordained to the believers, will find an embodiment not only in the future, but in this life.

Allah the Almighty said:

“Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will most certainly make them rulers in the earth as He made rulers those before them, and that He will most certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them, and that He will most certainly, after their fear, give them security in exchange; they shall serve Me, not associating aught with Me; and whoever is ungrateful after this, these it is who are the. transgressors”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 24. “The Light”, verse 55)

And also:

“And those who disbelieved said to their apostles: We will most certainly drive you forth from our land, or else you shall come back into our religion. So their Lord revealed to them: Most certainly We will destroy the unjust. And most certainly We will settle you in the land after them; this is for him who fears standing in My presence and who fears My threat”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 14. “Abraham”, verses 13-14)

After all, verily, Allah helped His Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), when he was in a cave, without army and weapons. And He did not leave His Messenger (pbuh) and his companions without a support of in the battle of Badr. And He gave victory to the Messenger (pbuh) and the Muslims in the Battle of the Trench. By His angels, by His army, by wind, and numerous other methods worthy of His majesty Allah always helped true believers in Him, who do not spare neither their lives, nor property in the way of Allah and for the sake of His religion.

As Allah the Almighty said:

“O you who believe! if you help (the cause of) Allah, He will help you and make firm your feet.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 47. “Muhammad”, verse 7)

The victory of Muslims – is a promise of Allah, therefore there is no doubt in its implementation. But sometimes all of us have not enough patience.

Imam al-Bukhari cites in his authentic collection (3639) from Khabbab ibn al-Aratt what he said:

“I went to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, while he was using his cloak as a pillow in the shade of the Kaaba, and we had encountered persecution from the idolaters. I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, why do you not make supplication for us?’

He sat up and his face had become red and said, ‘Among those before you there was a man who was raked with metal teeth leaving no flesh or sinews on his bones, but that did not turn him from his deen (religion). A saw was planed on the top of his head and he was sawed in half, but that did not turn him from his deen. Allah will complete this business so that a rider will be able to travel from San’a’ to Hadramawt fearing none but Allah,’ and he added for clarification, ‘and wolves against his sheep'”.

One should remember the words of Allah:

“Surely the help of Allah is nigh!”
(The Holy Quran, Surah 2. “The Cow”, verse 214)

“(This is) Allah’s promise! Allah will not fail His promise, but most people do not know”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 30. “The Romans”, verse 6)

Obviously, this victory will not be realized by dreams and desires alone, but can become a reality only with the help of Allah through diligence in His Way. Allah the Almighty helps His servant, who is making efforts in the name of Him and His religion. The man, whom Allah helps, none can overcome him!

Almighty said:

“If Allah assists you, then there is none that can overcome you, and if He forsakes you, who is there then that can assist you after Him? And on Allah should the believers rely”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 3. “The Family of Imran”, verse 160)

• The third rule is that victory is destined only for true believers.

Sunna of Allah is in the history of mankind, and His promise point out that the Almighty Allah has raised up a small group from this Ummah – scholars, making call (du’aat), thinkers, intellectuals, and the Mujahideen, who will fight for the Truth, raising high the banner of Tawheed, confronting hordes of misguided ignorant, spiteful servants of Taghut and intriguing infidels who are trying to extinguish the light of this religion. And it will always be like that. As it said by the Prophet (pbuh):

“And not a single group from my Ummah, standing for protection of the religion of Allah, will disappear, and those who disagree with them will not interfere till the Doomsday”.
(Imam Muslim)

to be continued……………….

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