Friday, 25 November 2011

There is no helper but Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala, send peace and blessings upon our The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and his companions,

    Al-Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil 'Alamin was-Salaatul was-Salamu 'alaa Asra fil Anbiyaa wal Mursaleen.
       “There is no helper but Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
        No guide but (Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) messenger of Allah       Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), no provision but Taqwa.

Before we begin any work, we should `purify' our intention to make that effort for Allah ALONE –
    Hence we should question why we are doing whatever we are doing –
    Is our Endeavour for some worldly gain, or is it to please Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), the Most High?
    Our task is to ensure that our works are for Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) alone, and for no other reason whatsoever.

(It means warding off lethargy and laziness, and exerting one's effort in making his words goes with his deeds).
 Allah the Almighty says: {O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do?
Most hateful it is with Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) that you say that which you do not do}. (As-Saff, 2-3)

This is because as Muslims, we know that there are TWO conditions for ANY action to be acceptable to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and thus be an action that is rewarded by Him.
These CONDITIONS are that the action MUST be performed:
- Sincerely for Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) alone, on Tawhid:-Islam provides us complete guidance for every aspect of our life.
 It solves all sorts of problems facing humanity now and in the future, be it physical, material or economic, socio-cultural, political, legal, religious and spiritual, and the like. Everything it enjoins us to do is for our own benefit. An example of this is the performance of Salat (Islamic prayers) particularly the five compulsory daily prayers. Allah commands us to perform Salat (2:110; 4:103; 20:14) for our own benefits and not because He needs it as He is free of any need. He does not depend on anyone. Allah alone possesses all power. He is the All-Knowing, the Powerful (42:50), the Almighty, the Wise (59:24). When He desires a thing He only says 'Be' and it is (36:82). In other words, nothing is impossible to Him. He is the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds (1:2). All creatures depend on Him (11:6). To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills (42:49). He enlarges and restricts provisions to whom He wills (49:12). True prayer is due to Him alone (13:14). We have to worship Allah Alone (6:102, 103; 11:1-2) because He commands us to worship Him.

Being sincere to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is of paramount importance in Islam.
There are two aspects to this sincerity. The first of these is sincerity in worship.
 We must worship Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) alone, offering all of our devotions to him and to no other.
The second is sincerity in our belief. We must have absolute faith that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) alone is our Creator, our Sustainer, and our Lord.

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says: “They were not commanded but that they should worship Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) sincerely and worship none but Him, and that they should perform prayer and pay Zakat.
That is the right religion.” [Surah Al-Bayyinah: 5]

Sincerity to His Book:
Sincerity to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s Book comprises a number of ideas. We must believe in what the Qur’an tells us and doubt nothing that it says.
We must know that the Qur’an is Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s word that was revealed to The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).

Likewise, we must submit to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s commands found within it and guide our lives by its teachings. We must believe that the laws enumerated in the Qur’an are the best of laws that can never be rivaled by man-made laws.
Another aspect of this sincerity is to come to the defense of the Qur’an from those who would aspire to corrupt, abuse, and misinterpret it with their tongues.
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) has taken the preservation of the Qur’an upon Himself.
However, this does not mean that people will not try to misrepresent it and corrupt how people approach it and understand it.

Sincerity to Allah’s Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam):
We must have unwavering faith that The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is indeed the Messenger of Allah and that everything that he tells us is true.
We must obey him in all of his commands and prohibitions.
 We must know that everything that comes to us by way of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) comes from Allah, for Allah informs us: “He does not speak of his own accord. It is but revelation that is revealed to him.” [Surah al-Najm: 3-4]

Allah equates obeying the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) to belief when He says: “O you, who believe, obey Allah and obey His Messenger” [Surah al-Nisa’: 59]

Obedience to the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is obedience to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
 Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says: “Whoever obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah.” [Surah al-Nisa’: 80]

He also says: “Whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, abstain from it.” [Surah al-Hashr: 7]

Sincerity to Allah's messenger Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) also includes coming to his defense. During his lifetime, this meant literally defending him and physically standing by his side. Today, it means to defend his honor from those who malign it and his Sunnah from those who would disparage it or corrupt it.

The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: No slave shows sincerity for forty days except that streams of wisdom begin to flow from his heart to his tongue.

Hadith Qudsi, in which Allah, the Most High, says:
"Indeed I am so self-sufficient that I am in no need of having partners –
   Thus, whoever does an action for someone else's sake as well as Mine, will have that action rejected by me, to him whom he associated with me" (Saheeh Muslim)

And Allah says in His Noble Book:
. . . "They were not commanded except with this:
         That they should worship Allah, being completely sincere in the Deen" (Qur'an 98:5)

May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?
And Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) knows best.
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........
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