events of time run full circle. Lessons
are taught again and again, but few are
those who take heed. If Allaah has decreed
a matter, yet every Muslim on the face
of the earth were to gather together to
reverse it, they would never be able to
do it. If Allaah has not decreed a matter,
and every Muslim on the face of the earth
were to gather together to make it happen,
they would never be able to do it. Only
Allaah can help us. Over and over again
Allaah has decreed that the Muslims be
humiliated by their enemies as the Prophet
It will soon be that the nations invite
to you, just as guests are invited to partake
of a serving tray. They said, Is it because
we will be few at that time? He (S) said,
Rather you will be numerous at that time.
But you will be scum, like the scum of
the torrent, and Allaah will remove the
fear of you from your enemies chests,and
Allaah will fill your hearts with wahn.
They asked, O Messenger of Allaah! What
is wahn? He (S) said, The love of the world,
and the hatred of death.
Yet few are those who take heed to this
lesson. Rather, many are those who cast
the blame. "It is because of these
creatures that this is happening",
or "because of those". "It
is because these people have not done such
and such", or, "they should have
done this". Surely it is an offense
for a Muslim to insult his brother. But
advice is obligatory;
...Rather you will be numerous at that
time. But you will be scum, like the scum
of the torrent...
...And whoever opposes my command has been
disgraced and made inferior...
He (S) has conveyed the Message of His
Lord, he (S) has advised his ummah, and
he (S) is without sin. And who is it that
filled their hearts with wahn and removed
their enemies fear of them? And why is
it that this fear was removed? The Prophet
You must command good and forbid evil,
or it will soon be that Allaah will send
a punishment upon you, then you call upon
Him, but He does not answer your supplication.
He (S) said;
It will soon be that the nations invite
And he (S) said the same here;
...or it will soon be that Allaah will
send a punishment upon you, then you call
upon Him, but He does not answer your supplication.
So who was it that removed their fear,
and sent them against us as a punishment?
Was it really us that they did'nt fear
any more? Why would He (T) help us, if
He has decreed punishing us?
Allaah had willed, they would have had
no help, but He tests some of you by others."
It must be that He has decreed that, but
how can we change that, is it not so that
each of us should be only concerned with
ourselves and our families, after all that
is quite a responsibility?
The believer's are to each other like [parts
of] a building, each of them strengthens
A few bad bricks can cause a lot of damage
to a building, what about when they are;
...numerous at that time. But you will
Didn't He (S) say;
The believers are like one person, when
his head bothers him, all of him is bothered,
when his eye bothers him all of him is
Allaah has ordered us;
My prayer, my sacrifice, my living and
my dying are all for Allaah, the Lord of
the Worlds - there are no partners for
Him - and with this I have been commanded,
and I am the first of the Muslims."
And He (T) has warned;
If your fathers, your sons, your brothers,
your wives, your families, the wealth that
you have gained, the commerce that you
fear may decline, or the dwellings that
bring you pleasure, are dearer to you than
Allaah and His Messenger and jihaad in
His cause, then wait until Allaah brings
about His decree. And Allaah does not guide
disobedient people." (At-Tawbah
Indeed the Prophet (S) has given advice
for those who will take heed:
Be in this world as a stranger or a
passer by. And Ibn 'Umar used to say, "When
you reach the night, do not consider that
you will reach the morning, and if you
reach the morning, do not consider that
you will reach the night, take from your
good health for your bad, and from your
life for your death."
Perhaps the buliding itself is the cause
of its demise! Perhaps the body has committed
suicide! But what is the purpose of this
body and this structure, where could it
have gone wrong?
have not created jinns and humans but to
And it is He who places the fear of the
Muslims in the disbelievers hearts, it
is not the Muslims who do that! And it
is He who removes it!
sufferings afflict you, it is only by your
Now if He (T) is in fact the one punishing
us, then what of our supplication;
us to the straight [mustaqeem] path..."
And remeber, Allaah's Messenger (S) drew
a line then said, This is Allaah's path
, then he drew lines on its right and its
left and said, These are the paths of separation,
on every path among them there is a shaytaan
inviting to it. Then he recited;
this is my straight [mustaqeem] path, so
follow it, and do not follow the [other]
paths, separating you from His path."
And we ask Him (T);
the path of those who have incurred your
And Allaah (T) gave no excuses, saying
about His Messenger (S);
those who oppose his command be warned,
lest some fitnah afflict them or they be
afflicted by a painful punishment."
And He (T) warned;
Allaah will not change a people's circumstances
until they change themselves..."
The favor that He granted before us has
is because Allaah does not change a favor
that He has granted a people until they
change that themselves. Indeed Allaah is
hearing, knowing." (Al-Anfaal
when will Allaah's help come?
Allaah's help comes, and you see people
entering the religion in multitudes, then
glorify the praises of your Lord and seek
forgiveness, surely He is always turning
[to accept repentance]"
Here we can see an indication of a sign
of His help:
see people entering Allaah's religion in
But how could this be, since they invite
the other nations to eat from us rather
than joining us. Perhaps that is beacause
a large portion of the body is infected
with disease? Yet there is good news for
is because Allaah is the protector of those
who believe, but those who disbelieve,
they have no protector." (Muhammad
time, indeed mankind is lost, except for
those who believe, do righteous deeds,
and exhort each other with the truth, and
exhort each other with patience."
And the believers already know what he
(S) said: There will always remain a
group among my ummah, victorious, [aided]
upon the truth... And they will invite
the people to Allaah's religion as described
I invite to the way of my Lord with clarity..."
And then the help described will come.
So I, like one body or structure, will
not blame others for what I have done to
myself that has incurred Allaah's wrath,
I will remember that He (T) said;
have not created jinns and humans but that
they worship Me"
So I will realize that if I do not invite
the creatures to their Lord, they have
no reason to fear anymore! And I know that
Allaah is always turning to accept my repentance.
And I know that if I follow His commands,
and stay away from His prohibitions, that
if I follow His Messenger (S) as He (T)
has ordered this body and structure to
do, then each part of the body, helping
the others to do the same, will be changed,
it will become stronger and it will properly
perform the duty that it was constructed
for. And when that body is strong with
faith, then Allaah will love it, and when
Allaah loves it, the fear of Allaah will
manifest itself in the chest of the disbleivers,
as fear of the Muslims, and the people
will enter Allaah's religion in multitudes,
and the Muslims will no longer love the
world and hate death, the gate to gazing
eternally at their Lord. Rather that body
or structure will say;
prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my
dying are all for Allaah, the Lord of the
Worlds - there are no partners for Him
- and with this I have been commanded,
and I am the first of the Muslims."
And Allaah will have brought about a people
that love Him and that He loves, not a
people that have incurred His wrath. And
that group - the group that will always
be aided and victorious - will succeed
in upholding the truth.
It is good to know that they exist now
as thay have since the Prophet (S) told
us about them. That is truly a blessing
for them and those who would learn from
the lessons of their Lord (T).