I’m sick and tired of the pitiful excuses Muslims make of not fighting against the tide of Islamophobia that demonises close to two billion people on this planet.
As my Jumma reminder, first and foremost directed to myself before anyone else, I was reading the following passage from Surah An Nisaa (Surah 4, Verses 95-96) from the Holy Qu’ran, and felt compelled to share;
v.95 Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home): unto all (in faith) hath Allah promised good: but those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward.
v.96 Ranks specially bestowed by Him and Forgiveness and Mercy. For Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
Allah’s goodness is promised to all people of Faith.
But there are different degrees of e’maan (faith) amongst individuals.
There are people with natural inertia: they do the minimum that is required of them, but no more. There are people who are weak in will: they are easily frightened.
There are people who are so strong in will and so firm in faith that they are determined to conquer every obstacle, whether in their own physical or other infirmities or in the external world around them. In a time of jihad fi sabeel Allah, when people give their all, and even their lives, for the common cause, they must be accounted more glorious than those who sit at home, even though they have good will to the cause and carry out minor duties in aid.
The special reward of such self-sacrifice is special forgiveness and mercy, as proceeding from the direct approbation and love of Allah.
I have provided an in-depth study of Surah An-Nisaa here so do have a read.
Have a safe weekend and remember this Ummah in your duah’s and let your duah’s move your limbs into action fi sabeel Allah.