Do What You Must,
And Then Pray to God!
(Bringing Islam to the World One Concept at a Time!
Taking the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It --
And which One Does Not?)
Either Allah is Haqq. Or he is not. And if he is Haqq, which is our Iman, Allah's Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, is also Haqq.
Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, spent 13 long and painful years at Makkah, doing one simple thing: Inviting people to a very simple message: Qooloo La Ilaha Illallah, Tuflihoo.
That included a blood-soaked trip to Taif. Where he was stoned and his body was bloodied for delivering that same message to the Wealthy and Prominent People of Taif.
But that was also the day when the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth were place in his hands. Angel in charge of all the mountains and hills of the world showed up, offered Salaam, and said:
Give me permission and I will take these two mountains, one on either side of this city that rejected your message and treated you so cruelly, and crash them on their heads.
Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, was not a Man of Revenge. He was sent into this world as a Fountain of Mercy for All.
He said, no, leave them alone. Maybe Allah will produce in their children those who will accept his message.
At the end of 13 eventful years, he produced -- or he had been given -- about 125 or so individuals, men and women, and even children like Ali, the like of whom heaven and earth had not seen.
Before or after!
They were produced for a purpose: to change the world once for all. And to fill God's Earth with Mercy.
They were going to be the instruments for God Almighty to deliver a bonded and benighted Humanity from the clutches of Royal and Clerical Tyranny everywhere and give All Human Beings a new lease of Liberty on Earth.
These amazing men and women, whom Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, called his Companions -- Ashaabi -- left everything and adopted Allah's Mission of Mercy in their lives: the message of taking the Qur'an to every home and heart that needs it, and which one does not?
One of the major stops along this arduous and blessed journey was Ma'raka-e-Badr.
A poorly equipped band of 313 against an overwhelming force of 1000 men armed to the teeth. After lining up that group and showing them their places in the battlefield, Muhammad, Allah's Man Earth, Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam, falls to the ground in Sajdah, crying and begging his God to help him.
Even to the point of telling God, if this rag-tag band is destroyed, you will never be worshipped on this earth again. That was Planet Earth playing hardball with Heaven. Creation laying down an ultimatum to the Creator.
Khakam bi-Dahan! What else can I say?
Abu Bakr pleads with him to stop. Enough, said Abu Bakr! You have importuned your God enough!
Thereafter, every event in the life of a Believer -- or a Would-be Believer like me -- is a Badr. And it has to be!
And that means: Mobilize all your wherewithal to open a new front against Shaitan, the Devil.
And then when you have put everything out there for all the creation of Allah to see, you turn to your Rabb, Rabbul Aalameen, and throw yourself at his mercy and beg him for his help.
For, he is the Doer of All Things. To think you have a role in it, to say you "Also" played your part in doing it, is Shirk. It is putting yourself on par with God. It is demanding a share for yourself in the running of the Kingdom of God.
And yet, as human language goes, you have done "Your Part." It is now, as always, time for Du'a.
Rabbighfir Warham, Wa Anta Khayirur-Raahimeen!
"O God, Forgive and Show Mercy, for you are the Best of all Mercy-Givers!"
And the Good News is this:
A-laa Inna Nasrallahi Qareeb.
God's Help is at hand!
Innaa La-Nansuru Rusulanaa Walladheena Aamanoo.
We shall surely help our messengers and help those who believe!
Because, the Law of Allah for himself is:
Kaana Haqqan Alainaa Nasrul Mu'mineen.
It is incumbent on us to help the Believers!
Innallaha Laa Yukhliful Mee'aad.
God Almighty does not break his promise!