Prophet Abraham, Alaihis Salam, was a great fighter. Not for this or that petty cause or issue. But for God.
That means for Truth; for Justice; for the Universal Right of All Human Beings to love, honor, cherish, adore, worship and obey one God: The Almighty!
Call it a Fundamental Human Right if you will.
In fact, the commitment Prophet Abraham (Alaihis Salam) to his cause, and to his mission of Taking God’s Message to Every Home and Heart, was so great, and his fight for God above and for Humanity below was so focused, single-minded, sustained and unflagging, and often so lonely and solitary, that God declared him a nation entire of himself.
Imagine that! God Almighty changes the entire human equation to comfort and console someone who loved God unconditionally and whom God loved.
One single human being -- Abraham, Alaihis Salam -- was elevated to the level of an entire group, an entire nation, an entire society -- all by himself. All that based on the great suffering that Abraham, Alaihis Salam, endured and all the enormous sacrifices he made.
And based on all the love that he possessed for God.
That was, maybe, God's way of not just comforting and consoling Prophet Abraham, Alaihis Salam, but also of showing him what the true worth and value of his work was in the eyes of God.
So, nowadays, when many of those Working for Allah go through the same sorrow and suffering that Prophet Abraham, Alaihis Salam, went through, and they also experience the same sense of being alone and unsupported in the world, they must draw comfort from knowing that they are not alone.
They must know that they are very special people in the eyes of their maker – and their true master and employer in this world – and each one of them is nothing less than a full-fledged team and a nation.
So, where are all the solitary and lonely fighters for Allah and Humanity today?
Here is a message for them:
You may be one in your own eyes, and in the eyes of the world, but in the eyes of your creator you are a sea swell of humanity -- each one of you a Nation Entire of Himself or Herself.
And before you take one more step in your lonely and solitary path, stop! Tarry a while; take a breath; and then take along this personal message that Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, left for you:
Toobaa Lil Ghurabaa!
My personal greetings, congratulations and felicitations to those lonely, solitary souls, who are shunned and rejected by others because of their love of God and because of their Working for Allah!