Are you in such a desperate situation?
More like you seem like losing all hope because of how hard the situation is already.
Well, I know if I tell you don’t despair wouldn’t really be enough to make you feel better or encouraged as much, so I’m just going to share to you a story that will amaze you on the power of du’a.
I know the name Al-‘Ala Ibn Al Hadrami wouldn’t be as popular as the rest of the known Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum, but Ibn Al Hadrami was not only a great commander but a dedicated scholar and worshipper who paid complete trust and faith upon Allah Azza Wa Jall.
One of the clearest example of this characteristic of Ibn Hadrami was of the expedition to Bahrain, where he led the Muslim army. [and this happened during the reign of Abu Bakr As Sideeq as the Caliph]
On their way to the enemy’s territory, the army’s camels inexplicably went wild and raced off with the food, drinks, tents, supplies and weapons of the Muslim army.
Imagine, the Muslim army has lost everything and was stranded in the middle of the desert with nothing more than the clothing they were using.
Yes, they tried to retrieve the camels but not a single one of them were able to do so, and the situation seemed so hopeless and the some were becoming helpless.
The situation was so hard because they were far from any town or city and they were certain that they would die because there was no even water to sip from, so one by one the soldiers become to make out their wills.
At this, Ibn Hadrami gathered them and told them: "O people, are you not Muslims? Are you not out here striving in the way of Allah? Are you not Allah’s helpers?
The said: "Yes." and so Ibn Hadrami said: "So rejoice, for Allah does not abandon those who are in your situation."
Then the call for Fajr prayer was made, they prayed and after he had led his men in prayer, Ibn Hadrami raised his hands to supplicate and his men did the same.
They remained in that state [continuously makind du’a] until sunrise.
Suddenly, at the time where Ibn Harami was still, with all his heart, invoking Allah for help, Allah created a large stream of pure water right beside them. Subhan’Allah and they all drank and bathed in the water.
Later that morning all their camels returned from all directions, yes, everytime they turn their heads they see camels approaching and with all their supplies intact.
When they finally had held of their camels, they took them and made then drink from the stream that Allah had given Ibn Hadrami and his men. They all rejoiced and were thankful to Allah and then later on continued onward to complete their mission.
Subhan’Allah! Allahu’akbar! Look at how Allah helps Those Who Put Their Trust on Him? Allahu’akbar!
We shouldn’t doubt such thing because this also happened during the time of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam and you can read it from here.
Such stories like this just makes us realize how blessed we are that we are Muslims, Alhamdulillah.
And if you are curious if they won the battle, they did. Alhamdulillah.
You might be in same situation, not literally, but same context of situation, where everything may seem so hopeless, but look how things turned around in this story because of the fact that they didn’t lose the trust in Allah Azza Wa Jall and of course continuous du’a.
Indeed, I cannot just say keep making du’a and not share this story because I do not want to hear those reasons that du’a cannot do anything this and that, O Muslim remember your greatest weapon is but your du’a.
So make a sincere du’a, indeed again, such stories remind us of the ayah where Allah Azza Wa Jall says
"Call upon me; I will respond to you." Qur’an 40:60
And we pray that we become sincere people who will always find time on calling upon Allah whenever we are placed in such situations at the very beginning and not make Him the last resort, and that also we find time to call upon Him everyday not to ask for anything but for simply thanking Him for everything. Amin.
Story was taken from
• Ibn Sa’d: 4/363
• Al Bidayyah Wan Nihayah: 6/333
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— Abu Khaldah [As-Samt pg. 294] (via pearlsofislam)
al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī, in:
Tafsīr al-Qurṭubī 9/147
If loyalty was for country, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam would have never left Makkah…
If loyalty was for tribe, he would never have fought Quraish…
If loyalty was for family, he would not have gone against Abu Lahab…
Loyalty is for Islam.
— (via gharibafisabilillah)
— Sheikh Ibrahim Osi-Efa (via hijabi-charm)
As soon as I had uttered these words I felt remorse, for I had not intended to injure the old man’s religious feelings. But the hajji did not appear in the least offended. He smiled with his toothless mouth and replied:
‘How else then should we worship God? Did He not create both, soul and body, together? And this being so, should man not pray with his body as well as with his soul? Listen, I will tell you why we Muslims pray as we pray. We turn toward the Kaaba, God’s holy temple in Mecca, knowing that the faces of all Muslims, wherever they may be, are turned to it in prayer, and that we are like one body, with Him as the centre of our thoughts. First we stand upright and recite from the Holy Koran, remembering that it is His Word, given to man that he may be upright and steadfast in life. Then we say, “God is the Greatest,” reminding ourselves that no one deserves to be worshipped but Him; and bow down deep because we honour Him above all, and praise His power and glory. Thereafter we prostrate ourselves on our foreheads because we feel that we are but dust and nothingness before Him, and that He is our Creator and Sustainer on high. Then we lift our faces from the ground and remain sitting, praying that He forgives our sins and bestow His grace upon us, and guide us aright, and give us health and sustenance. Then we again prostrate ourselves on the ground and touch the dust with our foreheads before the might and the glory of the One. After that, we remain sitting and pray that He bless the Prophet Muhammad who brought His message to us, just as He blessed the earlier Prophets; and that He bless us as well, and all those who follow the right guidance; and we ask Him to give us of the good of this world and of the good of the world to come. In the end we turn our heads to the right and to the left, saying, “Peace and the grace of God be upon you” - and thus greet all who are righteous, wherever they may be.
‘It was thus that our Prophet used to pray and taught his followers to pray for all times, so that they might willingly surrender themselves to God - which is what Islam means - and so be at peace with Him and with their own destiny.’
— — An extract from ‘The Road to Mecca’ by Muhammad Asad (via maba3ref)
Ina lillahi wa ina ilayhi raji’un. How does one have the Qur’an on one hand and commit such heinous acts; slaughtering people like animals with the other?!
I hope they all suffer in this world and the hereafter.
RIP to all the victims of these savages, Muslim and non-Muslim, No human being should have to experience ISIS and their atrocities.
— (via muslimahbyheart)