Truth Triumphant, Falsehood Defeated
Sheikh Saalih aal Taalib
May 24, 2013 ~ Rajjab 14, 1434
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Praise be to Allah Who decreed that final glory, supremacy and victory would be granted to His devout worshipers and loyal servants despite the sufferings and agonies which might be inflicted on them, and the recurrent predicaments which they might suffer. That supremacy would be assigned to His loyal servants, notwithstanding the successive predicaments and agonies to which they might fall victim. Allah promised to bestow on them double relief to face just a single ordeal and vowed that their gloomy nights would be followed by bright dawn as a token of forgiveness.
I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, with no associate. He alone may deadlock or open up all affairs. commands the obstruction of whatever state affairs and to Him exclusively belongs resolution to every crisis. He makes days unfold in alternation among His creatures whose destinies fluctuate in a preordained direction. I also bear witness that Muhammad ﷺ is Allah’s Servant and Messenger, the most open-handed creature on earth and the noblest in spirit ‒may Allah’s Salat (Graces, Honours, and Mercy) be sent onto him, his family, and his Companions, who took maximum advantage of their Prophet’s teachings and spread the word of truth after his demise in order to propagate his message and open up new horizons for it in remote territories.
Having said that, my counsel to you is to truly fear Allah and hold fast to the unbreakable bond of Islam: “O you who believe! If you obey and fear Allâh, He will grant you Furqân, and will expiate for you your sins, and forgive you; and Allâh is the Owner of the Great Bounty.“ [Surah al-Anfâl: 29]
Certainly, Allah is in full command of all matters in the universe. All creatures are due to return unto Him to have their fate determined, and all litigants are bound to convene before Him; so, make your preparations and take all necessary precautions for this encounter: “How (will it be) when We gather them together on the Day about which there is no doubt. And each person will be paid in full what he has earned? And they will not be dealt with unjustly.“ [Surah Ale Îmran: 25]
On resurrection day, people shall be congregated naked, just like their original state when they were first created (born). They would avail themselves of no garment whatsoever, except the garment of taqwa (if ever they happened to observe taqwa in the world): “…And each person will be paid in full what he has earned.“ [Surah Ale-Îmran: 25] As stated in the Holy Qur’ān above, each person shall be judged individually, denuded of titles, privileges, decorations, awards or medals.
O Muslims! In the Book of Allah, there is reassurance and relief to every believer and guidance for everyone with unshakable faith. Allah will never let down His loyal servants, i.e. truthful believers, for subsequent to each predicament Allah proclaims to His devout worshipers: “So do not become weak, nor be sad, and you will be superior if you are indeed believers. If a wound (and killing) has touched you, be sure a similar wound has touched the others. And so are the days (good and not so good), We give to men by turns, that Allâh may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allâh likes not the Zâlimûn. And that Allâh may test (or purify) the believers (from sins) and destroy the disbelievers.” [Surah Ale Îmran: 139-141]
In fact, wrong-doing has no future. Look at how Allah narrated to people the histories of ancient nations that had been devastated and therefore doomed to extinction because they persisted in perpetrating sin. Allah’s laws governing the universe dictate that His servants’ faith must be tested in accordance with the wisdom stipulated in the above-stated verse: “…that Allâh may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you…“ [Surah Ale Îmran: 140]. Allah’s trials also aim at purging the ranks of the believers. This is indicated in Allah’s (I) statement: “Allâh will not leave the believers in the state in which you are now, until He distinguishes the wicked from the good. Nor will Allâh disclose to you the secrets of the Ghaib (unseen) …” [Surah Ale Îmran: 179]
Zaid ibn Asslam narrated: “Once Abu Ubaida ibn Al-Jarrah wrote to ‘Umar ibn Khattab (Radiallahu Anhuma) and mentioned to him the huge number of the Roman troops. He expressed his anxiety about their potential threat. ‘Umar replied, “Whatever predicament is inflicted on a devoted believer will be eased, and Allah will soon send relief; for a single predicament will never overcome a double relief. Allah says in His Holy Book: “O you who believe! Endure and be more patient (than your enemy), and guard your territory by stationing army units permanently at the places from where the enemy can attack you, and fear Allâh, so that you may be successful.“ [Surah Ale Îmran: 200]
Therefore, in Allah we trust. We are hoping to see the break of the dawn of salvation whose light will eliminate darkness and whose daylight will herald agreeable hopes!
May Allah bless you and me by the Holy Qur’ān and the Noble Sunnah; and may we reap the fruit of the signs and wisdom they contain. This being said, I implore Allah to forgive us all.
Praise be to Allah, the Omnipotent, the Possessor of all things, and to Whom the entire universe is indebted. I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah Who has no partner. Those who turn to Him among His servants are never disappointed and those who embrace His faith are never disgraced. I also bear witness that Muhammad ﷺ is His Servant and Messenger. May Allah send His Salat, Peace and Blessings upon him, his family, and all of his Companions!
Now then, Our yaqeen’ in Allah is so great, and our faith in His will to carry out His promises is so unswerving. We turn to Allah, the Almighty, when all paths seem to be cut off and we find refuge in Him when our prospects turn desolate. Verily, full power and control lie in no one else’s hands but His.
As we speak, it is the obligation of every Muslim to supplicate Allah with utmost sincerity on behalf of our oppressed Muslim brothers who have been alternately victimized with no one to rid them of their distress but Allah.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds! “None has the right to be worshiped but Allah the Incomparably Great, the Ever-Forbearing. None has the right to be worshiped but Allah the Lord of the Mighty Throne. None has the right to be worshiped but Allah the Lord of the heavens, the Lord of the earth, and the Lord of the Honorable Throne.”
O Allah! You, Whose soldiers are invincible; Whose promises are never broken; and Whose command is ever carried out; glory and praise be to You! Honored he is who seeks Your neighbourliness! Glorified be Your praise, and sanctified be Your names! O Allah! We beseech You by Your Supreme Name to have mercy on our brothers in Syria! O Allah! Have mercy on our brothers in Syria! O Allah! Lift their distress and grant them speedy relief! O Allah! Have mercy on them for they are defenseless; mend their breakage and take charge of their case! You, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate!
O Allah! You, Who sent down the angels on the Day of Badr and dispersed Al Ahzāb on the Day of Al Khandaq (the Trench); Grant victory to the Mujahideen in Your cause in the Levant in general and in Al Qusair in particular! O Allah! Lift the siege around them, spare their blood, reassure them, feed the hungry among them, preserve their dignity and honor, strengthen their stamina, and grant them power and victory over their oppressors!
O Allah! Set right their conditions, unite them around righteousness, and protect them against the evil doers among them! O Allah! Suppress their enemy! O Allah! Suppress their enemy! O Allah! Defeat the tyrants and oppressors and those who side with them! O Allah! Defeat the tyrants and oppressors and those who side with them!
O Allah! The Revealer of The Book (The Holy Qur’ān), the Runner of the clouds, and the Defeater of Al Ahzāb (the Confederates)! Defeat the oppressors, shake the ground from underneath them and grant victory to our brothers in faith over them!
O Allah! Grant victory to Your Religion, Your Holy Book, Your Prophet’s Sunnah, and Your true servants! O Allah! Save Al-Aqsa Mosque from the evil of the oppressors and the aggression of the occupiers!
O Allah! Set right the conditions of our brothers in Egypt and everywhere! O Allah! Unite them around righteousness and true guidance. O Allah! Set right their affairs and protect them against the evil doers among them!
O Allah! Foreordain for this Ummah (the nation of Islam) a matter (an affair) of rationality (guidance) where the people of piety are honored and those of sins are guided, and where al-ma’roof (promotion of good deeds) is promoted and al-munkar (promulgation of evil deeds) is prevented! O Lord of the worlds!
O Allah! Grant glory to Islam and Muslims and fail the tyrants, atheists and corruptors!
O Allah! Make preoccupied with their own evil those who wish to harm Islam and Muslims! Turn their plots and their cunning against them and make that the cause of their own destruction! O Lord of the worlds!
O Allah! Grant success to all the leaders of Muslims in order to govern by Your Sharia and follow the sunnah of Your Prophet (r)! O Allah! Make them a mercy on Your believing servants!
O Allah! Make safe and prosperous all of our country and those of all Muslims around the world! Protect us against the evil of wrongdoers, the maliciousness of the lecherous! “Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!” [Surah Al Baqarah: 201], “Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our transgressions (in keeping our duties to You), establish our feet firmly, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.” [Surah Ale ‘Imran: 147]
O Allah! Forgive our sins, cover our flaws, make easy our affairs and let our wishes come true in what pleases You! O Allah! Forgive our sins, those of our parents, our grandparents, our wives and children, You are All-Hearing! O Allah! We beseech You to be pleased with us and grant us Your paradise, and we seek refuge in You against Your wrath and Hell fire!
O Allah! Send Your Salat (Graces, Honours, and Mercy), Peace and Blessings on Your Servant and Messenger, Muhammad, and on all of his family and Companions!
O Lord! Accept from us, You are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing! Accept our repentance; You are the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful!
Glorified be Your Lord, the Lord of Honor and Power! You are free from what they wrongly attribute unto You! May peace be upon all the Messengers! All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
Translated by Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University.
 Reference is being made here to the verse of Ash-Sharh: [Verily, along with every hardship is relief, Verily, along with every hardship is relief.] [Ash-Sharh: 5-6]
 An Arabic word (يقين) meaning certitude, certainty, unswerving religious conviction
 The italicized part is from among the supplications of the Prophet ﷺ.
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