45- AND SEEK HELP IN PATIENCE, PERSEVERANCE AND SALAH. TRULY IT IS TOO MUCH EXCEPT FOR THOSE WHO HUMBLE THEMSELVES.
46- THOSE THAT ARE CERTAIN THAT THEY WILL MEET THEIR LORD AND THAT THEY SHALL BE RETURNING TO HIM.
These Ayahs are for the Jews and for us as well. Allah the Highest is telling us how to gain help and support.
From Allah the Highest.
Calling for help and support comes through; patience, perseverance and Salah. Let us try to expand a little more on this:
1- PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE:
The meaning of patience and perseverance include:
- Patience and perseverance when there are difficulties and hardships.
- Patience when people hurt you, to continue doing what is right.
- Patience and perseverance in abstaining from wrong, when this can be difficult.
- Patience and perseverance in not answering the call of evil, from inside us and from Satan.
Therefore, they, patience and perseverance, are essential for the life of the Muslim, for them, to be able to continue to live as they should in this life.
Indeed, patience and perseverance are great bounties from Allah the Highest to His righteous slaves. Allah’s messenger, prayer and peace upon him said: “He who desires patience and perseverance, Allah will grant him Patience and perseverance. No one is granted a bounty better and more embracing than patience and perseverance”. (B:Zakah;50 & M:Zakah;125 & D:Zakah;28 & T:Ber;77 & Da:Zakah;18 & Mal:Sadaqah;7 & A:3;12)
To be patient and to persevere, puts one on the right path to Allah the highest and guides one on this path. Allah’s messenger, prayer and peace upon him said: “Patience and Perseverance are lights”. (M: Taharah; 1 & T: Dawaat; 85 & N: Zakah; 1 & A: 5; 342)
Allah the Highest rewards the Muslim who is patient and perseverant when afflicted, thus turning his suffering into an everlasting joy in Paradise. Allah’s messenger, prayer and peace upon him said: “Allah the Exalted in Power said: ‘O son of Adam, if you are patient and perseverant and ask for my reward only at the time of the first shock, I shall not accept a reward for you except the Paradise”. (Ma: Ganaez; 55)
Allah’s messenger, prayer and peace upon him also said: “Any Muslim who is afflicted by an affliction, then does what Allah commanded him of saying: we belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. I seek the reward for my affliction from you, reward and compensate me for it’, Allah will certainly reward and compensate him”. (Ma: Ganaez; 55)
We see that for a believer, every thing coming to him from Allah the Highest will be good for him. This is because of patience and perseverance. Allah’s messenger, prayer and peace upon him said: “Astonishing is what happens to a believer, for every thing that happens to a believer is good. When good things come to him and he thanks Allah, it will be good for him, and when affliction befalls him and he is patient and perseverant, it is good for him”. (M: Zohd; 64 & D: Reqaq; 61 & A: 5; 24)
The Salah is a time when the Muslim talks directly to Allah the Highest and the only, and is away from all other worldly concerns.
Indeed, Salah is a protection for the Muslim, for it forbids him from doing wrong. When this is repeated 5 times daily with sincerity, the reminder is continuous. Allah the Highest said: “THE SALAH FORBIDS YOU FROM DOING WHAT IS SHAMEFUL, FORBIDEN AND WICKED”. (S: 29 A: 45)
The Salah helps the believer to tolerate all the difficulties and hardships of life. It was reported that whenever Allah’s messenger, prayer and peace upon him, was worried or disturbed by something, he would perform Salah.
He would also tell his Moazen, Belal: “Comfort us by it (Salah) Belal”.
Salah requires patience and perseverance to continue and be regular in performing it 5 times daily. We might feel that life engagements and fast rhythm are obstacles in our way to keep Salah regularly and on time. However, the Salah gets us nearer to Allah the Highest and through this; it lifts our spirits and eases our burdens. When we humble ourselves to our Lord and Creator, this reminds us that we have a Guardian who will guide and protect us. Reminds us that we are not alone and not without support and an Ally. Reminds us that Allah the Highest always sees and never forgets us.
Finding excuses for not praying, is doing away with our best support and best comfort. Knowing this will always make the Muslim eager to perform his/her Salah, in good times and at times of difficulties.
B: Bukhari M: Muslim Mal: Malek a: Ahmed D: Abu Dawood
Da: Daremy Ma: Ibn Magah N: Nesae T: Termezi