Lesson - 8
Aid for the mankind
Surah ‘Al-Faatihah (The Opening) – Surah –1) –Stage - 1
Verse –4b of 7, Section – 1 of 40 (Part -1)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
4b. And Thee (alone) we ask for help.
4b. wa ‘iyyaaKa nasta-‘iin.
When the mankind admits that Allah Almighty (God) is his Creator, his Beneficent and his Master, and accepts that he/she is humble and servant of God Almighty, then, now there is no any way for the servant except it that he/she should remember Him for all necessities and every time. He should ask Allah Almighty for fulfilling of every necessity.
God Almighty promises in His Last Scripture at many places that if the mankind remains obedient to Lord wholeheartedly, then He will not return him failed or unfortunate. God Almighty fulfills all kinds of necessities of the entire creatures in the whole universe. HE provides food for the hungry, restoration of health to the patient, looks after the Meek and Orphans. He bestows His mercy with open hands day and night. But still no deficiency comes in His pity.
If all the residents of the earth and the skies ask for help according to their personal needs, their hopes in accord with their individual manners and Allah fulfills their desires, even then, His treasures don’t become so deficient as a needle dipped in the sea and let it got out. A person out of us may be the richest but he can’t spend lavishly as much. And if he dares to spend; then his treasures will go to end in seconds, and after all, he will also be forced to ask Allah Almighty.
‘IyyaaKa nasta-‘iin - Thee (alone) we ask for help - It is demand of mankind’s poorness and helplessness that he should not ask any other than God Almighty for help to fulfill his necessities. He should seek His support in each painful trial because there is none remover of the difficulties except Allah.
It has come in The Sayings of The Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) that Once, The Messenger of God Almighty (peace be upon Him) said to His companions (may Allah be agreed upon them): Who is of you, who promises that he will never ask any individual?. On this, all the companions (May God be agreed upon them) promised: We shall never ask any person except Allah for help. So, they (May God be agreed upon them) never asked for anything from anyone during their remaining life. Some of them did so, that if his whip fell down during riding on the horse or camel, he didn’t say any person to pick it up and give him. But he came down and picked his whip himself.
It is the procedure of compliance of our honorable elders. We too can make successful our world and Hereafter, by following them (May Allah be agreed upon them).
“God helps those who help themselves”