In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy
The Means To Safety For The Ummah by Sheikh Saaleh Al Fawzaan (May Allaah preserve him)
Indeed, from the wisdom of Allaah (The Most High) is that the Children of Aadam will be tried and tested, the first to the last amongst them. The first amongst them (was) their father Aadam (peace be upon him) and that which took place of severe trial and tribulation with his enemy iblees, who exalted himself above him out of pride, and that which came about upon Aadam (alayhis-salaam) and his wife Hawaa; then Allaah (The Most High) bestowed His grace upon our two parents-Aadam and hawaa- and made them realise, sought forgiveness for their sin and returned repentant to Allaah.
(The Most High). ‘’They said: ‘’Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If you forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, We shall certainly be of the losers.’’ (7:23) So, Allaah forgave them both. He (The Most High) said: ‘’Then Aadam received from his Lord Words. And his Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily, He is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful’’ (2:37)
Similarly, the Children of Aadam have been visited by successive trials throughout the ages, (as a result of the opposition/enmity) between the camp of the Messengers and their followers and their enemies amongst the disbelievers, the hypocrites and the devils amongst mankind and jinn. Allaah (The Most High) said: “And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies-Shayaateen (devils) among mankind and jinn’’ (6:112)
Allaah said: “Thus have We made for every Prophet an enemy among the Mujrimeen (disbelievers, polytheists, criminals.) But Sufficient is your Lord as a Guide and Helper’’(25:31)
However, Allaah (The Most High) will grant safety to the Prophets and their followers amongst the believers. He (The Most high) said: “Then (in the end) We save Our Messengers and those who believe! Thus it is incumbent upon Us to save the believers’’ (10:103). Therefore, those besides the Messengers cannot be successful except through Eemaan. He (The Most High) confirms this, saying: “Thus it is incumbent upon Us to save the believers’’
And He (The Most High) said: “And (as for) the believers, it was incumbent upon Us to help (them)’’ (30:47)
Therefore, if the believers hold on to their Eemaan and are firm upon their religion, Allaah (The Most High) will save them from trials and tribulations. Allaah will grant them the blessed and happy end throughout time until the establishment of the hour. And He (The Most High) will grant them authority in the life of this world.
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