Helping and Forsaking

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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Allaah سبحانه و تعالى Said in the Qur’an when exhorting His Creation to Tawwakul:

إِن يَنصُرْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَلَا غَالِبَ لَكُمْ ۖ وَإِن يَخْذُلْكُمْ فَمَن ذَا الَّذِي يَنصُرُكُم مِّن بَعْدِهِ ۗ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ

“If Allaah Helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allaah (alone), let believers put their trust.” [Aal-Imraan: 160]

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1. Allaamah ‘Abd Al-Rahman as-Sa’di رحمه الله تعالى commented in his Tafseer:

أي: إن يمددكم الله بنصره ومعونته ( فلا غالب لكم ) فلو اجتمع عليكم من في أقطارها وما عندهم من العدد والعُدد، لأن الله لا مغالب له، وقد قهر العباد وأخذ بنواصيهم، فلا تتحرك دابة إلا بإذنه، ولا تسكن إلا بإذنه

وإن يخذلكم – ويكلكم إلى أنفسكم ( فمن ذا الذي ينصركم من بعده ) فلا بد أن تنخذلوا ولو أعانكم جميع الخلق

وفي ضمن ذلك الأمر بالاستنصار بالله والاعتماد عليه، والبراءة من الحول والقوة، ولهذا قال: وعلى الله فليتوكل المؤمنون تقديم المعمول يؤذن بالحصر، أي: على الله توكلوا لا على غيره، لأنه قد علم أنه هو الناصر وحده، فالاعتماد عليه توحيد محصل للمقصود، والاعتماد على غيره شرك غير نافع لصاحبه، بل ضار

“Meaning, if Allaah supports you with His Help and Assistance (none can overcome you) even if whoever is in the lands have gathered against you with whatever number and equipments they have, because there is none who can overcome Allaah, and He has subjected the slaves and taken hold of their forelocks, so no creature moves except by His permission, nor does it survive except by His permission.

(and if He forsakes you) and entrusts you to yourselves, (who is there after Him that can help you?) for indeed you will certainly be helpless even if all of the creation were to help you.

And included in this is the command to seek help from Allaah, and to rely on Him and not on the power (of the creation); and this is why (Allaah) said: (And in Allaah let the believers put their trust), meaning: put your trust in Allaah and not in anyone other than Him, because it is known that He alone is the Helper…”

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Complete Tafseer as-Sa’di can be found here:

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2. He رحمه الله تعالى also said in ‘Al-Fawakih Ash-Shahiyyah’, p. 21:

“Surely, all matters occur and are led to success by Allaah’s Help Alone and the slave has no choice or recourse, except by trusting and relying on Him. Certainly, whatever Allaah wills occurs and whatever He does not will never occurs. The slaves cannot change their condition from one stage to another, except by Allaah’s Will. The slaves have no power or strength to worship Allaah except through His Help, nor can they resist evil and sin except when Allaah grants them immunity All types and parts of sustenance and provisions can be earned and perfected by trusting in Allaah Alone.”

And Guidance is from Allaah alone.

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