PATRONAGE OF MANKIND
LESSON # 8 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
FAATIHAH-1 (THE OPENING)
PATRONAGE OF MANKIND
Verse –4b of 7, Section – 1 (Part 1)
And Thee (alone) we ask for help.
wa iyyaaka Nasta-‘iin.
When the mankind admits that ALLAH (GOD) is his CREATOR, his BENEFICENT, his MASTER and agrees upon his devotion and humility, then now there is no way for him except that he should bear in mind about his needs every time. He should beg from ALLAH for success in each work, for safety in each woe and for completion of his each want.
ALLAH makes promise in HIS Holy Book “AL-QUR’AAN at many places that if the mankind remains obedient to The GOD whole heartedly, then ALLAH will not return him failed or mis-fortunate. HE completes all types of necessities of all the creatures in the entire universe. HE gives food to the hungry, restoration of health to the patient, looks after the Meeks and Orphans. HE bestows mercy with open hands day and night. But still deficiency does not come in HIS pity.
If all the residents of earth and skies ask for help for their needs, their hopes according to their individual manners and ALLAH completes their desires, still HIS treasures don’t become deficient as a needle dipped in the sea and let it got out. A person may be the richest out of us but he can’t spend lavishly as much. If he dares then his treasury will go to end in seconds and after all he will also become compelled to beg from ALLAH.
THEE (alone) we ask for help- It is demand of mankind’s poorness and helplessness that he should not beg for help from any person except ALLAH for his needs. He should search and ask 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 (Peace Be upon Him) that Once, The Messenger (Peace Be upon Him) said to His companions (ALLAH agreed upon them) “who is one of you, who promises that he will seldom beg from anyone”. All the companions
(ALLAH agreed upon them) promised, “We will never beg from anyone except ALLAH”. So they (ALLAH agreed upon them) never begged 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 anyone to pick it up and give him. But he came down and picked his whip.
It is the procedure of compliance of our honorable elders. We can succeed in this world and here-in-after, following them (ALLAH agreed upon them).“GOD HELPS THOSE, WHO HELP THEMSELVES”