The Key to Victory is Already in Your Hands

18 Apr

Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) says in Soorat al-Qasas:

وَأَصْبَحَ فُؤَادُ أُمِّ مُوسَىٰ فَارِغًا ۖ إِنْ كَادَتْ لَتُبْدِي بِهِ لَوْلَا أَنْ رَبَطْنَا عَلَىٰ قَلْبِهَا لِتَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

And the heart of the mother of Mûsa (Moses) became empty [from every thought, except the thought of Mûsa (Moses)]. She was very near to disclose his (case, i.e. the child is her son), had We not strengthened her heart (with Faith), so that she might remain as one of the believers.

وَقَالَتْ لِأُخْتِهِ قُصِّيهِ ۖ فَبَصُرَتْ بِهِ عَنْ جُنُبٍ وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ

And she said to his [Musa’s (Moses)] sister: “Follow him.” So she (his sister) watched him from a far place secretly, while they perceived not.

۞ وَحَرَّمْنَا عَلَيْهِ الْمَرَاضِعَ مِنْ قَبْلُ فَقَالَتْ هَلْ أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَىٰ أَهْلِ بَيْتٍ يَكْفُلُونَهُ لَكُمْ وَهُمْ لَهُ نَاصِحُونَ

And We had already forbidden (other) foster suckling mothers for him, until she (his sister came up and) said: “Shall I direct you to a household who will rear him for you, and look after him in a good manner?”

فَرَدَدْنَاهُ إِلَىٰ أُمِّهِ كَيْ تَقَرَّ عَيْنُهَا وَلَا تَحْزَنَ وَلِتَعْلَمَ أَنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

So did We restore him to his mother, that her eye might be comforted, and that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the Promise of Allâh is true. But most of them know not. [Soorat al-Qasas 10-13]

Remember the story of Musa (‘alayhis salaam) as a baby and his mother (radiyallaahu ‘anha)? Remember how Allaah (jalla wa ‘ala) fulfilled His promise to Musa’s mother who was sincere in obeying her Creator and trusting in Him alone?

Imagine a mother placing her new born in a basket in the Nile River. Mother’s easily feel distress when they leave their new born alone in a room and here was Musa’s mother placing her new born in a river – whose current could have led her child to disappear or die. Despite the situation, Musa’s mother continued to remain obedient to the orders of Allaah because she knew that the Promise of her Creator was true. She did not think twice about fulfilling the orders from her Creator, subhanaahu wa ta’aala. She (radiyallaahu ‘anha) was aware that Allaah was much more Merciful to Musa than she was to her own child. Allaah was his Lord and the Lord of the Nile. In addition, Musa (‘alayhis salaam) reached the very man that his mother and sister were trying to protect Musa from (i.e. Fir’awn) – Musa arrived at the palace of Fir’awn and Aasiyah (radiyallaahu ‘anha). But just after a while … did not the promise of Allaah to Musa’s mother come? Allaah says in al-Qur’an al-‘Adheem:

فَرَدَدْنَاهُ إِلَىٰ أُمِّهِ كَيْ تَقَرَّ عَيْنُهَا وَلَا تَحْزَنَ وَلِتَعْلَمَ أَنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

So did We restore him to his mother, that her eye might be comforted, and that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the Promise of Allâh is true. But most of them know not. [Soorat al Qasas: 13]

Another amazing fact is how Musa had one of the righteous slaves of Allaah beside him all along in the house of his enemy, Fir’awn. This righteous slave was the wife of Fir’awn, ‘Aasiya (radiyallaahu ‘anha). Who would have thought that someone who could have been seen to be so close to the enemy of Musa through relation, was actually an enemy of Fir’awn himself and an ally for Musa. Subhan’Allaah!

وَمَا يَعْلَمُ جُنُودَ رَبِّكَ إِلَّا هُوَ
And none can know the soldiers of your Lord but He… [
al-Muddathir: 31]

So my friend, I ask you to not give up so easily in the Promise of Allaah. You truly don’t know the treasures awaiting you when you remain obedient to Allaah – even in the hardest of times. The key to victory is already in your hands, but you must take the right steps to find and choose the right door to enter victory. This key you hold is the belief of al-Islaam and you’ll only be able to find and open the door of victory when you truly practice the belief in your heart with your limbs and senses. Like Musa’s mother – do not think twice in obeying the orders of Your Creator – remember His promise and fulfill your duties to Him as His slave. In every circumstance, remember to remain firm and refuse to drop the key, i.e. your belief and you will definetly taste the true victory awaiting you and every believer.

One Response to “The Key to Victory is Already in Your Hands”

  1. bint Husayn April 26, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    Help comes from the strangest of places. You dont know how much I needed that reminder and how refreshing it was for my soul – may Allah secure you a place in jannah aameen

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