Where is the Victory Promised by Allah (azza wa jal)?

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Allah’s Promise of Victory is Only For Perfect (Kaamil) Believers – Not for Deviates or Unrepentant Sinners who Justify their Indulgences in Doubtful Matters

NEVER will Allah grant victory to the kaafireen over the Mu’mineen.” [al-Qur’an al-Hakeem]

“And if you adopt Sabr and Taqwa (abstention from Haraam and Doubtful Matters), NEVER will their plots be able to ever harm you.” [al-Qur’an al-Hakeem]


[By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]

Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:

“And, if among you there are twenty Saabiroon, they will vanquish two hundred, and if there are of you a hundred (Saabiroon), they will defeat a thousand of those who have become kuffaar. This is because they are a people who do not understand.”

The Qur’aan Shareef, the Ahadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), and the practical demonstrations of the Sahaabah and the early Muslims testify that the power and victory of Muslims are not dependent on military superiority, nor can the conspiracies of the enemies overwhelm the Believers. Confirming this, the Qur’aan states:

“And if you adopt Sabr and Taqwa (abstention from Haraam and Doubtful Matters), never will their plots be able to ever harm you.”

But this power and the victory stemming from it are restricted to the ‘Saabiroon’, namely, those who are Mu’mineen in the meaning of the aayat:

“Allah has promised that He will grant political domination on earth to those among you who have Imaan and who practise A’maal-e-Saalihah (righteousness)…”

The Ummah qualifies for Allah’s Nusrat (Aid) only after the attainment of a high state of roohaaniyat (spiritual elevation) which is an unattainable goal without Islaah-e-Nafs (self-reformation). The imperative condition for gaining Allah’s aid is moral purification and spiritual elevation.

Perfect A’maal-e-Saalihah (righteous deeds) depend on moral purification. Minus Islaah of the nafs, deeds of virtue are shorn of their spiritual and physical effects. The deeds will then be superficially described as A’maal-e-Saalihah. Such deeds of superficial virtue will not have the spiritual, moral and physical effects which true and perfect deeds of virtue have.

Imaan cannot be perfected without perfection of zaahiri (external/physical) and baatini (spiritual/internal) deeds. The Qur’aan commands: “Shun zaahiri and baatini sins.” Only then will this Ummah qualify for the Nusrat which continuously came to the Sahaabah. Divine Aid was the permanent capital of the Sahaabah.

Defeat cannot be inflicted on true and perfect Mu’mineen in consequence of the numerical and military superiority of the enemies. Their coalitions cannot defeat the Men of Allah. The Qur’aan explicitly dismisses the notion of the kuffaar gaining victory over Muslims on the basis of their military power and coalitions. On the contrary, Allah Ta’ala declares with emphasis in the Qur’aan-e-Kareem:

“Never will Allah grant victory to the kaafireen over the Mu’mineen.”

Should an objection be raised on account of the repeated defeats which the Muslims of this age are suffering at the hands of the kuffaar, the answer is simple: The Mu’mineen for whom the Qur’aan promises Divine Aid and Victory refer to the Kaamil (Perfect) Mu’mineen. 

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