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Published on February 17th, 2019 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 260

Linguistic Miracle of Surah Al-Jumu’ah | Nouman Ali Khan | illustrated

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So three levels of struggle I outline for
you at the level of the individual,

then a little bit past that, tangible goals
within a community, tangible

goals you struggle for and then there is the
intangible idea or ideals in a

society. Those are three levels of struggle.
Now, let’s paint those three

levels of struggle with Islam. Beyond the
worldly, and not just in the

worldly sense, in the otherworldly sense,
Islam also asks us to make a

struggle at the level of the individual. I
have to fight my nafs, I have to

fight Shatan, I have to fight my laziness,
I have to fight my anger, I have

a struggle with myself. That’s the struggle
I have to make with myself. I

have to struggle to become better in my ibaadah,
so many duas we make

are about the struggle of ourselves. “Allah
aid me in remembering You;

Aid me in thanking You; Aid me in perfecting
and beautifying my

worship to You.” That’s a struggle with
yourself. Then we go a little bit

past that, and let’s keep things in the
American context, even though this

is universal value. You say I shouldn’t
just worry about myself, we need

a masjid. We need to have a place where we
can worship, where people

can remember Allah. So masajid got built.
And then when masajid got

built, then there was a bigger concern. We
need to educate our children,

schools got built, Sunday schools got established.
Then there were even

more concerns. We need to help others get
the word of Islam. Da’wah

organizations were created. Right so, these
are additional struggles that

stem from first at the individual level and
then at the community level.

And then even beyond that there are those
who are trying, they have an

open ended target. The target is that one
day we want everybody in this

country to know what real Islam is. That may
not be a tangible goal, it

may be very open ended but they are ready
to struggle for it. And they are

not turned off by the idea that they aren’t
seeing tangible results. It’s

enough for them that it is a worthwhile activity.
And any of these efforts

that we make, for any other human being, they
can believe what they

believe, we believe that every one of these
efforts are at the end, more

than anyone else, benefitting our own selves.
They benefit us. They won’t

necessarily benefit anybody else because we
are not capable of that. The

Prophet (PBUH) benefitted humanity more than
anybody else. And yet

Allah commanded him to say, “Say, ‘I possess
not for myself any harm or

benefit except when Allah should will’…”
(Yunus:49). Right, think about

that. The Prophet (PBUH) is more beneficial
to humanity than any other

human being that ever lived. And he is commanded
to say “I don’t

possess the power to benefit you.” In other
words, the benefit the Prophet

has given us, that we benefit from him, the
credit keeps going to him and

through him to Allah. And that’s the attitude
of the believer. The attitude

of the believer is that whatever good I’m
doing, I’m not benefitting

anybody except myself. That’s who I am benefitting
in the end. Me, even

giving sadaqah is benefitting myself. Me helping
build a masjid, helping

out a school, giving a charitable donation,
whatever it may be, is helping
me. And the benefit that comes to others,
is not from me. It is from Allah.

 

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