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Published on February 11th, 2019 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 102

Use Your Gifts | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan

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March forward, whether light or heavy, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the cause of Allah.

That is better for you, if you only knew.

As-salamu alaykum, Quran weekly.

We are on the 10th Juz now.

And this is surah At-Tawbah and ayat number 41.

This is a call of Allah to the Muslims who were actually heading up for the battle of Tabuk.

This is after Mecca was conquered and Islam had become a dominant force in Arabia.

And there was a threat of attack from the Roman Empire.

That the prophet, ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-ālihi wasallam,

basically issued what you can call a military draft of all the Muslims.

To be ready for battle because the Roman armies were gonna be a hundred thousand stronger.

Even 230 000 stronger.

So the Muslims, whatever resources they had, had to be put into defending Islam.

And moving forward and meeting the enemy.

And in this case they were some who felt…

Am I really even strong enough to fight?

Because I have never been in battle before.

Am I good enough?

Am I even gonna be an asset on the battlefield?

And Allah gave universal words that aren’t just beneficial for that context,

but they are beneficial for anyone who wants to serve Allah’s religion.

And protect Allah’s religion.

And serve…

in any good cause under the shade of Islam.

For ever and ever.

March forward.

Light or heavy.

Light or heavy.

Whether you have a lot of money or you don’t have a lot of money.

You have some heavy assets to offer or you have no assets to offer.

Whether you have a lot of talent or you don’t think you have any talent.

Whether you are strong or you think you are weak.

Whether you are knowledgeable or you think or are not that knowledgeable.

Every one of you needs to march forward because you have something to offer Allah.

Every one of us has to do an assessment of ourself.

In the another place in Quran Allah says…

Tell them, “Everyone should work in according to his precious position”

Allah created us with certain talents, certain abilities, certain powers.

And we have to put those powers to work for the sake of Allah in some good way.

And you have to do a real assessment of yourself.

Our religion isn’t just about our own spirituality and our own concern, our own prayers,

and our own staying out away from forbidden things and that’s the end of it.

No no no. Actually, our religion is about taking care of yourself and then doing something more.

Something that serves a cause beyond your own needs.

Something that you are doing to build your Jannah by helping other people.

By spreading this deen, by doing good to other people, by spreading charity.

You know, by giving good advice.

By being a reason the world is a better place.

You did something that made the world a little better then what it is.

You have to do that.

And how you can do that? You have to really figure out.

And that’s Allah’s call.

March forward light or heavy.

Doesn’t matter what you think you have, you have something to offer and you come forward.

And Allah will put you to use.

I sincerely pray that Allah puts me and all of you to use for his deen.

That he puts us to use for his deen.
Because to be used for Allah’s deen is the greatest honor we can have in this life.

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