Steadfastness in Islam



 Steadfastness in Islam. Turning towards the Qur'an: The Qur'an is the foremost aid to standing firm in Islam. It is the strong rope and clear light of Allah. Whoever adheres to it, Allah will protect him; whoever follows it, Allah will save him; and whoever calls to its way will be guided to the Straight Path.

The present situation of the societies in which Muslims live, the types of temptation to which they are painfully exposed and the kinds of whims and desires, doubts and confusion which have caused religion to become something strange, so that those who adhere to it are likened to something weird, and people say: “The one who holds on to his religion is like one who holds on to a burning coal.” Anyone who has a brain will not doubt that Muslims today need the means of steadfastness more than their predecessors among the salaf did, and that the effort required is greater, because of the corruption of our times, and the scarcity and weakness of brothers and supporters who could help.

Qutadah said: "As for the life of this world, Allah will help them to be steadfast in doing good and righteous deeds, and in the Hereafter (He will help them) to remain steadfast in the grave." A similar interpretation was narrated from more than one of the Salaf.

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): ” … but if they had done what they were told, it would have been better for them, and would have strengthened their faith”, i.e., it would have strengthened them in their adherence to the Truth.

This is clear, for how can you expect steadfastness on the part of those who are too lazy to do righteous deeds when fitnah raises its ugly head and calamity increases? But Allah will guide those who believe and do righteous deeds by their faith to the Straight Path. So the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) used to persevere in doing righteous deeds, and the most beloved of good deeds to him were those that were continuous, even if they were small. When his Companions started to do anything, they would persist in it, and when ‘A’ishah (RadhiAllahu Anha) did something, she would keep it up.

Du'a' (Supplication)

One of the characteristics of the believing slaves of Allah is that they turn to Allah with du'a', asking Him to help them to stand firm.

"Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us."
Al-Qur'an 3:8 – interpretation of the meaning

"Our Lord! Pour out constancy [patience] on us and make our steps firm ... "
Al-Qur'an 2:250 .

Here we shall stop, all Praises is due to Allah we ask Him to let us die in the path of Qur'an and Sunnah.

Ibnkhaer

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