“If only I had against you some power or could take refuge in a strong support!"
In the name of the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Allah.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Allah taAla is truly the Most Merciful and Compassionate. Part of His care is in providing support to the human being, without which he would perish.
He provides the support of the mother 🌸 in the very early stage of life
حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُۥ وَهْنًا عَلَىٰ وَهْنٍ وَفِصَٰلُهُۥ فِى عَامَيْنِ أَنِ ٱشْكُرْ لِى وَلِوَٰلِدَيْكَ إِلَىَّ ٱلْمَصِيرُ
His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination. (Luqman 31:14)
As man grows up, his parents continue to support him in every way, providing him counsel ☀️ and lessons for life.
يَٰبُنَىَّ أَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَأْمُرْ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ وَٱنْهَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنكَرِ وَٱصْبِرْ عَلَىٰ مَآ أَصَابَكَۖ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ ٱلْأُمُورِ
[And Luqman said:] O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you. Indeed, that is of the matters [requiring] resolve. (Luqman 31:17)
As man proceeds in life, Allah gives him financial support 💰, enabling him to buy his needs and wants. And He is the best of providers.
وَلَا تُؤْتُوا۟ ٱلسُّفَهَآءَ أَمْوَٰلَكُمُ ٱلَّتِى جَعَلَ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمْ قِيَٰمًا وَٱرْزُقُوهُمْ فِيهَا وَٱكْسُوهُمْ وَقُولُوا۟ لَهُمْ قَوْلًا مَّعْرُوفًا
And do not give the weak-minded your property, which Allah has made for keeping you up, (i.e., as a means of support), but provide for them with it and clothe them and speak to them words of appropriate kindness. (An-Nisa’ 4:5)
As man gets older, he finds a partner who provides a loving support 💖. Like clothing 🧵, that support man in concealing his shame and protecting him from the elements, the spouse supports man in his journey of life, concealing his weakness.
هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ لَّكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لِبَاسٌ لَّهُنَّ
They are a clothing for you and you are a clothing for them. (2:187)
When man is at loss 😥, he seeks emotional support. To function in society, he seeks social support . In religion 🕌he seeks spiritual support. In wealth financial support. In food nutritional support.
But Allah has provided a most unique form of support. It is a strong support. Something to lean on in difficulty, to heal one in pain, to guide one in darkness, to give one hope in despair and fear in temptation. It is a companion for the chosen, a proof for the devout, and healing for the sick.
O Allah, make the Qur’an 📖 the spring of our hearts and the light of our chests, and a departure for our sorrows and a remover for our distress
(To be continued…)
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