Monday, January 16, 2012

Does Islam allow taking help from anyone besides Allah?

Assalalam oalaikum,
A lot of people have the misconception that taking help from anyone besides Allah is a sin. Such people are either misinformed or they lack wisdom. Or else, they may be enticed by satan because as the Holy Quran states that satan is the biggest enemy of momin. Hnece, he does not want us to succeed in life. In this post I shall prove with the help of Quran that taking help from others besides Allah is not a sin in Islam.

71 And (as for) the believing men and the believing women, they are guardians of each other; they enjoin good and forbid evil and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, and obey Allah and His Messenger; (as for) these, Allah will show mercy to them; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise.

surah tauba chaptor no 9 verse no 71

Allah has stated categorically in Surah Tauba that it is a duty of those people who have Iman to help others with Iman.
In Surah A-Maheda Allah has taken a promise from the Bani Israil (Children of Israil) to help Allah’s Prophets. This clearly shows that even the Prophets require help for carrying out their mission of spreading Islam.

Allah talah says in quran

And certainly Allah made a covenant with the children of Israel, and We raised up among them twelve chieftains; and Allah said: Surely I am with you; if you keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and believe in My messengers and assist them and offer to Allah a goodly gift, I will most certainly cover your evil deeds, and I will most certainly cause you to enter into gardens beneath which rivers flow, but whoever disbelieves from among you after that, he indeed shall lose the right way.

surah maida verse no 12

In this verse Allah has stated emphatically that men and women having Iman should help each other.

Allah talah says in quran

2 O you who believe! do not violate the signs appointed by Allah nor the sacred month, nor (interfere with) the offerings, nor the sacrificial animals with garlands, nor those going to the sacred house seeking the grace and pleasure of their Lord; and when you are free from the obligations of the pilgrimage, then hunt, and let not hatred of a people-- because they hindered you from the Sacred Masjid-- incite you to exceed the limits, and help one another in goodness and piety, and do not help one another in sin and aggression; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is severe in requiting (evil).

surah maeda chaptor no 5 verse no 2

In this verse Allah has stated emphatically that men and women having Iman should help each other.

Allah talah says in Quran

14 O you who believe! be helpers (in the cause) of Allah, as~ Isa son of Marium said to (his) disciples: Who are my helpers in the cause of Allah? The disciples said: We are helpers (in the cause) of Allah. So a party of the children of Israel believed and another party disbelieved; then We aided those who believed against their enemy, and they became uppermost.

surah saff chaptor no 61 verse no 14

In this verse Isaah Alay salam has asked for support from Hawariyun.

Allah talah says in quran

94 They said: O Zulqarnain! surely Gog and Magog make mischief in the land. Shall we then pay you a tribute on condition that you should raise a barrier between us and them
95 He said: That in which my Lord has established me is better, therefore you only help me with workers, I will make a fortified barrier between you and them;

surah al kaif chaptor no 18 verse no 94,95

In this verse Zul-Qarnain has appealed to people to help him.

Allah talah says in quran

29 And give to me an aider from my family:
30 Haroun, my brother,
31 Strengthen my back by him,

surah taha chaptor no 20 verse no 29,30,31

In Surah Taha Moosa alay salam has asked for help from his clan.
As the saying goes that, “United we stand, divided we fall”, so Allah who is All-Knowing has granted his permission for helping out each other.
I have tried my level best to bust the myth, by citing reference from the Holy Quran, that Allah does not allow people having Iman from taking help from each.
Keep Me In Your Prayers
Amel Soname
Amel_soname@yahoo.com

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