From the book “Muhammad (sallAllaahu alayhi wasalam): As if you can see him” By ‘A’id Al-Qarni


يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ حَسْبُكَ اللّهُ
{O Prophet [Muhammad!] Allaah is sufficient for you…..} [Al-Anfaal:64]

When something or someone is sufficient for a person, it means that that thing or person is adequate for a certain purpose; it means that that thing or person is enough to achieve a goal, whereby no other thing or person is also necessary for that goal. Bearing that in mind, the reader would do well to ask the question, how was Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) sufficient for the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasalam)?

When Allaahu ta’ala said: “O Prophet (Muhammad), Allaah is sufficient for you,” it was as if Allaah was saying the following to him: “Allaah is sufficient for you regarding every aspect of your life, such that you will need no one else for help or assistance. Allaah protected you in times of crises, took care of you during times of hardship, and guarded you during the most gloomy of times. Therefore, be not afraid; be not sad; and be not anxious or nervous.”

Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is your Helper against every enemy, your source of aid against every opponent, your supporter in every affair. When you ask for anything, He gives you. When you ask for forgiveness, He forgives you. When you are thankful to Him, He gives you an increase of blessings. When you remember Him, He remembers you. When you fight against your enemy, He grants you victory. And when you make a decision or a judgement in any given matter, He guides you to what is right.

Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is sufficient for you: He grants you honor when you have no family to help you; He makes you rich without the need for money; and He protects you without the use of guards. You are granted victory because Allaah is sufficient for you. You are guided to what is right because Allaah is sufficient for you. And because Allaah is sufficient for you, you need not fear the evil eye of the jealous one, the plotting of your enemy, the deception of the treacherous, the wickedness of the disbeliever, and the trickery of the conniving evil-doer.

When you hear about the onslaught of the enemy, the threats of your foes, the evil plots of the hypocrites, or the gloating of jealous ones over your misfortunes – remain steadfast, for indeed, Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is sufficient for you.

When times are hard, when relatives turn their backs on you, when friends begin to lose hope of victory, and when help is slow in coming – remain steadfast, for indeed, Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is sufficient for you.

When calamity descends upon you, when tragedy strikes you, and when you are surrounded by misfortune and the threat of utter destruction – remain steadfast, for indeed, Allaahu ta’ala is sufficient for you. During such times, do not turn to people for help, and do not rely on anyone save Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) for indeed, He is sufficient for you.

When sickness befalls you, when debts weigh down on you, when poverty brings you down, when you need something you cannot get – then do not be sad, for indeed, Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is sufficient for you.

When help is slow in coming, when victory is delayed, and when a calamity seems too much to bear – do not be sad, for indeed, Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is sufficient for you.

O Muhammad, you are protected because you are my Khaleel (a relationship that denotes the highest form of love). You are under My Care because you are My Messenger. And you will always remain under My Divine Protection because you are My chosen slave, My chosen Prophet.



لاَ تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَنَا
{…And be not sad [or afraid], surely Allaah is with us…} [At-Tawbah: 40]


These brave, dignified, and peaceful words were spoken by the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasalam) at a time when he was alone in a cave with his companion Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (radiAllaahu anhu), and when his enemies had him surrounded. He did not tremble when he said them, his lips did not falter, and he did not speak with a fearful stutter; instead, he uttered them with a firm resolve, with an unwavering belief that “Allaah is with us.”

In saying those words, it was as if the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wasalam) was saying the following to Abu Bakr (radiAllaahu anhu): “As long as Allaah is with us, then why the sadness? Why the fear? Why the anxiousness? Be at peace, be firm, and be calm, for Allaah is with us”

“Since Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is with us, we will not fail, we will not be defeated, we will not be forsaken, and we will not have cause to lose hope. Victory and ultimate success is ours because Allaah is with us.

Since Allaah is with us, who can be stronger than us? Who can be better guided than us? Who can be more hopeful of His Help?

Our enemies are weak; our opponents are cowards; our foes will falter – all of these things are true because Allaah is with us. we will seek help from no human being, we will pray to no man, we will fear no created being because, and only because, Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is with us.

We are braver, our weapons are more effective, and our way is more upright because Allaah is with us. We are the mightier, we are the stronger, we are the more honored, we are the ones who will be helped – there is no doubt about these realities since Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is with us.

O Abu Bakr, cast off your gloom, do not be sad, and forget your worries and troubles – for Allaah ta’ala is with us.

O Abu Bakr, raise your head, calm your nerves, be at peace in your heart – for Allaah ta’ala is with us.

O Abu Bakr, expect help, eagerly anticipate divine intervention, and receive glad tidings of imminent success – for indeed, Allaahu ta’ala is with us.

O Abu Bakr, tomorrow our message will spread far and wide, our Religion will be victorious, and our voices will be heard – for indeed, Allaahu ta’ala is with us.

O Abu Bakr, tomorrow the people of earth will hear the majestic sound of the Adhaan, the wonderful speech of the Most-Merciful, the beautiful rhythm of the Qur’an – all this will come to pass because Allaahu ta’ala is with us.

O Abu Bakr, tomorrow we will take mankind out of the darkness of disbelief, we will bring them into the light of Faith, we will save them from shackles of slavery to created beings, and allow them to enjoy the freedom of being slaves to none but Allaah – and again, this will indeed happen because Allaah (subhanahu wa ta’ala is with us!”