30. Help Of Allah, The Mighty And The High

This Dua earns the help and support of the Almighty Allah for one who is supplicating and it makes him eligible for success and victory over his enemies. That which proves this is the statement of Allah, the Mighty and the High:

وَلَيَنْصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَنْ يَنْصُرُهُ

“And surely Allah will help him who helps Him.” (Qur’an, Surah Hajj 22:40)

And He has also said:

إِنْ تَنْصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنْصُرْكُمْ

“If you help Allah, He will help you.” (Qur’an, Surah Muhammad 47:7)

The explanation of this is that: Without any doubt the Almighty Allah has no need of any of His creatures; thus the help and support that is commanded is to help the Awliya of Allah and since the supplication for early reappearance of the Master of the Time (aj) is a kind of help and support by tongue it is a consequence of this matter. And traditional reports abound that prove that helping by the tongue is a kind of help and support that is recommended. Such as:

1. In Fawaid al-Mashahid it is narrated from Imam Husain (as) that he said on the eve of Aashura:

“My grandfather informed me: My son, Husain (as) will be slain in Taff Kerbala as a homeless and lonely person. Thus whosoever helps him would have helped me and would have helped his son, Qaim (aj) also. And one who helps us verbally would be in our party on the Judgment Day.”

2. Imam Ali Reza (as) said to Dibil:

“Welcome! O our helper with words and actions.”1

3. In the will and testament of our master, His Eminence, Abu Abdillah Sadiq (as) to Abdullah bin Jundab, it is mentioned:

“O son of Jundab, the Almighty Allah has a castle of light covered with emeralds and brocade. It is raised with silk and brocade. He has kept this wall between His friends and His enemies. Thus when the brain boils in the head, hearts come to the throats and bodies cook due to the prolonged wait in Qiyamat, the Awliya of Allah would be admitted behind that wall and they would remain in the refuge and protection of the Almighty Allah. Inside that is something that pleases their heart and gladdens their eyes. While the enemies of Allah would be immersed till their necks in their sweat and they would be scattered all over. They would behold what the Almighty Allah has prepared for them (as punishment) and say:

مَا لَنَا لَا نَرَىٰ رِجَالًا كُنَّا نَعُدُّهُمْ مِنَ الْأَشْرَارِ

“What is the matter with us that we do not see men whom we used to count among the vicious?” (Qur’an, Surah Saad 38:62)

Thus the Awliya of Allah would see them and laugh at them, and that is the saying of Allah:

أَتَّخَذْنَاهُمْ سِخْرِيًّا أَمْ زَاغَتْ عَنْهُمُ الْأَبْصَارُ

“Was it that we (only) took them in scorn, or have our eyes (now) turned aside from them?” (Qur’an, Surah Saad 38:63)

He also said:

فَالْيَوْمَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنَ الْكُفَّارِ يَضْحَكُونَ

“So today those who believe shall laugh at the unbelievers; On thrones, they will look.” (Qur’an, Surah Mutaffifeen 83:34)

Thus there would not remain a believer who has helped our friends with a single word but that they shall be admitted to Paradise in large numbers.

The proof of the matter is in the last part of the tradition.

  • 1. Biharul Anwar; Vol. 45, Pg. 257