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LADDER OF SUCCESS – STRUGGLE

Source: jannahinstitute.com

وَٱلَّذِينَ جَاهَدُواْ فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمَعَ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ
And they who struggle for Us, We will surely guide them to Our paths
And, indeed, Allah is surely with those who live in Ihsaan.
Surah al Ankabut: Ayah 69

يقول الحق جل جلاله: { والذين جاهدوا فينا } ، أطلق المجاهدة، ولم يُقيدها بمفعول؛ ليتناول من تجب مجاهدته من النفس والشيطان وأعداء الدين، أي: جاهدوا نفوسَهم في طلبنا أو في حقنا، ومن أجلنا، ولوجهنا، خالصاً، { لنهدينهم سُبلنا } أي: طُرُق السير إلينا، والوصول إلى حضرتنا، أو لنسهلنهم فعل الخير حتى يصلوا إلى جنابنا.
The Ultimate Real and True – Allah, the majestic, says: “Those who struggle for Us…
He, the sublimely Exalted, does not elaborate on what they stuggle for – thus opening the vast scope of this verse to any struggle against one’s base self, against evil insinuations and against those who oppose goodness and morality – as long as the intent of the struggle is seeking Allah sincerely and with means that befit a struggle in Allah’s cause.
To such as these, Allah, the Exalted, promises emphatically, guidance and facilitation to His nearness.
Our great scholars and saints have explored the myriad meanings of these words. Some of these gems…
وعن الداراني: والذين جاهدوا بأن عملوا بما علموا، لنهدينهم إلى علم ما لم يعلموا.
They who struggle to act based on what they know, We will surely guide them to knowledge that they do not know. (Ad Daarani’, may Allah subhaanahu wa ta’ala shower His mercy on him)

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