Day 9: Seek help with Allah and be Patient

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

7:128
Said Moses to his people, “Seek help through Allah and be patient. Indeed, the earth belongs to Allah . He causes to inherit it whom He wills of His servants. And the [best] outcome is for the righteous.” (Surat al-A’raf, 7:128)
The context of this verse is important; the Children of Israel were being oppressed. Moses (as) gave them the solution: Seeking help through Allah and patiently persevering.
Seeking help through Allah entails turning to Him, praying to Him, and supplicating to Him. It is to seek Allah in all the affairs, through the good and the bad.
‘Patience’ does not mean to do nothing. Patience means to patiently persevere. It means not to give in or give up. Patience is to act ethically, within the teachings of our religion; and to refrain from being rash. And you need to seek help through Allah in order to be patient; otherwise it becomes impossible.
Moses (as) then reminds them that the earth belongs to Allah; not to Pharaoh or whomever appears to be in control. It is Allah who causes to inherit the earth whom He wills. In essence, Moses (as) is reminding them and us to look beyond the material.
Finally, Moses (as) reminds us that the best outcome is for the righteous. Stay righteous, even when you are the oppressed. Do not take on the characteristics of your oppressor in order to win. The outcome is, after all, in the Hands of Allah.
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