Islamic topics- Short Tpoics- Tawosiyah mosque lectures- Lesson (70): The Power of the Believer
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creations, and Peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, the faithful and the honest.
 Oh, Allah, we know nothing but what You teach us. You are the All- Knower, the Wise. Oh Allah, teach us what is good for us, and benefit us from what You taught us, and increase our knowledge. Show us the righteous things as righteous and help us to do them, and show us the bad things as bad and help us to keep away from them.
  O Allah our Lord, lead us out from the depths of darkness and illusion, unto the lights of erudition and knowledge, and from the muddy shallows of lusts unto the heavens of Your Vicinity.


 Dear brothers, Allah the Exalted is the Strong One Alone, and the power of everything on earth is derived from Allah's Power. Out of the profound Divine wisdom which some know and others are ignorant of this power is granted by Allah to His Creations for the purpose of supporting them, test them or subjecting things to them. Allah the Almighty says:

(And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is Severe in punishment.)

[Surat Al-Baqarah: 165]

The power of the believer:


((A strong believer is better and dearer to Allah than a weak one…))


 Be a member of a powerful group rather than the leader of the weak group. You may seem a weak person; just because you have accepted to be like that. You can live the way you like, but you must know, that you can be a strong man, and defeat the feeling of weakness

 Verily, those who are strong by the truth are the real happy ones, and those who are weak by the falsehood are the miserable ones.

 Know for sure that whatever you find impossible to reach is out of the reach of your hand just because you do not want to get. Power is a basic need, because life is worthless without it. Moreover, it is one of the sources of confidence, and confidence can only be found in brave hearts.

 If you want to find the true power, you should seek the only one which will suffice you; it is the Power of Allah the Exalted.

 Cowardice, surrender, defeatism, humiliation and all other synonyms of weakness have no place in the life of the powerful. As a creature, you were not created to lack the strong will and the aspiration. I would like you to contemplate the Du'a of Allah's Messenger, peace be upon him:

((O Allah! I seek refuge in You from helplessness (to do good), indolence, cowardice, senility, and miserliness. And from the burden of indebtedness and the tyranny of men.))


 You should not hesitate for a second to join "the powerful group". There is a giant hero lies in you, so all you have to do is looking for it. Otherwise, you will be a living dead among the others who are alive (this death is metaphorical, and it is the outcome of weakness and passivity)!

Whoever is relieved by death is not dead,
as the dead person is the one who is a living dead

 Reflect on the mosquito; you think it is just an insignificant insect, but actually this creature is stronger than you, because it persists tirelessly in inserting its tube into your skin.

 The main question in our subject matter is; how can we look for power when we are weak? Talking about the power which is derived from weakness should not be understood as a call to be satisfied with weakness or surrender to it. On the contrary, it is a call to search for the power that lies even in the status of weakness. Thus, we should look for the latent power that can be found in whatever seems to be a shortcoming. If Muslims devote themselves to look for the power which exists within their drawbacks, they will find it, and their weakness will turn into power as weakness covers a hidden power that Allah supports and protects. Consequently, this power which comes out from weakness will be able to defeat the powerful (who look like huge mountains) and destroy their forts. This is exactly what happened in many countries, as you can see and hear. When you think that you are strong enough, then herein lies your weakness, but when you seem weak, you hide your power inside you.
  We can defeat the atomic bomb by raising up a generation who are well educated and religiously committed, so that they can uplift their Ummah and return its leading role among other nations. In fact types of power are several, and it has different dimensions, so it is difficult to discuss them all, but we can tackle the most well known types of power from time to time in details and in general.

Translation  : Suzan Al- Khodair
Auditing       : Kawthar Hajj Saleh