Helpers of God

by Denis Sadykov ⌂ @, Russia, Ufa, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 09:01 (2425 days ago)


He needs them (61:14), or do not need (29:6)?

Thank you.:-)

Helpers of God

by jawaid ahmed,uk @, Monday, October 01, 2012, 13:26 (2423 days ago) @ Denis Sadykov

He needs them (61:14), or do not need (29:6)?

God is independent and relies on nothing/nobody for His ‘existence’:-

29:5 One who looks forward to meeting with God, should have
conviction that the end is bound to come – and He is the Hearer, the Knower.
29:6 So, whoever strives (with wealth and person), STRIVES FOR THE GOOD
OF HIS OWN "SELF‟. God is altogether Independent of His creation.
29:7 As for those who come to believe and help others, We shall blot out their previous misdeeds, and We shall certainly reward them generously for what they do.

Also confirmed by:-
112:1 Say, "He is God, the One! [He is Unique in His Essence and Attributes and He alone is the Sovereign Law-Giver in the Universe]
112:2 God is Absolutely Independent. [Samad = Absolute, Eternal, Unique, Absolutely Independent Sustainer, Absolutely Independent, Perfect, the Uncaused Cause of all that exists]
112:3 He begets not, nor is He begotten.
112:4 And there is absolutely none like Him."

With the following we have to read the context:-

61:10 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Shall I tell you of a trade that will save you from a painful doom (in both lives)?
61:11 That you put your faith in God and His Messenger and strive in the cause of God with your wealth and person. This is for your own good, if you but knew. [9:111]
61:12 He will guard you from trailing behind in humanity, and admit you into Gardens beneath which rivers flow, and into beautiful mansions in the Gardens of Eden, (Gardens of Eternal bliss). That is the Supreme Triumph.
61:13 And yet another thing that you so dearly love! Help from God and imminent victory (soon in this very life). So give good news to the believers (O Prophet).
61:14 O You who have chosen to be blessed with belief! Be God‟s helpers. As an example - Jesus son of Mary said to the disciples, “Who are my helpers for God?” They said, “We are God‟s helpers.” Thus a group from the Children of Israel accepted him, and another group rejected him. Then We strengthened those who believed, against their foe, and they became triumphant.

The “This is for your own good,” shows that it is us that will benefit by following the right path, not God. When God says be “His helpers”, He does not mean He needs help, as is evidenced by the next few sentences, but we should help each other to establish the right social system, which, previously also, wherever such systems were established, they all came into existence through human effort, not by God establishing them Himself.

Ansara from the root Nun-Saad-Ra = to assist/aid, succour, protect.

Helpers of God

by amirabbas, Iran, Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 16:02 (2422 days ago) @ Denis Sadykov


God with His infinite wisdom, already knows man's psychological needs, conflicts and struggles. He is absolutely independent and in no need for help. But as He knows about the human psyche, He is actually expressing His Will for the guidance and benefit of mankind. God knows that although the majority will lag behind, there are always some who will strive and benefit the humanity and try to set things right; and through His laws those few are enough. Those are helpers of God which means they are upholding the truth and justice revealed in the Qur'an.

8:65 O Prophet! Inspire the believers (to conquer all fear of death) in times of war. If there be twenty of you who are patient in adversity, they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be one hundred of you, they shall overcome one thousand of the opponents of the truth. This is because the rejecters of the truth are people who cannot understand (the Eternal rewards that motivate the believers).

8:66 For the time being, however, God has lightened your burden, for He knows that you are weak. And so, if there be one hundred of you who are steadfast in adversity, they should be able to overcome two hundred; and if there be one thousand of you, they should be able to overcome two thousand by God’s leave. God is with those who are
steadfast in adversity.

Those who live by submitting themselves to the Divine System of Life are helping themselves and God is pleased with them. On the contrary, those who reject the permanent values and forsake the domain of the truth and live in darkness are hurting themselves and consequently God is in no need of them; they are in need of light and guidance.

The best help for God is accepting His revelations and guidance and listening to His warnings. Yet, this doesn't mean God needs our help since if we don't do the right thing surely there is someone else who will.

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