A Baseline of No More Than One [Quote – 769]

Published Categorised as Quote-Unquote, Quote-Unquote – Book VIII (701-800)

When you are Working for Allah, it is always good to have people with you. But that is not always possible. It doesn’t happen that way.

Sometimes, the baseline is no more than one solitary Muslim household. That is all you get as part of your team.

When angels came to destroy the people of Lut, Alaihis Salam, Hazrat Ibrahim, Alahis Salam, was concerned what would happen to Lut, Alahis Salam.

He protested.

Inna Feehaa Lutaa, he said.

“But there is Lut there, in that place.”

But angels told him not to worry. They said they were fully aware of who was in there, in that place.

When the angels went looking to remove all the good guys from the land of Lut, Alaihis Salam, before destroying it, they could not find more than a single Muslim household.

The words of the Qur’an are devastating:

Wa Maa Wajadnaa Feehaa Ghayira Bayitin Minal Muslimeen!

“Not more than a single Muslim household could we find there!”

Elsewhere Hazrat Lut, Alaihis Salaam, pleads with his people, when they came rushing to molest and dishonor his visitors — who were actually angels in human shape:

A Layisa Minkum Rajulun Rasheed?

“Is there not a single decent human being among you?”

So, those of us Working for Allah, should not lose heart when we do not see a crowd gathering around us to help us with this work.

The work must go on.

And we must go on with our without help.

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