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Some Secrets of the Qur'an

God Certainly Helps Those Who Help His Religion

God reveals a secret in the Qur'an as follows:

You who believe! If you help God, He will help you and make your feet firm. (Surah Muhammad: 7)

Throughout their lives, believers make a serious effort to spread the values of the Qur'an amongst people and spread the message of God. On the other hand, throughout history, there have always been groups of disbelievers who have been against believers and tried to hinder them through force and pressure. In the Qur'an, God states that He is always with believers against disbelievers, that He will make their affairs easy, and that He will help and support believers. Believers who put sincere effort in God's way experience this at every single instant of their lives. God brings all their affairs to a conclusion with ease, and gives them success and beauty. Even in very difficult situations, He provides ease for the believers. Even in cases when those with poor faith said "alas", give way to despair and see no way out, God has sent down His help to the believers and made them successful.

Believers who are certain that God helps and supports them, never give up hope and wait with excitement to see how God will conclude an event. The Prophet Moses and his people are an example of this. The Prophet Moses and the people of Israel left Egypt to be protected from the cruelty of Pharaoh. But Pharaoh and his army chased them. When the Prophet Moses and the people of Israel reached the sea, some of them who had poor faith panicked and lost hope, thinking that they would be overtaken by the Pharaoh. Yet, the Prophet Moses said: "... My Lord is with me and He will guide me." (Surat ash-Shu'ara': 62) And thus displayed his faith in God's support to believers. Indeed, God parted the waters of the sea and allowed the Prophet Moses and his companions to cross to the other shore safely. Meanwhile, He closed the sea over the Pharaoh and his soldiers and they drowned.

A believer, who is close to God, who takes God as his friend and knows He supports those who believe, will see the manifestation of this secret in every instance of his life. Surely, miracles like the parting of the sea are signs that God shows to some of His messengers. However, if believers ponder sincerely, reflect on God's creation and the verses of the Qur'an in every incident, they can see the miracle-like manifestations of God's support and help in every situation.


In many verses, God has informed believers about the support He bestows on them. For example, in a verse, God has stated that He will make their enemies see believers as twice their number:

There has already been for you a Sign in the two armies that met (in combat): One was fighting in the cause of God, the other resisting God; these saw with their own eyes twice their number. But God does support with His aid whom He pleases. In this is warnings for such as have eyes to see. (Surah Ali 'Imran: 13)


As previously mentioned, disbelievers cause various difficulties for believers and hatch plots against them in order to hinder them from the way of God. But God informs in the Qur'an that all plots against believers will be foiled, will be returned back against the plotters and will not harm believers in any way. Some of these verses are as follows:

... But then when a Warner did come to them, it only increased their aversion, shown by their arrogance in the land and evil plotting. But evil plotting envelops only those who do it. Do they expect anything but the pattern of previous peoples? You will not find any changing in the pattern of God. You will not find any alteration in the pattern of God. (Surah Fatir: 42-43)

If something good happens to you, it galls them. If something bad strikes you, they rejoice at it. But if you are steadfast and have fear of God, their scheming will not harm you in any way. God encompasses what they do. (Surah Ali 'Imran: 120)

Prophet Joseph's life is exemplary in the sense that the schemes hatched against believers will ultimately turn in their favour and against hatchers. As related in Surah Yusuf, the prophet Joseph's brothers, who were consumed with envy, devised a plan and threw him to a well. When Prophet Joseph, peace be upon him, was still young, another scheme was devised by the governor's wife, in whose house prophet Joseph resided. The promise of God entailed the failure of all these plots and protection from harm. Following the plans devised, God placed the prophet Joseph in authority over the treasures of the land. After all these, the prophet Joseph commented that the plots of the disbelievers are fated to failure:

(Then Joseph said: I asked for this) so that he (my former master) may know at last that I did not dishonour him behind his back and that God most surely does not guide the deviousness of the dishonourable. (Surah Yusuf: 52)