English Translation of Al-Quran
. Surah As-Sajdah [The Prostration]
Ayat 24. And Allah made from among them, leaders, giving guidance under Our Command, when they were patient and used to believe with certainty in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).
Tafseer of Surah Al Sajdah (The Prostration) Ayat 24. And Allah appointed, from among them, leaders, giving guidance under Allah’s command, so long as they persevered with patience and continued to have faith in Our Signs. The series of Judges, Prophets, and Kings in Israel continued to give good guidance, in accordance with Allah’s Law, as long as the people continued in Faith and Constancy (persevering patience). When that condition ceased, Allah’s grace was withdrawn and the people broke up into wrangling sects and practically suffered national annihilation.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Khabbab bin Al-Aratt (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: We complained to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ[SAWW](PBUH) regarding the persecution inflicted upon us by the disbelievers while he was lying in the shade of the Kabbah, having made a pillow of his cloak. We submitted: “Why do you not supplicate for our prevalence (over the opponents)?”. He ﷺ[SAWW](PBUH) replied, “Among those people before you, a man would be seized and held in a pit dug for him in the ground and he would be sawed into two halves from his head, and his flesh torn away from his bones with an iron comb; but, in spite of this, he would not wean away from his Faith. By Allah, Allah will bring this matter to its consummation until a rider will travel from Sana’ (Yemen) to Hadramout fearing none except Allah, and except the wolf for his sheep, but you are in too much of a hurry”.
[Al-Bukhari Book 04, Chapter 56, Hadith # 809]
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah As-Sajda Ayat 24 “when they were patient and used to believe with certainty in Our Ayat”
1. Difficulties in the path of Faith do not come in any particular period. People devoted to their Deen have passed through trials and tribulations everywhere and in every age and have emerged purified as does the gold after passing through the furnace. So, it is unbecoming for a Muslim to be disturbed by hardships.
2. The glad tidings about domination of religion and peace and security were given in the early period of Islam which were subsequently witnessed by the people. Even now wherever Islam is practiced in true sense, peace and security are distinctive features of the system of that country.