Force and fear are ineffective in silencing the voices of the Muslims because Islam establishes the conviction that life and sustenance and wealth are in the hands of Allah (swt) and that the loss of either is in the exclusive control of Allah (swt), Al-Hai, Ar-Razaaq.
RasulAllah ﷺ said, أَلَا لَا يَمْنَعَنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ رَهْبَةُ النَّاسِ أَنْ يَقُولَ بِحَقٍّ إِذَا رَآهُ أَوْ شَهِدَهُ فَإِنَّهُ لَا يُقَرِّبُ مِنْ أَجَلٍ وَلَا يُبَاعِدُ مِنْ رِزْقٍ “Do not fear the people from speaking the Truth, when it is witnessed or seen, for it will neither shorten the life span nor cause loss in Rizq.” [Ahmad].
Such a fearless disposition before force is clarified by Allah (swt) and RasulAllah ﷺ in the numerous accounts of the previous Prophets (as), facing the tyrants of their time. These examples are beacon of light for any sincere Muslim who is eager for a great reward in the Hereafter.
Tuesday, 16 Ramadan 1440 AH – 21 May 2019 CE