The Quran about faith 7
In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful
The attitude of a person to an idea, sense or some project is formed from his inner perception. He can understand the concepts proposed to him, he can agree with them, but if there is no inner conviction, confidence, trust then there cannot be any full return. If any worldview is not characterized by selfless service, then it will not be able to achieve its goals. Therefore, a simple statement of fact is not a sufficient measure for the implementation of the concept.
As already mentioned in the first part, the term “faith” reflects the following Arabic words: “amun, amina, amana” meaning “to be faithful, reliable, safe, prosperous, trust, believe.” When people not only state the fact, but trust and consider faith as a source of well-being, then they are in every situation faithful to the source of information, then they are without hesitation ready to sacrifice everything that is valuable to them. And sacrifices on the way of truth are a priori inevitable. After all, opposing ideologies do not tolerate competitions, they do not reconcile with the loss of their positions, which leads them to aggression.
In extreme conditions, the true essence of man is revealed. If he is in fact faithful to the information sent down, as declared, this is clearly expressed in his behaviour. In identifying the true spiritual state is the sense of the test, an important component of which is military clashes. However, people remain people, with their weaknesses. To stimulate patience the Creator in the Koran sent down some of the theses:
If a wound touched you – there has already touched the nation a wound similar to it. And these days We alternate among the people so that God may make evident those who believe. He took to Himself from among you witnesses – that God may purify the believers and destroy the closed people. (3:140-141)
Any person in difficulties can be attended by thoughts about the sense of enduring hardship and being at risk. To support the conviction of the right choice, the Creator testifies:
Those who believe fight in the way of God, and those who closed fight in the way of transgression. So fight against the patrons of disobedient. Indeed, the intrigue of disobedient has ever been weak. (4:76)
Moreover, those who believe in God are given direct support of the managers, which gives additional confidence and inner strength to resist the doubt:
Your Lord inspired to the maintainers, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed! I will cast terror into the hearts of those who closed themselves. So strike them upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.” (8:12)
In most cases, after the battle, and in general – the war, winners and losers are revealed. The winners enjoy the fruits of victory and receive compensation for their costs. This situation also applies to those who believe in the Lord:
And know that anything you obtain of war booty – then indeed, for God is one fifth of it and for the messenger and for near relatives and the orphans, the needy, and the traveller, if you have believed God and in that which We sent down to Our servant on the day of criterion – the day when the two armies met. And God, over all things, is competent. (8:41)
The test of deprivation, death, injury and disadvantage requires the consolidation of like-minded people. The lack of unity does not give the desired result and reveals the true inner state of the co-religionists. This is due to the severe, but fairly regulated by God relationship between those who believed:
Indeed, those who have believed and emigrated and striven with their wealth and lives in the way of God and those who gave shelter and aided – they are patrons of one another. But those who believed and did not emigrate – for you there is no patroonship over them until they emigrate. And if they seek help of you for the fulfilling of the duty, then you must help, except against a nation with whom you have a treaty. And God is Seeing of what you do. (8:72)
Naturally, they cannot all be in the ranks. The main thing is to take part in the defence of their positions as much as opportunity gives to. Therefore, feasible assistance is not diminished in any way by the Almighty:
But those who have believed and emigrated and striven in the way of God and those who gave shelter and aided – it is they who are the believers, truly. For them is forgiveness and noble provision.
And those who believed after and emigrated and striven with you – they are of you. But those of blood relationship are patrons of one another by the prescription of God . Indeed, God is Knowing of all things. (8:74-75)
Active position in different conditions gives an advantage to one who has believed over other ones:
The ones who have believed, emigrated and striven in the way of God with their wealth and their lives are greater in rank in the sight of God. And it is those who are successful. (9:20)
But the messenger and those who believed with him strived with their wealth and their lives. For them favours are! Those are happy! (9:88)
The final outcome of the activities of those who believe the Creator is His mercy and the possibility of realizing oneself in the next stage of the development of the personality – in Paradise.