“”What does it Mean””
Allah is Al-Musta’an.
This means that not only that Allah is the Helper (An-Naseer), but He is the only one whose help first and foremost should be sought. He is the One who knows, sees, hears and controls all affairs and therefore His help is PERFECT at ALL times.
“We should say Allahul Musta’an.”(His” help is to be sought)
Each prayer in Al Fatiha we say:
“You alone do we worship, and You alone do we turn for help::(1:5)
Do we really seek His help? Allahul musta’an is a beautiful statement we can find twice in the Qur’an.
These words said by the two Prophets. ..
In Surah “Yusuf”, when Yaqub as,’s sons clearly described something that had not taken place to Yaqub; no wolf ate Yusuf, but what could Yaqub do? All he could do was turn to Allah and he said:
“” Allahul musta’anu ‘alaa ma tasifoon “”,
And Allah is the one sought for help against that which you describe.( 12:18)
We can learn to use this dhikr when falsehood is presented as truth which causes you or others difficulty.
In Surah Al-‘Anbiyaa the Prophet ( ﷺ )used this statement himself when disbelievers were disrespecting Allah:
“Wa Rabbunar-Rahmaanul Musta’an’alaa maa tasifoon,
“And our Lord is the Most Beneficent, the One Whose help is sought against that which you describe ::(21:112)
No matter what your situation is, seek Al-Musta’an help FIRST and foremost.
Ibn Abbas ra,, said:
One day, I was riding behind the Prophet ( ﷺ )he said:
O boy! I will instruct you in some matters. Protect the commandments of Allah,
He will preserve you. Safeguard His Rights,
He will be ever with you.
If you seek help, seek help from Allah alone; and if you need assistance, supplicate to Allah Alone for help.
And remember that if all the people gather to benefit you, they will not be able to benefit you except that which Allah had foreordained (for you); and if all of them gather to do harm to you, they will not be able to afflict you with anything other than that which Allah had pre-destined against you. The pens had been lifted and the ink had dried up.
Footnote : ”
Focus less on people, don’t fear the effect of anyone’s decisions and know that even if people seem to benefit you, the true source is Al-Musta’an.
Even though you are permitted to seek help from others; it is crucial you FIRST call on Al-Musta’an to provide help and rely on “Him” alone and not on others.
So next time you borrow money of a friend, or even ask a teacher to help you understanding a lesson, or you have lost your keys, or ur car won’t start, first ask Allah to help and guide you. He WILL provide His help, in ways you cannot imagine sometimes by means of other people or even objects or animals ,,
(think of the birds who destroyed the army of Abraha described in Surah Al-Feel-(105)
“So turn to “Him” and seek His help first in every situation”.
” May Allah swt, grant Us all the ability to trust Him completely,,and ask help only from Him Alone…
“Hasbuna Allahu wa nai’am al wakeel. .(Allah is sufficient for Us,and how fine a trustee(“He is)
(Aameen ya Rabb ) 🌸