An-Nasr (The Helper)

“Do you not know that Allah is He to whom the kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs and that, besides Allah, you have no protector and no Nasir?” (Surah al-Baqarah [2]:107)

All praises be to Allah Who is known by the Beautiful Name An-Nasir, the Helper. He is our sole Helper, Protector and Guardian. We see in the beautiful example of the Prophets, peace be upon them all, that when they faced difficulties, they turned to Allah alone. In return, Allah answered their sincere call and helped them and guided them. As Allah tells us in the Qur’an:

“And, verily, Our Word has gone forth of old for Our slaves, the Messengers, that they verily, would be made triumphant.” ( Surah as-Saffat [37]:171-72)

Whatever difficulties we face, whether we are ill, or have been wronged, or want to pass an exam, or get a job, or have a baby, or find a spouse, or be sure of our sustenance, we should call on Allah by His Beautiful Name An-Nasir, and ask Him to help us. For verily we are in need of Him for everything, even the air that we breathe. Among the most important prerequisites for earning Allah’s pleasure, and therefore His help, is to observe His limits meticulously, and strive for this cause. Help and victory belong only to those who believe in their Lord and struggle to attain His pleasure. Allah tells us:

“Allah has promised those among you who believe and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the land, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practice their religion which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely, give them, in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me.” ( Surah an-Nur [24]:55)

1 Response to An-Nasr (The Helper)

  1. Sully says:

    Who isn’t experiencing a difficulty of some nature, be it small or large? SubahanaAllah what a beautiful name to call on him to help us out of it. What a gift HE has given us! All that HE asks in return is that we worship HIM alone. SubahanaAllah!


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