The Shia Betrayed Imam Hussain – A Treacherous Murder Turned Into a Romanticized Sacrifice

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The Rafida usually blame Sunnis for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (radhiyallahu anhu), but their lies are exposed from testimonies of the Ahlul Bayt and Imam Hussain himself, that the Shia’s were the ones who betrayed them, following are just two testimonies from their own books which completely exposes the lie of the Rafida:

Undoubtedly, Yazid and his cursed army led by Ibn Ziyad are not innocent of the blood of al-Husayn (alayhisalam), however, what is interesting to note is that the Ahlul-Bayt  place the responsibility of the murder of al-Husayn (alayhisalam) and whoever was with him upon the Shia.

The Ahlul-Bayt (alayhisalam) invoked Allah against the Shia and described them as “Taghuts of this Ummah, the remnants of the factions and the throwers of the Book (behind their backs)” and they added to this with their saying, “May the curse of Allah be upon the wrongdoers.” For this reason…

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Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Fast on the Day of Aashura
(10th Muharram) and oppose the Jews in this (issue of the fasting).
Fast a day before it (i.e. on the 9th and 10th) OR a day after it (i.e. 10th
and 11th).” [Musnad Ahmed – Bayhaqi – Saheeh Ibn Khuzaimah]
(1) The 10th of Muharram is called the Day of Aashura – a Day of significance and auspiciousness. On this Day, Nabi Musa Alayhis Salaam was saved from Fir’oun.
(2) It is Sunnat to fast on either the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram. The sins committed the previous year are forgiven by virtue of the fasts of Aashura.
(3) Whilst spending a bit lavishly on the family on the Day of Aashurah is a valid Sunnah, exchanging gifts has no Sunnah significance. The gift-custom is Bid’ah.
(4) ‘Big-night’ functions are not permissible.
(5) Gatherings to celebrate or mourn Aashura are not permissible.
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Whoever clings to my Sunnah at the time of the corruption of my Ummah will obtain the reward of a hundred martyrs (shuhada).”



Shaitaan is an extremely cunning plotter. In his scheme to destroy the Deen, he surreptitiously introduces bid’ah which he paints with Deeni hues. It is with bid’ah that shaitaan had succeeded in mutilating beyond recognition the Shariats of Nabi Musaa (Alayhis salaam) and of Nabi Isaa (Alayhis salaam), and of all previous Ambiya (Alayhimus salaam). The ‘deeni’ veneer provides an excellent subterfuge for Iblees.

Short-sighted molvis are prone to fall into the bid’ah snare of Iblees. All acts of bid’ah we find today were introduced by sincere molvis and walis with good intentions and motives. But, diversion from the Sunnah is fraught with vile consequences. When even a permissible act is promoted to Deeni significance, it develops into an entrenched bid’ah practice. Then it no longer remains permissible.

(1) One such permissible act which have lately become associated with the 10th Muharram is the custom of making gifts to the wife specifically on 10th Muharram, the Day of Aashura. According to the Hadith, there is encouragement for providing lavish meals to the family on this Day. Besides food for the family, there is nothing else added by the Hadith. This new addition of making gifts has developed only recently, more than 1400 centuries after Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

This new accretion more than 14 centuries later should by itself be sufficient for intelligent people to understand the error of this new custom which has no origin in the Sunnah nor in the Ummah for more than 14 hundred years. Shaitaan effects changes in the Deen gradually by imperceptible degrees, hence most ulama who are deficient in Taqwa and lack in baseerat fail to detect the intricacies of the scheme of Iblees. The practice of making gifts to the wife specifically on the 10th Muharram has now been elevated to the status of ibaadat. Shaitaan has provided the Hadith pertaining to some extra food as justification for this new bid’ah.

The far-sighted, intelligent Mu’min will understand that all the Sahaabah were not paupers. All of them were not daily deprived of delicious and sumptuous meals. There were millionaires among the Sahaabah and the Salafus Saaliheen in general. Furthermore, numerous among the Sahaabah and the Salafus Saaliheen had embraced Poverty volitionally. Their poverty was self-imposed in view of their focus being on the futility of this earthly life and the reality of the Aakhirat. Despite an abundance of wealth and wealthy persons among the Sahaabah, and despite the merit and virtues of giving gifts, especially to the wife, and furthermore, despite the Qur’aan Majeed encouraging gifts, the minds of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and of the Sahaabah did not drift in the direction of specifying the 10th Muhaaram for making presents to the wife.

Thus, whilst the very same circumstances as we have today prevailed during the era of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), the practice on 10th Muharram remained attached to food, not gifts to the wife. There are hundreds of other days in the year to make gifts to the wife. But molvis with myopic intellectual vision are shaitaan’s prime agents for the introduction of bid’ah, hence Iblees has dangled the chimera of the thawaab of 10th Muharram in front of the molvis to entrench this new bid’ah.

The reason why many people are unable to practically implement the letter of the Hadith pertaining to some lavishness of food on 10th Muharram, is the evil addiction to gluttony and carrion consumption. Almost daily, people consume lavish and delicious meals. The degree of extravagance precludes them from even special meals on Eid Days. Every day they gobble and guzzle varieties of foods thereby destroying their health and bloating their nafs. This precludes scope for lavish meals for the family on 10th Muharram in terms of the Hadith. The large scale obesity – detestable fatness – and the epidemic proportion of a variety of diseases – are the evidence for the haraam gluttonous indulgence – an indulgence in which the consumption of haraam and doubtful food is predominant.

The Hadith in this regard largely applies to the poor and those not poor, but also not wealthy enough to destroy their health and souls with daily sumptuous meals. Such people should make an effort to procure some extra food for a delicious meal for their families. As for the wealthy ones who are sinking in a cesspool of iniquitous obesity and opulence, they should search for the poor, give them Sadqah or luxury foodstuff for their families to partake on 10th Muharram. They should not degenerate into stupid foolery with the bid’ah practice of stupid gifts deeming it propitious for the acquisition of thawaab.

The claim that the Hadith is general and applies to any kind of ‘spending’ is incorrect. The Hadith specifically refers to some delicious / lavish meal for the family, not for only the wife. Family refers to wife and children in this context. In its response to a question on this issue, the Jamiat KZN said:

“Therefore it would suffice for one to spend on his / her family on the day of Aashura by giving gifts, clothing or making a special meal for the family.”

While the Hadith mentions only ‘food’, the Jamiat KZN relegates it to number three after the accretion of two unrelated and unconfirmed acts, i.e. gifts and clothing. At least the Jamiat should have accorded the ‘special meal’ mentioned in the Hadith first status, not assign it to third grade.

In support of its bid’ah view the Jamiat KZN cites Shaami. Let it be understood that Allaamah Ibn Aabideen, the author of Shaami appeared on the scene more than 1200 years after Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Notwithstanding the lofty status of Shaami, his error may not be presented to abrogate or alter a teaching / practice of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah. The Jamiat KZN should furnish daleel from the Salafus Saaliheen. The word of an Aalim regardless of his status, 12 centuries after the era of Nubuwwat, must be set aside when it is in clear conflict with the statement and practice of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and of the Sahaabah.

The personal view of Shaami is not a valid proof for a practice which has not existed in the Ummah for more than fourteen centuries. All senior Ulama / Fuqaha have committed errors. Someone, to soothe his nafs, can cite a Faqeeh to bolster the satanic practice of masturbation or for the claim that it is not incumbent to remove the underarm and pubic hairs or for viewing a woman stark naked for the purpose of marriage. When such bizarre views come to the ears, then we have to incumbently resort to our hearts in obedience to the command of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam): “Seek a fatwa from your heart.”

And, it will come to light that the fatwa of the heart will conform to the Fatwa of the Jamhoor Salafus Saaliheen. When Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that the “Masturbator is Mal-oon (accursed).”, we stand in no need of a view which violently clashes with this Fatwa of our Nabi. This principle applies to all issues. Thus, Allaamah Abdul Wahhaab Sha’raani (Rahmatullah alayh) said: “He who seeks daleel from the rarities of the Ulama, verily he has made an exit from Islam.” Thus the clinching factor in these bizarre opinions is the Fatwa of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Hence, on the 10th Muharram the meritorious deed is some special food for the family, not gifts. The practice of gifts is Bid’ah.

(2) The second Bid’ah which has also been introduced by some stupid molvis / sheikhs who really do not know whether they are walking forwards or backwards, pertains to the two-day fasting. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) advised fasting on the 9th and 10th or on the 10th and 11th Muharraam in order to distinguish the Islamic practice from the custom of the Yahood who also used to fast on the 10th Muharram in commemoration of having crossed the sea in their flight from Fir’oun.

Regarding this fact, the wayward molvis say that since the Yahood no longer fast on 10th Muharram, there is therefore no need to fast two days. Fasting only on the 10th will no longer create a resemblance with the practice of the Yahood, they aver. Firstly, have they established what the practice of the orthodox Jews is in this regard. There are extremely orthodox Yahood in Israel and also elsewhere.

Secondly, an entrenched Masnoon custom which has existed in the Ummah since the era of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) cannot be discarded and abrogated merely on the basis of the Jews no longer adhering to one of their tenets. Who has invested the right of abrogation in these miscreant molvis of this age to tamper with the Deen. Assuming that the Yahood no longer fast on the 10th Muharram, it does not follow that the two day Fast ordered by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) can be tampered with and one day abrogated. This is a despicable new Bid’ah.

If this type of convoluted logic is to be accommodated as valid for adding and deleting to the Shariah, then someone may argue that there is no longer a need to perform Zuhr and Asr Salaat Sirran, i.e. reciting the Qiraa’t silently. The Sirr (Silent) method was ordered during the Makki period of Nubuwwat when performing Salaat was at the peril of torture and being killed by the mushrikeen. To avoid detection, the two Salaat were performed clandestinely and silently. In view of this no longer being the fear, a moron may argue that the Qiraa’t in Zuhr and Asr should be recited audibly. But, no one ever ventured such corruption even when Islam was ruling the world.

These interpolations and changes introduced by molvis and sheikhs are schemes of Iblees who harnesses into his plot the ‘scholars’ who in turn endeavour to convince the ignorant and unwary of the correctness of their Bid’ah introductions. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Every man of bid’ah is deprived of Taubah.”

Why would a bid’ati resort to Taubah when he believes that his act of bid’ah is ibaadat? Thus, the bid’ati is deprived. He is among the Kilaabun Naar (the Dogs of the Fire) who will be buffeted from Haudh-e-Kauthar on the Day of Qiyaamah.

4 Muharram 1442 – 24 August 2020

Fasting for Hazrat Husain (Radiyallahu Anhu)

Q: Can we fast for the Isaal-e-sawaab of Hazrat Husain (Radiyallahu Anhu)? Is there any benefit or special reward that Allah Ta’ala will grant us?

A: The gruesome martyrdom of Hazrat Husain (Radiyallahu Anhu) was undoubtedly among the most tragic and heart breaking events that occurred in the annals of history. However, despite that, it should be borne in mind that the occasion of Aashura and its virtues are not associated with the martyrdom of Hazrat Husain (Radiyallahu Anhu). Instead, Aashura had received its virtue and auspiciousness before the birth of Hazrat Husain (Radiyallahu Anhu).

There were many other personalities greater than Hazrat Husain (Radiyallahu Anhu) who were also martyred in the path of Allah Ta’ala, from the Ambiya (Alayhimus Salaam) and also from the Sahaabah (Radiyallahu Anhum), the likes of Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu), Hazrat Usmaan (Radiyallahu Anhu), Hazrat Ali (Radiyallahu Anhu), Hazrat Ja’far (Radiyallahu Anhu), Hazrat Hamzah (Radiyallahu Anhu) and many others. If one feels that he should be fasting for Hazrat Husain (Radiyallahu Anhu), then he should first commence fasting for all those personalities who were greater than Hazrat Husain (Radiyallahu Anhu) and had sacrificed their lives for Deen before he commences fasting for Hazrat Husain (Radiyallahu Anhu). However, there is no day that has been earmarked in the Islamic calendar for one to mourn their death or for one to fast for them, etc.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها ، قالت : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد (صحيح مسلم رقم 1718)

عن جابر بن عبد الله قال كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا خطب احمرت عيناه وعلا صوته واشتد غضبه حتى كأنه منذر جيش يقول صبحكم ومساكم ويقول بعثت أنا والساعة كهاتين ويقرن بين إصبعيه السبابة والوسطى ويقول أما بعد فإن خير الحديث كتاب الله وخير الهدى هدى محمد وشر الأمور محدثاتها وكل بدعة ضلالة ثم يقول أنا أولى بكل مؤمن من نفسه من ترك مالا فلأهله ومن ترك دينا أو ضياعا فإلي وعلي (صحيح مسلم رقم 867)

كل بدعة ضلالة و كل ضلالة في النار (الجامع الصغير1/100)

البدعة في المذهب ايراد قول لم يستن قائلها وفائلها فيه بصاحب الشريعة وأمثالها (المفردات ص36)

وفي شرعة الإسلام : المراد من السنة التي يجب التمسك بها ما كان عليه القرن المشهود لهم بالخير والصلاح والرشاد، وهم الخلفاء الراشدون ومن عاصر سيد الخلائق ، ثم الذين بعدهم من التابعين ، ثم من بعدهم. فما أحدث بعد ذلك من على خلاف مناهجهم فهو من البدعة، وكل بدعة ضلالة، وقد كانت الصحابة ينكرون أشد الإنكار على من أحدث أو ابتدع رسما لم يتعهدوه في عهد النبوة، قل ذلك أو كثر، صغر ذلك أو كبر. انتهى.(إقامة الحجة على أن الإكثار في التعبد ليس ببدعة صـ 20-21)

البدعة هي الأمر المحدث الذي لم يكن عليه الصحابة والتابعون ولم يكن مما اقتضاه الدليل الشرعي.(قواعد الفقه صـ 204)

(ومبتدع) أي صاحب بدعة وهي اعتقاد خلاف المعروف عن الرسول لا بمعاندة بل بنوع شبهة.(الدر المختار 1/561)

قال العلامة ابن عابدين – رحمه الله -: (قوله أي صاحب بدعة) أي محرمة، وإلا فقد تكون واجبة، كنصب الأدلة للرد على أهل الفرق الضالة، وتعلم النحو المفهم للكتاب والسنة ومندوبة كإحداث نحو رباط ومدرسة وكل إحسان لم يكن في الصدر الأول، ومكروهة كزخرفة المساجد. ومباحة كالتوسع بلذيذ المآكل والمشارب والثياب كما في شرح الجامع الصغير للمناوي عن تهذيب النووي، وبمثله في الطريقة المحمدية للبركلي (قوله وهي اعتقاد إلخ) عزاه هذا التعريف في هامش الخزائن إلى الحافظ ابن حجر في شرح النخبة، ولا يخفى أن الاعتقاد يشمل ما كان معه عمل أو لا، فإن من تدين بعمل لا بد أن يعتقده كمسح الشيعة على الرجلين وإنكارهم المسح على الخفين وذلك، وحينئذ فيساوي تعريف الشمني لها بأنها ما أحدث على خلاف الحق المتلقى عن رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – من علم أو عمل أو حال بنوع شبهة واستحسان، وجعل دينا قويما وصراطا مستقيما اهـ فافهم (قوله لا بمعاندة) أما لو كان معاندا للأدلة القطعية التي لا شبهة له فيها أصلا كإنكار الحشر أو حدوث العالم ونحو ذلك، فهو كافر قطعا (قوله بل بنوع شبهة) أي وإن كانت فاسدة كقول منكر الرؤية بأنه تعالى لا يرى لجلاله وعظمته.(رد المحتار 1/561)

منها: وضع الحدود; كالناذر للصيام قائما لا يقعد، ضاحيا لا يستظل، والاختصاص في الانقطاع للعبادة، والاقتصار من المأكل والملبس على صنف دون صنف من غير علة. ومنها: التزام الكيفيات والهيئات المعينة، كالذكر بهيئة الاجتماع على صوت واحد، واتخاذ يوم ولادة النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عيدا، وما أشبه ذلك. ومنها: التزام العبادات المعينة في أوقات معينة لم يوجد لها ذلك التعيين في الشريعة، كالتزام صيام يوم النصف من شعبان وقيام ليلته.(الاعتصام 1/53)

البدعة طريقة مخترعة في الدين تضاهي الطريقة الشرعية يقصد بالسلوك عليها ما يقصد بالطريقة الشرعية. (تكملة فتح الملهم 2/595)

قال السيوطي – رحمه الله – في كتابه “حقيقه السنة والبدعة”: فصل في تمييز البدعة من السنة – ما السنة؟ اعلم رحمك الله إن السنة في اللغة الطريق، ولا ريب في أن أهل النقل والأثر، المتبعين آثار رسول الله (وآثار الصحابة، هم أهل السنة؛ لأنهم على تلك الطريق التي لم يحدث فيها حادث، وإنما وقعت الحوادث والبدع بعد رسول الله وأصحابه). ما البدعة؟ والبدعة عبارة عن فعلة تصادم الشريعة بالمخالفة، أو توجب التعاطي عليها بزيادة أو نقصان. وقد كان جمهور السلف يكرهون ذلك، وينفرون من كل مبتدع. وإن كان جائزاً حفاظاً للأصل، وهو الاتباع، وقد قال زيد بن ثابت لأبي بكر وعمر رضي الله عنهما حين قالا له “اجمع القرآن “: كيف تفعلان شيئاً لم يفعله رسول الله؟ (وعن عبد الله بن أبي سلمة: أن سعد بن مالك رحمه الله تعالى سمع رجلاً يقول: ” لبيك ذا المعارج ” فقال: ما كنا نقول هذا على عهد رسول الله). (حقيقة السنة والبدعة 1/88)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Āshūra and Remembering the Real Legacy of Mūsā

The virtues of fasting the Day of `Āshūra. or the 10th day of Muḥarram are widely known to many, as millions of Muslims all over the world fast this day in the hope that it will atone for their sins for the previous year. As the Prophet (saw) said:

It will expiate the sins of the past year. [1]

In light of this, the story of the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam)’s interactions with the Jews in Madinah comes to mind, as it is similarly well known and quoted alongside other hādith that they would also fast on this day. Hence the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) commanded us to fast an additional day in order to distinguish the Muslims from other religions.

Ibn Abbas (raḍī Allāhu anhu) reported:

The Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings be upon him, came to Medina and he found the Jews fasting on the day of Ashura. The Prophet said, “What is this day you are fasting?” They said, “This is a great day in which Allāh saved Moses and his people, and he drowned Pharaoh and his people. Moses fasted on it due to gratitude, so we also fast on it.” The Prophet said, “We have more of a right to Moses and are closer to him than you.” The Prophet fasted the day of Āshūra and he commanded fasting on it.” [2]

The Jews of Madinah were following the tradition of Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) to fast the day on which Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) saved him and his people from Firaun. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) is telling us that we as Muslims have more of a right to Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) than them, and thus commanded us to fast on this day. He (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) is informing us that the legacy of Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) belongs to this ummah.

However, is this magnificent legacy that we have inherited limited to following a single tradition of his in fasting the day of `Āshūra? Or does our right to Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) extend beyond such a limited understanding?

If we truly wish to commemorate the vanquishing of Firaun and his army, and the salvation of Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) and his people, we must remember the background to this glorious day and the events that preceded it. Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā)’s miraculous intervention did not occur in a vacuum but was the pinnacle of a series of interactions between Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) and Firaun.

In doing so, we can take away at least three powerful characteristics of Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) that we should strive to implement in our daily lives.

1. Speaking Truth to Power
Firstly, we must recognize the courage of Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) in speaking truth to power. The only reason that Firaun and his army were chasing Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) and the Bani Israil on the day of `Āshūra was because Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) had challenged his claim to lordship, his tyranny, and his enslavement of the Bani Israil. Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) did all this despite the incredible natural fear that festered inside him from standing up to such a tyrant. That anxiety of confronting this powerful king who ruled with a god-complex could only have been immeasurably magnified by Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām)’s speech impediment, his status as a second class citizen, and his having an arrest warrant issued against him for murder. Yet, he was able to overcome all of this to boldly walk into the court of Firaun and warn him of his wrongdoing. Remarkably, this was not an isolated incident, and Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) persisted in speaking truth to power over a significant period of time regardless of the taunts and threats that Firaun threw his way.

The legacy we have inherited mandates that we make it part of our character to have this type of courage, to speak truth to power, and to not shy away from it out of fear for our personal safety or potential difficulties we may face as a result of doing so. As the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) advised us, “the best jihad is a word of truth before a tyrant ruler.” [3]

2. Exert your maximum effort
Secondly, we learn that Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā)’s miraculous intervention occurs after Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) has exhausted his absolute maximum efforts to fulfill Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā)’s commands. It comes after a period of time during which he has advised the Bani Israil, spoken out against Firaun’s tyranny on numerous occasions, competed with the magicians, and taken his people out from Egypt. It is at the point where they are between death by drowning and death by the sword that Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) fulfills His promise and causes the sea to part to enable their escape. Even at this point as if to emphasise the point, Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) commands Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) to strike the sea with his staff so there is literally nothing more he can do after this except wait for Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā)’s help.

When we witness injustice and oppression around us, whether from the state and its machinations or from elements within our societies, it is not from the legacy of Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) to silently condemn it and to simply pray for Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā)’s help.

3. Having trust and certainty in Allāh
Finally, and most importantly, the legacy of Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) requires us to have unwavering trust and certainty in the promise of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā). Even when Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) was trapped between the sea and Firaun and his army, with thousands of men, women, and children on the verge of being slaughtered, and with the naysayers amidst his people complaining that they were doomed, his faith in Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) remained as strong as ever. He vision was not limited to the tangible things his eyes could see but was guided by his heart which was attached to Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) and His promise.

No! Indeed, with me is my Lord; He will guide me. [4]

As believers and inheritors of the legacy of one of the greatest prophets to walk the face of this earth, we must continue this great tradition of speaking truth to power which entails devoting ourselves to the cause and maximizing our efforts and always having a firm, resolute faith that Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) will give us victory. This is the real legacy of Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām) that we should be striving to replicate in our lives.