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Anxious wait


The Prophets have told us various golden principles to keep us on the right path during the “Dark Age”. The anxious wait and supplication to God have been over-stressed among all of these. All the Prophets kept waiting for themselves and turned themselves as looking for and asked their people to do so also. They also told them about the virtues and excellence of waiting. For example, look at the following quotations:

“Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation, my God will hear me.”

Micah Chapter-7 (7)


“My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.”

Isaiah Chapter-51 (5)


“Behold my servant, whom I uphold: mine elect, in which my soul delighteth: I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth Judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has set Judgment in the earth: and isles shall wait for his law.” Isaiah Chapter-42(1, 4)


“And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of Judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.”

Isaiah Chapter-30 (18)


“O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.”

Isaiah Chapter-33 (2)

Prophet Shu’eyb has said:

And watch Lo! I am a watcher with you.”

Holy Quran Al-Hud (93)

Expect then, I am with you among the expectant.”

Holy Quran Al-Yunus (Jonah – 103)

There are 24 verses in the Holy Quran which contain an order for waiting. This order for waiting is not restricted only to the believers but the cruel, non-believers and the wicked have also been directed to wait. As the intelligent and worthless students of the school are both directed to wait for the result, all the classes of human society have been asked to wait. The decision between the oppressor and the oppressed will be made on the day when the last Divine Representative has established his rule and administers justice. On that day all the nations will be assembled, the Prophets will also be present, the cruel will be punished and the revenge of all the victimized will be sought. That is the day when the result of all the deeds will be out. That is why everyone has been asked to wait for that day.


The difference between the waiting of believers and non-believers is that the believers take it for granted that the said day will definitely come and they love to see that day. The cruel make fun of it and lead their life in a style as if the said day will never come. The


believers pray for the arrival of that day and the non-believers (because they are not sure of it) tauntingly say: “Bring the said day as soon as you can, this day will never come.” For such persons, it has been said in Holy Quran:

The commandment of Allah will come to pass, so seek not ye to hasten it.”

Al-Nahal (The Bee – 1)


In these circumstances only that expectant is superior who believes in the arrival of the destined day from the core of his heart. He loves to see it and wishes that the administration of the world should be taken over by the Lord of Hosts and the Divine Government should be established, the cruel and oppressors should be rooted out and the earth and the sky with all they contain, should receive a gift of permanent pleasure.



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