The noble hearted one works
for people and does not allow them to serve him. Therefore he doesn't embark on
a project that will require him to rely upon others.
In helping others. people
have a limit or point, up to which they are willing to strive and sacrifice for
others. And this limit is seldom exceeded.
Consider Husain ibn 'Ali,
the grandson of the Prophet (bpuh).
He was murdered, and the
nation did not stir. Instead, his murderers danced in the streets, chanting
praises to Allah for their victory --- may Allah be pleased with Husain. An
Arab poet wrote:
"They came with your
head, O' grandson of Muhammad,
Rejoicing at its dripping
blood with joy and mirth,
Praising Allah for having
killed you, but
They only killed their
praises and their religion."
Imam Ahmad was tortured by
being severely beaten with a whip. He was on the verge of dying and nobody
moved a ringer to help him.
(So invoke not with Allah
another ilah [god]...) (Qur'an 26: 213)
Ibn Taymiyah was captured
and was made to mount a mule, to be paraded on it and humiliated. Throngs of
people who later attended his funeral did nothing while that happened, simply
because people, with the rare exception, have a certain limit they will not go beyond
in helping others.
(And they possess neither hurt nor benefit for
themselves, and possess no power [of causing] death, nor [of giving] lute, nor
of raising the dead.)
(Qur 'an 25: 3)
(O' Prophet [Muhammad]!
Allah is Sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you) (Qur'an 8:
(And put your trust [O'
Muhammad] in the Ever Living One Who dies not...) (Quran 25: 58)
(Verily they can avail you
nothing against Allah [if He wants to punish you].) (Quran 45: 19)