In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate
A key to Divine Assistance is striving to help others, for the sake of Allah. Our Beloved Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Allah is in the aide of His servant as long as His aide is in the assistance of others.” [Muslim, on the authority of Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him)]
This is one of the tremendous Prophetic hadiths about the virtue of service others. The scholars have mentioned, however, that the degree of Divine assistance (`awn) for a person serving others is to the degree that this service is purely for the sake of Allah. The extent of Divine Assistance for us will be to the extent that one seeks Allah in one’s service of His creation.
Service: Often Thankless
Serving others is often a seemingly thankless matter, as people often don’t appreciate what is done for them or even respond to the good with the bad or unreasonable conduct. This often discourages people from continuing their service, or weakens their resolve.
However, this should not be the case. Why? Because one’s service of humanity and creation should be solely in pursuit of the pleasure of Allah. This is a key to consistent, fruitful, excellent, and transformative service.
May Allah bless us with the rank of being of those who serve His servants for His sake alone, in the spirit and light of the radiant example of His Beloved Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace).
And Allah alone gives success.