Surah al-Jumu`ah (Friday) 62 : 11
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and left you
(is the) Best
(of) the Providers
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
Jabir ibn `Abdullah reports: "We were attending the prayer with the Prophet when a caravan carrying food arrived. People flocked to it, and only 12 men remained with the Prophet, including Abu Bakr and Umar. God then revealed the verse that says: 'Yet when people see some trade or entertainment, they head off towards it, leaving you standing there:" The verse makes clear that what is with God is better than trade and entertainment. It reminds them that all that they have is provided by God who is the best of providers.
This event shows the great effort that was needed in order to mould the community that rose to the highest level achieved by any community of believers in human history. It also encourages those who advocate God's message in all generations to remain patient. They are bound to encounter weaknesses, for human beings often yield and fall prey to temptation. Yet they must remember that man is also able to rise to sublime standards of purity and dedication. What is needed to help such a rise is patience, proper understanding, perseverance and entertaining no thoughts of quitting midway.