Friday Focus | Law of Succession & Substitution

Allah’s law holds that everyone is assigned a position according to his deeds, of which Allah is not unaware. What holds good for individuals holds good on societal level, and applies to nations as well, where one group of people may be succeeded and substituted by another group of people, depending  on the performance as per the assigned deed (Amal).

‘’Your Lord is Rich Beyond Need, the Possessor of Mercy. If He Wills, He Can do away with you, and substitute whomever He Wills in your place, just as He produced you from the descendants of another people’’ (06:133)  

Allah’s Promise holds and comes at the appointed hour, it cannot be thwarted:

‘’What you are promised is coming, and you cannot thwart it’’ (06:134)

 The governance as per Divine Decrees is not beholden to any particular group of people in a societal binding, a grouping of Ummah or a national combine. Allah bestows his favours, as per how the people shape their responses to His Laws:

‘’Say O my people! Work according to your ability and so will I. You will come to know to whom will belong the sequel of the abode. The wrongdoers will not prevail’’ (06:135)  

Allah leaves enough space for people to fulfill physical landmarks of development, and of spiritual growth as well. His compassion is evenly distributed across societies, ummahs, and nations. However, it falls upon people bound in societal network, Ummah grouping or national combine to avail the opportunity provided. If the given opportunity is not availed, it falls within Divine Purview to set aside one group of people, and bestow His Favours on another group of people. No body, no group of people may thus claim an exclusive right to Allah’s Favours. Growth in physical terms and in spiritual realm is incumbent on performance, on deed (Amal) as per what are you doing to improve the human condition, that being the litmus test, exemplified as the essence in all the original sacred scriptures, and personified exponentially in Quran-e-Kareem.