An Enlightenment from the Sincerity of David

An Enlightenment from the Sincerity of David

{So they defeated them by permission of Allah , and David killed Goliath, and Allah gave him the kingship and wisdom and taught him from that which He willed. And if it were not for Allah checking [some] people by means of others, the earth would have been corrupted, but Allah is full of favor upon the worlds.} Surat al-Baqarah (The Cow) 2:251.

David, the youngest of his father’s sons — his father raised him to herd sheep and he was not even counted among the soldiers — and the slingshot used to throw the stones, none of the people thought that they would be the ones to end the battle.
The number that was not counted (David), and the equipage that was not considered by the people (the stones) were the entire number and equipage according to Allah. The stone that the builders rejected became the cornerstone. Those are the accounts of the people, and this is the account of Allah SWT. People see the material and the bodies, whereas Allah looks at the spirits and sincerity. He SWT looked at the sincerity of this favored boy, David PBUH, so He tied him to victory. And what a significant lesson it is for those who were with Saul PBUH, who were the ones to give a great weight to the materialistic reasoning, so when {Their prophet said to them, “Indeed, Allah has sent to you Saul as a king,” they said, “How can he have kingship over us while we are more worthy of kingship than him and he has not been given any measure of wealth?” He said, “Indeed, Allah has chosen him over you and has increased him abundantly in knowledge and stature. And Allah gives His sovereignty to whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.”} Surat al-Baqarah (The Cow) 2:247.
And when they saw the number and equipage of the army of Goliath, {they said, “There is no power for us today against Goliath and his soldiers.”} Surat al-Baqarah (The Cow) 2:249.

In this significant lesson, Allah SWT showed and with action and in the battlefield that the materialistic reasoning has no value before the sincerity to Him SWT. So He SWT faced the massive army of Goliath, that was equipped with the most modern and deadliest weapons at the time, with the sincerity of David PBUH.
And today, we are in such great need for this significant lesson in order to learn the meaning of sincerity and reliance upon Allah SWT, without having the [materialistic] calculations that stand [only] on the earth stop us from confronting Satan and his soldiers.
May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.

Facebook post of Imam Ahmed Alhasan (a.s)

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