”And We made their hearts firm and strong…”
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah (The Most High) said about the people of the cave:
وَرَبَطۡنَا عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمۡ إِذۡ قَامُواْ فَقَالُواْ رَبُّنَا رَبُّ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ لَن نَّدۡعُوَاْ مِن دُونِهِۦۤ إِلَـٰهً۬اۖ لَّقَدۡ قُلۡنَآ إِذً۬ا شَطَطًا
‘’And We made their hearts firm and strong when they stood up and said: “Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, never shall we call upon any ilah (god) other than Him; if we did, we should indeed have uttered an enormity in disbelief.’’ [18:14]
Made their hearts firm and strong: It necessitates fortification of their hearts with patience and firmness; strengthening and supporting (their hearts) with the light of Imaan, so that they were able to leave the land of their people and separated themselves from the comfort they were in; and fled to the cave (for the safety) of their religion…. [Madaarij As-Saalikeen: 3/67-68]
We ask Allaah to include all of us amongst the steadfast ones–those exercise patience when put to trial. Aameen.
يا مقلب القلوب ثبت قلوبنا على دينك
O (Allaah) turner of the hearts! keep our hearts firm upon your religion.