Does the verse: "And those who strive in Our (cause),- We will certainly guide them to our Paths" (Q 29:69) exclusively address the prophetic Companions or does it generally address all mankind?
Mawlānā Amīn Ahsan Islāḥī opines against this specification. In his opinion, the word 'jihād' stands for the difficulties and fatigues endured by the Muslims for the cause of religion. The word 'Subul' signifies opening of the doors of mortal and eternal success. There is no doubt that the matter under discussion is referred to the Companions but this verse addresses the human being in general. This is the glad tiding of divine capacity that every Muslim who struggles for the divine will deserves.
Translated by: Abid Mahmood Hashmi