He was right…
Who was right, you ask?
I’m not a big fan of quoting the kuffar (not when we have so many great Muslims to quote from) but what Winnie said struck me so I decided to share it.
He said (before some battle. Who cares anyway?):
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
[Note: Yes, this is what he said. It seems that there are lots of misquotes.]
[Another note: “He was right” as in he was right in what he said above. Otherwise, he was wrong because he lived upon disbelief.]
Of course, when he said “enemy”, he meant Nazi Germany. However, for us that enemy is Shaytan (the devil).
Also, in our context, “not giving up” means not giving up practicing this religion, no matter how much fitnah (trials and tribulations) we face. We need to keep trying to achieve the pleasure of Allah until we die, and we shouldn’t let anything get in the way of attaining His Pleasure.
Simply put: Try until you die.
So, to pictorially summarise Winnie’s words: