Originally Posted by CosmicPathos
brother, the Prophet pbuh told his companion, inna ma 'alaikal jahd, verily upon you is your effort,
your effort is seen by Allah and either accepted or rejected, victory is not measured in terms of outcome, the outcome is down to Allah, we are only rewarded for our part, we will not be asked about whether or not the Muslims gained victory 5 years after us, but about whether or not we did our bit.
Making dua is also part of our duty, and we shouldn't stop just because we don't see the immediate reply to it.
Dr. Mohsin : Say: "Do you wait for us (anything) except one of the two best things (martyrdom or victory); while we await for you either that Allâh will afflict you with a punishment from Himself or at our hands. So wait, we too are waiting with you."
Mufti Taqi Usmani : Say, “What you are expecting for us is nothing but one of the two good things (martyrdom or victory). And we are expecting for you that Allah sends to you a punishment from Himself or at our hands. So, wait. Of course, we are waiting with you.”
Pickthal : Say: Can ye await for us aught save one of two good things (death or victory in Allah's way)? while we await for you that Allah will afflict you with a doom from Him or at our hands. Await then! Lo! We are awaiting with you.
Yusuf Ali : Say: "Can you expect for us (any fate) other than one of two glorious things― (martyrdom or victory)? But we can expect for you either that Allah will send His punishment from Himself, or by our hands. So wait (expectant); we too will wait with you."