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Walking towards Allah

26th November 2013
"...If he draws nearer to me a hands span, I will draw nearer to him an arm's length, and If he draws nearer to Me an arm's length, I will draw nearer to him a fathom length, and if he comes to Me walking, I will rush to him at (great) speed."
(Bukhari and Muslim

Shaykh Hakeem ul Ummah r.a. explains this Hadith by the Example of a toddler who is still learning to walk. The little child musters up courage and begins taking a few shaky steps. When the child is about to fall, the father runs and picks him up. This is Exactly the case of that servant who is trying to please Alllah سبحانه وتعالى. When he manages a few broken efforts, Allah سبحانه وتعالى bestows upon him the wealth of guidance. Shaykh Hakeemul Ummah says the shame upon us is our lack of courage and determination to get up from our slumber and attempt to walk. Muster up some courage and try to do what Allah سبحانه وتعالى requires. Allah سبحانه وتعالى Himself will 'run' and pick up His servants by granting them His special assistance. Allah سبحانه وتعالى with every iota of the universe wants to make us his. Shaykh Asghar Gondwi says:

My life which was spent in negligent
Slumber awakens to the break of day
From every hair of mine I hear him calling me.
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