Every man, whether he admits
it or not, is in need of a god, and it follows that that god must possess
certain qualities, such as omnipotence, power, richness, and everlastingness.
The One who has all of these --- and all other perfect qualities --- is Allah,
the Lord of all that exists.
Therefore the sincere seeker
is drawn to and then finds comfort in his belief in Allah. He is the sanctuary
of the weak and of the ones who seek refuge.
([Remember] when you sought
help of your Lord and He answered you.) (Qur’an 8: 9)
(And He protects [all],
while against whom there is no protector:
[i. e. if Allah saves anyone
none can punish or harm him, and if Allah punishes or harms anyone none can save
him) (Quran 23: 88)
(….when there will be
neither a protector nor an intercessor for them besides Him…) (Qur’an 6:51)
Whoever worships other than
Allah, even if he loves Him to a certain degree, is much worse off than the one
who enjoys eating food that has been poisoned.
(Had there been therein [in
the heavens and the earth] gods besides Allah, then verily both would have been
ruined. Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, [High is He] above what
they attribute to Him!)
(Qur’an 21: 22)
The need we have for Allah
is shown by the connection sought by us between the transient and the
Everlasting, the weak and the Almighty, the poor with the All-Rich. And whoever
does not take Allah to be his Lord and God will positively take other than Him
as a god. He will, for example, take pictures, objects of love, or his desires to
be his deity, and then he becomes the slave and servant of that false deity.
And of this there is no doubt.
(Have you seen him who has
taken as his god his own desire?)
(Qur’an 25: 43)
(Yet they have taken besides
Him other gods (Qur’an 25: 3)
In a hadith, the Prophet
(`bpuh) asked someone:
"How many do you
worship?" The man answered, "l worship seven: six on the earth and
one in the heavens.”
The Prophet asked, “Who from
them do you hope from and fear?" He replied, "The One in the
heavens." The Prophet said, “Then abandon the ones on the earth and worship
the One in the heavens”
Know that the need of the
slave to worship Allah alone, without associating partners with Him, is more
urgent than the need to breathe air.
A person’s reality resides
in his heart and soul. And neither one’s heart nor soul is healthy except by
“Whoever craves for a meeting
with Allah, loves Him, And Allah will be for him stronger in love, the opposite
holds true for the one who hates. So ask Allah for His Mercy and Favor, but don’t
depend (i.e.: on this alone, but perform good deeds also)."
Even if one finds pleasure
in other than Allah, it is a condition that will not last, for when one becomes
bored with one object or person, he immediately seeks another. He will find
blessings with this person at one time, and End annoyance and vexation with the
same person at another time. Indeed, he might even come to hate a person whose
company at one time had given him the utmost of pleasure.
As for Allah, one is in
constant need of Him, on all occasions and at all times.
"l wish that You were
pleased with me and every human was with me angry, lf You are pleased with me,
that is the pinnacle of my hopes. "
The Prophet (Blessings and
Peace be upon him) said:
“Whoever pleases Allah by
making people angry, Allah will be pleased with him and He will make them to be
pleased with him. And whoever angers Allah by pleasing the people, Allah will
be angry with him and He will make the people to be angry with him also.”
(And thus we do make the
wrong-doers supporters and helpers of one another [in committing crimes etc.],
because of that which they used to earn.)
(Quran 6: 129)