In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful
By Maulana Dr. Waffie Mohammed
In addition to making available guidance in both written and practical ways, in the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pboh); Allah made it known to Believers that He continues to be connected with them; and continues to bless the righteous in special ways. He says in the Holy Qur’an the following:
O you who believe; be mindful of your duty to Allah, and put faith in His Messenger. He will give you two fold of His Mercy; and will appoint for you a light wherein you shall walk; and will forgive you. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (57:28)
If one is blessed to walk in a light given to him by his Lord, it will become easier and more pleasant for him to meet his Master on the Day of Judgment.
In contrast to the receipt of blessings from the Lord, there are those who neglect their duties towards Him. They are negligent, careless and arrogant. For such people Allah says that He appoints a Satan to be a companion for each one of them. This Satan will make the evil look beautiful and attractive to the person; he will be so deceived that he will believe that his actions are actions of piety. Allah says:
And he whose sight is dim to remembrance of the Beneficent; We assign unto him a devil, who becomes his friend. (43:36)
Such deceived persons believe that they are very pious and are better than others.
We all need the Mercy and Love from our Lord. This we can have if we show humility and sincere submission. Remember the Prophet (pboh), the beloved of Allah, never said or did anything of his own desire, but demonstrated the way of a true slave.
May Allah bless all of us with true guidance and a light with which we will walk through the earth for the rest of the journey.