Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:
And whoever rejects evil, and believe in Allah, has indeed held on to a firm handhold that will never separate. (2:25)
In order to be able to be blessed with the Hand of Allah, a believer needs to keep reminding himself of two things. These are:
- Allah moves in a human being. He says: Take note that Allah moves between a man and his heart.
- Satan enters into the chest and whispers evil in the heart with the purpose of impacting upon ones intention. Allah says: He who whispers in the chest of men.
The mission and purpose of life is to try and be God conscious as much as possible. This can be possible if:
(i) We make every effort to remove the black stains that stick to the membrane surrounding our hearts, so that the light of the soul will shine in our chest and throughout our body. Allah says: By no means; but on their hearts is the stain of the ill which they used to do. (83:14)
(ii) Keep remembering Allah (make Zikr) as much as possible. Allah says: Verily, through the remembrance of Allah will the heart find peace.
(iii) Try to engage oneself in humble submission to Him. He says: Whatever is in the skies and the earth prostrate before Him willingly.
If we can do all these we become a friend of Allah. He says about such people: Allah is the Protecting Friend of those who have faith. From the depth of darkness He will lead them forth into light.
If we can be blessed by our Lord to come out into His Light, it will be like holding on to His Hand, a Hand which He says: will never separate. May Allah help us along the path to be able to grasp His Hand.