No path towards happiness and steadfastness, except through Allaah’s Path!
اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
Guide us to the Straight Way
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:
This necessitates a clarification that there is no path for him (i.e. the slave) towards happiness except through steadfastness upon the straight path. There is no path for him towards steadfastness except through the guidance of his Lord, just as there is no path for him towards worshipping Him (alone) except through His Aid and assistance. Therefore, there is no path for him towards steadfastness upon the straight path except through His (Allaah’s) Guidance. (1)
Guidance is to possess knowledge of the truth and act upon it. The one whom Allaah has not (enabled) to know the truth and to act upon it, there can be no path towards guidance for him. (2)
Al-Fawaa-id: page: 41-42]
Badaa-I At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah: page: 32]