Fleeing from Allaah
On the other hand, fleeing from Allaah (unto Him) includes the Tawheed of Ruboobiyyah and affirmation of Qadar. It professes that whatever one hates orfears or evades in the creation only takes place by Allaah’s will.Indeed, whatever Allaah
Wills surely happens, and its existencebecomes mandatory by virtue of Allaah’s will. And whatever Allaah does notWill, never happens and is impossible to exist.Thus when one flees unto Allaah, one would actually be fleeing (unto Him)from a thing that occurred by His will and decree. In other words, one wouldbe fleeing from Allaah unto Him!One who properly understands this would then understand the meaning of theProphet’s
“I seek refuge from You in You”
1One would then also understand the Prophet’s
“…There is no shelter or escape from You except to You…”
2There is nothing in the creation from which one would flee or seek protectionbut is created and originated by Allaah
. Therefore, one would fleefrom what is mandated by Allaah’s decree, will, and creation; and one wouldflee to what is mandated by Allaah’s mercy, goodness, kindness, and bounty.Hence, one flees from Allaah unto Him, and seeks refuge in Him from Him!