Explanation of the Hadith-e-Qudsi
“Who draws nearer to Me a hands span, I will draw nearer to him an arm’s length, and if he draws nearer to Me an arm’s length, I will draw nearer to him a fathom length, and if he comes to Me walking, I will rush to him at (great) speed.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Hazrat Hakeem ul Ummah (Rahmatullah Alaihi) explains this Hadith by the example of a toddler who is still learning to walk. His father tells him that he wants to see him walking. When the little child is about to fall, the father runs and picks him up. This is exactly the case of that servant who is trying to please Allah Ta’ala, when he manages a few broken efforts, Allah Ta’ala bestows him with the wealth of guidance.
Hazrat Hakeem ul Ummah (Rahmatullah Alaihi) says, “Shame upon us! We do not even move from our place…at least make some effort and use courage.
Allah Ta’ala Himself will ‘run’ and pick up His servants by granting them His special assistance.” Allah Ta’ala with every iota of the universe wants to make us His.
One who strives in search of Allah Ta’ala will definitely attain nearness to Him. Hakeem ul Ummah (Rahmatullah Alaihi) took an oath; “I swear by Allah Ta’ala that one who sincerely strives in search of Allah Ta’ala with all his heart will definitely find Him. Only that person will not find Allah Ta’ala who did not have a heartfelt longing and desire for Him.”
*Hadith Qudsi are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wa salam) as revealed to him by the Almighty Allah. Hadith Qudsi (or Sacred Hadith) are so named because, unlike the majority of Hadith which are Prophetic Hadith, their authority (Sanad) is traced back not to the Prophet but to the Almighty.
Source: Tajalliat-e-Jazb Manifestation Of Allahs Attraction