“God says: ‘I am to my servant as he expects of Me.
I am with him when he remembers Me.
If he remembers Me in his heart, I remember him to Myself,
and if he remembers me in an assembly,
I mention him in an assembly better than his,
and if he draws nearer to Me a hand’s span,
I draw nearer to him an arm’s length,
and if he draws nearer to Me an arm’s length,
I draw nearer to him a fathom length,
and if he comes to me walking,
I rush to him at (great) speed.”
(Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, recorded in Bukhari and Muslim)
This hadith shows Allah’s grace, His desire to reward us much more than we deserve. All that He asks is that we take one step towards Him. If we do a small action for His sake, He will reward us beyond our expectations.
If you have time, could you please tell me an example of how in your life Allah (swt) has taken “10 steps” towards you when you took “one step” towards Him?
From my life, I have many examples, but one that stands out is how Allah (swt) has blessed me with blessed Shaykhs and Imams who I’ve had the honor to meet and learn from. When you meet and learn from learned people, your faith in Allah (swt) increases so much.