Hence, it’s extremely important for a believer to stay under the guidance of pious people as that’s perhaps some way of getting more and more closer to Allah SWT and also for doing good deeds.
Allah Taala is our Creator and Sustainer and loves each one of us more than anybody we could think of. No matter how much or how frequently a person displeases Him in his life, His Arms are always extended to the one who wants to repent and get close to Him.
My mentor Hazrat Maulna Hakim Akhtar sb damatbarkatuham used to explain this with a delicate example. On the day of judgment defiant people will be punished and they will not be able to see the glimpse of their Lord. And the believers will be given the great opportunity to stare at their Love.
کلا انھم عن ربھم یو مئذ لمحجو بون
وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَن ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنكًا وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَى
You can only expect this kind of punishment from a person who loves you the most. Mother, for example, punishes her disobedient son and ask him not to see her face until he refuses to stop disobedience.
The point is that Allah taala has unimaginable love towards us and Allah Ta’ala wants everyone of us to return back where He is waiting for us with open Arms.
پردے اٹھے ہوے بھی ہیں، ان کی ادھر نظر بھی ہے
بڑھ کر مقدر آزما، سر بھی ہے سنگ در بھی ہے
Allah Taala, our Creator, is the reason of our existence and the only means of our subsistence. His Kindness, Love, and blessings towards us are endless. All His actions are full of wisdom and are in the best interest of the believers.
Our soul does not require any external things to keep ourselves warm and connected with Him. The enjoyment of the priceless connection with the Lord is simply overwhelming.
This is the reason why Bilal RA used to shout ‘Ahad, Ahad’ (God is the only One) when his master would force him to lay on bed of coke. Once Abu Bakr RA passed by and advised him to say ‘Ahad’ quietly so as to get rid off the inhumane treatment. Next morning he was again seen being tortured and he told Abu Bakr RA that he was unable to resist his love and shouted Ahad again.
Maulana Shah Abdul Ghani Phoolpuri Rehmatullah alaih used to wake up for Tahajjud and repeatedly chant
از لبِ نا دیدہ صد بوسہ رسید
من چہ گوئم روح چہ لذت چشید
“I cannot describe the enjoyment of hundreds of kisses that I receive from unseen Lips.”
This deep love of Allah Ta’ala can be attained in the company of pious people who already hold this love in their hearts.