How can you disbelieve while you have God's verses recited to you, and His Messenger is in your midst? Whoever holds fast to God, he is guided to a straight path.
It is not right that the shade of disbelief should pass over one whose heart [has seen] the rising suns of deeper knowledge (ʿirfān). For surely, when day comes, night slips away.
Whoever holds fast to God: The one who holds fast to God has [in truth] only found the holding fast from God. How could those who have not been guided by God hold fast to God? The guidance from Him in the beginning (bidāya) causes you [to] hold fast in the end (nihāya). Your holding fast does not cause the guidance (hidāya). The true state of affairs of holding fast is sincerity, taking oneself to Him, persevering in the flight to Him, and continuing to appeal for His help. Whoever has the covering of sepa- ration removed from his innermost self realizes that there is not an atom that belongs to, or comes from, anything other than God. The people who hold fast to Him are those who are held fast by Him. The leader of those who come first and those who come last ﷺ said, “I seek refuge in You from You.”
Whoever holds fast to Him through himself -without being effaced from his own strength and power in his holding-his homeland is idolatry (shirk), but he is unaware.