Correspondence of Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (rahimahullah)
I am experiencing much confusion, I do not feel any bond with Allah Ta‘ala and my life is passing by meaninglessl
It is not necessary to feel a bond. Rather, it is necessary to have a bond. The sign of this bond will be that you remain far from sins. If you commit an error, you will seek pardon. Such a life is not meaningless but is most valuable.
Tell me how can I establish a bond with Allah Ta‘ala? Should I continue living my life like this? Kindly guide me.
A special bond with Allah Ta‘ala is established through taqwa, i.e. abstention from sins. If you are safeguarding yourself from sins, then this uneasiness is not a proof of any deficiency in your bond with Allah Ta‘ala. You should conclude that you are progressing. There is no failure in this path. Those who seek Allah Ta‘ala most certainly find Him. (Solutions to Spiritual Maladies for the Lovers of Allah Ta‘ala, pg. 350 & 351)