Allah reminds us through this powerful ayah of Surah Luqman that there is only one handhold that never breaks. There is only one place where we can lay our dependencies. There is only one relationship that should define our self-worth and only one source from which to seek our ultimate happiness, fulfillment, and security. That is our BELIEF, our FAITH in ALLAH!
We cannot depend on anyone else but Allah and this is a reminder that Allah is giving us - He is the one that is that is in charge of all our affairs; He is the one that is the most trustworthy handhold; the one that will never let us down. Everyone but Allah will fade away, will maybe disappoint us, will maybe let us down. There are so many people that we could probably even on a personal level think of who have either placed all their hopes in money, in people, in their possessions, drugs, in their relationships e.t.c. but when something happens and those disappear…that person crumbles and sometimes to the point of no return. How many people when a relationship crumbles, completely just are irreparable and may attempt suicide, their seems to be no point in their lives anymore. But we as Muslims, we as people who should submit to no one but Allah are reminded to put our full trust, and faith, and hope only in Allah.
Who could help us besides Allah if we are in need? Who could we turn to that could change our situation besides Allah? Who is the one that answers the call of the one that desperately calls out to Him? Only ALLAH!
And realizing that we are in Allah’s hands is one of the best and most calming things in the world- no matter what, if we maintain our relationship with Allah, if we put our hopes and trust only in Allah…”then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that never breaks”.