Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) is the Refuge

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) also is the refuge and the haven against all harms and evils. A believer in him is worry free; he submits to his will and accepts every thing he destines for him:

If Allah touch you with harm, no one can relieve you from it except he; and if he touches you with good fortune (then know that) he is capable to do all things.( 6:17-18 )

To fortify believers against taking other gods the Qur'an very beautifully quotes Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) as follows:

Say: shall we cry, instead of Allah, unto that which neither profits us nor hurts us, and shall we turn back upon our heels after Allah has guided us, like one bewildered whom demons have infatuated in the earth; who has companions who invite him to guidance saying: come to us? Say: the guidance of Allah is the (real) guidance; and we are ordered to submit to the lord of the worlds. ( 6:71 )

One attribute of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) is that he is benign and gives respite even to disbelievers. This is clear in the following verse of the Qur'an:

Allah grasps the heaven and the earth and keeps them from disappearing; and should they vanish no one can grasp them after him. He is ever clement, all forgiving.( 35:41 )

If Allah takes humans to task due to that which they earn, he would not leave a living creature tread the surface of the earth; but he reprieves them until an appointed term. When their term approaches, then verily Allah is ever seer of his slaves.( 35:45 )

Out of his comprehensive mercy Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) gives hope even to the worst evil doers and criminals. In Islam the door is always wide open for forgiveness and mercy until the moment of death. Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) himself declares this chance as in the following fascinating verses:

Say: O my slaves who have been prodigal unto them-selves : despair not of the mercy of Aallah; for Allah forgives all sins. He is the oft-forgiving, most merciful. And turn unto him repentant, and surrender to him, before there comes to you the doom then you will not be helped. And follow the best of that which is revealed to you from your lord (the Qur'an), before the doom strikes you suddenly without your feeling.( 39:53-55 )

Source: Muslim World League - Canadian Office