“From” and “To”
The heart’s hijrah requires migrating “from” one state “to” another. A person migrates with his heart:
from loving other than Allāh to loving Him;
from offering servitude to other than Allāh to offering it to Him;
from fearing other than Allāh to fearing Him;
from having hope in other than Allāh to having hope in Him;
from relying on other than Allāh to relying on Him;
from asking and deploring other than Allāh to asking and deploring Him;
from surrendering and submitting to other than Allāh to surrendering and submitting to Him.
This is precisely the meaning of “fleeing unto Allāh”, as Allāh (subhanahu wa ta’ala) says:
فَفِرُّوا إِلَى اللَّهِ
…Flee then unto Allāh…
And indeed, the tawheed required from a person is to flee from Allāh unto Him!
Under this heading of “from” and “to” falls a great reality of tawheed.