Guidance is of Utmost Importance.
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) writes in Kitâb al-Salâh
The servant is in constant need of guidance to deal with everything that comes his way:
- There are some matters that he has embarked upon without guidance, so he needs to repent from them.
- There are other matters where he possesses general guidance, but needs to be guided in the details.
- Then there are matters in which he has partial guidance wherein he needs to be guided completely.
- There are those matters that he had been guided about in the past, but will need similar guidance for them in the future.
- Still, there are those matters about which he possesses no belief whatsoever, so he needs to be guided about them from the start.
- There are deeds that he has not yet performed, so he needs to be guided to carry them out.
- There are those matters about which he already possesses proper beliefs and engages in correct actions, so he needs guidance so he may remain steadfast upon them.
Beyond all of this, there are many other forms of guidance.
Since the servant is in need of all of this, Allah has made it incumbent upon him to ask for guidance in his best circumstances, numerous times throughout morning and night.