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|When Love Of Allah enters the hearts!(part 1)|
|12/27/01 at 01:31:58|
Assalaamuaalaikum Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Barakaathuhu!!
All Praises and Thanks Be To Allah the Rabb of the worlds.We Praise Him and seek His Help Alone in every affair of our life, rely on Him and He is All-Sufficient for us.I seek refuge in Allahu Ta'ala Rabb of Aalameen from the evil of my own self and the satan who was ungreatful to the favours of Allahu Ta'ala the Most High.May Peace and blessing of Allahu Ta'ala be upon our noble prophet(saws), his family and his Companions and all those who follow him till the Day of Judgement.I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allahu Ta'ala the Most High and that Muhammad(saws) is His slave and Messenger, an Ummi who conveyed the Message of Allah in the manner He(swt) wished.
I pray to Allah that this finds everyone of u in a state when you all
are seeking Help from Allah, making repentence to Him and Hoping for
His Mercy Alone and ur hearts filled with fear of Allah the Most High...
The Love of Allah! Candidly speaking, the heart that is deprived from
Allah's Love, His Rememberance is the heart that has been deprived of a great mercy and a great bounty.The punishment inflicted upon a servant which makes his heart void of His Rememberance is the worst type of punishment and if one finds himself in that state it is not impractical to state that one should be more worried and heedful than compared to the worry of a person whose breath has gone inside while he is waiting to see if it comes out or not......
The faith of a believer lies in between Allah's Love and Allah's Fear.
When Allah's Love enters the hearts then hardly there is any other love that survives and even if in that state a believer loves his parents or his young ones or his spouse then the driving force behind this love is the Love of Allah the Most High.We human beings and especially we believers are more indepted to the favours of Allah than anyone because it is He who has taught us His likes and dislikes educating and giving knowledge through His Messenger Muhammad(saws) which are of benefit to us both here and in the HereAfter.
"Indeed Allah conferred a great FAVOUR on the believers when He sent
among them a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) from among themselves, reciting
unto them His Verses (the Qur'an), and purifying them (from sins by
their following him), and instructing them (in) the Book (the Qur'an)
and AlHikmah [the wisdom and the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW (i.e. his
legal ways, statements, acts of worship, etc.)], while before that they had been in manifest error. "
Surah Al-Imran Chapter 3 Verse 164.
"And when you have divorced women and they have fulfilled the term of
their prescribed period, either take them back on reasonable basis or
set them free on reasonable basis. But do not take them back to hurt
them, and whoever does that, then he has wronged himself. And treat not the Verses (Laws) of Allah as a jest, but remember Allah's FAVOURs on you (i.e. Islam), and that which He has sent down to you of the Book (i.e. the Qur'an) and Al-Hikmah (the Prophet's Sunnah - legal ways - Islamic jurisprudence, etc.) whereby He instructs you. And fear Allah, and know that Allah is All-Aware of everything. "
Surah Al-Baqrah Chapter 2 Verse 231.
So a person who owes so much to Allah that he was given the hardware
(his physical body) and the software(islam) and the demo applications
(i.e. the example of the Prophet(Saws) and the Sahabah) by Allah and
still if his heart is void then it is nothing save UNGREATFULNESS and
may Allah protect each and everyone of us from this disease...
"Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless FAVOURs on you) and never be ungrateful to Me. "
Surath Al-Baqrah Chapter 2 Verse 152.
It is a human trait (not inborn) which comes through acquaintance and
the way he treats the whisperings of his soul at different stages of
his life that brings in undesirable and blameworthy love in his heart
towards Allah's creation.To achieve these objectives he may tend to
displease Allahu Ta'ala and thereby the Love for Allah decreases (if
not completely vanished) and he starts doing actions as he thinks
suitable to achieve his objectives for the sake of the object he loves.This can futher extend to the extent of doing righteous good deeds for someone other than Allah.
If his objectives are not fulfilled he may even try to harm the object he loves or satisfy himself through looking that object or hearing about that object and even thinking about that object.This also includes the trait of those who may love that object just because they are deprived of it.Like for example, the person may not love that object based on its physical attributes, based on its acquired attributes(like wealth,degree,position, etc.) or even due to the acquintance of that object directly or indirectly BUT simply because he is deprived of it....as a famous Arab psychologist writes..
'If a person is deprived of a thing then he is behind it to acquire it'.
Another more complex trait in a person is to love an object only to
maintain his honour and integrity.Even though the love for honour and
integrity has its lawful scope it also has an unlawful side of it whichmakes this person love that object just because he wishes to maintain his honour and integrity.Let me give an example if my school friends are listening to me (especially Yousuf who was my classmate in school).After my 10th std. everyone from my class started commenting that wsps will take Biology/Phy/Chem and notMaths/Phy/Chem because they knew I was poor at maths even though I was the topper of my school...I took it very seriously and even though I liked biology and had my plans to become a doctor I forced myself and chose Maths just because I wished to prove to them that I can do it and show them...Yes, Alhamdulillah I successfully got the highest percentage in every year after my 10th Std...Alhamdulillah than my classmates.
And here I am , a software engineer satisfied and contented with what
Allahu Ta'ala gave me.All what I wish to say is that the love for my
honour and integrity made me love Maths and I am much happier and
comfortable in comparisn to my cousins who are doctors and I have seen their hardwork and the great amount of efforts that they had put in persuing medicine.....which is a different issue.
Yet there are one set of people whose characterestic is worth
mentioning.Those who put their likes and dislikes in accordance with
what Allah likes and dislikes.That is to say that the one who likes
someone just for the sake of Allahu Ta'ala and not for that object's
physical attributes, neither based on the acquired attributes and nor
to maintain his honour/integrity and also not because he is deprived of it and when a person reaches this stage in his life where he loves an object solely for Allah's sake then he will not harm that object if he is deprived and even if he is hurt in not acquiring it he will be patient for he is sure to be returned back to Allahu Ta'ala who is His Real Creator and the bestower of such remarkable feelings....keeping all his trust in Allah Who can give him a much better thing in return if his real intention in loving that object was His pleasure...Of course, one reaches this state step by step moving closer and closer to Allah by repenting and increasing in obedience to Allah.....
"....Verily, he who fears Allah with obedience to Him (by abstaining
from sins and evil deeds, and by performing righteous good deeds), and is patient, then surely, Allah makes not the reward of the Muhsinun (good-doers - see V.2:112) to be lost."
Surah Yousuf Chapter 12 Verse 90.
Whether he is able to get that object or not he is satisfied with the
decree of Allah and he does not place any hurdles in the path of that
object he loves.He neither tries to look at that object, neither tries to hear about it and not even think about it ...all because the love for this object is driven solely for the sake of Allahu Ta'ala....It is possible that he may tend to fall into other categories once in a while due to whisperings of satan and his soul but his heart quickly recognizes that the drive is not solely for the sake of Allah but there are material objectives driven by satan attacking and trying to mislead him.....When he gets the full control over this but still likes the object subject to the Love of Allah then such a state of heart is superior to other states....
To be continued .....
|Re: When Love Of Allah enters the hearts!(part 1)|
|12/27/01 at 07:59:12|
Thanks for sharing...Its an inspirational piece, and is making me reflect on my actions and intentions. You are very articulate Mashaallah!!!! I can't wait to read the other parts :-)
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