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« on: Jul 18, 2008 05:40 PM »


Love of Allah*
By Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah

Ibn al-Qaiyim mentioned ten causes that result in Allah's love for His slave and the slave's love for his Lord.

First, reciting the Qur'an while pondering over its meanings and what is meant by it.

Second, getting closer to Allah by performing voluntary deeds after completing obligatory deeds. This is as is stated in a Hadith Qudsi: "My slave continues getting closer to Me by performing voluntary deeds until I love him." [al-Bukhari]

Third, continual remembrance of Allah under all circumstances, with one's tongue, heart and actions. The extent of one's love of Allah is determined by this.

Fourth, giving precedence to what He loves over what you love when you are overtaken by your desires.

Fifth, the heart being avid of Allah's Names, and Attributes and the heart roaming in that garden of knowledge.

Sixth, observing Allah's kindness, goodness and bounties, both hidden and open.

Seventh, and this is the most wonderful, the heart being soft, subdued and meek before Allah.

Eighth, being alone with Allah during the time when the Lord descends during the last portion of the night while reading His Book and ending that by asking for forgiveness and repenting.

Ninth, sitting with the beloved and sincere, benefitting from the most fruitful of their speech. And not to speak unless speaking is more beneficial and you know that it will improve your state and be beneficial to others.

Tenth, remaining away from every cause that comes between the heart and Allah.

These ten causes take the lovers to the station of true love and bring them to their Beloved.

[Madarij as-Saalikeen, Vol. III, pg. 17-18]

"Do not treat people with contempt, nor walk insolently on the earth. Allah does not love the arrogant or the self-conceited boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice, for the most unpleasant of voices is the braying of the ass." [The Holy Qur'an, Surah Luqman - 31:18-19]
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 01, 2008 07:02 PM »

LOVE

Why, deep down, do we love? What is the source of love, its meaning, its object? Why do we experience the birth of love one day, and its death another? Why, deep inside us, does our love for our parents and our children endure? How do we love? Why, deep down, do we love?

Life teaches us to learn, to suffer injury, to get to our feet again, to mature. Life is revelation; and when our hearts and our intelligence turn toward His revelation, we can grasp something of the meaning, the mystery, and the meaning of this mystery. There are many ways to love: The Most Caring One offers us love through the very essence of our nature, and invites us to continue our search for the love of our fellow creatures, for Creation, for His love.

There are several ways to love: we can love ourselves out of egocentrism or egotism; out of self-obsession to the point of self-importance and arrogance. How natural a love...and how dangerous. To see the world through ourselves alone: to love ourselves as if we alone existed, and, at the core of this mysterious paradox, to love ourselves to the point of oblivion.

To love our mothers, our fathers, our husbands, our wives, our daughters, our sons and, our senses dulled by habit, learn nothing from our love for them except when accident or absence strike. To become indifferent in the face of familiar presences. Isn’t it a curious paradox? To be blinded by too much seeing. To lose meaning because we are overwhelmed, drowned, carried away by the endless repetition of daily life.

To observe our friends, our fellow human beings, our world, and to ask of our heart: why you? Why should you be loved? For your appearance? For your qualities? For your tastes? To love as we feel, because we so “genuinely” feel. The fire at first, the ashes when all is done... destroyed by betrayal, by flaws, by wounds inflicted. Love that blinds; separation in the glare of hindsight. Another paradox: the glowing coals that are the warmth of our loves, and the infinite burn of our suffering.

To learn to love. Such is the message of all spiritual disciplines. We may love to love ourselves, our neighbours, the universe; we may love to move beyond the self, our own and that of our neighbours; our own and that of the universe. In nearness to the Divine we learn that we must seek, initiate ourselves, tear asunder, give new form, break off and renew. To seek out the meaning of our loves; to initiate ourselves into the secrets of hope and not stop when proof of our qualities lies before us; to break down ego and appearance; to give form to the gazing eyes and all they ask for; to make new the light in the heart and in the eyes and, as when we fast, to learn to break the fast the better to begin again. To be two, with ourselves, with God, with you... a gift, a time of testing, a period of hardship, of hoping.

Near to you or without you. Why do we love? Why do we break apart? Why, indeed? On our journey, we must learn that His love like ours, that our encounters like our separations, are acts of initiation: we can love a parent, a being, his beauty, his qualities; we can love what is and, in the end, know only hurt and suffering. Over and above what exists, we can learn to love the horizon that unites us. To move beyond ourselves for His sake, to seek together the pathway that leads to His light... to love the meaning, the road travelled as much as we love the destination, and our fate. It is constant effort, this jihad of love. To lift up our eyes before us and learn to love, and with that love, find freedom. To move beyond ourselves, to free ourselves from the loves that bind and imprison us: those “ended” loves, sometimes idolatrous, sometimes misleading, and so near to our animal nature. An infinite task, one never to be completed; a task filled with sorrow, with hurt and tears. Here, on this earth, lies one truth: he who truly loves must learn to weep. Life. Love, and life.

Why, deep down, do we love? Some like to bind themselves in chains, others to set themselves free. A mystery. The Unique One calls out to us, summons us, tells us: “Go on! Love! Move forward, seek out, and pursue your quest. The love that will come to you is not at all what you are seeking. It is an illusion, a prison. The love you seek, the love that you must learn, opens wide to you the door of freedom: alone, by twos, by thousands, it teaches you to say: “It is Him I love” and, in the depths of your heart, feel yourself loved. And then, at that moment, we must lift up our eyes before us, nurture the freedom we have found, and bestow all the love we possess upon those close to us, to the universe, to humanity. As we move on beyond this life, or as we remain. Love and true Life.

To love, and learn to leave...

[Tariq Ramadan, Emel magazine]

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« Reply #2 on: Aug 05, 2008 04:25 PM »

Love Even Those Who Revile You
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Talked to Nazim Baksh About the Search for Virtue,
Beauty and Love in an Age of Hate, Animosity and Resentment
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 05, 2008 07:30 PM »

Du’aa of Hubb, Du’aa of Habibullaah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam

O Allah, I implore You for Your Love,

And the love of the one whose love benefits me with You,

O Allah, whatever You have bestowed upon me of what I love, let it be strength for me in what You Love,

O Allah, whatever You withhold from me of what I love, let it be free time/freedom for me in what You Love.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 07, 2008 08:04 PM »

Dhu’l Nun al-Masri was asked about love. He responded;
 
“It is to love that which Allah loves,

to hate that which Allah hates,
 
to perform all good,

to reject everything that busies you from Allah,

and not to fear any blame for the sake of Allah,

while being gentle with believers, stern with disbelievers,

and to follow the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) in matters of religion.”

[Abu Nu`aym, Hilyat al-Awliya’, 9.394]

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« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2008 08:06 PM »

The Test of True Love

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate
The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “None of you truly believes until I am more beloved by him than are his parents, his children, and all of mankind.” (Bukhari)

Imam Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani (Allah have mercy on him) explained that a test of this love is one’s readiness to give up everything that one desires for the opportunity to merely set one’s gaze on the blessed person of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).

[Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani, Fath al-Bari, Riyadh: Dar al-Salam, 1.83]

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 11, 2008 05:07 PM »

"Loving the Beloved of Allah"
Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Talking about love brings love to everybody. Love enlightens the spirit, lifts up the people; it has an effect on the intellect as well on the emotional level.  He explained the crowed that everybody experiences love, may it be to someone; or to something.

Wali Muhammad then described what kind of love people are experiencing at different stages of their lives:

1. Love for the parents: it is the first love one experiences. When our parents leave us, we miss them, thus demonstrating that we love them.

2. Love of friends, classmates: it is the second love; we love their company.

3. Love between spouses: the shaykh said that young people eventually need to get married. He made a dua for young people who are not married to marry as soon as possible.

The attachment of one’s spouse, emotional, is different from the love for parents, based on respect, when the love for friend is on a social level.

After mentioning the importance of love in one’s life, our beloved teacher remarked that God in the Qur'an did not used the word “love", (Hubb) when talking about the relationship between husband and wife: “And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that ye might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love (“mawadda”) and mercy. Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who reflect. (chapter of rum, verse 21)

The Shaykh said the word translated here as love is not Hubb (love), but mawadda. He himself translated it as friendship, or permanent love. He stated that in order to keep the family strong one needed something else than “Hubb” between mates. Indeed it is friendship and mercy that can make a marriage lasts.

He justly pointed out that many people married for love, but then work against each other after few years under the same roof.

The Sham scholar explained that a major reason for disputes is that either wife or husband is too busy with the children. Husband can end up being jealous. Similarly he said the wife needs a break from the husband, achieved for example when spending time with the children.

Shaykh Yaqubi subsequently had a word about one’s love for business: making money. He said it was not a problem in itself to love our business, saying it would actually cause it to prosper. He made a distinction between people who love their job because it is a mean, while others (alas!) see their trade as an end…

Our Imam finally mentioned the love one has for his home, for his homeland, affirming that this type of love is a rational ones, invoking souvenirs and memories to a person.

He further explained that these various levels of love were all mentioned and acknowledged in the Holy Qur'an: “Say: ’If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your clan, your possessions that you have gained, commerce you fear may slacken, dwellings you love -- if these are dearer to you than God and His Messenger, and to struggle in His way, then wait till God brings His command; God guides not the people of the ungodly.” (At-Tawbah: 24)

The Shaykh continued: if we love all the above-mentioned more than Allah and His Messenger, we need to beware of a coming punishment, i.e, His command in the verse.

He affirmed that love was a starting point: the people of Allah, the Sufis, find that the way to Allah is neither through extra prayers nor extra fasting, but through love, refering to the hadith when a Bedouin asked the Prophet about the Hour. He said, "It will surely come to pass. What have you prepared for it?" The man said, "O Messenger of Allah,(Peace Be Upon Him) I have not prepared much in the way of prayer and good works, but I love Allah and His Messenger." The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said, "You will be with those you love." The Muslims had never rejoiced as much they did when they heard this hadith. Our blessed Shaykh confirmed that love was the shortest way to Allah, allowing one to understand and see the blessings and the miracles of the Creator.

Although arguing that love is the most important issue, he warned us against being in an ivory tower, through “loving our enemies”… However, from an ethical and spiritual perspective, he said that love was the solution. He affirmed that the love mentioned by Allah in the Qur'an was of a spiritual dimension.

Our Wali remarkably insisted that the love for Allah and His messenger was in every human being… for the 1.5 million Muslims all have love for the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), but why would it be so for the whole of mankind?

The Shaykh amazingly said that it was simply so because everyone loves perfection!

He at once stated that the best approach to Da’wa in the West was [simply] to act like the Prophet. He criticised all the different approaches to Da’wa: when talking to Christians and Jews, they agreed –especially the Jews- to unity (= ineffective)… When calling people to ‘Ibada (acts of worship), it puts too much burden on the people…

He said we, as Muslims in the West, have to consider the approach of love. Wanting to prove his point, the Shami scholar reminded us that the best Muslim is someone people are safe from his tongue and hand, according to an authenticated hadith.

He deplorably avowed that the Muslims have lost energy in wrong Da’wa approach for the past 50 years, focusing on fighting polytheism (shirk).

He said: “All Muslims agree Muhammad is not God! He is human; and we do not downgrade him through saying that.”

He then related a hadith narrated by Anas Bin Malik, where the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said that we should love Allah for what he provides of bounties, love him because Allah loves him, and love his family because he(Peace Be Upon Him) loves them”: this is why we should love the Messenger of Allah.

Shaykh Muhammad Yaqubi continued by affirming that Allah does not deprive, but sometimes gives us although we simply cannot see it. Indeed, we love Him because He gives, because He is our Master, us His servants.

In fact, he continued, there is little reason why we should love the Messenger, as he said: “Love me for the love of Allah”.

Wali Yaqubi attested that most of the sins one commits is because of heedlessness, adding that we sometime have too much hope, taking us away from the straight path, or too much fear, giving us a sense of despair.

Going back to the love, he reiterated that Allah loves the messenger, so we love him.

He illustrated the love factor in the deen by the mention of few poetry lines written by Rabi`a Al-Adawiyyah:

“ I have loved Thee with two loves, a selfish love and a love that is worthy (of Thee). As for the love which is selfish, I occupy myself therein with remembrance of Thee to the exclusion of all others, As for that which is worthy of Thee, therein Thou raisest the veil that I may see Thee. Yet is there no praise to me in this or that, But the praise is to Thee, whether in that or this.”

The point he emphasised is that Rabi`a, a saint of Islam, was finding great pleasure in the remembrance of her Lord (‘dhikr’).

He then gave us something to reflect upon: “What is your position in the Universe??”, “When you fail, what do you think?” (i.e. whether we are angry, or satisfied by Allah’s decree)

Our blessed teachers raised his voice: “Look at how Allah makes thing!” What he tried to convey then was that everything is happening because of Allah: “Medicine does not cure by its nature!” How amusing yet true statement!

He described Rabi`a as being annihilated by Allah, seeing him everywhere.

According to a hadith narrated by Anas, said Sheikh Muhammad, we should love the Messenger of God more than our fathers and our children and the people altogether. He defied the people attending the talk to do a list of their most beloved people, and see where the Prophet fits: “Actions speak louder than words!” He indeed adjoined that one’s love should be reflected in his actions, jokingly asking what kind of love is that of the man who says: “I love you but I can’t help you.”

The Shaykh then commented the hadith where Umar bin Khattab said he loved the Messenger more than any body else, except his own self, upon which the Prophet responded: "None of you will believe until I am dearer to him than his own soul", upon which Umar replied: "By the One who sent down the Book on you, I love you more than my soul which is between my two sides."

The Syrian scholar asked the attendees: “Do you see that? Where he stands [in relation to the Prophet]?”, asserting that the Prophet is not a mere messenger… He did so much favours to us; he is central to our lives.

To demonstrate the love His companions had for the Messenger, he gave the example of a woman who lost her brother, her husband and her son at the battle of Uhud. When someone approached her to announce her that her close family had been martyred, her first question was: “Where is the Messenger of Allah?!” She indeed did not ask where her husband or son were. She was only thinking about seeing the Prophet, and would not be reassured until she sees him with her own eyes. On seeing him, she cried out: “Every calamity after you is nothing O' Messenger of Allah!”

This is how much love the Sahaba had for him.

Another of his companions said that he (Peace Be Upon Him) is more beloved to us (the Sahaba) than cold water when thirsty in the desert.

Imam Yaqubi subsequently quoted from the Hikam of Ibn Ata` Illah: “What has he lost who has found you (O' Allah), and what has he found who has lost you (O' Allah)?”

Indeed, the sheikh continued, if we do not find Allah, we have lost everything.

Another reason for loving thing, the Shaykh said, is because they are beautiful. The attachment to images is a very important aspect of one’s life. “Allah knows that, so He made Rasul Allah the most beautiful person!” Expressions of amazement and excitement resonnated in the hall.

He carried on saying that we have a detailed description of the entire body of the Prophet, except for his ‘awra’l. The Eastern spiritual master ornated his argument with a prophetic saying: “Prophet Yusuf was given half of beauty; I was given all of it!”

One of the sahaba said that Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) was more beautiful than the full moon!

The description of the appearance of the Nabi is complete: his hair, his beard, his eye brows, his lips, his mouth, teeth ect. No other human being in the history of man is described with as much details as he.

He then gave the example of how the shari’a meets every need, with for example the rules of etiquette in eating, such as how to spit out an olive seed, which he explained and demonstrated… Amazing!

Shaykh Muhammad asserted that the ‘sunna’ is for all times, in all places, and for all people.
One of the mercy that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) came with is that Allah will not punish mankind immediately, but it is rather delayed.

He said that the messenger is constantly making dua for us, emphasising his concern for his community, according to the hadith of Ibn mas’ud: ” My life is a great good for you, you will relate about me and it will be related to you, and my death is a great good for you, your actions will be presented to me, and if I see goodness I will praise Allah , and if I see evil I will ask forgiveness of Him for you.”

One way to get closer to Allah, told the Shaykh, is achieved through sending prayers and blessings on the Prophet. It is also an indirect way to achieving likeness to our Nabi.

When you make a prayer to the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) , they are presented to him on Friday; furthermore, he(Peace Be Upon Him) answers them with his own tongue! Upon hearing that, his companions were surprised: how can he hear? They knew all too well that a body do not last long buried under the earth… The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) explaine: “Allah has forbidden the Earth to eat the flesh of prophets." The prophet is alive in his grave, a thing upon which even controversial scholars like Ibn Taymiya or Ibn Qayyim agree!

Imam Muhammad asked us: “Do you feel the connection?” On the Day of Judgement the Prophet will say: “O Allah! My ummah! My ummah! (my community! My community!)” He will offer people water to drink from his pond…

We can love our husbands, or businesses etc, but as a mean, not an end!

One of the few questions one will be asked in his grave is ‘what did you do about this man (Muhammad) I sent you?”

Terrorism is a lack of love for the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). Sheikh Yaqubi mentioned the names of few works written about the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him): Dala’il Al-Khayrat (he said it is best seller number two after the Qur'an in Islamic writing!), Shama’il Tirmidi, Shifa Qadi Iyad… “Where are we now?!” We need to follow his way, peace and blessings be upon him, his family and companions.

“We do not negate Jihad, [but] when we need it”, there are rules: it is legitimate for people under attack, like in Palestine in Iraq, but not when one lives in peace with non-Muslims.

“We defend every bit of our deen, but we need to understand his way.” He asserted it is the only way to victory: to follow his way!

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi next wished for everyone to go home and see the Prophet in his dream. To dream of him is salvation, referring to a famous hadith... “Engage in loving him”. Shaytan do not take the appearance of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).

To conclude, he asked: “Do you miss him (Peace Be Upon Him)? Do you yearn to see him? Apply the Sunna, change your life!”

He finally guarantied us that if we see the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) in our dream and then look at ourselves in the mirror when waking up, “you will see it has changed!”

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« Reply #7 on: Aug 21, 2008 05:26 PM »

"Those who do not love the Beloved shall not be able to see Him, for one cannot know and see the sun with a lamp."

[Imam al-Ghazzali in "Masters of the Path"]

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« Reply #8 on: Nov 03, 2008 04:17 PM »

For The Love of God and His Messenger
Prof. Dr. M. Es'ad Cosan

As it has always been, the love for Rasulallah is accomplished by following his path, living his sunnah, serving his ummah , obeying him, and committing oneself to his real successors, authentic Islamic scholars and truly obedient leaders. One's main goal is then to love. Love is a gratifying feeling. Other actions and feelings --prayer and obedience, and piety and good deeds--follow it.

To have the love of God, the most high, is not a hard and unreachable task since one cannot avoid being surrounded by astonishment and adoration as he contemplates The One who has created and raised him, The One who has created heaven and earth, The One who has created all things. Allahu Taala (the most high) orders us in the Koran to be committed and obedient, and to comply with God's messenger, Muhammad Mustafa.

It is not possible for one to be a Muslim if he does not accept Muhammed as the messenger of God. If a person denies even one of the hadiths or one of the sunnahs just because his ideas contradicts their ideas, he should reject faith and departs from this world.

God does not bestow his grace to anyone who does not believe in and become a member of the ummah of Muhammad--His beloved messenger, the most honored of His creations, the best of human kind, the highest of all prophets, the master of humanity and djinns, and the owner of the highest rank in paradise. In one hadith, the prophet says, "None of you can be a true believer, unless you love me more than your father, sons, and all human beings." Consequently, when addressing to him, the prophet's companions started by saying: "My mother and father are sacrificial to you, o messenger of Allah." They have never hesitated to give their lives, properties to his cause. They had given an oath and were committed to die in his way.

As it has always been, one can love the prophet by following his path, living his sunnah, serving his ummah, obeying him, and committing himself to his real successors, authentic Islamic scholars and true obedient leaders. There are those who are unaware of these obvious facts. There are those who tie themselves to other people although they have no rights to do so. There are those who are tricked and deceived by other, yet they follow them.

God, do not stop loving us and do not allow the prophet to stop loving us either. Bring us close to those whom you love. Make us walk in your path, make us perform the deeds of which you approve. Give us the honor of returning to you as those with whom you are pleased and have considered true Muslims.

"Do not treat people with contempt, nor walk insolently on the earth. Allah does not love the arrogant or the self-conceited boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice, for the most unpleasant of voices is the braying of the ass." [The Holy Qur'an, Surah Luqman - 31:18-19]
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 04, 2008 04:43 AM »

" ... The noblest sort, of Love is that which exists between persons who love each other in God
either because of an identical zeal for the righteous work upon which they are engaged,
or as the result of a harmony in sectarian belief and principles,
or by virtue of a common possession of some noble knowledge... "


- Ibn Hazm, Tawq al-Hamamah (The Dove's Necklace or The Ring of the Dove)

http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/hazm/dove/pe.html
http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/hazm/dove/index.html
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 04, 2008 05:00 AM »

Imam Bayhaqi quotes in his Shu`ab al-Iman, with his chain of transmission, that Yahya ibn Mu`adh al-Razi said:

"What a difference between one who seeks a dinner for the dinner and one who seeks to attend the dinner in order to meet their beloved at the dinner!"

[Bayhaqi, Shu`ab al-Iman]

http://www.seekersdigest.org/levels-of-seeking-in-the-hereafter-yahya-ibn-muadh-al-razi.html


Yahya ibn Mu`adh teaches in one sentence:

- sidq min ikhlaas fil Hubb wa 'Iraadah (the Qalb being the seat of both)

- what Ra'abiyah meant with:
"O Allah! If I worship You for fear of Hell, burn me in Hell,
and if I worship You in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise.
But if I worship You for Your Own sake,
grudge me not Your everlasting Beauty.”
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 10, 2008 06:44 PM »

LOVE OF ALLAH


"Do not treat people with contempt, nor walk insolently on the earth. Allah does not love the arrogant or the self-conceited boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice, for the most unpleasant of voices is the braying of the ass." [The Holy Qur'an, Surah Luqman - 31:18-19]
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 14, 2008 08:33 PM »

"Allah loves those who sacrifice their repose and arise in the depths of the night to glorify the word of their Lord; those who give in charity without making their identity public; and those who uphold their ranks even when their companions have been overcome." (Prophet Muhammad as reported by Ahd’Allah bin Mas’ud)

"Do not treat people with contempt, nor walk insolently on the earth. Allah does not love the arrogant or the self-conceited boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice, for the most unpleasant of voices is the braying of the ass." [The Holy Qur'an, Surah Luqman - 31:18-19]
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 19, 2008 04:47 PM »

Differences Between the Muslim and the Christian Concept of Divine Love

"Do not treat people with contempt, nor walk insolently on the earth. Allah does not love the arrogant or the self-conceited boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice, for the most unpleasant of voices is the braying of the ass." [The Holy Qur'an, Surah Luqman - 31:18-19]
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 03, 2008 03:12 PM »

Love Others

"Do not treat people with contempt, nor walk insolently on the earth. Allah does not love the arrogant or the self-conceited boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice, for the most unpleasant of voices is the braying of the ass." [The Holy Qur'an, Surah Luqman - 31:18-19]
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 04, 2008 04:34 AM »

Love for Allah
Written by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (db)


Love for Allah  is the English edition of the Shaykh's famous book, "Ishq Ilahi." The book discusses basic principles of our love for Allah  based on the Quran, Sunnah, and the noble tradition of our great scholars. Of note are the dozens of poems translated from Arabic and Urdu, which highlight the concepts discussed.

Chapters:
http://www.tasawwuf.org/writings/love_allah/index.htm
Online book:
http://www.tasawwuf.org/writings/love_allah/love_full.pdf
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 04, 2008 04:46 AM »

On Infinite Love
- from Kashul Mahjub


"The love for God is the name of an urge in the heart of the true believer in the form of respect and esteem for God, and the desire to gain His nearness, vision and union, so much so that he gets..."


http://razarumi.wordpress.com/documents-archive/on-infinite-love-from-kashul-mahjub/

http://seeker94.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-for-allah-swt.html
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Love for Allah
Written by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (db)


Love for Allah  is the English edition of the Shaykh's famous book, "Ishq Ilahi." The book discusses basic principles of our love for Allah  based on the Quran, Sunnah, and the noble tradition of our great scholars. Of note are the dozens of poems translated from Arabic and Urdu, which highlight the concepts discussed.

Chapters:
http://www.tasawwuf.org/writings/love_allah/index.htm
Online book:
http://www.tasawwuf.org/writings/love_allah/love_full.pdf
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« Reply #18 on: Oct 05, 2011 06:56 PM »

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Love:

A question that many sincere hearted Muslims ask themselves is the following:

"How do I attain the love of Allah?"

This question is an important one indeed, as it is a door towards real happiness in this life as well as in the hereafter.

Our noble and beloved Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) has informed us in a Qudsi hadith,

    "When Allah loves a servant of His He calls Gabriel and says: I love so-and-so, therefore, love him. He said: So Gabriel loves him. Then he (i.e Gabriel) calls out in heaven, saying: Allah loves So-and-So, therefore love him. And the inhabitants of heaven love him. He said: Then acceptance is established for him on earth."

So what are the ways and means of attaining Allah's love? Below are a list of those ways and means as mentioned in the Qur'an and in the authentic narrations of the Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam).

#1 Purifying One's intentions for the Pleasure of Allah

#2 Loving Allah and His Messenger

#3 Obedience to Allah

#4 Obedience to the Messenger of Allah

#5 Forsaking Sins and Repentance

#6 Much Remembrance of Allah

#7 Seeking Knowledge of Allah's Religion
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« Reply #19 on: Dec 17, 2011 03:14 AM »

Ten Tips on How to Guarantee Love of Allah


1. Every night Allah, during the last part of the night, comes to the nearest heaven in a way that befits him and extends his hands and asks, is there anyone that asks me for anything and I can give them, anyone that asks for forgiveness and I can forgive him. Take advantage of this time! Allah, who is in no need of anything, and we all not need him, but depite that comes down and asks if we need anything, Allahu Akbar, take advantage of this time.

2. Allah will love you if you remember him. “I am with my servant as long as he or she remembers me” (Hadith Qudsi). Also in the Qur’an: “So remember me, and I will remember you…” [2:152]

3. Qur’an is the best way to connect with Allah and increase your love of Him so he will love you. Read the Qur’an, understand it, so you can apply it. The Qur’an was meant to humble us. Learn it, love it, live it.

4. Have good friends cause they will remind you of Allah and then Allah will love you. In Surah Kahf, there is a dog mentioned among the company of the youth that fled their town to the cave. Why is the dog mentioned? What’s a dog? But it was mentioned because of the good company. So, choose good friends so they remind you of Allah.

5. Love and be ready to meet Allah. In a Bukhari hadith, the Prophet, salla Allahu alayhi wasalam says “Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet them”. Are your ready to meet Allah? People who love Allah will prepare with good deeds, stay away form sinning.

6. Stay away from any barrier between us and Allah and main barrier is: sinning, it distances you from Allah. Stay away from sinning. If you do, repent repent repent. Seek Allah’s forgiveness, the door is open 24/7 regardless of how bad you are.

7. Put the Prophet, salla Allahu alayhi wasalam, in front of you-follow his Sunnah. Love him more that you love yourself and families, and everyone on Earth. “If you claim to love Allah, follow the Prophet, salla Allahu alayhi wasalam, and Allah will love you and forgive your sins”.

8. Study the names and attributes of Allah. When you know He is the All-Mericful, you will never lose hope. Know that Allah is also severe is punishment, so stay away from sinning. He is As-Sami and Al-Basir- he can hear you and see you, so stay away from sinning. Study Allah’s names and attributes.

9. Develop good character and one character that Allah loves: patience. Allah stated in the Qur’an: “…And Allah loves the steadfast.” [3:146] Whatever happens to us, it is the Qadr of Allah. Be patient.

10. Reflect on this Hadith Qudsi: Allah doesn’t expect anything except the Fard, the obligatory. “But my servant consistently continues to draw closer to me through extra acts of worship until I love him”. < like giving charity beyond zakah, fasting Mondays and Thursdays, praying the night prayers.

Let’s stop claiming to love Allah. Obey Him, submit to Him, so we can deserve His love. Its the best love you can ever attain. Allahu Akbar!”

***From Dr. Reda Bedair’s lecture, Does Allah Love Us?***
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« Reply #20 on: Dec 30, 2011 12:31 AM »

Love of Allah*
By Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah

Ibn al-Qaiyim mentioned ten causes that result in Allah's love for His slave and the slave's love for his Lord.

First, reciting the Qur'an while pondering over its meanings and what is meant by it.

Second, getting closer to Allah by performing voluntary deeds after completing obligatory deeds. This is as is stated in a Hadith Qudsi: "My slave continues getting closer to Me by performing voluntary deeds until I love him." [al-Bukhari]

Third, continual remembrance of Allah under all circumstances, with one's tongue, heart and actions. The extent of one's love of Allah is determined by this.

Fourth, giving precedence to what He loves over what you love when you are overtaken by your desires.

Fifth, the heart being avid of Allah's Names, and Attributes and the heart roaming in that garden of knowledge.

Sixth, observing Allah's kindness, goodness and bounties, both hidden and open.

Seventh, and this is the most wonderful, the heart being soft, subdued and meek before Allah.

Eighth, being alone with Allah during the time when the Lord descends during the last portion of the night while reading His Book and ending that by asking for forgiveness and repenting.

Ninth, sitting with the beloved and sincere, benefitting from the most fruitful of their speech. And not to speak unless speaking is more beneficial and you know that it will improve your state and be beneficial to others.

Tenth, remaining away from every cause that comes between the heart and Allah.

These ten causes take the lovers to the station of true love and bring them to their Beloved.

[Madarij as-Saalikeen, Vol. III, pg. 17-18]

^^Beautiful, jazaki Allahu khairan!

"And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided." (Surah Baqarah, Verse 186, The Glorious Qur'aan)
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« Reply #21 on: Apr 25, 2012 07:22 AM »

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ


#1 Purifying One's intentions for the Pleasure of Allah

#2 Loving Allah and His Messenger

#3 Obedience to Allah

#4 Obedience to the Messenger of Allah

#5 Forsaking Sins and Repentance

#6 Much Remembrance of Allah

#7 Seeking Knowledge of Allah's Religion

Nice and true.Thanks

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