Love of Allah and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)

Loving Allah is the Ultimate goal.

The most beautiful, the most sincere, the most exalted kind of love is most undoubtedly the love of the One Allah for Whom hearts were created to love, and for Whom creation was brought into life to adore.

Allah is the One to Whom hearts turn in love, exhalation and adoration, humbleness, submission and worship. Such kind of worship cannot be directed towards anyone or anything other than Him. It is the excellence of love goes along with the complete submission and modesty.

the revealed Books, and the message of all the Prophets, bear witness to the love that is owed to Him, as does the expected impulse He has created in all His followers, through the brainpower He has given them, and the blessings He has poured on them.

Hearts, as they mature, come to love whomever is compassionate and kind towards them. So how much greater is their love for Him should be, from Whom all kindness springs!

He is One with no associates and no partners:

“And whatever good you have – it is from Allah; and then, when misfortune comes to you, you cry to Him for help.”

(Qur’an, An-Nahl 16:53)

And also:

“And from among mankind there are some who take for themselves (objects of worship as) rivals to Allah, loving them as they should (only) love Allah. And those who believe are stronger in their love for Allah.”

(Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 2:165)

And also:

“O you who believe, whoever of you becomes a rebel against his deen (know that in his place) Allah will bring a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble towards the believers, harsh towards the disbelievers, fighting in the way of Allah, and not fearing the blame of anyone who blames.”

(Qur’an, Al-Maidah 5:54)

The Prophet has sworn that no follower truly believes until he, (the Prophet) is more dear to that follower than his own child, father and all of mankind. (Related Bukhari, kitab al-Iman: 1/58 Muslim, kitab al-Iman, 2/15)

The Prophet also said to Umar ibn al-Khattab, “even until I am dearer to you than your own self”. (Related Bukhari, kitab al-Iman wa’n-Nadhur, 11/523)

This means that you are not a real believer ’til your love for the Prophet Muhammad reaches this level.

The Prophet must take preference over our own selves; as Allah says:

“The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves.”

(Qur’an, Al-Ahzab 33:6)

If a Human being were to do the smallest amount of favor to another, that person would not be able to restrain his heart from loving him. How can a follower not love, with all his heart and soul, the One who is persistently Merciful and Generous towards him in spite of all his immoral actions?

Allah seeks His followers’ love by means of His kindness towards him, even though He is not in any need of him. The follower, on the other hand, invites Allah’s anger through his defiance and disobedience, even though he is in need of His help.

Neither Allah’s mercy nor His generosity towards the follower deter him from defying his Lord. In the same way, neither the follower’s disobedience nor his wrongful actions deter Allah from granting him His blessings.

Allah (Most Exalted is He), in His immeasurable mercy has created everything for us, both in this world and in the next. He is the Most Generous. He forgives inexpressible wrong actions and wipes them out. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth supplicates to Him. The array of things never confuse Him, nor is He weary by the adamant pleas of His followers. Indeed He is pleased with those who continue with their supplication.

“….Is there anyone who is calling on Me, so I may answer his prayer? Is there anyone who is asking of Me, so I may grant his request? Is there anyone who is seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?” (Related by Muslim, Kitab al-Musafirin wa Qasruhu, 6/36)

He is the nearest eyewitness, the most magnificent protector, the most true to His Word, and the most just of all Judges. He knows the secrets of the selves:

“There is not an animal of whose forelock He does not have a hold.”

(Qur’an, Hud 11:56)

 

Love of Allah the Almighty gives life to the Heart and enlighten the soul. The heart experiences no desire, nor feels any happiness, nor tastes any achievement – not even life – if it does not have this love. Even worse than this, the decay of the heart when it is barren of love for its Creator. This is far worse than that of the body, when it has no soul. This reality is only recognized by the people who are alive, for a wound does not sting the dead.

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