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Does Allah Love Us?

Posted on: December 7, 2010


In The name of Allah,The Most Merciful,The Most gracious

 

Does Allah Love Us?



After the Prophet sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam passed away, Abu Idrees Al Khawlanee (d. 80 AH/699-700 CE) in Dimishq (Damascus), went to Masjid Al-Kabeer. In the masjid he saw a group of people sitting around one man. He described the man as smiling very much and people were sitting around him asking questions. So Abu Idrees Al-Khawlanee asked, “Who is this man?”

They answered, “That is Muadh Ibn Jabal radi Allahu anhu, the companion of the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam.”

The next day Abu Idrees Al-Khawlanee came to the masjid early in the morning, before Salaatul Fajr, thinking he was the first one to enter the masjid. But there he found Mu’adh Ibn Jabal radi Allahu anhu praying in the masjid before salah. So Abu Idrees came to Mu’adh and sat behind him and waited for him to complete his prayer. After Mu’adh completed his prayer, Abu Idrees went to him and said, “Oh Mu’adh! I love you for the sake of Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala!”

Mu’adh Ibn Jabal radi Allahu anhu pulled Abu Idrees closer and he asked him,“Aal la hu Lillah (By Allah do you love me only for the sake of Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala?)”

Abu Idrees replied, “Yes!”

At this Mu’adh Ibn Jabal radi Allahu anhu smiled and pulled him closer and said to him,

“Let me give you good news, for verily I heard the Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam say, ‘Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala said, “Wajabat Muhabbati Li Mutahaabina fiya (My love is wajib upon those who love for my sake.’”

Brothers and sisters, throughout history people have claimed that they love Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala and Allah loves them. The Christians claim that Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala loves them but Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala calls them:

The misguided (Al-Fatiha 1/7).

And the Jews claim that they love Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala but Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala says about them:

Those whom Allah is angry with (Al-Fatiha 1/7).

And so Muslims also claim that they love Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala. But whether Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala loves us, is the real question. Does Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala truly love us?

In Saheeh al-Bukhari, the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam says:

“When Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala loves someone, he calls Jibreel and Allah then says, ‘Ya Jibreel! Inni uhibbu fulan! (Oh Jibreel! Verily, I love such and such a person, so love him!)’”

And Allah names that person and then Jibreel loves that person. Then Jibreel calls out to all the angels of the heavens and he says, “Allah loves so and so, so love him!”and so all the angels love him. And then Allah places pleasure in the hearts of the people towards this person!”

The Prophet sal Allaau alayhi wa sallam said in another narration of this hadeeth:

“The slave will continue to try to win the pleasure of Allah; he will try to win the love of Allah until Allah calls Jibreel and says to him, ‘Oh Jibreel! My slave so and so is trying to please me, verily my love has overcome him!’”

Indeed the Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam told us in the Qur’an and the Sunnah about many people that Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala loved. And amongst the greatest people that Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala loved was Ibraheem alayhis Salaam. Allah Subhaanahu wa ta’aala said:

And Allah took Ibraheem as a Khalil (close and dear friend) (An-Nisaa’ 4/125)

When one of the companions heard the Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam recite this in salah, he said to the Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam, “May coolness of her eyes be the mother of Ibraheem. For who wouldn’t love for their son to be taken as the Khalil of Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala.”

And from the people that Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala loved was Ayyub alayhis salaam. Allah said:

We found him to be patient…What a beautiful(blessed) slave he is.

In Saheeh Muslim the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam told us that a man went out once to visit his brother for the sake of Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala. On his path Allah sent an angel and the angel asked him where he was going and he said,

“I am going to visit my brother for the sake of Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala.” The angel asked him,“Do you have any other reason to go to his house?” The man said, “I am going for no other reason than for the sake of Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala.” Then the angel said, “Verily I give you good news; I am an angel from Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala with a message from Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala that He loves you!”

And from the people that Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala loved was Khadija radi Allahu anha. In Saheeh Al-Bukhari the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam was sitting with Jibreel reciting the Quran and Khadija radi Allahu anha came. Jibreel turned to the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam and said, “This is Khadija bringing you some food. Give her my salaam!”

This is Jibreel alayhis salaam giving his salaam to Khadija radi Allahu anha and then he said, “Give her the glad tidings of a home in paradise!”

What happens when Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala loves us?

Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala first and foremost will mention the name of the person, fulan ibn fulan, and then Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala will call to Jibreel and tell him that he loves this person. Not only will Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala love this person but Jibreel will also love this person. Not only Jibreel, but also the angels of the heavens and the earth will love this person. And then Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala will put the pleasure in the hearts of the people towards this person.

And if that person was to ask anything, Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala would grant what he asks for. And if he seeks refuge in Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala from anything, Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala will protect him. And a person whose case is such, his end is surely Jannah.

Brothers and Sisters on the same side of this hadeeth we also have to be aware and fear gaining the wrath of Allah. We also have to beware of the people who gain the anger of Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala. The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said regarding a person who angers and disobeys Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala that Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala will hate that person. And Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala will call to Jibreel and tell him, “Oh Jibreel! My servant so and so is continuing to anger me and my anger has overcome him.”

Ibn Al-Qayyim rahimahullah actually wrote different ways we can gain Allah’s subhaanahu wa ta’aala love.

One: We need to take advantage of the third portion of the night. The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said:

“Every night Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala comes down to the samaa’ ad- dunya and he calls out to the people, ‘Is there anyone who will make du’a, so I may accept their du’a! Is there anyone who will ask for forgiveness, so I shall forgive them!’”

So we should take advantage of this by praying Qiyaam-ul-Layl (voluntary Night Prayer).

Two: We should also remember Allah often. Whenever we are commuting to work or standing in a line somewhere, its always our chance to remember Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala. Allah says:

Remember me and I shall remember you (Al-Baqarah 2/152)

And who does not want Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala to remember them?

Three: We should read the Qu’ran with understanding. Read what Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala revealed to us for our life and for our death. Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala says:

Will they not contemplate the Qu’ran (An-Nisaa’ 4/82)? And Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala says: A book we sent down…so that they may contemplate its verses (As-Saad 38/29).

Four: We should sit and be with those people who truly love Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala and spend our time with them. In Surah Al-Kahf, Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala says:

(Some) say they were three, the dog being the fourth among them; (others) say they were five, the dog being the sixth,- doubtfully guessing at the unknown; (yet others) say they were seven, the dog being the eighth (Al-Kahf 18/22).

In this verse, Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala mentions the dog of the Ahl Al-Kahf (people of the cave) over and over again. Why? It is because of the companions that the dog had, the companions that he was with that he is mentioned so many times. So if a dog is going to be mentioned in the Qur’an so many times because of his compantions, you can imagine how much Allah will love the person who chooses to spend his time with the people Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala loves. As the Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam taught us, good companionship is like a person who sells musk. Even if the companion doesn’t give you any musk, you are going to benefit form the smell and fragrance of the musk.

Five: We should love to meet Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala. The Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam said:

“Whoever loves to meet Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala, Allah loves to meet them!”

And no doubt if someone is going to love to meet Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala they will do good for that meeting; they will prepare for that meeting. And the one who does not want to meet Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala, is the one who has been spending his life in disobiedance. He will not love to meet Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala and Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala will not love to meet that person.

Six: We should push away everything that stands between us and Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala and Allah’s Messenger sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam. We have to critically look at the things that we are doing in disobediance to Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala and take them and extract them out of our lives.

Seven: We should always put RasulAllah sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam in front of us. We should always put the wishes of the Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam before our wishes. Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala revealed in the Quran:

Say if you love Allah, then follow me. Allah will love you and forgive your sins (A’le-Imraan 3/21)

Eight: We should make patience a part of our character. As they say, a person who continues to do something will be known for that which he does. When a person is patient in his dealings in his home and at his work, then he becomes as-saabir (the patient). And Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala tells us of those who are patient:

And Allah loves those who are patient (A’le-Imraan 3/146)

Nine: We should learn Allah’s subhaanahu wa ta’aala’s asma was-sifaat (names and attributes). So when we read in the Qu’ran Ar-Rahman we should understand it’s meaning and depth and hope Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala has mercy on us. And when we read that Allah is As-Sami’ and Al-Baseer, that He is All-Hearing and All-Seeing, we should understand that Allah can see us at all times. And when we read in the Qu’ran that Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala is Shadeedul-‘Iqaab, He is severe in punishment, we will think twice before we disobey Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala and we will abstain from that action.

Ten: We should continue in doing our nawaafil (voluntary acts). In Hqdeeth Qudsi, the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam says that Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala says:

The slave will continue to come close to me in voluntary deeds until I love him.

In the sharh (explanation) of this hadeeth, the scholars have said these are voluntary acts of all kinds. Voluntary acts of the tongue and the limbs.

A poet once said, “How can you disobey Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala and you claim that you love Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala.”

This is a very unique way of understanding. If your love of Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala is true, you will obey Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aala. Verily the person who loves someone, will follow that person.



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[…] Posted 2011/01/01 by inislamicworld in news, food. Leave a Comment   Does Allah Love Us? After the Prophet sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam passed away, Abu Idrees Al Khawlanee (d. 80 AH/699-700 CE) in Dimishq (Damascus), went to Masjid Al-Kabeer. In the masjid he saw a group of people sitting around one man. He described the man as smiling very much and people were sitting around him asking questions. So Abu Idrees Al-Khawlanee asked, “Who is this man?” They answered, “That is Muadh Ibn Jabal radi Allahu anhu, … Read More […]

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ofcourse Allah loves us. & we hav 2 do all our duties by allah so dat we can earn d best of His love. MashaAllah.

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In the remembrance of Allah (swt), do hearts find satisfaction – Holy Quran

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thank you very much ,of course allah loved his all human creaturs,and he forgives our sins…so he loves us…

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awesome…thanq.

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