10 things that bring about the Love of Allah – Ibn alQayyim
1. Recitation of the Qur’an with reflection and understanding of its meaning.
2. Seeking closeness to Allah by performing voluntary deeds after obligatory ones, for that leads one to the highest levels of love.
3. Remembering Allah in every situation by one’s time, heart and deeds. One’s share of that love is to the degree of one’s share with that remembrance.
4. Preferring what He loves to what you love when your desires are strong.
5. Allowing your heart to reflect on His Names and Attributes.
6. Reflecting on His many favours and blessings both the apparent ones and hidden ones, for that leads to His love.
7. Having your heart soften as it is worshipping Allah.
8. Being alone with Him in worship when He descends during the last third of the night. To invoke Him, to recite His speech (Quran), to stand with all sincerity (in prayer) and with good manners and good submission (humility) and to end that with repentance and seeking His forgiveness.
9. Sitting with those who are truthful in their love of Allah.
10. Staying away from all that creates barriers between the heart and Allah.
Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Qur’an chapter 3 verse 31]
May Allah enable us to be of those whom He loves and is pleased with, and those who practise what we preach, ya Salam, ya Rabb al alameen! Allahumma salli wasallim alaa nabiyinaa Muhammad!
(Jazakallah khair, courtesy of Sheikh Musleh Khan)
Bismillah, walhamdulillah, wassaalatu wassalaam alaa Rasoolillah
Asalamu alaykum warahmatullah!
Dear beloved readers, thank you for joining us once again.
Todays Islamic creed (Aqidah) Lesson will expand on the previous one.
We will go into a bit more detail regarding the categories of analysis of Tawhid and Islamic Monotheism.
Categories of Analysis of Tawhid
1- Tawhid- ar-Rububiyyah- (Oneness of Allah in His Lordship).
¬ This means we affirm and understand that Allah is the Only Supreme Creator of all that exists.
¬ Allah is the uncreated, Ever-Living, Self-Existing, Self-Subsisting Creator, The Lord of the Worlds
¬ Allah is The Provider, The Sustainer, The Protector. There is no power nor strength except with Allah.
¬ Allah is the King of absolute sovereignty, He owns everything. He is The One, the dominion is His alone and He has no rival nor partner.
¬ He decrees with perfect wisdom. He is the Subduer, The Dominator, The All-powerful, and He has absolute control over the universe and its affairs. And His Justice and wisdom are perfect.
And Allah knows best!