Loving Allah the Almighty #02 – 10 ways to increase your love for Allah
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while LED or sahih Germaine, All Praise and thanks belongs to Allah subhanahu wa taala. And may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon His servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as follows My dear respected Brothers and Sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh and today we continue our discussion
with the topic loving Allah subhanahu wa taala and today we're going to discuss the 2010 ways, the 10 ways to increase your love for Allah azza wa jal and at the same time, these 10 ways are also matters that earn the believer, the love of Allah subhanahu Medina, and these 10 ways were mentioned by YBNL pm Rahim Allah so we'll be sharing his work with Mila Hidayatullah and explaining each one of them in sha Allah Who Diala whilst Allah azza wa jal to accept our gathering, we ask Allah azza wa jal to forgive our sins, our shortcomings. And we asked him Subhanahu wa diallel to give us the ability and the strength, that we continue to
make mention of him, the vicar of him Subhanahu wa Taala and continue to worship Him. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us His pleasure in the holy veliko Juan Pablo Ali, my brothers and sisters in Islam, the first way that no pm Rahim Allah mentioned
that increases your love for Allah azza wa jal is reading the Quran and pondering and reflecting over its meanings Laquan
and so, you know, there was a man in the lifetime of rasool Allah salAllahu alayhi wa sallam that earned the love of Allah by reading only one soul of the Quran by loving only one surah and this is the hadith of Aisha, many of you honorably Allahu Ahad. She said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had sent a group, a group of people, they went out. And among this group of people, there was a companion who would lead the prayers. And every time he led the solid, he would say, Allahu Akbar, he would read Solothurn Fatiha, he would read a surah after that, and then he would read kung fu Allahu Ahad. And then he would go into the core, and he do the exact same thing for the second
raka he will read surah Al Fatiha and then surah and then he would read Paul, who Allah who had after that the entire soul of that loss, and then he'll go into court. And he did this for every solid he would pray Imam with his companions.
So then the companions were worried. What is this person doing? He is doing something they have never heard of before, they have never learned before. So when they went back to the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they said the rasool Allah, a person among us, when he led the Salat, he would read surah Al Fatiha and a Surah At every raka just before he makes Luca, he would recite Surah los Grupo Allahu Ahad. So nobody sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to these companions Go and ask him so know who they are, you shoot in your snail their lick? Go and ask him why does he do that? So they went and asked him and this man responded and he said Leanna hair sufa to ramen will
occur everywhere. Because it describes a man it describes Allah. This is a sort of speaking about Allah, Allah Who Had Allah Samad merely dwelling unit dwelling Nicola who had and I love to read the surah because of the love I have for Allah, you see this man? How did he, how did he love Allah? How was his love for Allah increased from Sawtell AirFloss is an Quran Al Quran, it increases your love for Allah. So he only began to love Allah an increase in his love for Allah after this surah for total applause because it speaks about the greatest man on earth and in the heavens, and that is about Allah subhanahu wata and then in the sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the Companions below,
and Allah Hey boo, go and inform him and tell him that Allah azza wa jal loves him. Allahu Akbar, he increased in his love for Allah, and he earned Allah's love through one surah one Surah Surah F laws, don't you and I read the surah everyday
We read the surah every single day.
By your focus next time when you read it, know why you are reading it. Because it explains in discusses the matter of Allah subhanho wa Taala
it describes Allah subhanho wa Taala it speaks about Allah has names and attributes. And so your love for solar laws should be because of your love for Allah subhanho wa Taala now for even reading the Quran and pondering over its meaning increases your love for Allah and earned your Allah Subhana Allah dialers love, you know Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that the one who reads Surah Al laws Balu Allah who had 10 times, Allah builds for him a house in the Paradise, and the one who reads it three times earns the reward, as though he read the entire Quran, Allahu Akbar, why?
Why does it have such a huge reward? Because once again, it speaks about the greatest manner matter ever known to this universe and that is the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa taala. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, and Hassan bin Ali, Ali Allahu Anhu. He said in Hmong, Ghana, Kubla Khan, can we call una al Kitab? Or he said, Allah will Khurana have said illimitable be him that those before us they used to see this Quran as messages from the Lord. That's how they used to observe this Quran. As message it's a message. It's a letter from Allah azza wa jal to you and how are you going to love Allah? If you are not reading his message?
And how are you going to love Allah? If you do not read his message? And the book this Quran was revealed for our guidance Subhan Allah Habermann urato The Allahu Anhu he said, the governor of Illinois he must have bought marlim and McAllen Takadanobaba la Vichy in hoo, boo la him and kill me. However none other not only Allah one we said, the color of Illa Bhima Sadat, draw close to Allah xuejun With whatever you're able to Yanni pray
fast zakat charity look after the good do the good look after the poor, do good deeds, go near to Allah azza wa jal with whatever you're able to do. And then he said, well, but you better know that there is nothing that will bring you close to Allah azza wa jal more than his word subhanahu wa taala. Nothing will bring the close to Allah has version then his word and the word the Quran. And this is why the first comment in the V sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a Cora Cora before Allah azza wa jal said team asked should work trip before Allah azza wa jal commanded the NABI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to pray, and make soon and before he commanded him to give Zakat, and has you know,
all the deeds that we know in Islam before all of this, Allah said tiene el Cora Bismillah beaker Levy, hello greed. Because if you don't read the Quran, how are you going to know about the other matters that Allah subhanahu wa dialler loves, either nothing will bring you closer to Allah and earn your Allah's love and develop love in your heart for Allah more than the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala and when you read the Quran, read the Quran while you ponder and reflect and understand what you're reading and most importantly, implement what you're reading. Your concern should not be to reach to the end of the page or the end of a surah that's not your concern. Your concern should
be read a couple of eighth ponder over them and understand them due to the pore of the Earth. This is how you increase your love for Allah by double over this Quran. What does that number mean? That number we always see that top bar and Quran to ponder over the Quran reflect over the Quran. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam and Hassan Abbas little ahem Allah He said, When I turned up borrow at 1111, the very the highest degree of pondering over the Quran is to implement the Quran. This is it. This is what pondering the Quran means. It means to apply it in your life to implement the Quran in your life. You only when you read only Hidayatullah and Levina up moon are solid, that one of the
qualities of the believers is that they establish the prayer. And then when you get up and you have you are there and you make although and you pray
Rio Salado Bora Salatin also remembering the word of Allah that the believers establish a solid a loving up moon a solid. Well this is the highest degree of the brutal Quran, you have now pondered over the Quran. The highest degree of pondering over the Quran is implemented in your life.
When you read from solten, Madatha, walbeck Effa Kabir and Declare the greatness of your Lord, when you sit down and you begin to say Allah Akbar, into now you are doing the number of the Quran, you're implementing what the Quran has called you to. Now for this is the double Quran. And when you ponder over the Quran, meaning when you implement this Quran, your love for Allah azza wa jal begins to increase. And you earn Allah subhanahu wa diatas love in return for this is very important for us and we need to understand this is the whole purpose for why the Quran was revealed. Last Zoysia leases Kitab Boone and Zelner who he lake this is a remarkable book that we had revealed and sent
down to you what what look at the honor to you, the lake for what reason Leah the Bo, AR D so that they may ponder over its a at you see, not to ponder over the entire thing to ponder over the A I don't get any there's a deeper relationship here. Don't just ponder over the Quran as a whole. They have a relationship with every Asia that's in the Quran. Yeah, they take it easy. Read two 3am Today, read the deceit and go and implement them during the day in the night. You Allah tomorrow, read 348 keep them here in your heart. And then throughout the day and throughout the night. You recall these as and you begin to implement them in your life.
Leah the bottle AR T wali at avec kala Oulu Al Bab and you know what he said My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Allah, this is a fact. I read this many years ago. And I think it'll shock you if you hear it. Allah it's a shock to me when I read it years ago, it's still in my mind until today. And that is someone wrote, and he said,
It is very sad to know that the book that is read the most on earth without understanding is the Quran.
When I hold our Quwata illa Allah, the book that is read the most on earth
without understanding it, is the Quran. For the believer should not be like this. The believer is someone who wants to understand what he reads. And this will keep you motivated to continue reading.
when people complain, I can't read Quran. I can't memorize Quran I've given up helped me, tell me how do I stay connected with the Quran? Yaki there is no way to stay with connected with the Quran unless you read and understand what you're reading. Can you imagine imagine I gave you
a newspaper in a Chinese language. And I said read it.
And let's say you knew how to read Chinese but you did not understand. One let it become boring. If I told you sit down in front of the TV, and listen to 10 minutes of Chinese news, right in the Chinese language, you're not gonna understand anything. In two minutes you will be bored. from Quran if you don't understand the Quran. This explains why people have become bored. And it explains why people have neglected the Quran because they don't understand. To make sure you're understanding what you read.
Gani, it's better to read and understand what you're reading, then to read the entire Quran not understanding what you're reading.
So if you like to read the Quran, that's all right, read as much as you want and give that a separate time, then you should have another time with full add in where you're solely focusing on reading and understanding and implementing now. So that's the first way in how you increase your love for Allah subhanahu Medina by reading this Quran and understanding its meanings and implementing it in your life and in the same
at the same time you earn Allah subhanho wa Taala is love. The second way to increase your love for Allah azza wa jal as a blockchain Rahim Allah mentioned, he said, drawing closer to Allah azza wa jal through a voluntary deeds after fulfilling the obligations. Now, this is very important. The voluntary deeds the more voluntary deeds you do, the more your love for Allah increases and in return you earn Allah subhanho wa Taala is love when the be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned this in a hadith
I'll read the Hadith to you from the beginning so we can understand how it all connects with each other. Also allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Men had their early Walia and Faqad elven to who will help listen and resolve Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, that Allah said, Who ever shows enemity to a friend, well he to a friend of mine, I have declared war against him. The hadith is speaking about earlier Allah, it is speaking about the friends of Allah, those who Allah is going to defend and protect. Who are these people? Allah azza wa jal said, one at Aqaba, la Yardi Vichy in La Jolla MYM after la that my servant does not grow and draw closer and nearer to me with anything more
beloved to me, then the duties I have imposed upon him. Yeah, me the only thing that will bring you close to Allah azza wa jal is by implementing the obligations that Allah subhanho wa Taala legislated upon us and follow the obligations.
Then a Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, one is no Abdi Dr. Robert La Yeah, bete noire, Philly had HIPPA. And my servant continues to draw closer to me with extra good deeds, with the voluntary deeds and nowhere feel that way but until I love him a lot, until I love him. When Allah Allah alayhi wa sallam said, as in this hadith, one area, then my servant continues to draw nearer to me with voluntary deeds, you see this he has L, it's mobile, it's a present tense, which refers and implies to continually always always on the clock.
Every single day and night there is no air fill in your life
and no effort are many types. There are no Fe concerning the pray.
And of course, the best of them is sooner loyalty that come before and after the obligatory prayers. And they are there are two opinions here. Some are let's see, if they are 10 block out, some say there are 12 Look at 10 block, and that is to look at before failure, and two before bar and two after bar, and two after maghrib and two after a share. That's 10 diet. And if you were to speak about the 12 o'clock at then it's the same thing, except that there is for a guy that before selectable edge prayed in twos two and you close those off with asleep. And then another two, this is no effort concerning the prayers, no effort. And on Friday, there is no Atiba before salatu Juma,
but after salata, Juma there is an ottoman, either to look at or forget up to. But the idea is, this is how you increase your love for Allah subhanho wa Taala through a no effort. When we come to fasting there is also no effort in fasting Monday and Thursdays or three days of every month, preferably the white days 1314 and 15. Right and then when it comes to charity, there is also no F ID and that is the general sort of part that you give throughout the day.
And then only when it comes to hash there is a no filler and that is a normal, a normal that you can go at any time in your life when hamdulillah now it's open. If you have the means and the ability go. This is a matter that increases your love for Allah and earns you Allah subhanahu wa dialers love. So such people that grew closer to Allah subhanahu Medina through voluntary deeds. Allah azza wa jal said for either to come to Samar who levy yes my OB, you continue to do these voluntary deeds until Allah Allah loves you. And if Allah azza wa jal was to love you, he becomes your hearing in which he he that means you will only be exposed to hearing that which Allah loves and Allah Who will
protect your hearing from the Haram, music backbiting gossip, slander, whatever it is of words that are haram level protected from those gatherings. While sallahu leather you absorb will be Allah will become your site in which you see, meaning Allah azza wa jal will guide your site to only see that which pleases Him. You look at the Kaaba, you look into the Quran, you look at your parents, you look at the sky, these are all things that Allah loves for the servant to see. And Allah will protect your eyes from that which is how long we had the hood let the official be here. And if Allah was to love the servant, after he has done these voluntary deeds, Allah becomes his hand in which he
strikes, meaning a lot would guide your hand to do only that which pleases Allah and Allah who would save your hand and protected from doing and touching that which is haram. What is you know who let em she be her. And Allah azza wa jal becomes your leg that you walk with, once again, meaning that Allah azza wa jal would guide your leg to that which pleases Him, walking to the masjid, walking to your parents,
walking in service of the Muslims to help them and whatever it is, and Allah who would protect your leg from walking to that which is haram. We're in any law piano. And if the servant was to ask me, I will give him what he asked for, while at any style, any law or even and if he ever sought my protection from anything harmful, I will give him protection than if the servant said over below him in a shape on a regime, Allah would protect him from a shape on even this is the ID, how do you increase your love for Allah? By increasing your voluntary deeds, voluntary deeds are solid, the prayers and you know, some are lemma mentioned? Why is it that a person earns Allah's love? By doing
the voluntary deeds? And this wasn't mentioned for the obligatory deeds? This is a fair question. Because the voluntary the obligatory deeds sorry the obligatory deeds are what's obligatory. How come? In this hadith, it mentions that the voluntary deeds earn your Allah's love. And he didn't mention this for the obligatory deeds. Eben has your Rahim Allah and says this verse, he says that it is known if a person was to do a duty upon him,
then this is something that is expected from him. This is something that expected me imagine I owed you $1,000 If I gave you this $1,000 I don't only love
because that's something I had to do I owe you that. But if I go out of my way
to do extra for you, and I give you support money, or I did a service for you that you loved hack willingly from my own self. Now I'm going to earn your love, you're going to love me, because I'm doing things that I'm not obliged to do. So well. Illa Hill methylone Allah to Allah belongs the highest of examples. Of course the believer earns Allah's love by performing the obligations.
But then you earn a special type of love in when you become really you love. You become a friend of Allah, when you engage in voluntary deeds, because now you went out of your way to doing something extra that wasn't obliged upon you. You see your five daily prayers. And the first thing of Ramadan was zakat. One See, this is a debt we owe Allah azza wa jal, we must perform these matters, we don't have a choice in them. Right? But now, when you go out of your way to do extra deeds, for sure, this person earns Allah azza wa jal is love to the point where we mentioned what kind of benefits such a servant earns. And here my brothers and sisters in Islam, I want to share something with you. I know
that sometimes people commit to no effort. They commit to voluntary deeds, but then a week, two weeks, and then they become lazy, and they stop altogether. We need to understand something how do we be consistent with these voluntary deeds? Look, you need to understand something very important. A seller for hammer home Allah they said in a little Colombia, Berlin, where it Belva that it is the nature of the heart. Sometimes it has a band, it has power, it has strength, it wants to come on to this worship, you've got the energy to bring the whole light through the entire Quran, sometimes the heart, it has this sort of energy, it has a burn upon the worship, it can come and embrace this
worship easily. And then there are some moments in where this heart is described as it the bell. It turns away, it gets tired. It gets lazy. it neglects the worship. You know it's struggling, it's weak. So what does this mean? We need to know you need to know your heart so that he can understand what are you supposed to do during these times? Look, when you find strength in your heart, embrace the worship. Go ahead. Don't stop. First what you can give the charity as much as you can read or earn as much as you can understand implement. Do do the voluntary deeds continue
And when you find your heart has become weak, and it's turning away, during this time, make sure that you are perfecting the obligations, and that you are consistent upon the obligations and adhering to the obligations. Right? Because this is a state of the heart. Sometimes it's strong, sometimes it's weak. But the main thing is when when it's weak, make sure you are on top of your obligations. And then when you find strength, again, ask a lot to give you a string sealer, how lower up or whatever, let me let me do and then go ahead in the voluntary deeds once again. So you need to understand the state of the heart. It's not that you're a bad person, or that something has
happened. Look, that's the heart. Sometimes it has strength, sometimes it has weakness, but make sure during the times of weakness, that you are still adhering to the obligations and doing that, which is the bare minimum, now.
And for the obligations for the voluntary deeds. Choose for yourself a limit, make a limit for yourself, you say to yourself, I'm going to read or earn
one user at a half a day. My brother and sister doesn't matter. Say to yourself, I'm going to read one page a day, but be consistent. And every single day do that.
See, you're going to pray Sunova wetip, right. How many of them what are you going to pray sooner than Fisher? The tour guide before Hamdulillah, stick to it, and then increase every week, every two weeks, increase something something until you get them all complete? Right?
This is very important for you to do. So that you do that every day. And if you are, if you find strength within yourself, you increase that day, you pray all sudden, robotic, you read maybe on Jesus. And if you find weakness in yourself, then you go back to your standard that you said, which is one page of reading Quran a day, which is Sonetel Fisher. Of course some metadata about the tool I had before solid vision can at least have a standard for yourself. Now it concerning V. Voluntary dt the third meta that have no pain Rahim Allah mentioned that increases the servants love for Allah and earns him Allah azza wa jal, His love is to be continuous in the wicked in the remembrance of
Allah subhanho wa taala. With your tongue, with your heart, and with your limbs under all circumstances. The more vicar of Allah you make, the more the love for Allah has version in your heart develops and intensifies. This is very important my brothers and sisters in Islam, the Quran, Allah, on the tongue, in the heart, on the limbs, is going to increase your love for Allah dramatically. And only Allah sojourners love, you see,
it is known. And this is nature of mankind, that whoever loves something will always speak about it. If someone always speaks about women, meaning he loves women, if someone is always speaking about cars, that means he loves cars. If someone is always speaking about travel, and we read this, and we're going to go he next meaning he loves travel, and if someone is always speaking about soccer and sports, and I don't know what it is, this means he loves spot. This is human nature. When you love something, you begin to speak about it, and you research it, and you look, you look into each news and so on. someone that loves cars, always speak about cars, researching, what are the latest
cars that came out what's the new design, what's the new technology and that's how it is. And so whoever is inconsistent vicar of Allah azza wa jal means that he truly loves Allah has origin. When you're always
mentioning Allah, speaking about Allah, when you're always engaged in Victrola, that's a good sign that you love Allah subhanho wa taala.
And be sure and know this fact that you will die upon that which you love. And so if you loved Allah subhanho Medina, and you're always making mention of him subhanho wa Taala and be Mila you will die upon the love of Allah, you will die upon layer Ilaha illa Allah
and the most beloved words to Allah subhanahu wa Dianna after the Quran Subhan Allah when hamdulillah Illa Illa Allah Allah Akbar, when the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam said well who noumenon and they are from the Quran. They are the most beloved words to Allah has ocean he loves to hear these words from the servant. So you earn his love, and your love for him increases by sitting down
Seeing Subhan Allah Alhamdulillah La Ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar, contemplating over its meaning remember, because we said, the color of the tongue and the heart, the heart, engage your heart with physical. And you know, it's fine to make liquid with your tongue. Without the heart prison. Yeah, and if your heart is distracted or busy somewhere else, or you're contemplating the meanings, and you're just seeing Subhan, Allah Al Hamdulillah, Mohawk, but as you're driving in your car, or as you're walking to the masjid, or you're walking anywhere else, or you're in the shopping malls, and you're seeing Subhanallah Hamdulillah, there is reward in this. There is reward in this. But the
best form of liquor is the vehicle that combines both the tongue and the heart. You're pondering over that which you're seeing, you're seeing Alhamdulillah and you're remembering, you're remembering Allah's blessings upon you. And you're trying to say Alhamdulillah for each one of them, and you're remembering how everything in the universe is praising Allah with Alhamdulillah right, so now you're making vicar of Allah with your tongue and with your heart.
And we need to be very careful that we don't abandon Vikram law.
The monastic was described as someone lay of Quran Allah Illa kalila. They remember Allah little, how do they do they remember ALLAH. So you don't want to be from that category. Nor do you want to adopt the qualities of an INFP it is the moon efic Who remembers Allah a little as for the believer, he remembers Allah much. Yeah, Johan livina, ermine, all of good Allah the Quran Kathira Allah says, Remember Allah much when Allah or him a whole lot such as ignore salah or him Allah, He said, Whoever reads of Gadol Saba walima set and the girl before sleep, and they have gout after the obligatory prayers. Such a person is included among those who Allah referred to as remembering Allah
much. Were there Corinne Allah Catherine was there k-rod, even Yanni, this is the minimum that the believer is supposed to be upon. I've got Asada, the supplication of the morning in the afternoon, and no one's before you sleep. And the vicar after every obligatory prayer. These are the minimums and then increase on this have go into the bathroom, you come out into the car, you leave the car, you enter your house, you leave the house, you were on your call, before you eat after you eat before you drink after you drink. All of these moments in life there are of God so that we're always connected with Allah so that we always increase our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine my
brothers and sisters in Islam, someone implements the AdvoCare all day and all night. So when he wakes up there is a CELT
before he enters the bathroom, there is a vicar then he enters the bathroom, he finishes what he needs to do. Then he makes although he comes out there is a ticket after the mobile and the good after leaving the bathroom. Then you go and you dress yourself and there's a clicker for that. Then you go and you want to eat your breakfast there is even good before this Bismillah and then you eat your breakfast and after that there is a vicar Alhamdulillah Allah the harmony Heather was a funny humanoid holy Mineola Cola, and then you want to leave your house to go to work and there is a cat as you leave the house and then you jump in the car. There's Eva Subhanallah the Saqqara Lana Del
Miko no more printing or another problem Kalibo and then you walk into your wherever you're going to the mall to the supermarket to the shop, and there is a ticket as you walk in Leila. Hello Maura, they will actually color the whole color hum Do you hear you meet where the condition Cuddyer? The Allahu Akbar if you lived your life like this, can you see how every single moment you're making liquor of Allah? How can such a person not increase in his love to Allah absorption?
Most definitely, you will just be forced that your heart will experience this intensified love for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar.
So be careful to neglect vikhroli Isogen Ananda, my brothers and sisters were Muslims. were Muslims, we live life different everyone else had that we always connected with Allah azza wa jal. And what connects us with Allah is the Quran is our prayers is our worships our vicar of him? Otherwise short? How do you think you're going to connect with Allah absorption? It's worth sitting down and memorizing the God of the day in the night and what you're supposed to save for every place you go and visit and teach your children from a young age so that when they grow up, they know what to say. Not like people
Nowadays, what uh however Quwata illa we ask them not to forgive us and to forgive our shortcomings. But how many people don't know how they don't know the vicar? What do I say after he? I know some people don't know.
Some people don't know what to say when they were when you look at the mirror is a bigger Allah, ma Sinhala pika mass and the humpy. So much ignorance and heedlessness, I think this is very important for a course to be conducted concerning the vicar of the Muslim during the day and during the night we ask Allah azza wa jal to give us the ability and the strength to do something like this but insha Allah Allah, perhaps Perhaps we will,
by the will of Allah azza wa jal do something along these lines, my brothers and sisters in Islam, I give you something important so you can understand the seriousness of neglecting the chromo house. So you can imagine you had a close friend of yours, all of a sudden district said to you, Look, don't call me anymore. Don't talk to me anymore. Then even mention my name on your tongue. delete my number from your phone.
Give me the IDs. When you're not making the cut of Allah, and dimension of Allah has been deleted and removed from your tongue. This is a sign that Allah has turned away from you. And he has turned you away from him when our Quwata illa. So don't reach a stage in where you're not making the kind of Allah he's been deprived of making vicar of Allah on your tongue. When we all know that the most beloved words to Allah Subhan Allah, Allah and love Steven from the servant. There is danger. There's danger in neglecting the koala. It's not healthy. It's no good for our relationship with Allah so good for the heart.
Allahu Akbar Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah azza wa jal said, Well, Anna Maria who Eva Kalani, I am with my servant whenever he remembers Me. For him the Quran if enough, see they come to houfy Enough. See, if the servant remembers Allah in his heart, Allah would remember him in himself, Allah who would remember him inwardly, Allahu Akbar.
But in the Quran, a female in the kurta who female and highly Minho and if the server was to remember me, among a gathering, and make my mention among a gathering, only when you sit among your friends speak about Allah, when you sit with your family speak about Allah. When was the last time you set with your mother and father, and you all spoke about Allah? When was the last time you You sat with your spouse and discussed the greatest topic on Earth and that is Allah when.
So in the beast, Allah, Allah, you send them said, as Allah said, and whoever makes mention of me among a gathering, I will make mention of him among a gathering much better than his gathering here and he will make mention of you among the angels, Allahu Akbar. And we ask Allah has always been, that he accept this gathering from us today. And I ask Allah azza wa jal that he make this gathering of us today, a sign of our love for Him. Because you know, this live stream of animals. We didn't gather today to speak about our parents, and our old business about trade, we gathered only to speak about Allah and Allah for him. Subhana Allah died. And so we asked last version that he make mention
of us, among the angels, my brothers and sisters in Islam, the fourth manner that increases your love for Allah and only Allah's love is, he fell on my hair be to give preference to what Allah loves, over your own personal loves and desires.
When you are being overcome by your desires, meaning meaning,
at the time of pleasure, you love to sleep and love to rest. But you know that Allah loves from you to be standing and praying solid will Fisher for the men among the Muslims, for a woman better for them to pray in their houses.
So you love to sleep, but you got up and you made although and you prayed solid and Fisher on time. This increases your love for Allah and earns you Allah is love. Because you have preferred what Allah loves over what you love. You know,
you love to eat and drink. And you know that Allah loves for you too fast. Mondays and Thursdays three days of every month. So if you and it doesn't even have to be monday and thursday could be just what just any day. Choose the day and Fast, fast
that your body loves to eat and drink, but Allah loves you too fast. So today I'm going to prepare people
I prefer what Allah loves over what I love. And this if you do this consistently, it increases your love for Allah has tortion
you know, you have money in your pockets, you have money and you say you know what?
I love this money I have $100 I can spend it on myself and buy something for myself. But Allah loves that I give it in his course not that he needs it.
But I need to prove that I love Allah Xhosa more than I love myself and love this money for myself. So if you give this $100 solid coffee severely layer that means you have preferred what Allah loves over what you love and your love for Allah increases. Do this every week. Every week do something, do something get out of this comfort zone you're in and prefer what Allah loves Ovadia love, very important to do. And that's how you earn Allah azza wa jal does love and you increase your love for Allah subhanho wa taala.
The fifth matter of milk Abraham Allah mentioned is contemplating and applying the names and attributes of Allah azza wa jal in your life, or this is very important, very important.
No thing about him Allah, Yanni. In other words of his he explains this matter, and you need to be aware of something. Look, look my brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah azza wa jal loves His attributes and His names. Obviously, this is why he called himself with such names and gave himself such attributes. And he loves to see the effects of his attributes on his sleeves. He loves for the sleeves to apply his names in their lives. And the most beloved people to Allah are those who apply Allah's names in their lives. What does that mean? Meaning when you know when you know that from the names of Allah is a law for the old forgiving, so you begin to forgive those who wronged you.
Because you want to apply this name of Allah in your life. This is the most beloved servants to Allah.
When you know Allah is Al Karim, all generous, so you go, and you want to be generous to mankind. You want to be generous to people because Allah His name is Al Karim. Now you have applied Allah's Name and attribute in your life. And this is the most beloved servant to Allah has its origin. When you know that one of the names of Allah is
Yanni Halim, a sub award, the one who is patient. And so you begin to practice patience with those around you. Because that's one of the names of Allah. So you are now applying a name of Allah in your life. And Allah azza wa jal loves such people and your love for Allah would increase because you are doing a name of Allah. You are practicing literally a name of Allah and an attribute of Allah subhanho wa taala. When you know Allah azza wa jal is alim, the all knowledgeable and so you go and you seek knowledge because you want to apply this name of Allah in your life. Allah who is an alim, therefore he loves those who seek knowledge. That's the principle and there is a story that
shows ebden a case, all the Allahu Anhu a companion, he came to visit the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he came him and a group of friends of him. So when they arrived to outside the medina outside the masjid Nabawi his companions the friends they quickly ran to the masjid to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sunnah and this Sahabi Ashish ignore case, he stayed back, he tied the camels, he fixed the bags, he arranged everything. He took his time. And then he came into the masjid late. And then in the beast, Allah Allah he will send them said team in Africa, this Latini bomb Allah, you have two attributes that Allah loves, and he'll move one hieght
forbearance patients that he didn't rush, you see how he took his time he arranged everything. He tried the camels, and then he came to the masjid after all this way his friends just lift everything in red.
So he has a hill while higher and he has modesty. When the visa Allahu Allah wa sallam said to him, you have these two qualities that Allah loves. So then I'll show you what the Allah when we said the rasool Allah are these two qualities we do I have them recently from what I just did now or do I have them long time ago?
He said you've had them for a very long time. So then he said, Al hamdu lillahi Lidija Belani his letter in your head boom Allah wa rasuluh. He said that Hamdulillah that Allah has given me has made it a nature of me and instilled within me. These two qualities that Allah loves him patience, forbearance, and modesty. See, so the idea is Allah so you can love this man
because he was applying Allah's names in his life.
These are two names of Allah, and him and Halim will hire Allah sosial, in Hadith in Allah Hayyan Allah shine
for these are names of Allah and he applied them in his life, and Allah azza wa jal loved as a result. This is a very important principle to understand my brothers and sisters in Islam and that's what we're supposed to do with the 99 names of Allah. And the reason Allah Allah USA let me says that Allah has 99 names.
Man, I saw her the whole agenda. Whoever collects and gathers these names enters the Paradise, what does aside me aside doesn't mean to put the 99 names on a paper and then stick it on the wall.
Or to memorize the names. And that's it. Look, I saw her means to learn these 99 Names of Allah and apply them in your life and make dua to Allah through these names. You say yeah, or for your family.
Yeah, Rahim harmony, yeah, Ali Ali money.
You make this is how you apply these names in your life. And then you know, Allah is Ali, go and seek knowledge that applying the Name of Allah, Allah Allah in your life, right now. So this is also the only we said the fifth way of increasing your love for Allah subhanho wa taala.
The sixth way of increasing your love for Allah and earning Allah azza wa jal is Love is recognizing and remembering the fevers and bounties of Allah upon you, both the apparent and the hidden. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam,
the pure hearts, they love those who do good to them.
The one who has a pure heart would always love and feel indebted to the one who does good for him.
If someone went out of his way, and did you a favor, a huge favor, you love that person. And you Thank you. Not only that, you will say brother, sister, give me your number.
Give me your number. I want to keep contact with you. I want to call you. If you ever need anything, please call me. If you're embarrassed to just say to them, just like I'm lucky of Solokha melago You want to get them a gift because they did you a favor. pure hearts are like this. They love those who do good to them.
So the ID is
when we remember the good Allah has done to us. It increases our love for Allah will be embarrassed to just say you know what, also have hamdulillah and that's it, we'll be embarrassed. Rather you'll get up and practically thank Allah literally in three or Salette. Through your fasting, through your worships through your soul, the heart, because over forms of worship are a means of showing gratitude to Allah azza wa jal
and look into your past look into your past. Look how much fevers and blessings Allah azza wa jal is bestowed upon you. On social system the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam alumier, his care team and for our he's reminding rasool Allah look in your past. Didn't Allah find you an orphan and he gave you Shota? What was your that Gabon and for Heather, and didn't you find your last you were seeking something? And then he guided you through? Or and what was your that guy Elon Falconer? And Didn't he find you?
I Elan po for Abner and he enriched you? Through the marriage to Khadija will be Allah Allah and other means. So look into your past. Look at the favors Allah has bestowed upon you. And the more you reflect over what Allah azza wa jal has given you, and what he has done for you in the past, and now and today and tomorrow and every second of your life,
you begin to love Allah more and more and more. If your heart is pure, because the pure hearts love those who too good for them. What about if it's the case of Allah has always been the one has done all good for you. The one who every single good that you have received was from him SubhanaHu wata and even if it came through people, it was Allah Who sent these people to Allahu Akbar. Now
the seventh matter that increases your love for Allah and Allah
Allah's love. And this is the greatest man of all, and that is to humble yourself and be submissive. before Allah subhanho wa Taala Humble yourself before Allah has origin. And that is exactly what worship is all about. What's the purpose of worship? It is just a humble you before Allah has. So
that's the purpose of it. You know, it was said that about Bali, he refused to accept Islam, because he did not want to do surgery and require
that wasn't a nice position for him. He said, How am I going to do roku? And my backside is in line with my head. And then how am I going to make food when my backside is on top of my head? This is a humiliation. This is a disgrace. He didn't humble himself to Allah assertion.
We need to understand the worships the purpose of them is to humble us specially as select when we're going into suit. Also, at the end, that's when your your forehead is smothered into this earth. And into the door. It was narrated, that was all Amasa Sanlam he made suit on many things. One of the things you made Suzhou Dawn was mud, that reminds you of your origin and your beginning. That's that was your beginning mud. That's how you started Subhanallah that's the greatest matter. That's how you'll increase love for Allah, by humbling yourself to Allah subhanho wa taala. And you know, worship in Arabic is called the better and a better comes from the word better. And that could
also be derived or made into the form of Marfan like my bed. You know the word or a bed.
The word more bed comes from a better more a bed. What does my bed mean? In Arabic, they say your body can walk but a motherland a road that is described as mob bed, it means it's flattened, it's smooth, and you can walk on.
So the road that is more but is a road that is flattened. The idea is this.
Before the road was flattened, it was rough, it was rigid, it will rough terrain, you couldn't drive on it, you couldn't walk on it. Then when they flooded the the road and now you can drive easily on it. That's when the road is described as more but the idea is that the slave of Allah initially is ungrateful. In the incentive to be like an old human being is ungrateful. In the insane a Lava Loon kufeld. The slave of Allah is volume kafele
He He's ungrateful, he is wrongdoing, arrogant, sinful, this is the slave, he is rough, he is rigid.
And when he worships Allah, rhythm very bad and what how bad it flattens him, it flattens him.
So, you know, to the point where your nose is making contact with the earth for Allah. Even by nature, the human being is rough, right?
Volume fell ungrateful sinner. When he begins to worship Allah, his entire character flattens, and he becomes humble before Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Allah azza wa jal commands us to be humbled to our parents Larkfield level measure now had none Minar Rama so imagine how much more are we supposed to be humbled to Allah? If this is your parents, Allah told you be humble to the
lower the wings of humility out of mercy for them.
How much more humility are we supposed to have with Allah azza wa jal, the eighth Mata that increases your love for Allah and earns you Allah's love is to be in seclusion when reciting the Quran. During the times in which Allah descends to the lowest heaven, and that is the last third of the night
and finishing reciting the Quran by seeking Allah's forgiveness and repenting to him. That's one of the means. Lacan
says seclusion, seclusion, this this is the point is seclusion. That's one of the ways to increase your love for Allah and to increase your sincerity as well. When there is some Allahu alayhi wa sallam before he was a prophet. He said her Baba al Khaled. I was made to love seclusion. And so that's why he went to hot headlock.
And you're taboo, and lately there were there were Dilaudid and he used to worship Allah in that cave alone for months and months on end, six months. He loved seclusion. And so read the Quran alone. Before selecting official
before selecting official, you know, come to the masjid on Friday. You really early
And recall and make Likud select ala Rasulillah.
The greatest reward ever known in Islam for a voluntary deed is to come early for salata Juma, the one who comes early and has a shower before this, and Ambedkar Opteka wa salam doesn't wear and you come close to the member and you listen to the Imam attentively and you do not play around with video or be distracted with anything else. Such a person for every step he took to the masjid, it earns him the reward, as though he fasted one in part. For every step, as though he fasted the entire UI and prayed the entire night. Say that's 1000 steps, you earn 1000 years of fasting, all those these have 1000 years and praying over the nights of 1000 us.
seclusion, come early, come early before before the event, so that you're just by yourself and alone.
Very important, especially the last third of the night.
Because there are two special things here. Number one,
when you're doing sujood, in the last third of the night as your insalata and you're going to shoot, that's the closest you are to Allah. And in another Hadith and the riesel Allahu alayhi wa sallam said that the closest the servant is to Allah is in the last part of the night. So this is to closest closeness.
Why one that is the end of the night. That's a moment to be close to Allah. And assume that's another moment to be close to Allah. MLK and Rahim Allah says how close can a person be to Allah has origin there is nothing closer to Allah. Then this time in that position, Allahu Akbar. So this is very important my brothers and sisters in Islam. Number nine, with two more beers in the Lair, how to increase your love for Allah and earn Allah's love. The Nine point of no pay him or him Allah said to sit in gatherings of true and Cincy lovers of Allah, reaping the fruits of their speech, yet need to sit in the gatherings of rolana.
To sit in the gatherings of knowledge, and that you do not speak in these gatherings. Except if what you're going to speak is going to be a benefit that will increase you in goodness and benefit those around you.
So, sit in gatherings that remember Allah massage and that will increase your love for Allah and encourage each other to do good in these gatherings. Encourage each other. Let's fast tomorrow. Let's visit a Sikh let's attend the Janessa let's read a book of knowledge together. Let's attend the lesson fee the port report and together whatever it is. These gatherings are very important. They're not something small. They increase your love for Allah and Allah azza wa jal loves such people
Subhan Allah and the 10th Mata and this is the final one that we're mentioning for today is to stay clean of all those causes which distance to heart from Allah subhanho wa taala. Keep away from everything that distances you from Allah.
When you keep away from that which distances you from Allah, your love for Allah increases and Allah soya loves you in return. So the diseases of the heart keep away from showing off, which is the ostentatious keep away from it.
Allah hates showing off. The worship should only be done for Allah no one else. Arrogance keep away from arrogance.
The one who has an an en suite of arrogance in his heart doesn't enter the paradise hatred for the believers. Keep away from that. boycotting the Muslims keep away from this and to be some Allahu Allah, you send them said, man, how's your folk atheletic fermata holla Now, anyone who boycotts a brother or a sister of yours for more than three days and dies enters the hellfire. This is a major sin. It's a major sin, not entering the Hellfire eternally. But there is punishment of the fire. Jealousy keep away from jealousy. Allah hates it. Because when you're jealous, you are displeased with what Allah has given others. And you're supposed to be pleased with the color of Allah and what
he's given others and what he's given you. These are qualities that Allah hates, and he hates this quality in the believers. So keep away from all that which distances the heart from Allah azza wa jal and that will increase your love for Allah and Allah azza wa jal would love you in return. Allah Allah. We will end here my brothers and sisters in Islam
SERCOM Allahu Allah, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept this gathering, we ask Allah subhanahu wata Allah to instill within our hearts love for him SubhanaHu Medina and we ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us His love. And we asked him SubhanaHu Medina to give us strength and power and ability, that we continue worshipping Him and mentioning him and making vicar of him subhanho wa Taala in Julio Delica, Ankara allah sallallahu wasallam Oh Bella Carlin Amina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi as Mayan Allahu Allah. wa Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh