Seeking the Love of Allah (SWT)

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nos takahara Tiki tabula Allahu taala Buddha Buddha Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are short on Omar to Hakuna Matata

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one of the natural emotions that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed within us His love. We grow up loving and we live our lives loving people around us. We love our parents, we love our spouses, we love our children. We love those people who throughout our lives we come become close with and we develop a connection with them. And at the same time it is also part of human nature, that we crave that others love us as well. We crave the approval and love of others. And we hope that throughout our life we will earn their respect and their affection and their love. Be the people who we are close to from our family members will be the people who we come into interaction with and we hope

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that they approve of us it is a human desire to want people to approve of you. You're Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran. In surah Allah Miranda 31st verse, that greater than the love that we have for one another, and greater than the love that we expect others or want others to have for us. far greater than all of this is the love that we should have for our Lord and creator Allah and the love in turn that we hope that Allah Subhana Allah bestows upon us, Alonzo which Allah says in sort of either Iran or in quantum to hipbone Allah have to be Rooney. You should be como la jolla, la cusano back home. When la foto Rahim say to them, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that

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if you truly love Allah, then follow me. Meaning follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah will love you in return, and he will forgive you for your sins and Indeed Allah is oft forgiving, Most Merciful. This verse of the Quran has many wisdoms and many lessons that we can extrapolate from it. From amongst the greatest of those lessons is that one of the surest ways of attaining the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala is by following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by following his Sunnah, following his example and his way, it's a more fundamental issue that is mentioned in this verse is the concept of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For us to

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love a large religion means that we sacrifice everything for the loss of Hannah and mozzarella, we submit our will to allonzo agenda, we sacrifice our desires and our wants and our preferences for that which Allah has commanded us to do for that which alarms the watch and wants from us. And not only do we do it, because it's a burden or an obligation that Allah has placed upon our shoulders. But we do it with the love and the sincerity and the certainty and the hope and the fear that we have within our hearts. And in doing so, we hope that in return a large surgeon will love us. So what does it mean when Allah subhanho wa Taala loves his creation, loves a person, the Quran and

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throughout the Koran you will find that a lot of SoTL says that he loves certain people. He loves the machining. Those people who do good, he loves the mocap in those people who have Taqwa, he loves the people who are saw between those people who show an exercise patience, but what does it mean when a large soldier loves those people? And how does it how does it relate to me and you allows love when he loves his creation or he loves a person from amongst his creation. It denotes Allah subhanho wa Taala has approval for them a larger agenda

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will shower his blessings upon them and he will shower His mercy and forgiveness upon them. When Allah subhanho wa Taala loves someone he loves me and you insha Allah, that love means that he guides us to that which He is pleased with. And he safeguards us from that which will incur His wrath and his anger and his displeasure. When a large soldier loves you, He guides you to only that which will benefit you in this life and the next that is the meaning of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we spend in our lives so much time, and so much effort in trying to gain the love and approval of many people around us. If you were to spend that same amount of time and effort in

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gaining the love of Allah azza wa jal, then not only would it benefit us in this life and the next, but Allah azza wa jal will automatically as a result of this, we would have the love and approval of those around us because their love is secondary, and it is complementary to the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The Prophet told us a lot when alayhi wa sallam he gave us two Hadith to show and exemplify highlight the love of Allah that He has for his creation. The first Hadith which is collected in Sangha Buhari, on the authority of the great companion of Oriental rhodiola one that our Prophet said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrating the Hadith and Pudsey in Allah tala Paul. Men

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la kuramoto an opera homosassa an amazing Hadith. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this hadith and Pudsey, Whosoever shows enmity or opposes one of my only one of those people don't allow loves in this world, then he has waged war upon me. He has waged war upon Allah subhanho wa Taala. And my slave Will my servant doesn't do anything that is more beloved to me by which he can seek me and it's to me, then the obligatory actions that I have been placed upon him, that I have obligated upon him. And my servant continues to do optional deeds now, until I love him. And when I love him and alarms diligently saying when he loves someone, I become his hearing by which he hears, and his

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eyesight by which he sees and his hand by which he touches and his foot by which he walks. And if he was to ask of me, then I was surety, certainly I would respond. And if he was to seek refuge and protection in me, then certainly I would give him that protection. And there is nothing that I hesitate more about. Allah is saying, there is nothing that I hesitate more about, than taking the life of the believer, for I know that he dislikes death. And I dislike to do that to him, which dislikes him. What a powerful, amazing Hadith, all of it revolving around the concept of who Allah loves. When Allah subhanho wa Taala loves someone, not only does he give them their approval, and

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when a large surgeon says that he becomes the hearing and they're seeing it doesn't mean a literal seeing and hearing, but it means that through his divine care and protection, and assistance, alar surgeon guides that person, so that they only see that which pleases Allah, and only hear that which pleases Allah and only touch and walk towards that, which pleases a larger religion. And then even if they were to sin, because as humans we all sin, then Allah azzawajal guides that person to turn back to Allah and seek forgiveness and make repentance to him. subhana wa Taala This is the way that a large though a gentle loves people, and Allah subhana wa Taala loves this person to such an

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extent, that even doing something to him which he dislikes, even though it is from the decree of Allah that every single person will taste death. It is something which a lot of dislikes in relation to this person, because he knows that it is something which this person dislikes himself. And another Hadith also narrated by Abu hora de la one, and collected in the two sides of the moment Bukhari and Muslim mailwasher with his mercy upon both of them, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mana la hora de nada jabrill sakarya jabrill bufala and Reba, Buju Breen sama Yuna de la sama in Allah tala you hit bufalin and boo for your hip boo boo sama sama. Yo da

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Allah subhanho wa Taala if he wishes to love someone, he calls out to jabril Alison. And he says to him, oh gibreel indeed I love so and so. Not that I love all of the Muslims in general all of the saw beauty and all of the machining, even though a lot of soldier does love them all, but relaying it to me a new on an individual basis, Allah says oh jabril I love so and so. And he takes his or her name. So love them, oh jabril. So gibreel loves that person, because he knows that a lot of xeljanz love for that person is more than enough of a reason. And his love of Allah demands that he loves that person. So then God rally his Salaam after loving that person he calls out to the

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inhabitants of the heavens, to the other angels and the inhabitants of the heavens and he says to them, when indeed I will load a law of love so and so. So love him. So all of the inhabitants of the heavens love him. And then the Prophet said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once they love him, then acceptance is written for him upon the earth. When Allah loves you, everyone else will love you. When Allah azzawajal loves you, others will respect you and others will admire you. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala as love denotes, and by necessity it means that there will be acceptance for you upon the earth. When you look throughout the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from

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these two ahaadeeth I have just narrated to you. There are many other Hadith that speak about the love of Allah. The way that a lot of soldier loves his servants, and the actions and the things that we can do that are beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the hadith of Abdullah rhodiola one which is collected in Bukhari and Muslim he said, Allah Amelie Illa Allah He a solid to Allah Bhakti Ha.

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Reading Tamil geography Sabina la the three most beloved actions to Allah is that you pray your prayers are is correct and proper time and then the to show respect and honor to your parents and then to make jihad in the past of Allah subhanho wa Taala the correct nofal legislated jihad. In another Hadith, a man from the tribe of Hassan said in the Muslim there will be another the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I have mala Amelie Illa Eman on Bella so masala to run through Monroeville maroof Mongkok, the three most beloved actions to Allah subhanho wa Taala is that you have belief in Allah, and then that you joined the tines of your family, your kinship, and then that

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you order the good and you forbid the evil. Just as the Prophet told us all along while he was telling me that first Hadees that I narrated to you that a large Xhosa loves that you do that which he is obligated upon you. There is no greater way to attain the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala than to fulfill the obligations that Allah has placed upon your shoulders. And once you have fulfilled those obligations, then to do as much as you can, from the optional deeds from the recommended acts of worship in this religion of Islam. To further highlight this, and the hadith of Arusha, rhodiola, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Abdullah Ahmed in Allah, the woman, however, in the most

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beloved directions to Allah subhanho wa Taala are those which are most frequent, even if they appear to be small, that which you do regularly, like the five prayers, like fasting every year in Ramadan, like the acts of worship that you do on a regular or semi regular basis, that is more beloved to Allah, even if they seem small to you and insignificant to you. And another Hadith

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in Sahih, Muslim ban the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a hyperbola family, Elon law and moutere what is Santa Clara de la the most beloved of actions to Allah is that death comes to you at a time whilst your tongue is moist with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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that you live a life in which you are connected to a large soldier, that your heart and your limbs and your tongue they are moist with the remembrance of Allah subhana wa tada that you remember a lot in your heart. You remember Allah through your actions you remember Allah through your speech and words. To further highlight this point in another Hadith, the Hadith we will miss rhodiola when the Prophet said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I have bull kalami in Allah

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the most beloved of speech to Allah is that you say, Glory be to Allah and all praises due to him. And Exalted be the name of Allah and Exalted be Allah. And there is no god worthy of worship besides Allah to make this type of

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record is the most beloved speech to Allah subhanho wa Taala and then another Hadith Hadith of

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, tell me in Allah He Allah Subhana Allah will handle de la la la ilaha illallah wa Allahu akbar wa la roca ba a number that the most beloved of speech to a lot is for things to say Subhan Allah Alhamdulillah La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar. And then the Prophet said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it doesn't matter which of these four you begin with. These are the things which are beloved to Allah. And these are the things when you perform these actions, even though they seem to be small, in the sight of Allah subhana wa Taala, they are great. But because they are so great and weighty, many of us still fall short. Even though they seem

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relatively easy when I say them upon my tongue, they roll off very easily. They sound very simple, but most of us struggle to attain this level, because we have not yet attained that discipline. And that strong a man in a large village that allows us to reach those heights, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to love him, and wants us to sacrifice for him. So that in return Allah subhanho wa Taala will show his love and acceptance upon us. And if you look throughout the sunlight is not just actions and statements, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, from the most beloved things to Allah, but there are many things that you find in the sooner. For example, The Prophet

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said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have been believed in Allah He, Mr. G, Doha, will have been

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De La La Jolla, swaha, the most beloved of places to Allah. This is the houses of Allah, and the most despised pieces to Allah of the marketplaces. In another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, in the hadith of Jabba rhodiola one, I have Boko Haram in Allah, MacArthur utterly at the most beloved type of food to Allah is that in which many hands partake and share that which you share with others, that food is the most beloved to Allah. It's another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, this time in the center of your mouth, Timothy, I have one a smarty and ally, Abdullah, who Abdul Rahman, the most beloved names to Allah, other names Abdullah,

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and Abdul Rahman. Throughout the sooner you find these types of ahaadeeth, but one of them bring us back to that single central point that I began this hotbar with. And that is that we as humans, we crave the love and attention and approval of others. And sometimes in doing so we neglect the greater love that we should seek and the greater attention that we should seek. And that is the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we should want and crave a lot to love us more than we want acceptance and love from anyone else. barakallahu li walakum theorical Anima Sana whenever anyone yummy my feed him I'm in

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a polo match. Marilyn was talking a lot honey, welcome. What are you juggling? muslimeen I'm in college I'm being forced off.

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sallallahu wasallam Allah Baraka Ali, early he was talking he was one who seldom at the Sleeman kathira Amanda, if you were to analyze the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew what to study every single point and every single facet and every single issue in his lifetime, you would find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself and in the way that he taught and nurtured and instructed his companions on the love language, marine and then by extension, the way that he wanted us, me and you to live our lives. It goes back to that central theme of attaining the love of Allah subhana wa Tada. Everything we do in this life, the worship that we perform, the man that we

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have within our hearts, the different struggles and sacrifices that we make, even if it is for our families are those things that Allah has made halaal for us in this life, it is in that hope, that a large religion will shower his love upon us, because we know that if Allah subhanho wa Taala loves us, and He is pleased with us, then he will enter us into genuine Allah subhana wa Taala will not punish someone that he loves. A large region will not punish someone that he's pleased with. And this is the goal of our life. It is our vision and our mission statement in this life, to attain that love of Allah subhanho wa Taala because if you have attained that pleasure and love of Allah

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with john, then everything else in this life and in the eternity of the next life becomes easy for you, you will be successful. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he spoke in his Sunnah. But the people that Allah Most loves, not the actions or the statements or the places or the type of food, but the people the comprehensive way that me and you should be that we should act, the character that we should have those people that are loves most. He sits on a lower hourly he was selling them in the hadith of Osama Bin sherek rhodiola one that is collected in the morning, Giovanni. He said, I have been nasty in Allah He

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the most beloved of people to Allah, of those best in character, those best in character, the way that they speak, the way that they act, the way that they interact, the way that they react when other people come to them with their statements and their actions, your character, the way that you hold yourself, the way that you show Islam externally and internally. That is what Allah subhana wa Taala loves most. And that's why the Prophet told us sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that there will be nothing heavier on the skills on your movie armor than good character. Something we take for granted something which we don't think twice about often. Yet it is one of the heaviest things upon the

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skills of a large soldier on the Day of Judgment. The Prophet told us Allah Allah He will send them in under the Hadith, the hadith of Abdullah Omar, radi Allahu Allahu Allah, highlighting this point about the most beloved people to Allah. He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have been nursing in Allah and federal homeliness will have Bula mal Illa he surah Allah Muslim, we actually for Cordoba,

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de La Paloma who Yamato zero Dhaka Damn, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the most beloved of people to allow are those who are most beneficial to others, those who are most helpful to others, and this here should make a stop and pause. The most beloved people to Allah are those who will help others, those who are most beneficial to others, those who are most caring towards others. And then he sits on a lot while he will sell them in the most beloved of actions to Allah is happiness that you enter into the heart of your fellow brother or sister or you remove from them some hardship or you repay for them a debt or you feed them because they are going hungry. And then

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he said and if I am eating the profits on a lower hourly he will sell them. If I was to go with one of my brothers or sisters, a fellow Muslim, and I was to help them finish something that they were doing remove some type of hardship from them, it would be more beloved to me than making a tea cup in my mustard for one whole month. Not green mustard, not a mustard in the UK, the mustard of Medina Masjid nabawi, the mosque of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he said whoever suppresses his anger, Allah will places veil upon him. And whoever suppresses his anger, even though they may be able to exact their revenge or exact their anger if they chose to do so. Then alarms

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though in general will fill their heart with hope, on the day of judgment. And whosoever walks with one of their fellow brothers or sisters, helping them in their affairs, then a larger agenda will make their feet firm, on the day that everyone else's feet will slip, meaning on the Day of Judgment. How amazing is this Hadith, simply to help another Muslim simply to relieve some Distress from them simply to give them a meal, or some clothing if that's what they require, or to assist them in some way, shape or form? It is from the greatest and most beloved actions to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's when the man will pay him. Rahim. Allahu taala said that, if a large will

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gentle, forgive a person for all of their persons, simply because they found a thirsty dog, and they gave it some water, then how about those who feed hungry people and water thirsty people and applaud and provide for the needy and the poor? What are the large though which will forgive them even more? When the large the origin show His mercy upon them even more? If this is the way that he treats kindness to an animal, then what about our fellow humans? And so it is in this regard at the conclusion of this footpath

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I want to stress this point about attaining the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and how in our lives it is one of the most crucial if not the most crucial thing that we need to strive for, to attain the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then in relation to this, and to the final Hadith that I just mentioned, today's collection after Salatu Juma the proceeds from it will go to our brothers and sisters in the people of Nepal, who are suffering because of the earthquake that took place there just a few days ago. And Allah subhana wa Taala knows and the brothers and sisters you to know that we require your funds for this ministry, then we require donations to help us continue the work

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of our majan that there are times and situations when things occur across the world that they also have a right upon us. And so we think that it is only appropriate and befitting then a shout Allahu taala what we have today from the collection of to Salatu Juma, all of it will go for our fellow brothers and sisters in the people of Nepal. So we'll ask you asked you to donate generously and to give understanding and realizing what I have just mentioned in this hadith and also in the hopes of attaining the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have a large soldier by his most beautiful names and lofty attributes that he makes us from amongst those people who love him and sacrifice our love

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our lives in the pursuit of love for him, and then return that alarm which will show us His love and His blessings and his mercy and His forgiveness upon us, not just upon us but upon our families and our parents, our children, our spouses. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala that relieves the difficulty and hardships of all of the people across the world our brothers and sisters in places like Syria and Gaza and in places like Nepal and mescal la Sultana with Tyler that he makes our affairs easy for us in the large social branches. The highest levels of Jenna supernatural because the phone was Salam Alaikum studying What do you mean? below Mohammed? What are the big money