Change of Heart #08 – Love of Allah

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah, who ala alihi wa sahbihi women who Allah Welcome dear brothers and sisters to

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part eight of our series that we titled change of heart, part eight of our series.

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We are speaking about the actions of the heart.

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And we've covered the first two sessions speaking about an introduction. And we've covered various other actions of the heart, which we said are the most noble.

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We spoke about his last sincerity, we spoke about teleco reliance upon Allah. We spoke about a yucky uncertainty in Allah we spoke about about who are humble submissiveness to Allah subhanaw taala. And today we want to speak about something no less of a summit.

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When you talk about the motivators towards Allah, the motors that carry a person towards his Lord, they are three a shareholder stand up to me, he said, primarily, the fear of Allah, hoping Allah, love of Allah subhana wa Tada. He says, the most noble of them all is the love of Allah Jalla gelato because it's one of those acts of worship that is MaxxAudio totally that He ha, it is intended for what it is.

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In other words, the fear of Allah Almighty is only needed so far as it takes you to paradise. When you get to Paradise, there is no more fear. All fear is left at the gates of agenda. And therefore the thing that comes into the gates of genuine wisdom with you is the love of Allah. So this is one of the most important motivators towards Allah Almighty. And what are the most powerful driving forces towards the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is that light which whoever is deprived of is plummeting within the abyss of darkness.

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And it is the cure which whoever is deprived of, is riddled with sickness and disease.

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And it is the life which whoever misses out on May as well consider himself a dead man walking.

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The love of Allah subhanho wa Taala is what gives meaning to Eman

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is what gives motivation to your limbs

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is what gives you a reason to live another day in hope that is the love of Allah Jalla gelato. So congratulations to those amongst you who've experienced it. And congratulations to those amongst you who have come here searching for a way to acquire it.

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What is the level of Allah legit and who what is reality? What are the signs that a person loves his Lord? And what are the signs that Allah Almighty loves a person back? These are some of the questions that we want to share and address on this evening. But

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first of all, when you say love, we're importing this from the Arabic language we're using the word

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love is a loose and weak translation of how we say hope Allah the love of Allah, what is hope? I don't want to spend too long defining help or love because some things are just blindingly obvious, you know what it is when you experience it? What is the moon? What is the sun, what is fear? What is jealousy, these things, you know it by intuition by experience, love is like that.

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But just for the sake of completion, let us take a tour over the semantic origins of this word help, where does it come from? And you will begin to see the links and what it is that we are speaking about. Some of the scholars of the Arabic language they said that the word hub

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has origins pertaining to meanings of a loom overthrow that meaning something that is fixed and remains where it is

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something that is fixed and remains where it is. That is why they refer to a camel.

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If somebody can turn off their phone

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had to be you brother Kimba

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Baraka laffy

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aloo matar that, meaning something that is fixed and it stays in its place. So they describe a camel that has fallen to its knees because of illness. They see how the value and value of the camel hubba

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meaning it has fallen to its knees, and it's going to stay there. And that is the reality of love.

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When it folds in a person's heart, usually it stays there and it has no desire to move. It's happy where it is.

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Another one of the origins of this word, hope, love and you see these meanings are complementary. It's adding layers of understanding and appreciation to what it is we're speaking about when we eventually say, the love of Allah subhanaw Medina. Another one of the meanings is a koala cualquiera

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anxiety and movement.

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And that's why they refer to the earring which women wear as Hebrew, Hebrew, you see the links between that and hope, love, because it moves. It's not settled, yet, but you

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can now call it

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and that is the reality of love. It's unsettling brings about usually pain and anxiety. A sense of unsettlement Alcala call it era this is a second meaning.

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Another one of the meanings is

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of the Hulu while Hulu, something that is high and apparent.

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This something that is high and apparent. And that is why when rain falls onto the ground with intensity, you see bubbles rising to the surface right? The Arabs, they call that had that blue matte look at the word habitable and the water. Why? Because it has rise, it has risen to the top. And it's apparent for people to see. And that's the reality of love. When the heart turns and boils with love. It rises to the top

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and it becomes apparent. So everybody knows that this person is enchanted. Something's going on in his or her life.

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A fourth meaning.

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They say that it comes from the word him and him. One of its meanings is a large vessel that is brimming a large vessel that is filled to the very top.

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So there's no space for anything else. And again, this is also the reality of love when it is true the heart is full with obsession towards the beloved and there is no more space. There is no more space for anything else.

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And I want to say something here now that you have an understanding and appreciation of this word hope that we're going to be using to describe our love of Allah subhanaw taala What is the name of the word that demarcates your relationship with Allah? I'm asking you dear brothers.

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What is the name of your relationship with Allah? You and your relationship with your employer is employment your relationship with Mum and Dad is called parenthood? What is the name of your relationship with Allah Jalla Jalla it's a relationship of what yeah have a bad day.

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How do we translate a bad Dardanelle?

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Okay, any other translations good?

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Yeah, worship. So this really is the conventional translation which is worship.

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Worship again not does not do justice to the term Are you bad?

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You have a relationship of a burden with Allah you say yeah, I worship Allah you worship Christ you worship this such and such a singer or pop idol and I worship Allah subhanaw taala? No, you want to make a big deal of what it means to be a habit of Allah to to engage in a bad why? Because a bad is at the very top of the pyramid of love. In other words, at the core of a Bader is love.

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What I want to do at this section of the talk is to help transform your appreciation of this term worship or a bad

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is not just a set of ritualistic actions that you do we bow you prostrate on Ramadan is coming we fast we wear the hijab, we we protect our private parts a guy does that guy Jared, know when you say bad.

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This demarcates the epitome of what it means to be in love.

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And that's why she called her snappy multimedia, when he talks about the levels of love and how it starts. It's quite frightening and it ends with a bad

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worship. So he says a relationship starts off as a Aloka. That's the first level

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translated as a connection. When your heart has a particular inclination towards their beloved, it's a connection I like. If that becomes a little bit more intense. You move on to level two of the relationship may Allah protect us from harm. This is called a Sloboda

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or Sloboda which you can translate as a passion

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So this is when the heart starts to yawn for the for the beloved.

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If that intensifies even more, you move on to the third phase of love. And this is called Al haram.

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And haram. And haram, it means

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gripping love.

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Something that is gripping that holds tight of you. And that's why Dr. Rocker and what do we call the one who is in debt in Arabic?

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Not Yuan.

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Exactly, yeah, Kareem, Kareem, because he has something that's gripping him. That's that punishment of Hell was described as waters harana robanda. So if Anna Bucha hand them in either the Acana Verona because it's punishment is gripping. So this third level of love is called the Haram meaning gripping love. So it's not even getting funny anymore. It's getting painful, right? If that continues to grow, you get to level four, what is that allies? Allies, you can call it engulfing love.

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And at this point, you begin to fear for the health of the lava. And if that grows, you get to level five and that is up to you. At the time it means infatuation,

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enslavement.

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And if that continues to spill over, you get to level number six and that is a damn good worship.

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So when you say I worship Allah subhanaw taala What are you saying? I bow when I prostrate I move and I give money for him. What are you saying when you say I want you I am a hub? I engage in a by them. It means I love him so much. That I find no way to express this love other than to worship him. Is this clear? You do what you do as a Muslim. Because of your intense love for Allah subhana wa Tada this is what a bad it is.

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So here you will ask me at what point does love

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transfer into the department of worship because it's scary. It seems that you can easily slip into a place where it only belongs to Allah. At what point does love transforming to worship that is only befitting of your Lord, I say when love mixes with another component, then it becomes worship.

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When love mixes with something called Hodor humility.

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When you find that your love is now infused with calore meaning, you humble yourself to that being

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you are in awe of them, you glorify them,

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you see yourself as nothing before them. Ah, now you have entered into the department of worship. And that is what is only befitting to Allah subhanho wa Taala what am I trying to arrive at? Remember when you say we are doing a bad thought or we have a bad Salah all of its forms is a bad fasting Zakah Why are you doing that because of intense love a brother has risen to the very top.

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I hope I have made this clear to you as per what a bear that means and how it is only befitting of Allah.

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So, let us move on. You may say to me what is the ruling of loving Allah subhanaw taala so now we're speaking about loving our Creator it seems to be something like a supererogatory topic. It's extra cherry on the cake. It's ideal to love Allah. Wouldn't it be nice to love Allah? No, hold on pause a minute.

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We're not talking about an ideal.

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We're not talking about something which would be good to have. We're talking about a religious obligation. And that is because Allah Allah Allah God Allah who said people in Canada say to the people if your parents what happened? Oh come on your children.

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Why why no come on your siblings

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What if one will come pull in Canada oh come webinar. Why no coma as well as you come and your spouse's why she ought to come and your extended family while I'm while only a quarter of two Moo ha and money that you earn? What Ijarah don't talk Shona Casa and trade that you fear will fail. What necec You know thought about NYCHA and homes that you love. I had the elago mean Allah He was truly he was he had invisibIe Lea if all of these things listed are more beloved to you than Allah and His messenger and Jihad struggle.

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in his path, then what is the outcome that our boss who had Daya T Allah who will be Amity heathen, wait until Allah executes his command?

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That's a threat.

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So we're talking about an Imani obligation to love Allah above everyone and everything else. So we are very much invested in learning how to attain it.

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What are the signs that a Muslim truly loves Elijah legendado.

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Since we're talking about a very lofty station,

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it's very easy to make the claim that we possess it.

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So

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I don't think you've ever come across a Muslim who says I don't love Allah.

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Everyone claims that they have love. But since we're talking about an obligation, and since we're talking about high part of the religion, we have to test these claims against a series of criteria, and I will share with you perhaps 10 of them.

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Now, what you will notice, inshallah is that these 10 signs of love, they are not unfamiliar to you.

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They are things that you can relate to,

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because you have felt it when you have loved someone or something, whether it's a spouse, a child, a parent, a job,

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you will notice you're familiar with all of them, you can relate to them, but we're simply going to superimpose them onto our Lord subhanho wa taala. So number one, remember, you are measuring yourself against these signs.

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Sign number one,

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to endure

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hardship

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with the beloved.

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You're willing to put up with a lot

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when you're going through hardship with a beloved,

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if you're constantly willing to throw in the towel, with the person you claim to love, then it's not really true that you love that person.

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If you're in a job and you're constantly saying, I think I want to quit, I think I'm gonna walk away I think I'm gonna apply for something else. It means you don't love the job, you're not willing to go through hardship. If you're in a relationship, you're in marriage and you're constantly saying you're gonna get divorced, we're going to divorce I don't think we're going to work work out together, it means you're not willing to endure hardship. That's not a sign of true love.

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And similarly, a believer who claims Love of Allah, Allah Jalla Jalla, who will go through whatever hardship he is putting because he loves his Lord.

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And that's why Allah He praised the prophets who loved him the most by saying, as he said about a Yoda, in our journey now who Sabirah we found impatient. Now, Muhammad, what an excellent servant he was, in our lab, he was always returning to us

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willing to go through hardship. Look at one of the poets what he said, speaking about his lover,

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Abdullah him to domainer he said, he said let in

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Sir Anthony O'Neill teeny, be myself. Locket, say hi to me how to be Maliki.

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He said, although it pains me that you're causing me harm, but I am happy to know that I crossed your mind a jeep. So she's causing him harm. And he knows that. And he said, but I love you so much. I'm okay because it's comforting to know that at least I crossed your mind.

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So if this is the type of patients that people show, through the hardship that other humans show them when they are in love, what type of patients should a Muslim show to Allah subhanho wa taala, whom when he puts you through hardship, it is only for your growth and for your betterment and for your forgiveness and your raising of your rank in Jannah, Allahu Akbar.

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Patients through hardship with the beloved. So when your finances plummet when your health takes a U turn when something doesn't go your way, don't just throw in the towel and say I don't think this religion is for me. I think God hates me so hello as I'm walking, I'm calling quits now.

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That's not a sign of true love.

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Sign number two is that you belittle your efforts, when pursuing the beloved, isn't that what we do? When you are in love with someone you will never feel that you have given that person their do whatever you buy, how much you wherever you spend, however much you may sacrifice, you always feel that you haven't given them what they deserve. That is a sign of true love. And similarly, a Muslim who is true to his claims of love to Allah subhanaw taala never feels that he has given his Lord what he deserves and he cannot do that.

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And that is why I want to be subtle. Allahu Allah. He was only when he would finish it Salah what would he say? What's the first thing he would say Dear Brothers?

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Stanfield, Allah Allah forgive me, Allah pardon me as if he just walked away from a sin

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That is someone who loves Allah.

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You feel that you are always falling short towards him.

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Sign number three

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is that you will never prefer anything over the beloved.

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You are full, even though you may be hungry. That is if you know that the person you love has eaten

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and you feel safe, although you may be at the heart of a conflict jump that is if you know that the one you love is safe and out of harm's way.

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As long as they are well you are well you put them before yourself. That is a sign of true love. And similarly one who truly loves Allah Jalla Jalla Allah who will honestly put nothing before him

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and that's why Allah agenda Jaya who praised the believers inshallah like yourselves he said when Lavina among wash had to help vanilla and those who believe they are more intense in the love of Allah Subhanallah

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Abdullah he, you know, he showed me he said once, all marble hubbub was holding the hands of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a gathering.

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This is Al Bukhari and Omar he said to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one lady in FCW. Ready hear ya rasool Allah Hina Anta Habu in the Yemen coalition in inland FC, or messenger of Allah, I swear I love you more than everything else.

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More than everything except myself. Look how honest they were. except myself. No, I love that more.

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He said to him now well that the UFC bat he had the Hakuna I had the La kemin fcwc He said no, I swear by the one who possesses myself until I become more beloved to you than even yourself.

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So other than said instantly for Inner

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Harbor Illa Yameen FC rasool Allah or messenger of Allah you are even more beloved to me than my own self. He said in the hula. It is now Omar meaning now your Eman has become complete.

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So one who is true to his claim that of love honestly puts Allah gender jello before everyone everything else. You test that when you're behind your TV when you're behind your PC screen when you're alone, and you get that DM and when you get that carnal rage and your desires are

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riveting through your body. Who do you put fast? Who do you put that when the Haram business transaction opportunity comes your way Who do you put fires, that's how to test if you truly put Allah above everything else. That's sign number one.

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Sign number one for brothers who are writing this is sign number three. As for sign number four.

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One who is in love,

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craves those moments of privacy with their beloved, come on, especially those brothers who are newlywed, you know that there's nothing more appoint annoying then someone knocking on the door

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or an appointment that you'd forgotten about. Or your phone that you forgot to put on flight mode. You know you are in love, nothing is dear to you then being alone with the beloved. And it can be annoying. Sometimes you go to the park, they disappear. You go to a shopping mall, they disappear. So they just need some time together. That is a sign of love. We can relate to that. And similarly, no exception. Should the believer be towards his Lord if He claims to love him. You crave those moments of privacy with him gender Gerardo, to be alone. You don't run away from it.

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Like those people who every time they are alone, they can't hack it. They need to be on social media. They need stimulation from a third party source. They don't like being alone.

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They dragged their feet to Salah they just did not make it in two and a half minutes and then back to their social sphere. They need people they need TV, they need social media. They don't know how to be alone anymore and praise Allah pray to Him and find comfort in him.

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You don't like being alone with Elijah legendado then how can our claims of love be complete?

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And that is why their beloved son Allahu alayhi wa sallam said Habiba illenium In dunya como Tribhuwan Nisa

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I have been

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women and perfume has been made beloved to me. He said.

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Women and perfume he said, has been made dear to me. Then he said, What do I look forward to if you sauna but the comfort of my eyes has been placed in Salah.

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That's where my true happiness is found.

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Yes, women and perfume. These are the two uppermost things that he loved Ali, he stood out to us and I'm from dunya he said but what gives me true comfort you

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Imagine claim he said color to lie in the comfort of the eye that he described the prayer with that is a level level higher than love.

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It makes sense. Because you may love something but you don't find comfort in it. That's obvious, right?

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It could be a quite a strange, toxic relationship where they just can't walk away from each other. They're always fighting. They're always jealous. They're always bickering. But but there is love. It's love that causes pain, no comfort.

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And look at the musicians and the singers today how they, Leona Lewis, you keep bleeding your love. Doesn't sound like fun. Sounds like an injury.

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Right?

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Pain is love and love is pain. There's another one said,

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Right? Even Okay, and he said, the coolness of the eye is higher than love. Why? Because it's something that you love, and you find comfort in it. It can't harm you. It's pure serenity, pure relief, pure medicine, pure comfort. He said, that is where

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salah is in my life, karate line.

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So do you love those private moments with Allah, you test yourself? How do you feel when you hear the karma? Or when you find yourself alone? Is it an opportunity to sin? Or is it an opportunity to be alone? To glorify Your Lord where you feel as if the world has just stopped orbiting about its own axis and time has paused as you bow and prostrating, you speak to your Creator into ah, do you feel the urge to finish it quickly? Or do you feel that it's an endless conversation? Because you love being in privacy with the beloved, that sign number? What

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is it number four? Sign number five.

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One who is in love,

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loves the speech of the beloved.

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You love to hear their words. They're always citing what they said. He said this. And they said that you're always quoting them. And the hola when you hear their voice. It's as if your heart begins to flutter it's about to escape the cage of your chest. Right? We relate to this. And similarly if your claim of love to Allah is true, you will love his Kalam his speech and what is his speech?

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What is the speech of Allah Jalla did

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the Quran is part of the kalam of Allah Jinnah, Janeiro.

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And that is why I believe you must have heard the companion he said that whoever wants to know if he truly loves Allah, then let him present himself to the Quran. If he loves the Quran, then he loves Allah.

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So you're at the surgery, you're waiting for your surname to be called out that surname that they can never pronounce. Right. And then you take out your phone and you begin to recite a page or two. Because you love his Qalam you love his speech? Come on, guys, you know how it's right when you when you get that message from? Yeah, and it's a communication in the Haram May Allah protect this, we hope it's a communication in the halal and you go through the same message again and again and again. You've read it like 20,000 times. Why?

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Because you love the speech of the Beloved, may Allah protect us from the prohibited? Why should that be any different to the book of Allah? Present yourself to the Quran? What's your relationship like with the book of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, that sign number one, brothers. Number five, Sign number six, those who are in love,

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they are always remembering

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their beloved to who's talking about

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frequent remembrance.

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And that's why the Arabs they say Al Mohammed, boom if no one who's in love is exposed, because you're always talking about them, you can't hide it. So until you like you've been talking about this person so much, is there something we need to know?

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Always talking about someone or something, it's an indication that you love. That's why the Scholars they say, by the community now he said,

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Allah to the habido decree, the sign of love is frequent remembrance of something that in their mind 100 che and Quranic decree because when a person loves something, he speaks about it a lot.

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And that is why Subhan Allah, Allah Jin legendado, who has obligated us to remember him in the most difficult circumstances. When you are at war, bonds being detonated, bullets being fired, people are falling right left right and center and at the heart of that conflict zone, you are expected to remember him why because you love him.

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Allah said Yeah, are you Halina either Allah ketone via oh you believe when you meet a party meaning in war, but boo to be firm was kulula Cathy Iran and remember Allah a lot

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a lot that Allah come to your home so that you succeed.

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And we're familiar with that one of the J. Healy poets on top

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Hi, I'm Lucia Dalia she a player

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who was his lover,

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or Abdullah. He said

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in a couple of poetry speaking about habla it's a famous love story in the Arab tradition.

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And he never married her. It was his cousin, his first cousin, but he was infatuated by her. And he said to her in his copies of poetry Welaka, Dakar Tokiwa Rima hanawa, HiLine, what do you do in Hindi, Dr. Roman Domi forwarded to tequila so you feel it and now Halima Atka. Ricky 30, kill whatever see me memorize that and use that for your wife's brothers. He said, I remembered you when allowances were drinking from my blood, that Spears I remembered you in the middle of war when I was in combat, and the spears were drinking from my blood.

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And when the white Indian swords were dripping from my blood, and then he said, I wanted to kiss the swords, because they shone and when it shone, it reminded me of the beauty of Your smiling mouth.

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I forgot to say at the beginning of the lecture, we are going to rate this electro SPD.

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So if your parents aren't with you, you will have to raise a complaint to shakable Bashir

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so he is remembering her during war.

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And that's how the believer is with Allah if he claims to love him while we speaking about him. You don't just wait for a lecture. You don't wait to be spoken to about Allah. It just comes up because that's what lovers do. You can't hide it. It just comes up naturally. It's automatic. Yeah, Allah said this. La ilaha illa Allah Subhana Allah Allahumma salli wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad, he's coming up in your topic. But if you allow a whole gathering whole Mejlis to go by, and his name is not mentioned,

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our love of Allah has to be called into question. That sign number what Mashallah.

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Sign number six, Sign number seven, is that you have a sense of a high Euro, how do we translate the Euro brothers,

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protective jealousy over the limits of the Beloved, you don't like it when the limits of the one you love is are crossed? You don't.

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Because the reality of love is such that your ambitions have merged with the ambitions of Your Beloved.

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And your goals and inclinations in life have disappeared and been replaced with their goals and inclinations. So when you feel that their preferences are not met, their preferences or laughed at their limits, or crossed, you get upset? No, she doesn't like that. I don't want to do that. She wouldn't like that.

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And why are you saying that? That doesn't please him. He wouldn't like that. Don't do don't say that, in their presence or absence.

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And similarly, if our love of Allah is true, we get upset when his limits are crossed.

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We have a sense of regular protective jealousy to see people disobeying Allah agenda. As they inhale his air and eat from his resources and use his limbs. These are from Allah alone, and walk under his ceiling and walk above his

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they get upset, no, that's haram you shouldn't be doing that. In their merciful and gentle way they are enjoying what is good, and they forbid what is evil. And where is that emanating from?

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Brothers? Where is this emanating from? From?

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From from love, from love because you have protective jealousy over the limits of the one you love.

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And that's why Muslim the rates that I Isha said

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one I kneel I mean who share you own up to 539 in Sahibi he Illa and Yun Dakka Shaban min Mehari Mila he taki Melilla he has the budget. She said never did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam avenge himself when he was harmed he never avenged himself. It was only when he saw the limits of Allah minion cross that he wanted to avenge for the sake of Allah. You don't allow the limits of Allah to be crossed minimal, you will walk out of that gathering don't sit with the people who are wasting their time in Hara.

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That is sign number one brothers.

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Seven. Sign number eight, you are so upset if you are in love, when you miss out on the opportunity to draw closer to the Beloved. So

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maybe it's an occasion that you forgot.

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Maybe it's an opportunity, whatever it may be. And you really find ways to compensate that's because you are in love. Ya Allah. I missed out on this opportunity and I could have drawn closer to him or to her or to them.

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And likewise is the believer who

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claims to love Allah Jalla Jalla He is upset when he or she misses out on an opportunity to grow closer to Allah. And that is why when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam if he would miss on his night prayer because of illness, or because of travel, or any other reason, how many raka would he do by day,

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he would do 1212 record to compensate as if to say, I am sorry that I missed out on this opportunity. I'll make your Abidin. That's a person who is true. So you miss out on your daily portion of Quran you make it up on your charity, you make it up. You didn't fast your Monday or Thursday or whatever good habit you may be in you find a way to compensate because you are in love.

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Number nine,

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those who are truly in love, they are desperate to meet. Imagine if it was only communication by phone or by message. Right there comes a point where there needs to be a meeting. It's a craving, it's a yearning.

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And similarly, those who are true in their claims of love to Allah Jalla Jalla who they are desperate to meet him

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and that is why Allah has reassured those believers who feel this and he said to them, mankind they are truly Allah here in general hola hola. Whoever

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wishes to meet Allah. Then rest assured, the meeting of Allah is coming. Nida. Malika Allah He had Allah who the woman carry her the car, Allah hickory, Allahu wa. Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah would love to meet him. And whoever needs to meet Allah, Allah will hate to meet him. Sign number 10. And I will leave you with this for this section. And that is a sign

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which is perhaps one of the most important

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to practically prove your love to the beloved.

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I work with the Islamic Council of Europe as some of you know. And how many times have I seen husband and wife sat side by side and she's filing a application to separate from her husband and he's weeping. He's on his knees, Honey, don't leave me please. I love you. She says what you love me. You had 15 years 20 years to prove to me that you love me. All I got was this lip service. No, I'm done with you. You did this. And you did that. But I love you. She said you never proved that. And actions speak louder than words. Why should Allah accept any less?

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We love you era prove it.

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And that's why Allah Jalla Jalla who said in a key idea here, which is what

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called Incoterm to Hambone Allah with the peony, your Habibi como la jolla.

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Say to the People if you truly love Allah, then follow the Prophet sallallahu that's if you truly love Allah follow the Prophet. He will love you back and he will forgive your sins. These are 10 signs to look out for.

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Now you may say to me, Okay, I've heard those 10 signs, I am worried that it seems that my love of Allah is a work in progress. I know I do love him, but it's not where I need it to be. And those 10 signs have shown me that they have I have a lot of work to do. What can I do to foster my love of Allah Jalaja Lu and intensify

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love usually has two main causes. If they are found ideally both of them then the circle of love and attachment is complete. The one is the first is Jamal beauty. And the second is eg Mal, meaning good treatment favors services kindness dutifulness German beauty we naturally have an affinity to that which is appealing to the eye something that looks good whether it's a human being or whether it's seen scape you love it, just by virtue of its word of its beauty.

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And is there anything more beautiful than hola gender gelato?

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Only when you remember in Allah Hi Jamil as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah is beautiful.

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When you remember that Prophet, Yusuf Alayhi Salatu was Salam who was given half of what was given half of all beauty, causing women to forget the pain of the incisions that they were causing into the arms when cutting with knives because of the beauty that they saw of this human being. And you remember that that is just one of the many creat creations of Allah Jalla Jalla Lu, what then of the Creator, and the beauty of the baker himself gently.

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Imagine the happiness and the ecstasy and the joy when the veil is finally removed between those Muslims who had been worshipping Allah for 7080 years in the unseen and now finally they cast their eyes on the face of the Divine, of the majestic beauty and a glance that causes them to forget every other luxury and joy injector or beauty that you may experience and sense in the life of

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This world is but a branch of Allah, the source of all beauty. So we love people because of their beauty, he is the source of all beauty should he not be loved? We said we love people for what what was number two?

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Is man good treatment. Sometimes you say, I have no reason to love this person other than the kind treatment that they've shown me.

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I can't help it. This person has given me and given and given and asked about me and overwhelmed me with kindness such that I find no choice but to love them. What is more overwhelming is when you remember that all kind treatment is sourced back from Allah subhanho wa Taala the care that has come to you through mother and father or siblings or employer or whoever they may be. These are just different players in your life whom Allah has facilitated, to bring you goodness.

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Is there any good treatment in your life that you have experienced that cannot be attributed back to Allah?

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He said LM Tara, don't you see?

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I am thorough. And Allah has a Corolla Khun Murphy similarity when I think Don't you see how Allah has made subservient for you everything in the heavens and yeah.

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Well, US Baba, Allah, you call me Allahu Allah, he and I don't know about Lena. And he has lavished his fevers upon you, both the favors that you see and the ones that you don't

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think about the bread that you take from your, from the shelf of your grocery,

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any risk provision that you take, you're only involved in a short middle phase,

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all of the phases before it, and all of the phases after it, you have no involvement in it, that's all from him. The source of all good treatment, allow me to explain this.

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You go to Sainsbury's, you pick up a loaf of bread and you eat it?

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What have you done for that bread?

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To allow it to enter your system? Look at the faces before it. Were you the one who caused the rain to come down from the heavens? Were you the one who inspired those drops of rain to seep into the soil? Were you the one who planted the saw the seeds for that bread? Were you the one who caused the wheat to grow? Were you the harvester of that wheat? Were you the one who grinded the

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seeds?

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Were you the one who mix the ingredients together? Were you the one who needed the bread? The dough? Were you the one who baked it? Were you the one who sent it to the

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suppliers? Were you the one who who packaged it, you didn't do any of that.

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You just ate it. And then look at the faces after it.

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Were you the one who inspired the food to fall from your throat through to your esophagus and all the way down to your stomach. And were you the one who inspired your epiglottis to flap shut such that the food doesn't go down your trachea and cause you to suffocate. You didn't do any of that. Were you the one who inspired the digestive juices, the enzymes to be released from your stomach to break down the food. Were you the one who inspired the pancreas and the gallbladder and the and the liver to all work harmoniously to help digest the food we didn't do any of that.

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Were you the one who then inspired the food to move in the form of molecules from your stomach into your bloodstream and then from your bloodstream to a proportional distribution, some of it to your hair and some of it to the white of your eye and some of it to your tendons and some of it to your nails and some of it to your knees and some of it to your sweat glands and some of it to your skin and who did that all you did was a short middle face which is to pick up the brand.

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How kindness Allah been to you Dear brothers and sisters.

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What each man good treatment is there that cannot be sourced back to him subhanaw taala then look at the oxygen that you are inhaling right now.

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It's about a pound a liter

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hospitals pay to supply their patients with oxygen.

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a pound a litre you are inhaling 11,000 liters of air a day.

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And 550 liters of which is pure oxygen. So do the mathematics if each liter is a pound and you're inhaling 550 of them each day

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to get the bill for just one day's worth of oxygen. How much have you been inhaling? Then multiply that food throughout the course of your life? Then multiply that by the human population which is our president 7.9 billion human beings. Imagine if we were the ones who needed to take care of that bill? No, Allah has taken care of that bill you inhale air free of charge. Just be a good Muslim. Just love the Creator.

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Then look into the water that we drink.

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h2o, two molecules of hydrogen, one molecule of oxygen

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Subhan Allah, the kindness of Allah is found in that cup of water. One of those molecules is a oxidizer, meaning it's a chemical that requires that helps fuel burn, and the other one is highly flammable. In other words, if they want you to do what they are predisposition predisposition to do one

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lighting of a candle would cause a worldwide in final but no these molecules they come together, and it brings you water that used to quench thirst and to put out fire.

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Is he not deserving of tanks and love

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the look then into your mirror reflection, your anatomy, your brain is made up of 100 billion neurons.

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And each one of those neurons has 1000 connections, causing bringing about around a trillion connections in the brain who did that and for whom and for what cause.

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And these neurons, they form these connections in order to increase our ability to

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memorize things, our storage capacity.

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And the brain apparently can store somewhere around 2.5 petabytes worth of data. A petabyte is a billion gigabytes. 2.5 billion gigabytes worth of data is what your brain can store. I mean, to get an idea of what that means, if your brain was to work like a digital video recorder,

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you would need

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around 300 million worth of 300 million hours worth of TV to use up that storage.

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So if your brain was on record continuously, that's 300 years worth of non stop recording to use up the memory in your brain is he not worthy of love. So behind on what you have, he's given you know, less than 600 muscles in your body, each one of those muscles has an average of 10 million muscle fibers to make your movement easy. And then to regulate your body temperature. He hasn't given you one or two polls, he has given you two to 5 million sweat secreting glands.

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And then you look into your kidneys. Kidney weighs 150 grams. That's the average weight of a mobile phone 150 grams.

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It doesn't do much. It only filters 1800 liters of blood every single hour of your life.

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And each one of those kidneys is home to a million filtering systems. They call them nephrons. You want to know the name of this kidney the blessing of this kidney look at those young and old who are the direct dialysis unit connected to this huge 150 kilograms, not 150 grams 150 kilograms conky machines spending 12 hours a week to purify their blood from your right. And that's what you do in 20 seconds. They call it I'm going for a drink sorry to use that expression. That is that quick.

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20 seconds, they need 12 hours a week. Allah is He not deserving of DAGs and love and adoration.

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And then your blood. They say that per cubic millimeter of blood per cubic millimeter, there is an average of 5 million red blood cells there.

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In other words, if you wanted to connect all of the red blood cells in a carpet fashion of one human body, you can cover this surface of the Earth six to seven times over.

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Who did all of that? That is alive and legit.

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And that is so that he may be thanked, and glorified and loved. All each mile good treatment is sourced from him. subhanho wa Taala

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then look at the way he documents good deeds. And since

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you haven't hit the age of puberty, don't worry, your sins will not be documented with me.

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And then what about the good deeds we have done before the age of puberty? Don't worry, those will be upheld. Kareem generous, the careful the non Muslim who becomes a Muslim, all of his sins are erased. What about the good deeds he did when he was still non Muslim, they will be upheld.

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What about those sins we commit because of forgetfulness? Or because of ignorance or because of compulsion? None of them are written down.

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What about the good deeds you do as a Muslim multiplied by 10 minimum to 700 to many more folds. Is this not allowed to be obsessed over unloved?

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So we said that there are two fundamental things that bring about love. Jamal beauty is one of them. We've just agreed that all beauty is sourced from Allah

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and you have each man a good treatment and every good treatment in your life comes from Allah Jana Jana so he is He is worthy of Allah. But I tell you this, these are not the only two reasons we love Allah we

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Have Allah unconditionally.

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Meaning if you didn't know about his beauty

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and you felt that you had received no good treatment from him,

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he still deserves to be loved because of who he is, you have validity

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and no one, not even the prophets are loved for who they inherently are.

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Except Allah gender Gerardo. So we love him because of his unbreakable might, because of his unrivaled mercy, because of his unparalleled wealth, because of his limitless greatness, we love Him because of who he is, even though you may have not experienced any of that and that cannot happen. Our love for Allah therefore is unconditional. Wow, are you happy to do that?

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When is the time for Yvan 754 by Paula. So we will conclude in one more minute then and I will tell you this brothers and sisters.

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This is a key point to conclude this session and that is

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nobody can turn to another Muslim who is sinning and say you don't love Allah.

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That is unfair.

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As Allah sunnah we believe that we love Allah Almighty with our sins. And the only one who we can say has no love of Allah is either the character or the monastic, the hypocrite.

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But there may be a Muslim who commit sins, and that's every one of us. And some of us committing major sins, and there is still the love of Allah Almighty.

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The apostle of love, the foundation of love is there. But what is missing perhaps with the sinner is the completion of love. And that is why when a man came to the Prophet salallahu salah, and he had drank alcohol again, that's a major sin. And they were about to punish him for that. And one of the companions, he said,

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Lana, Allahu Allah, may Allah curse you. How often will you drink alcohol? How often do you drink alcohol? What did the prophets Eliza him saying?

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He said that and I will. Don't curse him. For now I'll him to who in the handling or he will never swear he don't curse him because I know that he loves Allah and His messenger. That's where there's alcohol. He loves Allah and His messenger. So sins even the major ones they don't negate the hustle they found the presence of Love it's their what do they negate our Shabaab? Or what do they negate the perfect perfection of this is what we are aspiring towards. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to perfect our love for Him. Well, son alone and Amina Muhammad will have to rely on me