Ten Means of Achieving the Love of Allah
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The love of Allah is something that every Muslim strives to attain, it is the station that the pious would compete against one another to reach. It’s easy for one to claim that he loves Allah, but how many can claim that Allah loves them?
Jumuʿah Khutbah delivered at Abu Huraira Center in Toronto. Date: February 12, 2010.
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My dear brothers and sisters
the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala
is something that every Muslim tries to achieve.
It is that thing which differentiates between the various ranks the different ranks of Muslims
and so everyone can claim that they love Allah subhanho wa Taala because we don't know what's in the hearts of the people.
But how many people can claim that Allah subhanahu wa tada loves them.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us
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that when Allah subhanho wa Taala loves a certain person.
He calls on gibreel Allah His salon
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he calls on gibreel and tells him
that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves so and so. So love him.
And then gibreel alayhis salam for unity gibreel fi listener.
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And so in turn gibreel alayhis salam
calls on the inhabitants of the heavens, the angels
and announces that Allah subhanho wa Taala has loved so and so. So love him
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and so in turn the angels the inhabitants of the heavens
love that person just as gibreel Ali Salaam loved him and just as Allah subhanahu wa tada love that person. And then after all of that,
he is granted acceptance amongst the inhabitants of earth.
And so my dear brothers and sisters, the love of Allah subhanahu wa tada
is the goal that every Muslim tries to achieve, to move beyond the rank of just simply loving Allah subhanho wa Taala to the rank of those who are loss of Hannah who attalla intern loves
my dear brothers and sisters Ibrahim Rahim Allah
He mentioned 10 points, or 10 ways 10 means
that one can achieve or help himself to achieve the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so in sha Allah today we're going to go through these 10 points as we these 10 means
that a blocker you mentioned,
so that we could implement these 10 points and 10 means in our lives.
The first point he mentioned
that one can achieve and acquire the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala
is through recitation of the Quran.
recitation of the Quran with contemplation
and understanding of its meanings.
And so simply not just reciting the Quran, the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala with taking time out of our lives
to reflect over the meanings of what we're reciting since the majority of us don't understand the Arabic language
And even those who do understand the Arabic language, the Quran is very eloquent that even the Arabs it was far more eloquent for them. And so even those who understand the Arabic language, we have to take time and recite the Quran pondering over its meanings.
Picking up it's Tafseer
reading the meaning of these if these verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa tada says, If Allah it's a brunette or an oil, okay and I mean de la isla de st laugh and kathira
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Do they not ponder over the Quran?
Do they not reflect over the meanings of the Quran? Had it been from other than Allah subhanho wa Taala you would have found in it many contradictions.
And so Allah subhana wa Taala is telling us that this Qur'an is not something which any human being created, it is not the words of a human being.
If we were to reflect and ponder over the Quran,
we would come to that realization.
Rather it is the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala a far more superior being.
And so there are several ways
and steps that we can take
towards contemplating and reflecting over the Quran and the meanings of the verses of the Quran. The first of these is that when we recite we must have a floss
sincere intention when we recite that we're not reciting for any other purpose
but to gain reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala
and with the intention that this Quran will guide us out,
will guide us out from the evils of this dunya and guide us to the light of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. The second of these means and steps that we can take
towards reflecting over the Quran
is by one of us Hannah, who Allah commanded us in the Quran with when he said what either way either correct for Anna first Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim. That when we recite the Quran before we recite the Quran,
we should seek refuge in Allah from shaitan so that he does not divert our attention. And so that we could read the Quran pondering over its meanings, reflecting over what Allah subhanho wa Taala said, without getting distracted from shikon.
The third means that we can take
towards reflecting over the core answer is
that when we recite the Quran,
remember that these are the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And they are not the words of any human being, have none of the creation. And so that should inculcate in our hearts the fear of a loss of Hannah Hua to Hana. And so we must recite the Quran with fear in our hearts.
over what we are reciting,
also from amongst the means
is to recite the Quran with 13 as Allah subhanho wa Taala said, what a theory or an authority law, the meaning of 13 is to recite the Quran
in a slow melody stone, not quickly rushing over it, but slowly pondering over its meanings reflecting over what Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us.
And from amongst the means of reflecting and pondering over the Quran
is that when we come across the verses
that mentioned the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala we should stop, pause and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to shower his bounties and his blessings upon us. And when we pass by verses that deal with the punishment of Allah subhana wa tada we stop and pause ourselves
and seek refuge in Allah subhana wa tada from his punishment.
The second way that Rahim Allah mentioned
the second means for us to achieve and acquire the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said, getting close to Allah subhanho wa Taala through acts of an orphan.
The extra actions that we perform after the obligations
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us in a hug he could see, in which Allah subhana wa Taala tells us well that Aqaba la be shy in habla, la minister of to Allah,
that the slave the servant does not come close to me.
He does not come close to me with anything more beloved to me,
except that which I have, I have made up an obligation upon him.
The for all the obligations, praying five times a day, things occur, fasting the month of Ramadan.
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then after that,
the slave he does not get closer to me.
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until what I have, when I have loved him,
I act as he is hearing
his ears with which he ears hears
and his eyes with which he sees
and his hand which he strikes with. And his feet which he walks with. Meaning that Allah subhanahu wa tada is with this slave of his protecting him.
He is with him in his knowledge, not with him physically,
but with him with his knowledge,
acting as a guide for him.
And then he said, What in seralini?
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and then if he was to ask me for anything I would give him
and if he was to seek refuge in me from anything out, provide him with reference. And so this is the reward of those who don't just do the obligations, that which Allah Subhana Allah made wajib upon us, but rather he moves on after that, performing those extra actions in which there is great reward.
The third means that it will take him Rahim Allah mentioned
is remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala at all timelines,
with one's heart and one's tongue
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the various types of remembrances
that we have been taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with our tongues
and remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times.
With our hearts fearing him subhana wa Taala hoping for his reward.
And so lots of Hannah huhtala has mentioned
to us in the Quran.
the obligation of remembering him and constantly remembering him subhana wa tada with our tongues and our hearts first Cooney as guru calm, which guru Li will attic fool Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Remember me, and I will remember you by guarding him by protecting you.
And so one of the companions, he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and he said to him, complaining that the obligations of Islam have become too much on us.
Is there anything that we can do
that will make all of these obligations equal? something small that we can do?
That will take place of all of these obligations. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, lie as Elisa, Nicaraguan
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with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so we must constantly be remembering Allah subhana wa tada
asking for his forgiveness, asking for his bounties. Always keeping our tongue moving with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the fourth point Diablo Canyon Rahim Allah He mentions, he said giving precedence
to that which Allah loves.
Which are enough's loves, in other words, giving precedence
to that which Allah loves, over our desires, our whims and our desires, our how
Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned to us in the Quran.
The fate of those who follow their desires and the fate of those
who prevent themselves from following their desires Allah subhanho wa Taala says for a moment
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that the one who transgresses all down
and follows his desires, preferring this life over the hereafter. Such a person, his abode, his final destination will be what will be the hellfire. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says what a madman hoffa McCollum out of be one 100 enough sagen However, in
the as for the one who fears the standing before His Lordship, Hannah what to Hannah,
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and this person also prevents himself from following his desires, then for such his abode will be
the everlasting paradise agenda.
And so it will advance Rahim Ravi, Allahu Allahu Allah. He said concerning this verse, that it refers
to a man who thinks about committing a certain sin.
And then he remembers and imagines himself standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala, on the day of judgment.
And so as a result of that, he prevents himself
from following his desire and committing that sin.
The next point I look at him, Rahim Allah He mentioned.
And this is the fifth point that he mentions, he said, examining and observing the names and attributes of the loss of Hannah with the island.
And so the one who remembers and thinks and ponder is over the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which are countless,
such a person who will get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala, because he does not worship His Lord based on ignorance.
Rather, he worship is he worships Allah subhanho wa Taala, based on knowledge of who he is worshiping. And so when he thinks of Iran and the Most Merciful,
he knows that the Most Merciful is the one who showered His mercy upon everyone,
irrespective of whether he is a believer or a disbeliever. And then this name of Allah subhanho wa Taala, autowatch. Man, the Most Merciful
is specifically for the believers
in the hereafter.
And when he thinks of alcoholic, the creator,
he knows that his Lord is He who brings everything into existence after it never existed. And what he thinks and ponder is over analyzes the diff, the defender, and the defeater
who nobody else can defeat. He knows he is worshipping a Lord, who is all powerful that can never be defeated.
And so on. hassanal waspi Rahim Allah He said,
that whoever is aware of and has knowledge of his Lord,
then such a person, his Lord will in turn love you.
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The bounties of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, the blessings of Allah Subhana, who Allah upon us. And so in Surah Ibrahim
Allah subhanahu wa sallam mentions to us
a list of blessings and bounties that he has bestowed upon us upon mankind.
He mentions the creation of the heavens and the earth,
and mentions how he says down rain from the sky, to produce fruits and vegetables for us to eat.
And he mentions how he makes our ships to seal in the oceans
and how he made the sun and the moon to be of service to us. And then after mentioning all of these bounties and blessings, Allah subhanho wa Taala concludes he says what are talkin mean couldn't Lima Sol to move what intero do Bois de la sua in Santa Laval lumen kuffaar.
He concludes by saying
that he has given to all of this, everything that you have asked him for he has given to you and if you were to count the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you will never be able to enumerate them.
the human being
denies these blessings
and he is very unjust.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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the Allah subhanho wa Taala It is he
who brought you into existence and made for you ears with which you hear and eyes with which you hear and made for you hearts.
However very few of you are thankful.
And so we must ponder over the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then colossal Hanna who Allah for what he has given to us. How do we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala
by performing that which he has ordered us to do, and seeing away from everything, that he has forbidden us from the seventh point that endocardium Rahim Allah He mentions.
He said inculcating crucial
the humility and the humbleness in our hearts.
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the believers have succeeded.
Who are the believers who have succeeded Allah subhanho wa Taala says
those who have humility sure in their hearts when when they pray.
And so Mujahid said regarding this verse, that the harsher room, those who humble themselves before Allah subhanho wa Taala they are the real believers. Because that's what Allah subhana wa tada says, In this verse, And so how do we become real believers?
When we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala in our prayers,
we have to leave behind this dunya
forget about everything else.
And worship Allah subhana wa tada
by having sincerity in our hearts
and leaving everything else behind us. The eighth point that brought him home while he mentioned
he said secluding oneself
in the middle of the night when Allah subhanho wa Taala descends to the lower heaven.
And this is taken from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
where he said he en de la buena Baraka was Allah, Allah Allah in Isla Santa dunia
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Who is it
that will call upon me so that I can answer his call? Who is it
Who will ask me so I will give Him and who is it who will seek my forgiveness so that I could forgive his sin.
And so because this is one of the one of the most difficult things upon us, getting up in the middle of the night, forsaking our sleep
because of that Allah subhanho wa Taala has raised the status of those who perform this special act. And so in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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the doors of goodness is praying in the middle of the night. And then the prophets of Allah will seldom recited the verse that the Jaffa julu manual Mahajan
that the righteous ones,
they forsake their beds and turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
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in fear and in hope of his reward,
the ninth point that you mentioned is
from amongst the means,
that will help us to acquire and achieve the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala he says,
accompanying the righteous
and taking from their good words, and only speaking when one thinks that in his speech will be benefited.
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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Allah subhana wa tada says,
that my love has become binding
upon those who love one another,
from amongst the believers,
and my love
has become binding upon those who visit one another from amongst the believers.
And my love has become binding upon those
who sit down with one another from amongst the believers.
And so accompanying the righteous ones,
is a means that will help us towards achieving the love of Allah Subhana Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Mr guerra de
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So be careful who you take as your companion.
And so if your companion is somebody righteous, who will remind you of Allah subhanho wa Taala your duty to him,
he will remind you of the Hereafter,
then that is the best companion that you can have. However, if your companion is somebody who distracts you from Allah subhana wa tada
and prevents you from following the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala then that is the worst of companions.
And so after that, you mentioned that we must take from the good speech of our companions of these righteous companions. And we must only speak
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that a person will speak one word, just one word.
He doesn't care what what he's saying.
He's not careful of what he says.
He's not sure of what he's saying. He could have said anything. He could have said
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that such a word, one word, just one word
will make that person to be thrown in hell,
a distance that is further between the East and the West.
And so we have to be careful of our tongues and what we say.
The final point that abraca you mentioned is the 10th point that he mentioned is that will help us to achieve and instigate the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala
is perhaps the most important point that he mentioned this.
He says refraining, staying away from every single thing that comes between the heart of a person and Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
So, Allah Subhana Allah says, In the Quran
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to show the importance of a clean heart,
a heart that is approaching Allah subhanho wa Taala, fleeing away from the dernier Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that on the day when nothing will benefit a person
on the Day of Judgment,
nothing will benefit a person,
not his wealth, nor his children.
The only thing that will benefit him
is the one who comes with a clean heart.
And this is why I was this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam always used to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala whereas Luca COVID salema that
I asked you for a clean, pure heart,
a heart that is not attached to the dunya
rather a heart
that is fleeing to Allah subhanahu wa tada
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One of the self said that the clean heart
is the heart that knows Allah subhana wa tada
that he knows that Allah subhanho wa Taala is real. And that the hour, the day of judgment is going to pass without a doubt.
And that Allah subhanho wa Taala will resurrect every single inhabitant of the earth, those who are in the greatness.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned to us.
He said, What in the field just said the model, that very early in the human being
in the body, there is one piece of flesh.
There is one piece of meat in the body, either solid, or solid. I'll just add to
that if this one piece of flesh
was to be clean,
and righteous, then the rest of the body
you will see the effect on the rest of the body. It will be righteous, and it will be proper.
fresh or they'll just do cooler. And if this one piece of flesh becomes corrupt,
then the rest of the body the entire body will become corrupt.
He said Allah we're here called
Verily, this one piece of flesh is the heart.
It is the heart that matters. And it is the heart
that will save a person on the Day of Judgment.
And so you yourself will notice
that when your heart is attached to Allah subhana wa tada you're performing all of these righteous acts and staying away from everything that Allah Subhana which Allah has forbidden us from
then it becomes easier for you.
It becomes much much more easier for you to stay upon this correct path.
When you attach your heart to Allah subhanho wa Taala
you make sure your heart is clean.
That it is sincere whatever it does, it is sincere for Allah subhanho wa Taala
it does not do anything. You do not have the intention of doing anything to please others.
To gain the praise of others
is refrains from envy. This heart refrains from envy,
you will find that Allah subhana wa
makes the rest of the body easier
for a person to act upon that which Allah Subhana Allah wants us to act upon.
And so these 10 points My dear brothers and sisters
are some of the most important points
that we should try to implement in our lives.
Because it's not just enough for one of us to say that he loves Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Even the non Muslims will tell you that they love God.
But does that mean that they will be saved on the day of judgment? It is only those who are last Hannah who was on the love that he raises in status in this life and the next.
In conclusion, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
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then Allah subhanho wa Taala said to him, oh Mohamed, say I asked you,
I asked you
for your love
the love of those who love you. And the action, that act that will lead me it will make me to get closer to your level.
With these few words We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us to be from amongst those who love Allah subhanho wa Taala and from amongst those who Allah Subhana who has Allah has loved in this light and the next. A lot more Filipino Muslim in our Muslim as well. Many you may not hear me who will work in Mecca, Simeon caribou. Mooji Buddha works
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