Al Wadud – The Loving, The Kind One
Daily Reminder Day 25 – Al Wadud The Loving, the Kind One. When was the last time you felt truly loved? Close your eyes and have a think about it. can you probably think of certain scenarios or specific people. And if someone were to ask you how do you know that you are loved, you would list the things the person does to express their love for you.
When you are able to point out behavior that shows love, this kind of love is not called Hubb in Arabic, because Hubb is simply having a feeling of love. This kind of love â one that is apparent and shown â is called Wud.
Wud means love and an expression of love through the act of giving. And Allah swt has Named Himself al-Wadud: The Loving. This word was specifically chosen to show that Allah swt not only loves you, but that He shows you He loves you. And really if we have been in the dark about this, itâs time to take notice how Allah swt manifests His love for us â for you, for me specifically â everyday. Your heart will melt.
About Riad Ouarzazi
Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi is a very rare find! His energy and passion for teaching is extremely evident in his style and approach. His students have dubbed him the heart doctor as he often requests them for their hearts to metaphorically conduct a ‘bloodless open-heart surgery’.
Shaykh Riad was born in Casablanca, Morocco and, after achieving Islamic education degrees from M. Abdullah University, he moved to the States in 1988, where he pursued Bachelors in International Management and a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Systems. He studied Aqeedah under Shaykh Waleed Basyouni and Fiqh under Shaykh Waleed Idrees. He attained certificates in personal development, business management and coaching.
He moved to Canada in 2001 and became active in Islamic work, conducting lectures and khutbas in several masajid in the Greater Toronto Area.