Do You Love Allah
Channel: Riyadul Haqq
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Amina mursaleen de la he and other
people amongst mankind
to Allah besides
they love these false gods
and these idols
as a large enough
will live in a shop
and those who believe
they are even more in intense they are even more intense in their life.
This is just one verse in the Quran
that speaks of love.
In one of the verse lovers or don't say his
self we get to know who the problem
See, law shall bring forth a people
who Allah loves and they love
softer humble towards
difficult and uncompromising and relentless against disagree.
In another verse, Allah has autumn says,
say to them all profitable law.
If you love Allah,
then follow me.
Law says, say to all profitable law,
but if you love a law, then follow me.
In return, alone, love yourself and loving forgiving you your sins. Verily Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful.
There are many of the verses which all speak about love, love in Islam, live in religion, the love of Allah, the love of his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, explicitly indirectly like these verses, or indirectly and by reference
As many of the verses
for a number of reasons,
even within the Muslim community,
our understanding of Islam has become such
that we either have one extreme
removing the spirituality from religion,
not speaking about love,
not acting on the teachings of love
and detection, love and spirituality, I mean the love of love, and the love of the source of love, love it. That intense emotion detection, that emotion of love,
from the laws of religion and from religion itself.
As a result, it's sad.
many non Muslims also view Islam
simply being a religion, of loads of dictates of do's and don'ts of restrictions and prohibitions.
And there are some observant practicing people in the Muslim community who are praying fast golf pilgrimage,
observance and our practice, yet their approach and attitude to religion
is one which is spiritless very dry,
void of emotion, spirituality, love that
and their attitude even wants
towards others, towards their fellow Muslims. And also towards religion itself is and the relentless, uncompromising.
One which makes people feel that Islam has no element of love or Islam doesn't teach like extreme narrow mindedness, lack of compassion, lack of understanding, and to serve people. It's all about do's and don'ts Hello, hello.
Do this Don't do this. Follow them logic.
And that's it. It's all about summer and soccer, and hedge and nothing else. Now stuff that'll be the last one to be little or trivialize any of these things. Not all of these things are important. They are the fundamentals of religion.
lasorda instructs us to form Salah
but Salah can't be just mechanical and routine, like a ritual
Salah has to have a spirit Salaam
a lust for dialysis but the
successful are those beings who are humble and devoted
so a lot is just doesn't say those who perform their Salah how successful
a lot qualifies it
by saying those who are humble and devote, observe for sure.
In this law, these are the ones who are successful.
And in fact, in one verse, Allah, Allah says, for a living suddenly won't be unto those who form this Allah. So, these are people who actually do fulfill the obligation of Salah.
They do perform before they are not apparently negligent of their duty of solid yet lastly classes
and there are a number of interpretations of wild workers ism, obviously the most apparent one is that they delay the solid beyond it.
And another is another interpretation is of those people who perform their Salah in a very ritual, mechanical routine man.
so said even Muslim, in which he describes a person who delays his Salah right till the end of time, just before sunset
and the words of the Prophet sallallahu some of them are silica silica, silica salatu
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This is the Salah, this is a prayer.
This is a prayer of the hypocrites. This is a prayer of the hypocrites thrice apart from the lovers and repeat these words, but this is the prayer of hypocrites. One of them remain seated
without having performed as a sort of solo,
until when the sun
is upon the walls of shavon eyes about set, he stands up.
And then this is a wording that I'm trying to
bring your attention to. Fun.
He picks four times.
The prophets Allah loves describes this person's Salah as picking like a hen pecks in the dust quickly, like a woodpecker hammering away at a tree, or a hand picking up some seed or peas on the ground rapidly in rapid succession, the province of the landless and themselves for nakara He pecks four times, he doesn't pray for apparently, He pecks four times.
Now, of course, for him that he loved but he doesn't remember much in these four accounts.
So here, again, he is actually forming his salon, and he's performing the salon.
Not the one I'm learning still within the specified prescribed time. It isn't delayed after sunset, yet the province in the lightest and describes his Salah, because of his delaine and also his manner of performing it without any humbleness and humility and devotion or concentration as being the Salah, the prayer of hypocrites, who simply pecks four times rather than forming for God.
So, the point I'm trying to make is that that salon is a fundamental of religion is a God is a fundamental religious pilgrimage is a fundamental of religion. Fasting is a fundamental religion, but if these become mechanical, and routine,
for example, then there are meanings
in one single lesson the love it who seldom sees
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there are many first thing people gain nothing from there fast except hunger.
And there are many people who spend the night in vigil and in prayer, yet they gain nothing from their vigil, except fatigue and sleeplessness. they confess throughout the day. Allah is not interested in their fast, they can pray throughout the night, and they gain nothing from their vigil at night, except sleeplessness and fatigue.
In another Hadith Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Muslim Yoda Yoda Zoo will fully slowly learn how to configure the Andromeda. One
who does not abandon the sins of the tongue, or the sins of the flesh.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala has no interest in him remaining hungry infest.
He can remain he will invest, he will not receive the reward office. The point I'm trying to make from these verses and Hadith is that although Salah is important as a god is important, hadr is important. In fact, these are the fundamental obligations of religion, but they they also have a very deep spiritual
elements and if they become mechanical, and routine, and simple ritual, without meaning without that without spirituality without a spirit in themselves, then Allah subhanho wa Taala has no interest.
there are people within the Muslim community who think religion is just about do's and don'ts, prayer and pilgrimage
these acts of worship in themselves are also very dry spiritless mechanical and routine.
When they come into the machine,
there is no greeting of Salaam no exchange of Salaam reasons.
People come in selfishly with the intention of performing their Salah, their GT, as long as they can get their gt done over and out of the way. They are contempt. There is no consideration age, no consideration for the neighbors for people on the road whilst parking the car when coming into the machine.
It's like rushing into a supermarket. Let me get there first. A person co couldn't care less about the other shoppers about other people parking their cars, no consideration whatsoever. One goes in with a very determined
elfish noted, I have to do my duty and get out and people approach the machine in the same manner. They come to form this without agenda, the gemasolar in the same manner getting do what you have to get out, forgets all these niceties and pleasantries and these acts of courtesy to each other, no exchange of greetings not exchange of Salaam.
This kind of behavior makes our religion appear to be spirit,
without love without devotion, without emotion. Without humans, people can often perform solo in a very arrogant,
the way they stand, chests protruding
one couldn't stand before an employer in that
one couldn't stand before one's teacher in college or university.
If they did, they would be disciplined or fired.
Yet we stand in that manner before lunch.
So there is one extremely religion, even amongst observant practicing people.
This extreme reduces religion to a spiritless, emotionless set of rituals, acts of worship, do's and don'ts, allows a person's
pirate, the person's worth is judged by how many seminars means performed, how many times he has gone for Hajj, or pilgrimage, how much he gives him the way of Allah, how many kilowatts he performs, how many facets he keep, he keeps. Although these things are good, these are not the only things have merit. And these are not the only things of virtue.
Last time over the data has taught us love.
And Islam isn't just a religion of do's and don'ts where our only relationship with Allah is one of slaves. And one of the most there is that relationship and Boolean circuitry. Becoming a humble obedient servant and slave of Allah is one of the greatest ranks that any human being can achieve.
But it's not just about a master dictating orders, and people are paying them.
It's not just it's not this kind of relationship where there is no love involved. And some people have gone to the extent of denying any element of love between the creator and the creation.
again, ma'am was brought to me, he actually he came and someone introduced him and then he came. And this is back in the UK, a young man who was born a Muslim, in a Muslim family in a Muslim household.
He has become a Christian.
When I was spoken to about this individual,
I was told that he has become a Christian.
maybe you should speak
and he's lost he, he needs some questions answered. He needs some guidance. You need some direction.
So I told the other person Okay, you can bring him to me, I'll be willing to give him some time and speak to him.
Now the person brought him unfortunately himself misunderstood the situation.
This young man wasn't confused.
He wasn't confused.
He wasn't looking for guidance from me, or from any of them.
He was so set in his ways.
Contrary to the understanding of this other individual who introduced him, now young man had come to me to convert me to Christianity.
He wasn't confused at all. He was so staunch a young man.
I was shocked he was from
a Muslim family a Muslim household a born Muslim himself.
Asked him while he himself he explained why he became a Christian.
And it's very sad to hear
you know, he used one word for less
He said Islam talks about love.
But you know, I saw no love in the Muslim community.
I think he's one of his parents and both of his parents have died when he was young, I'm not sure. But he hadn't come from a family in which he had seen both parents.
Maybe one, maybe neither.
And he was saying that I have many uncles and aunts, and I have a very large, extended family.
And yet, I saw no love in my extended family, in my immediate family,
amongst my relatives, and not even in the Muslim communities.
He said, I was down in the dumps. I was feeling low and depressed in his teenage years.
And I was lost.
And you know, who extended their hands to?
Do you know who came to me and who invited me without any ulterior motive? I'm just quoting what he said. Do you know,
who extended the hand of love and friendship to me who gave me love, and she
said, the Christians.
They showed me,
strangers in the Christian community, who had no filial affiliation to me, they showed more love than my own family.
then he, he went on to explain how he had been possessed by the Holy Spirit, and
he was freaking out and passing out unconscious on the floor, and how he had the Holy Ghost in him. And he was setting out to convince everybody else with the Holy Spirit and the strength of the Holy Spirit. He, he said a lot. But his main theme was love. Christianity speaks about love. Christianity teaches love. Christianity brings about love.
And in a way, that's a very attractive message. In this materialist, or in this materialistic world, where everything is so shallow, it's all about marketing, language, talk, cosmetics, appearance, the mask that you put on. That's what it's all about.
The apparent razzmatazz and the glitz and the apparent glamour
in this kind of society in this kind of environment and atmosphere.
As long as you've got the cover and the mask and the language, you're successful, so what's the language?
And I don't, I'm not trying to.
I don't want to be offensive. But looking at it in the cold light of day, Christianity talks about love.
And if you if you look at many of the
proselytizing messages, the messages of conversion of missionary messages throughout the world, it's all about love. It's like a Christian will say, a Christian missionary will say, accept Jesus in your life. love Jesus, and God will love you. And that's it. You become a Christian, you've attained your salvation, you will go to heaven. And you don't have to do anything else. You don't have to follow any laws, rules, regulations, absolutely nothing. You can live the way you want. earn the way you want. dispense with your wealth the way you want. You don't have to do anything. All you have to do is love Jesus and Jesus will love you.
And it's all about love. People are attracted by this message. Though there may be no substance. It's all about love. And as a result, people have began comparing other religion especially Christianity with Islam, just like this young man.
That Islam, where's the love in Islam, Westerners Muslims,
the God of the Christians is a loving, compassionate,
He is merciful. He is loving. He fills your life he comes into your life.
He fills you with love, he gives you His love, and he makes you give your love to others. It's all about talk about love, love, love, love, you know, more than any other religion.
Islam has more to say about love than anything other than any other religion.
The Quran and the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam have more to say about love than any other religion.
the love of Allah, the love of his prophets,
the love of the believers, a love of living his creation, alone, loving the believers.
Islam isn't just a hard and fast religion of rules, do's and don'ts, these these are all important. Without doubt, there is no profession of love. There is no proof of love without the obedience of a love of the love it.
That's why I said there's one extra
There's the other extreme that just follows the same pattern of love Allah love the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and handling. Daca is here in the heart. Love is here in the heart, then you can live the way you want. You don't have to pray. You don't have to get in the way of a love. You can earn her arm you can spend in Harlem, you can live your whole life just like the Christians do. It all you have to do just love, love Jesus, Jesus will love you, or I love the province of the learners. And that's what matters. As long as I've got the issue of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in my heart and handling them. That's what matters. That's the age where the spirituality without
religion, people want spirituality without religion. You cannot gain the level of love without
both extremes. But the balance is that Islam has a lot to say about love. And when a person stands in love, and love is a source of love, love it, he can become more humble. And he can be can show more love towards me towards others.
snowcapped the verses that are cited in the beginning, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about loving his creation is creation, living
losses for Sophia to know her becoming more
soon Allah will bring forth the people who he loves, and they love Allah.
As a result of that love,
they are humble towards believes
this is the complete opposite.
Someone was mentioning to me today, just today.
And obviously he was only reflecting on the condition of many of our Muslims in this area. And it's the same everywhere, especially in countries where the majority is moms.
We are so overwhelmed
by us, we are so enamored of others and their ways that
for some reason, when we associate with interact with speed to deal with non must
we are all very pleasant or flowers or mammals so humble, almost to the degree of degrading oneself
almost to the degree of disgracing oneself.
We outdo each other in in creation, ingratiating ourselves with others, we compete with one another to prove who is the greatest licker of whom
we outdo one another improving our humbleness, who is the greatest slate
and not just on a high political level, in our everyday lives when we meet non Muslims. It's like we are so eager to present ourselves as kind, generous, caring, considerate, considerate, loving, compassionate, well mannered people
and then when we meet Muslims, Allah
stone faced emotion
no meaning whatsoever no exchange of greetings. Someone great Salaam and you return the salon with a grunt.
I don't wish to be
I don't want to be
hurt. Have you seen the way some people give their cell phones and return alarms and the way they meet?
It's like two men, each one trying to prove who is the more mature than the
pull out your hand smack the other pimp his hand. prove how strong and muscular you are. Who gives way first eye contact. It's like two Bulls in a ring. While we've been to Muslims meeting in a much
simpler Hurry, so that was around when he met somebody this was a prophet of Allah, the words of this How about the love
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would not withdraw his hands before the other person.
These were that flap of love and he would not withdraw his hands before the other person. We don't give salon to each. Each person is waiting for the other to give salon and like I said when we do give salon it's like a grunt
salon, humbleness and humility see them and love them and was once passing by children and children were playing.
So once he he was in his old age, it was it was it was old.
Once he passed by them, he turned to these kids playing on the streets and loudly. They were
engrossed in their play loudly save an understudy a loved one and he said to them Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. So one of his companions asked him, though, do you give Salaam to these children to say that unnecessarily Allah says, in exactly the same way, once in a Medina munawwara, we will all gather together as children we were playing, and the prophecy of the murders and war pastors, and in exactly the same manner he gave us.
And that wasn't just once. This was a noble habit of Rasulullah sallallahu. It was some of them that he would give Salaam, even to children.
And one thing
about the other side, I'm
the one who initiates the greetings, the one who gives alarms first, he is the one who is free from arrogance and pride.
An act of humility. It's a sign of humbleness, that a person gives up.
So when Muslims Me too, so like, strict military eye contact,
no humbleness, no love, no devotion. People think it's beneath themselves, to act humble with another Muslim to be soft. Islam is a natural religion. It's all about how hard you are no compromise. Don't be relent, don't relent in any way. Hold on, hold on. It's our people have taken this to such an extreme that in some areas, it's sad. And I don't say this with any math whatsoever. It said, I've been to certain areas where people have told me that there's a group of brothers, there's a group of Muslims in our community, we've given them a nickname, as what's their nickname, The nickname is Mr. Harada, Mr. Holla.
Why? Well, that's all they talk about when you meet Hello.
What Allah has made her know,
what was made Hello, no one can make her.
But this isn't the approach that Islam isn't reduced to just this, where you have people in a metro style or law, you know, I I with my own eyes, I'm sitting on the member, I'm in the middle of Allah, I do not lie, once I went into the list.
it was time for us.
And we were waiting for the Salah to begin about 10 minutes left.
And I went and sat down for mine. And often in the summit, and I sat down.
Many, many years ago, I was very young at the time, this person came into the machine.
He walked into the machine.
And I do not exaggerate. And I don't wish to make you laugh. I say this was sadness, because these aren't isolated incidents. These are reflective and representative, and exemplary of a wider attitude and behavior and mentality in our communities.
These individual incidents are not just isolated. Like I said, they represent a mentality and an attitude in our communities. And that is the same attribute that I'm speaking of, which is one that is void of any emotion, spirituality and concept of love between Allah and His creation and between the creation itself.
So, this person walks into the machine
walks into the machine.
And this is exactly what he did. You look to his right,
look to his left back rows,
to his right, to his left, walk forward, planted the students
raised his hand and then he started Salah in the following manner, very mean look in both directions at everybody then stood there.
he struck out with his arms as as though he wasn't. He wasn't some dojo, and he was practicing some form of martial arts.
And that's how he performed
back so this is this is a mentality of a good section of our agreements.
There can be no love without humbleness, without humility without spirituality. And if we understand the concept of love,
things are things that no one can make her own things. No one can make Hello. Hello Alan herons, fundamental
obligations and Ferrari have invented
The abstaining from the things that Allah has prescribed are fundamental. It is fundamental indeed, no, no one can deny that. But there is also a deeper meaning and a deeper spirituality and an emotional love attached in many ways.
If we look at the verses that speak about love, if we begin to focus on this emotion on the inner spirituality, on this concept of love, primarily between Allahu Allah and His creation,
then we can also begin to develop that love for each
We will do things out of love.
Simple, we do things out, it's just a question of who you who are watching love more. We all know we are all attached to something. It's just a question of, who am watching you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala requires, that you divert this emotion, which is innate and inherent in every human being, to Allah.
you devote your life to
when you truly love, love, love should be loved.
Then you begin to love everything that it's connected to.
Although this is no comparison, and what maybe wanted even abstain from drawing such an analogy, but when one human being loves,
that person loves everything about the other person. Even things that are offensive to other people. This person finds them to be pleasant
No offense, simply because of love.
When a person loves his children, when a person, man or woman loves their spouse, they're willing to tolerate everything. Love is in the eyes of the beholder.
beauties in the eyes of the beholder.
if we can do this with each other, that human beings that when we begin to love something, we love everything attached to that person attached to that concept, connected in any way with that person or with that thing, then why can't we do that with a larger source of love it? Why can't we channel and direct Allah if we do, we will begin to love the laws of love should be loved. And this is going back to the verse which I mentioned right at the beginning. Amina mercy me a doula and adding a bone.
There are amongst mankind those who take equals besides Allah, they love them as a lush, meaning the way a person, him being a servant of Allah should love Allah with that same intensity with that same devotion he loves equals besides lust
and those equals can be anything false gods idols, celebrities, why do you think people live sportsmen and sportswomen, stars, celebrities, actors, actresses, musicians, performers? Well, why are they called stars and idols and icons? All of these words, look at the wording and I can't sleep into the worship idols something to worship. A star stars used to be wishes. There's an element not just of admiration, but there's an element of love, devotion, almost worship, in every in every one of these words and concepts. And that's true. People worship celebrities, people wish sports stars, people worship, musicians and singers and pop stars. People worship actors and actresses. They love
many of our teenagers, they'll wear clothes, with emblems and signatures of sports stars. It's all a sign of devotion and attachment. Anything that is loved, as a law should be loved.
Besides a law, that thing becomes an icon, a star, an idol, amid to the last panel with our arrival, that someone has placed as an equal to Allah and people they love them as they should have loved Allah. they devote their energies, their minds their lives, to these people to these things to these concepts doesn't have to be a human being. It can be a false god can be a statue, it can be a stone, it can even be an ideology, it can be a concept or a philosophy, anything which is taken as a complete rival and equal to the authority and position of the last panel who becomes a new arrival that someone places an equal tool. And people love these concepts, philosophies, Gods idols or even
people as they should have loved and lost.
count that love which is reserved for the Creator, they supply that love to us. And Allah has oddities immediately after one Lavina.
And those who are believers, they love a lot, even more intensely than any one of these people can love that.
Those were true believers, true meaning.
Those were true what we mean the way they love, love,
no love of any human being, for any false god, statue, country, flag, philosophy, concept, Pop Idol, celebrity or star can match the love of a true believer for love.
And that's true. And a person cannot become a true believer. A person cannot taste the sweetness of humanity he reaches out.
Have you seen how many people they devote themselves sacrificed themselves to ways of life into philosophies and concepts other than Islam, and the devotion that they show the intensity that they display, just believe as a sign of their love. People go to great lengths for love for human bestie love.
When a man loves a woman and vice versa, what do they do?
Entire Frank entire families are broken up. loyalties are 2030 years of discarded. Love Forgive us, the vows of marriage are discarded and forgotten.
loyalty is cast aside, lovers cast aside, every consideration is cast aside because of this deaths, this deal.
And people there are countless cases in the annals of history of people sacrificing their lives because of their loved ones.
Lovers committing suicide together
because they wish to be they wish to remain together in death, rather than to live apart.
That's lovely. If someone tries to speak to this and you won't understand.
You won't understand.
You cannot understand that's love. Love is blind.
People give up kingdoms and countries and thrones because of their love. King George the fifth in the UK.
In the last century, he was destined to become king.
But he fell in love with a certain woman and he wanted to marry. But the Constitution of the country did not allow
a marriage take place between these two individuals. So you had to make a choice.
And he was supposed to be king. He ascends the throne and forgoes his love for this woman.
He advocates the throne, he renounced his right to the throne of the British Empire. What did he do?
Even in his false level, he proved himself to be true. And he renounced his throne. And he advocated and left the country with his wife and lived in exile.
He gave him his whole country, the crown of the production, because of his false love, I say false in the sense that any love which is besides a love of a lot of spots,
he gave up his crown and country and the throne of the whole British Empire because of his love for one. No countless cases and stories of history. When you love someone, this is what that's true sacrifice and others will not will not understand why somebody does that.
But only a person who is engrossed in that love can explain maybe he won't even be able to explain, one can only experience that intensity of motion, that love that drives woman to ultimate sacrifices and ultimate heights of exits. Meaning emotional exits.
And, you know, when a believer reaches that stage, nobody can match. That's why the related run on Buhari Anima Muslim Sula, Salalah hardy says Salah couldn't a fee, which is
an akuna la hora suitable.
There are three things which found in a person which is found in a person, that person because of these three qualities will actually taste the sweetness.
He will taste the sweetness of
And you and I just, these are just words, just just the translation of words, the sweetness of the sweetness of faith. We can't. You can't explain this to someone, one has to taste it and experience
often given example, you know,
we've heard of
people say, such and such a scholar such and such a saint such and such a pious person from history from walks of Sahaba after the Sahaba from once the, between those who came after maybe even on the recent past, they used to perform so many other car