The Branches of Faith – 14 – Love of Allah

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Yasir Qadhi

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In this enlightening talk, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi wants us to reflect upon the emotion of loving Allah SWT in addition to being fearful and scared of Allah. The level of love of Allah is far greater than that of fear.

It is the primary motivation in the worship of Allah. Allah’s love must be more than love of family and love of everything we have. A Muslim must love Allah and His Messenger, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Shaykh Yasir wants us to contemplate over the quintessential question – Why do we love Allah? How is the love of Allah manifested? 

He also advises us to delve deep into thinking of ways to increase our love for Allah by leaps and bounds and furnishes us with numerous examples of the same.

This short yet comprehensive talk will definitely tingle at the roots of Iman deeply embedded in each one of us.

Episode Transcript

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Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He will be here woman while I'm about a man consists of 70 odd branches, we've discussed a number of them today we will move on to one of the most important branches of amount. And remember, they have to in his book The comprehensive Encyclopedia of your mind, he spends over 500 pages on this next point that we will summarize in 10 or 15 minutes. And that is the pillar of loving Allah subhanho wa Taala an herb having a lot of love. And this is a concept that unfortunately, and sadly, is rarely mentioned. And I must point out that one of the fundamental mistakes many parents make is that they teach their children to fear a law before they

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teach them to love Allah subhanho wa Taala and so the child is raised and all the things that if you do this janam if you do this either, if you do this, this is going to happen. But before we get to that level, the level of love of Allah is more important. And this is something all of our scholars have mentioned, we will come to the fear of Allah and it must exist in the heart, but love and fear go hand in hand. If you do not have both, you end up having an incomprehensive or a very skewed understanding of who your Creator is. And love is a more important emotion and it is the foundational emotion when it comes to the worship of Allah fear and hope are gonna come after but

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love comes first. And it is the primary emotion that we have when we worship Allah subhana wa tada and Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran that those people who worship idols woman and Nasi manyata has been doing it and dadon they worship false gods you hate buena home, they love these gods like they should love a locker Bella. Then Allah says one less ina Amano, a shadow Bonilla, those who believe their love for Allah is more severe. Then the love of those people who worship false gods those people who worship wrong idols Allah says the believers love a lot more than those people who worship false gods love their gods and Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran,

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whoever turns away from this religion many of them in command Dini for sulfur Yeti level, be calm in your hip bone where you have Buddha who Allah will then bring a group of people they will love Allah and Allah will love them. And this also shows us one of the main perks or the blessings of loving Allah when you love Allah, Allah subhana wa tada loves you. And Allah azza wa jal gives us a very simple criterion in the Quran. In surah Toba only in Canada Oh, come on. Why don't you come about Aqua Veneto come was Roger komachi Roger Come on. Why don't you cut off to Moo ha What do you Jonathan duck Shona casada Misaki Nutella Dona ha have the LA camino la he was truly he was you had

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the visibility. Fatah Basu say if you love your families, and your children and your brother and your spouse's and your houses that you love to live in, and the businesses whose success or whose failure you dread what the Jonathan, Shona casada you're worried your business is going to collapse. If you love all of these things, more than you love Allah and His messenger and striving in his way, then wait until a loss decree is done. Which means that's not you haven't passed the test. You haven't gotten to the test. A loss love must be more than love of family and love of wealth and love of all that we own. And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned three characteristics,

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whoever has them will taste the sweetness of the man. I mentioned this hadith in the beginning of our seminars, and that those three characteristics number one, and your Cornell law, who are sudo, who have the LA Matthew Alma, that the person loves a law and His Messenger more than he loves anything besides those two things. So the love of Allah is a fundamental emotion that must exist in the heart of the believer. It is also the primary motivation for worshipping a lot. Why do we worship a lot the primary motivation we worship Allah because we love Allah subhanho wa Taala true Riba will only come from a heart full of love. If the heart does not have a love if it only has

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fear, for example, typically, this leads to extremism and fanaticism. And I've spoken about this in many lectures, generally speaking, the extremist groups those

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have gone astray and they're very prone to violence. This is historically and today, those groups generally speaking, they do not concentrate on the concept of loving love. They're only obsessed with the fear and with jahannam and with punishment, and this leads to a type of fanaticism that is not healthy for society or healthy for a person's heart. So love of Allah is the primary emotion. if somebody were to ask, why do we love Allah the response number one, we love Allah because of who he is. Number two because of what he has done, some people say we love Allah because He created us we say this is secondary. This is secondary. If Allah had not created me or you he would still be

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worthy of being loved. alasa wa jal is worthy of being loved because of who he is, because of His perfection because of his names and attributes. You know, it is ingrained in human nature, that something that is majestic, we love it, something that is beautiful, we sent an orb, even in our the creation of Allah when the sunsets when we see the stars in the sky, we feel a sense of all of majesty, how much more so to the creator of all of this, that all that majesty that love, it must come because of who Allah is, even if I did not exist, a lot of xojo would be worthy of love and worship more than this. So then Allah has created us so then even more so we should love Allah

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subhana wa tada for all the blessings that He has given for our creation for our existence for the chance to enter Jenna. And that chance is given to every human being. And if we understood the perks of gender, if we understood the blessings of gender, and that every human being that you see around you has the opportunity to get that blessing. It is up to this person whether he wants to or not, that opportunity is an opportunity all human beings should worship Allah for and thank Allah for how about the one who is going to get that blessing of Jenna, how is the level Allah manifested? What do we do to show that love of Allah subhanho wa Taala What does it mean to love Allah subhana wa tada

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number one, we love Allah subhana wa tada by believing that Allah is the most perfect and the most beautiful and the most majestic in the law had Jamil Allah Himself is Jimmy, your head bull Jamal, and a lot of zoa gens names are beautiful and his attributes are beautiful. So love of Allah will come when we believe in the laws, names and attributes and understand them. Number two, the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala will come when we appreciate the blessings he has given us. And that's why Allah asks us to think about those blessings to ponder over the blessings of Allah what to do near metta law, the latter. So if you were to try to count the blessings of Allah, you would not be able

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to count them. Number three, that we will appreciate the love of Allah, when we understand that no matter what we do, we will never repay a lot, we will never be able to worship a lot the way he deserves, yet he still continues to give so that will increase our love. If we were to worship Allah for all of eternity perfectly, we would not do justice to Allah yet still Allah gives and a law overlooks our sins. So this increases our love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and of the signs of loving Allah is that we love the messenger and will come to loving the messenger as a separate pillar of human but it is linked to this one as well. You cannot love a law without loving the messenger

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called in kuntum to Hebron Allah for Toby Rooney. If you say you love a law, follow the Prophet, then Allah will love you and of the signs of loving Allah is that we worship Allah to the best of our abilities. We worship Allah the way that Allah deserves to be worshipped. And if we cannot worship Allah the way that he deserves, and we cannot, then we worship a lot to the best of our abilities. And our scholars mentioned, one of the famous you know, saints of the past. We needed was Tommy, he mentioned love of Allah means that your body is constantly worshiping Allah. Once your body gets tired, then your tongue will take over and your tongue will worship a lot. When your

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tongue gets tired, your heart will take over and your heart will worship Allah subhanho wa Taala you never stop the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala another of the famous saints of the past he said that it is impossible that you love Allah and do not remember Allah in your Vicar. It is impossible that you say you love Allah, but then you don't do they could love and they could go hand in hand right? When you love something you're always thinking about that object. When you love something your mind is always pure occupied. So it is impossible that you love a lot without doing Vicar and it is impossible that you do liquor without tasting the sweetness of that Vicar and it is impossible

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that you taste the sweetness.

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So Vicar and then you choose to do something other than that Vicar. This is what our famous scholars of the past said it's a simple analogy a simple one plus one plus one. If you love a lot you will do that. If you do, Vicar you will taste the pleasure of liquor. If you taste the pleasure of liquor, there is no pleasure greater than the pleasure of liquor so you will constantly be doing thicker and that's why our scholars have said Vicar of Allah remembering Allah, your tongue constantly moving in the praise of Allah is one of the most obvious signs of loving Allah subhanahu wa tada to always being the smear the Kabir Hamid Subhana Allah will hamdu Lillah wa ala ilaha illa Allah your tongue

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is constantly remembering Allah is one of the simplest indications that you love Allah subhanho wa Taala final point how do we build our love for Allah subhana wa Tada. Again much can be said three four points will be mentioned number one of the most important ways to increase our love of Allah is to read the Koran with the Buddha because the Koran is divine, the Quran links us to Allah the Quran is the canal and the speech of Allah. So the Quran is one of the primary mechanisms to increase our Eman and especially to our with the board with thinking about the meaning contemplating the meaning. Number two, to constantly perform Vicar when we do thicker of a law, our love for Allah will

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increase number three to be enthused and to and if not then to force the body to perform the YG bot and the soudan and then a waffle in the Hadeeth could see the profitsystem said that Allah says My servant continues to draw closer to me through the waje but once he does the Y Jeeva He will draw closer to me to the student and then a waffle. Once he perfects them, then I will love him and I will become the eyes with which he sees and the feet with which he walks and the ears with which he hears. So a law is love is conferred upon those who are following the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala also of the ways to love a law is to love the righteous who love Allah. When you love Allah

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you will love the righteous who love Allah. So your company will be amongst those who are the righteous the solid in your company will be amongst the Olia of Allah subhanho wa Taala you will love to be in the company of those who remind you of Allah and you will not like to be in the company of those who distract you away from Allah subhana wa Tada. So loving righteous Muslims being in the company of righteous Muslims is one of the ways of increasing our love for Allah subhana wa Tada. And the final point and I've done this seminar three years ago, one of the ways to increase our love for Allah is to study the names and attributes of a law. This is one of the most easiest

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and yet profound ways to increase our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah make us amongst those who love Him and who are loved by him and we will continue tomorrow was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.