Ways To Instigate The Love Of Allaah

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Daar Al-Watan Publishing House
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All praise is due to Allaah alone Who perfectly controls everything. May He send Salutations and exalt the mention of the Warner and the Bringer of Glad Tidings – our Prophet Muhammad, his family and all his companions.

One of the attributes of Allaah is that He loves His believing slaves in a fashion which befits His Majesty and Might; His slaves in turn love Him more than their wealth, children and their own selves.

Allaah says what means:

“Allaah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him.” (Al-Maa’idah:54)

It is mutual love between the Lord and His slaves:

“And of mankind are some who take (for worship) other besides Allaah as rivals (to Allaah). They love them as they love Allaah. But those who believe love Allaah more (than anything else).” (Al-Baqarah: 165)

The love of Allaah is a great rank which people compete to earn, strive to obtain, sacrifice for its sake and work hard to be worthy of. Love is the provision of hearts, the food of souls, a comfort for the eyes and the life which when people deprived themselves of it, die while they are still alive. This love is the light which when extinguished results in people living in darkness; it is the sweetness which when squandered, causes people to live their life in grief and agony. Continue reading

My First Steps In Islam

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AbdulRahman Bin Abdulkarim Al-Sheha
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All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and may Allah exalt the mention of His Prophet, and render him and his household safe and secure from all derogatory things.

I sincerely congratulate you for the guidance Allah has granted and favored you with. I ask Allah that He keeps us and all Muslims firm upon this great religion until we meet Him, without changing anything from it and not being put through trials.

Indeed a true Muslim feels great joy when someone accepts Islam, for he wishes well for others and wants them to live as he does himself: a life of comfort and delight with spiritual joy and mental stability. This can only result from implementing the teachings of Islam. Allah (SWT) says:

(Whoever does good whether male or female and he is a believer, We will most certainly make him live a happy life, and We will most certainly give them their reward for the best of what they did.) (16:97)

This is because Allah (SWT) clarified the condition of those who do not believe in Allah and what He revealed. Allah (SWT) says:

(And whoever turns away from My Reminder, verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection. He will say, ‘O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while [before] I had sight.’ He [Allah] will say, ‘Like this Our Aayaat [proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.] came to you, but you disregarded them, and so this Day, you will be neglected.) (20:124-126)

A true Muslim wishes that they live happily forever in the Hereafter, whose delights are never-ending. Allah (SWT) says:

(Verily those who believe and do righteous deeds shall have the Gardens of Firdaws (the highest level in Heaven) for their entertainment. * Therein they shall dwell [forever]. No desire will they have for removal there from.) (18:107-108)

The end is inevitable: either eternal happiness or eternal remorse. Whoever dies upon disbelief – and refuge is sought in Allah – he will enter Hellfire for eternity. Allah (SWT) says:

(Verily those who disbelieve from the people of the Book and the polytheists will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.)
(98:6) Continue reading