Love of Allah

Ibn Qayyim said that there are ten thie love of  things that bring about the love of Allah:

1. Recitation of the Qur’an with reflection and with understanding of its meanings.

2. Seeking closeness to Allah y performng voluntary deeds after having performed obligatory ones, for that leads on to the highest level of love.

3. Remembering Allah during every situation  with one’s time, heart and deeds… one’s share of that love is to the degree of one’s share in that remembrance.

4. Preferring what He loves to what you love when your desires are strong.

5. Allowing your heart to reflect on His Names and Attributes.

6. Reflecting on His faors and blessings, both the apparent ones and hidden ones, for that leads to His love.

7. Having your heart softened as it is worshipping  Allah.

8. Being alone with Him in worship when He descends during the last third of the night.  And this means to invoke Hm, to recite His speech, to stand with all sincerity and with god manners and with good submission, and then to end  tha with repentance and with seeking His forgiveness.

9. Sitting with those who are truthful in their love of Allah.

10. Staying away from all that creates barriers between the heart and Allah.

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Boricua Muslimah

Graduate from Rutgers Newark. Journalist, photographer and videographer.

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