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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Who He loves?

I read something beautiful on an Islamic Q & A site last night, somebody asked how do we know when Allah loves us and is pleased with us, what are the signs? Obviously it caught my attention and I went on reading, it is great to know there are some signs that we can look for to know if Allah is pleased with us or not. So, I am going to share it with you here in my blog. Actually, this is the straight answer from the Islamic Q & A site. I just hope we together will read it and take it to our life. Insha-Allah…

Praise be to Allah.

Among the signs that the Lord is pleased with His servant is that He guides him to do good deeds and avoid haram things. This is proved by the words of Allah:

“While as for those who accept guidance, He increases their guidance and bestows on them their piety” [Muhammad: 17]

“As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our paths (i.e. Allah’s religion — Islamic Monotheism)” [al-‘Ankaboot: 69]

But if a person is hindered from doing good deeds and avoiding haram things, then that is a sign that Allah is not pleased with him. Allah has also explained in His Book that the sign of His being pleased with His slave and of His guidance is that He opens his heart to true guidance and true faith.

And the sign of misguidance and being far from the Straight Path is distress and constriction in the heart. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his heart to Islam; and whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his heart closed and constricted, as if he is climbing up to the sky. Thus Allah puts the wrath on those who believe not” [al-An’ am: 125]

Ibn 'Abbas said, commenting on this verse: “And whomsoever Allah wills to guide…” He opens his heart to tawheed and belief therein.Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 2/175

Another sign of Allah’s love for His slave and His being pleased with him is that He makes him beloved to His slaves. Al-Bukhaari (3209) and Muslim (2637) narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet Muhammad said:

“When Allah loves a person, He calls out to Jibreel: ‘Allah loves So and so,’ so Jibreel loves him. Then Jibreel calls out to the people of heaven, ‘Allah loves So and so, so love him.’ So the people of heaven love him and he finds acceptance on earth.”

Al-Nawawi said: “and he finds acceptance on earth” means that people love him and are pleased to see him, so their hearts incline towards him. It says in another report: “and he finds love on earth.”

And Allah knows best.