"You must repent your insolence toward Him and draw near to Him by performing the obligatory religious duties (fara'id) and observing the prohibitions. You must give up sins both outwardly and inwardly, and do tangible works of charity. Through this you will reach His door and draw near to Him, and He will love you and make His creatures love you. He will love you directly, without His creatures, then He will transmit this to His creatures. When Allah and His angels love you, all creatures will love you, apart from the unbelievers and the hypocrites, for they will not go along with Allah in loving you." - Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani
O son, the road to the Lord of Truth is clearly marked - repent, do the obligatory, drop what is prohibited, stop sinning inwardly and outwardly, and serve people. That's what we need to do to arrive at the destination and earn His Love. I think most people already know the prerequisites and yet we fumble. Because, there are plenty of potholes on the road - unbelievers, hypocrites, devils and evil spirits.
Al-Jilani said, as posted on 8 Ramadhan the previous year, if we made it to the destination after much struggle in the journey towards Him, He will love us and make His creatures love us too. But upon arrival we would still see those bad bunch who try to distract us from the straight path. "They will not go along with Allah in loving us."
"Everyone who has faith (iman) in his heart will love the believer (mukmin) and everyone who has hypocrisy (nifaq) in his heart will hate him, so do not feel the kind of hatred felt by the unbelievers (kafirun), the hypocrites (munafiqun), devils (shayatin) and evil spirits (abalisa). The hypocrites and unbelievers are the devils of mankind." So, know your enemy!
I seek refuge in Allah from my enemies - people who mock me for wanting to blog on a daily basis and people who try to coerce me to commit sins. It's hard being a blogger because you get exposed to all sorts of people. But I love doing it for His sake and for the sake of my fellow friends and some wonderful new acquaintance. The part of this blog that I like most is the colorful flags of visiting countries and reading their locations. They are beautiful! p/s Mas Taj - Thanks for the moral support!