Sunday, September 14, 2014

Can't force love - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf


Shaykh Hamza Yusuf was here in KL but I missed it. Big time disappointed.

Below is borrowed from Majlis Ta'lim Darul Murtadza website. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf spoke in English. The key points he made are being shared on the website in Malay and I hereby translate one of them into English - that's not a very good thing to do but here goes: 

"The fuqaha said it is obligatory to love Allah but when love becomes an obligation (wajib) then that's not love. Allah will love those who love Him. And a lover would yearn to see the beloved. The roads to Allah are many, that is through charity (sadaqah), knowledge (ilm), remembrance (zikir), night prayers (tahajjud), through helping and loving others, through humility etc. Allah will raise those who are humble but those who are arrogant will be brought low."

So it's clear, you can't force love.
There are indeed many ways to reach Allah,
therefore, think not "my way is the only right way."
Being humble is the way to go.
Arrogance is a no no.


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