Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How to seek the love of Allah - Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf




Bismillah.

His words are gems. As is typical of our dearest Habib Kadhim, he speaks pretty fast and is as animated as ever. He speaks from a beautiful vantage point indeed. Habib Kadhim ends his tausiyah with a du'a:

"We ask Allah that He prepares our hearts for this exalted love, and that He gives us felicity through it in this life, and in the hereafter after death and in Paradise with our Prophet salallah alihi wasalam, and the elect of Allah's righteous servants. Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin."



How to attain Allah's love? First consider the verses of the Quran:
  • "Say O Prophet, If you love Allah, follow me, and Allah will love you and forgive your sins. Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful."
  • "Allah loves those who turn to Him, and He loves those who keep themselves clean."
  • "Allah loves those who act with excellence."
Thus, whoever strives to have these qualities, will win the love of Allah through several means as summarised below:
  1. Tawbah
  2. Ihsan (excellence/perfection)
  3. Taharah (purity)
  4. Humility
  5. Repeating abundantly the words that are beloved to Allah.
  6. Reciting Al Ikhlas abundantly.
  7. Following sunnah of Prophet salallah alaihi wasalam.  
  • Tawbah - saying Astaghfirullah, asking for Allah's forgiveness and turning back to Him.
  • Ihsan - perfecting worship, perfecting obedience and perfecting everything that is beloved to Allah.
  • Purity - remaining in a state of purity, both inwardly and outwardly, purifying the heart from dishonesty, hatred, pride, vanity which corrupt a person's relationship with those around him and nullify righteous deeds with Allah.
  • Humility -  we are all servants/slaves of Allah. We cannot have pride as it belongs to Allah, the Glorious and Majestic. Those who are upon the way of Prophecy are called servants, whereas those who stray from the way of Prophecy are called slaves, as defined in the Quran. 
  • Zikir - by saying abundantly the words that are beloved to Allah: Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, La ilaha ilaAllah Allahu Akbar.
  • Reciting Al Ikhlas abundantly.    
  • Following the sunnah of Prophet especially in this month of Ramadan i.e. breaking fast with one or three dates, praying Terawih and Witir. And that we should continue to give life to sunnah even when we are outside of Ramadan.

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Credit: 
Seeker's Hub Toronto & Muwasala


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