Friday, January 3, 2014

Loving or Preferring others over Allah: Ibn al-Qayyim

Allah Says in the Quran:

"But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else)". (2:165)
(walladheena aamanu ashaddu hubballillah)

For a true Muslim, the love of Allah should be more deep rooted than anything else. At the time of test, he should sacrifice other loves for the love of God. 

Love of Allah is very easy to claim but very difficult to demonstrate. The real quality of man is known when he is put to test. 

Often the people do whatever they, their leaders or relatives and friends love, ignoring what God loves. But a devoted believer puts the love of God above all other loves.

 God never leaves the person who puts his desire or desires of others above the desire of God unpunished.
He turns the object of his love into a source of sorrow and grief. He breaks the bond of love in such a way that it becomes a bone of contention and a means of pain and suffering for him.

It is a ‘Divine Law’ that if someone loves something more than Allah, He makes such a love, a source of torment for him. Similarly if one fears something more than Allah, he surely is put under its command and that if he makes himself busy in some thing and forgets his Lord, He turns his business into a source of grief to him. Likewise if he prefers anything else to Allah, He does not bless therein and if anyone tries to please anyone against the pleasure of Allah, he definitely invites the wrath and anger of Allah.

-'al Wabil as sayyib' by Imam Ibn AlQayyim R.A.

O Allah! Grant us your true and intense love and make us your beloved servant.

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