Developing Love for Allaah

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    Asalaamu'alaykum

    Developing Love for Allaah

    By Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (d.751H)

    Taken from al-Istiqaamah magazine



    Ibnul Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

    “People have discussed about mahabbah (love of Allaah); its causes and what brings it about, its signs and its fruits and its rulings. The most comprehensive saying about this is what Abu Bakr al-Kattaanee (rahimahullaah) relates about al-Junayd (d.279H).

    Abu Bakr al-Kattaanee (d.322H) said:

    ‘A discussion about mahabbah took place in Makkah during the Pilgrimage month. The shaykhs who were present spoke about this matter and al-Junayd was the youngest of them. They said to him: O ‘Iraaqee, what do you have to say? So he bowed his head and tears were flowing from his eyes and he said:

    “A servant should overcome his soul;
    And be continuous in the remembrance of his Lord;
    Establishing the Rights of his Lord;
    Focusing upon Him with his heart;
    The late of fear setting a blaze upon his heart;
    Whilst drinking from the vessel of true love;
    And certain realities become unveiled to him;
    So when he talks, it is due to Allaah;
    When he speaks, it is from Allaah;
    When he moves, it is by the command of Allaah;
    And when he is serene, then it is from Allaah;
    He belongs to Allaah, is for Allaah, and is with Allaah.”

    So the shaykhs began to weep and said: How can that be increased upon? May Allaah reward you with good, O crown of the knowledgeable ones!’”[1]

    Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) further said:

    “The reasons which cause the mahabbah (love of Allaah) to develop are ten:

    Firstly: Reciting the Qur’aan, reflecting upon it and understanding its meanings.

    Secondly: Drawing closer to Allaah through the performance of optional deeds, after fulfilling the obligatory deeds.

    Thirdly: Being continuous in the dhikr (remembrance) of Allaah - in all circumstances - with the tongue, the heart and the limbs. The more constant the dhikr, the more mahabbah intensifies.

    Fourthly: Giving precedence to what Allaah loves - when being overcome with desires - over what one personally loves and desires.

    Fifthly: Causing the heart to contemplate over the Names and Attributes of Allaah. Being a witness to what they necessitate and causing the heart to be enlightened in the garden of this realisation.

    Sixthly: Witnessing the blessing and the favours of Allaah; the apparent and the hidden.

    Seventhly: Subduing the heart and humbling it before Allaah, causing it to be in awe of Him.

    Eighthly: Being in seclusion during the time in which Allaah descends to the lowest Heaven; reciting the Qur’aan, and finishing this recitation with seeking Allaah’s forgiveness and sincerely repenting to Him.

    Ninthly: Sitting in the gatherings of the sincere and true lovers of Allaah; reaping the benefits of their teachings, and not speaking except when you know there is benefit in doing so and that such speech will increase you in good and benefit others as well.

    Tenthly: Keeping clear from all those matters which will cause the heart to distance itself from Allaah - the Mighty and Majestic.

    So these are ten matters which cause the lover to reach the station of true love for Allaah, so that he may then reach Allaah - his Beloved.”[2]


    Notes:

    [1] Madaarijus-Saalikeen (3/9)

    [2] Madaarijus-Saalikeen (3/17-18)



    Wallahi, how can any heart not be softened by such words,
    Wallahi, how can any eyes be dry in the presence of such inspiration
    Wallahi, how can anyone be still in the midsts of such wisdom

    May Allah help us all to purify our hearts purely for His sake and keep us away from waswaas,
    may He forgive us and have mercy on us for our hearts are naturally attached to love,
    and may He keep us away from which harms us (which may lead us to fall into error) and protect us untill He wills it for us.
    Oh Allah make our hawaa in accordance to what you love and what is acceptable to you, verily you have power over all things, and you are most worthy of answering our petition.
    Ya Rabb fill our hearts with humility and your love.. ameen ameen ya rabb


    "No one offers a supplication without Allah bringing him what he asks
    or keeping away from him a like amount of evil,
    provided he does not ask for something sinful or for breaking ties of relationship."

    Tirmidhi, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah

    "حَسْبِيَ اللهُ لَآ إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ".

    83. Hasbiyallaahu laa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huwa 'alayhi tawakkaltu wa Huwa Rabbul-'Arshil-'Adheem .

    Allah is sufficient for me . There is none worthy of worship but Him . I have placed my trust in Him, He is Lord of the Majestic Throne . (Recite seven times in Arabic .)

    Reference:
    Allah will grant whoever recites this seven times in the morning or evening whatever he desires from this world or the next, Ibn As-Sunni (no. 71), Abu Dawud 4/321. Both reports are attributed directly to the Prophet j§ (Marfu1). The chain of transmission is sound (Sahih). Ibn As-Sunni.
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    :ma: Subhanallah!! Jazakallahu Khairan!!:hearts:
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    Salaam,

    This is one for the sticky section. We need to read this once daily.
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    wa'alaykum salaam

    Barakallah feekum.. i will add as a sticky inshallah..
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    :jazaak: thanks sister my allah SWT reward u for passing on ur knowledge:hijabi:
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    assalamu alaikom,
    Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah is really a fantastic savant
    that is wonderfull to qoute from his books

    the heart also need to be refreshed like any other part of the body
    Allahu Akbar
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    bintul islam biz musulmanikh

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    :wasalam: wb,
    May Allah sw reward you for that. What I have highlighted below I think needs rewording, I've read the same thing before implying the same meaning just with different words.
    Indeed the Prophet asw said one says something not realising its worth for which he will enter Paradise and vice-versa. So it is really important as to how we word things. And Allah sw knows best.

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    MAY ALLAH BLESS AND PROTECT MY ANGEL SISTERS

    everything we say,everything we do to aapear IASLAM
    in it's best picture..it'll make our HASANAT counter non-stop counting

    so,keep up sister on what you are woking on....ALLAH MAY BLESS YOU
    angels of ISLAM



    K.J
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    that is simply superb

    Jazak Allah my dear sister

    from the bottom of my heart i thnk u or posting this and sharing with us
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    ruki4eva Muslim Unity...

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    subhanallah
    jazakallah for the post
    mashallah
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    lilisoo الفقيره الى الله

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    شكرا اختى

    جزاك الله خيرا mashalaah:tti_sister:
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    :salam2: sister,
    JazzakAllahu khairan, a great post.:ma:
    'And love your Lord by serving him, for lovers are but servants of the Beloved' .
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    jazzakallah kheir.

    :ma:
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    zainab bala Allah is sufficient.

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    Jazakallah Khairan for the reminder.
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    salam

    Allah's love is the bigest love ever if you lose that one then your heart it is like empty.

    jazaakaAllah khair
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    Assalamu Alaikum,
    subhanaAllah azeem, Allahu Akbar!

    TabarakaAllah dear sister in Islam, this is truely a benefit to us ALL, may Allah bless you abandtly for sharing this GREAT reminder with us...
    Ameen,Ameen,Ameen thuma Ameen
    Allah hafiz NOW and ALWAYS:)
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    Salam Alaykum,

    Thank you SO SO SO much for this post, it is AMAZING. Couldn't control the tears! Gosh we are so lucky we are muslims!!

    LA ILLAHA ILLALLAH!
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    Masha'Allah, very beneficial and motivational post. Jazak Allah khayran for posting it.

    Could someone please help me understand this part.
    What is this word 'hawaa' and so what does this Dua refer to?
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    Assalau Alaikum

    :salam2: ,
    May ALLAH SWT reward you with the best sister. Subhanallah it is such wonderful post. It should be a sticky.

    :wasalam:
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    allah rakkah lav i love allah alone

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    asalam alaikom sis:tti_sister:

    Jazakallahu Khairan!!


    thx 4 this post which helps evryone here

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