Love for the sake of Allah

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    As-salam Alaykum Wa-rahmatullahi Wa-barakatuh

    Love for the sake of Allah

    it has been related by Al-Miqdaam bin Ma’di Karib that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "If any of you loves his brother then he should inform him" (Tirmidhi, Hadeeth Hasan Sahih) Also, Anas ibn Maalik related: "I was sitting with the Prophet :saw: when a man came passing by, and he said, ‘Oh Prophet of Allaah, indeed I love this man (in a brotherly way)’; so he (the Prophet :saw: ) said, ‘Have you informed him of this?’; so the man said, ‘No.’; so the Prophet :saw: said, ‘Get up and go tell him.’; so he got up and went to him and said, ‘Oh so-and-so, by Allaah, indeed I love you for the sake of Allaah’; so he said, ‘May the One for whom you have loved me, love you (in return)." (related by Imam Ahmad and Abu Daawood and it is hadeeth sahih.)
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    i wanna send it to my brother in faith..

    who practicing the sunnah and saied that :

    ana uhebbuka fe allah( I love for the sake of Allah )

    So I say to you: ‘ahabbak allaah ullaadhi ahbabtani feeh’
    (May the One for whom you have loved me, love you, in return)

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    <wasalam Alykum>
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    اني أحبك في الله اخي محمد و ايضا كل المسلمين
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    وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

    أخي الحبيب \ عادل

    جزاكم الله خيراُ

    أحبك الذي أحببتني فيه..

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    أسأل لك سعاده لا تزول ورزقاً كأنه السيول ومغفرة يوم المثول

    حفظكم الله ورعاكم وجعل الجنة مثوانا ومثواكم..
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    Asalaam Alaykum

    I would jus like to say to ALL my brothers and sisters in islam...
    I love you all for the sake of Allaah...you truly are like my family...

    :salam2:
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    آمين Ameen

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    wa alaykum Alsalam.....Alhamdulillah 4 blessing of islam.....

    yeah sister we ru here one family Alhamdulillah.....


    <wasalam Alaykum>
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    وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

    أخي الحبيب \ عادل..

    جزاكم الله خيراً .. فأنت نعم الأخ الأكبر والله..جعلنا الله إخوناً علي سُررٍ مُتقابلين

    وبشرنا الله وإياك بروح وريحان ورب راضٍ غير غضبان..

    وإجعلنا ممن يقال لهم في الآخرة ممن يقال لهم كلو وإشربو هنيئاً بما أسلفتم في الآيام الخاليه..

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    أخي الفاضل بالله عليك أسألك الدعاء لهذا الأخ الذي أرسل الرساله

    أدعو الله له بالهدايه والتوفيق

    حفظك الباري وزروجك الحواري..
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    Insyallah...

    LOVE to Allah, LOVE to Rasoollulah pbuh, LOVE to parents, LOVE to other muslims, LOVE to the Ummah of Prophets pbuh and LOVE to all creatures...May then Allah LOVES us all..Ameen
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    salam Alaykum brother

    Anwaa‘ al-Mahabbah (Types of Loving) and the Ruling concerning them

    Praise be to Allaah.

    Love may be divided into mahabbah khaassah (specific love) and mahabbah mushtarakah (general love).

    Mahabbah khaassah (specific love):

    Specific love may be divided into types that are halaal and types that are haraam.

    Halaal love includes:

    (1) Love of Allaah, which is the most important obligation, as it is the basis of Islam. By perfecting one’s love of Allaah, one perfects one’s faith. If one’s love of Allaah is lacking, then one’s Tawheed is also lacking. The daleel (evidence) for this is the aayaat (interpretation of the meaning):

    “. . . But those who believe, love Allaah more (than anything else) . . .” [al-Baqarah 2:165]

    “Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight . . . are dearer to you than Allaah and His Messenger, and striving hard and fighting in His cause, then wait until Allaah brings about His Decision (torment). And Allaah guides not the people who are faasiqoon (rebellious, disobedient).” [al-Tawbah 9:24]


    There are also other similar proofs in the Qur’aan and Sunnah.

    Love of Allaah may also take the form of preferring what Allaah loves and wants of His slave to what the slave himself might love and want. So he loves what Allaah loves, hates what He hates, takes as friends or regards as enemies for His sake, and adheres to His laws. There is much that may strengthen this love.

    (2) Love of Allaah’s Messenger, which is also one of the most important duties of Islaam. Indeed, faith is not complete until a person loves the Messenger of Allaah more than he loves himself, as in the ahaadeeth:

    “The Messenger of Allaah :saw: (peace be upon him) said: ‘None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him than his child, his father and all the people.”
    (Reported by Muslim, no. 44).

    ‘Abdullaah ibn Hishaam said: “We were with the Prophet :saw: (peace be upon him), and he was holding the hand of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab. ‘Umar said to him: ‘O Messenger of Allaah, you are dearer to me than everything except my own self.’ The Prophet :saw:(peace be upon him) said: ‘No (that is not right), by the One in Whose hand is my soul, until I am dearer to you than your own self.’ ‘Umar said to him, ‘Now, by Allaah, you are dearer to me than my own self.’ The Prophet :saw: (peace be upon him) said: ‘Now (you are right), O ‘Umar.’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, no. 6632).

    This love is part of loving Allaah and is manifested by following the Prophet :saw:(peace be upon him) and preferring his opinion over that of others.

    (3) Love of the Prophets and the believers. This is obligatory because loving Allaah dictates that one should love the people who obey Him, in other words the Prophets and righteous people. The daleel (evidence) for this is the hadeeth “Whoever loves for the sake of Allaah (i.e., loves the people of faith for the sake of Allaah).” Obedience to Allaah is based on love of Allaah. Faith cannot be perfected except in this way, even if one has a lot of prayer and fasting to one’s credit. As ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: “You have seen us at the time of the Messenger of Allaah: none of us would think that he had more right to his own money than his Muslim brother.”

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    Forbidden love:
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    This includes love which constitutes shirk, which is when a person loves something instead of Allaah or as much as Him. In such a case he has taken that thing as a rival to Allaah. This is the shirk of love, and most people have taken things as rivals to Allaah in love and glorification.

    There are also types of forbidden love which do not go to the extent of shirk, such as loving one’s family, wealth, tribe, business or house, and preferring those things, in whole or in part, over doing the duties that Allaah requires of him, such as hijrah (migration for His sake), jihaad, etc. The daleel (evidence) for this is the aayah quoted above (“Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight . . . are dearer to you than Allaah and His Messenger, and striving hard and fighting in His cause, then wait until Allaah brings about His Decision (torment).”
    [al-Tawbah 9:24])
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    Mahabbah mushtarakah (general love):

    General love is of three types:

    (1) Natural love, such as the love of a hungry person for food, or a thirsty person for water. This does not involve any kind of glorification, so it is permissible.

    (2) Love based on mercy and pity, such as the love of a father for his small child. This also involves no kind of glorification, so there is nothing wrong with it.

    (3) Love based on acquaintance and friendship, such as that between those who share a common profession, or scholars in the same field, or people one meets on a daily basis (such as fellow-commuters), or people one does business with, or travelling-companions. This type of appropriate love between people, or brotherly love, does not imply shirk or associating anyone else in one’s love for Allaah.

    For more information, see Kitaab Tayseer al-‘Azeez, Baab wa min al-naas man yattakhidhu min doon-Allaahi andaadan.

    We hope that this explanation makes the matter clearer. We ask Allaah to bless you and us with good. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad :saw:

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