Why Do I Love Allah?

To Him belong the most beautiful Names and Attributes. He accepts what is little and forgives a lot

The more I know Allah, the more my love for Him grows and my desire to have more knowledge of His Perfect Names and Attributes increases.

If I spend my entire lifetime pondering His Attributes, I will never feel bored or satiated. Drawing closer to Him dispels the darkness of ignorance prevailing within my soul.

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True knowledge of Him is the key to the security and bliss of my inner being. It is beyond my control not to love Him Who is Almighty, All-Powerful and also All-Just, All-Merciful, and Oft-Forgiving.

Why I Love Him

I love Him because if I draw near to Him a hand span, He draws near to me an arm’s length, and if I draw near to Him an arm’s length, He draws near to me a fathom’s length. By contrast, I ought to consider my steps carefully before drawing close to humankind.

If I love a human being overly, he or she may humiliate me and even grow more averse to me, rather than reciprocate my sincere love.

I do love Allah because He is the Eternal, the Everlasting. No matter how deeply my heart becomes attached to Him, there is no fear whatsoever that one day I will be distressed by His death, Glorified be He.

I do love Him Who shows affection to us while He is self-sufficient, rich beyond need, and we stand in need of Him.

His door is constantly wide open, whereas the doors of kings are closed, and even if opened, we will be met by so many chamberlains before we can meet a king, if we ever do.

As for the Almighty Creator, we can meet Him whenever we like, day and night, through Prayer and supplication. He never gets bored with our frequent invocations. He grants our requests and even rewards us for asking.

My Love Grew When…

My love for the King of kings grew when I read the hadith quoting Him as saying,

“O My servants! Indeed, I have prohibited injustice for Myself and (also) prohibited it amongst you. So, be not unjust to one another” (Muslim).

How far different is the attitude of the earthly kings who make lawful for themselves what they forbid their subjects from.

My love for the Oft-Forgiving, the Acceptor of Repentance grew when I knew that Heholds out His Hand by night to accept the repentance of the one who sinned during the day, and He holds out His hand during the day to accept the repentance of the one who sinned by night. And my heart overflew with love for Him when I knew that-as the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Verily, Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His slave than a person who has his camel in a waterless desert carrying his provision of food and drink and it is lost.

He, having lost all hopes (to get that back), lies down in the shade of a tree full of despair about his camel; when all of a sudden he finds that camel standing before him. He takes hold of its reins and then out of boundless joy blurts out: ‘O Allah, You are my slave and I am Your Lord.’ He commits this mistake out of extreme joy. (Muslim)

 The heart of a poor, powerless, and humble person like me cannot help but love a Majestic God Who is All-Compassionate, All-Relenting. In a Qur’anic verse, He announces the following:

{Say: “O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”} (Az-Zumar 39:53)

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