>> Sunday, September 8, 2013



What is love?

Generally love is a tendency that to like  someone or something that forced us to have it in very delicately way and as politely as we can. If   man fall in love with a woman surely he will showed himself as good as he can to attract the woman’s heart and fall in love with him. The same things will happen if a woman fell in love with a man that looked very attractive to her.

Love is one the greatest blessings given by Allah to His servants in this world. Throughout our life we want to love and to be loved by others that made we  happy and felt closed with them. We know that many of the blessings given to us were in the environments of love and friendships. Allah has created our hearts to be happy in the presence of loving environments-to love or to be loved.

Al-Qur'an mention many times about love. Love between a man and a woman. Love between a mother and her offspring. Love parents to their descendants. Love man to man [homosexual]. Love man to animals. Love man to wealth- castle, big house, cars, money, and so on. There are many faces of love.  Allah has made love and compassion between men and women. In fact we are encouraged to love each other.
The Prophet Muhammad SAW has said, “When one of you has love his brother, he should inform him that he loves him”.Bukhari.

One of the very interesting story about love in the al-Qur'an is contains in Surah [Joseph XII], the story  about the love between a beautiful and wealthy woman, named Ra’il [Zulaikha] with a man named Joseph, a prophet Allah Al-Mighty.  Anyone who read that Surah Joseph in the al-Quran will be touch by the story, that has many education to educate their readers how to manage goodly their love and not to be govern by their bad desire or nafs that was ridden by the satanic.

In general there are two types of love. Good love or bad love. Good love is natural love, but bad love is unnatural love. Good love will get reward from Allah, and the bad love will receive reward of sins from Allah. Beware not to  love others greatest than Allah. We should not love them more than we loved Allah SWT. Allah is the Greatest. We have to give our priority to love Allah than others.

As we know that when we are in loved we will make preference to our loved ones regardless what it was. Then we will do anything that will pleased our loved ones or will be appreciate by them. Such of our actions may elevated others than Allah SWT, or made  them equal to Allah SWT. The actions are fallible and abuse.

Allah  SWT said in the al-Qur’an:

“And of mankind  are some who take [for worship] others besides Allah as rivals [to Allah]. They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more [than anything else]. 2: 165.

The love to Allah only can give tranquility to our hearts. Allah created the heart to love He above the love to others. Allah SWT tells us in the al-Qur’an, Surah 9 [At-Taubah], verse 24:

“Say, [O Muhammad]: If you 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 Allah and His Messenger SAW, and striving hard and fighting in His Cause, then wait until Allah brings about His Decision [torment]. And Allah guides not the people who are Al-Fasiqun [the rebellious, disobedient to Allah”.9-24.

Al-Qur'an clearly showed that the ultimate love for all the creatures are Allah. That is the true love. That is the greatest love ever created. The love to Allah is the most elevated love. The love to Allah is the most exalted love. That is the most beautiful love. The hearts was created to love Allah. No other god than Allah. We can’t live without it. 

How to love Allah. We have to love Allah profoundly. It is the fountains of love in the hearts of the true believers. Every moments they strike to love Allah and get his loved. It is the sincerely love of the Great Love and forever loves.  Who ever find the love will be greatly happy in this world and Hereafter. They are the victorious.

The faithful men who loved Allah will strike to full this world with goodness. They will try to enrich this world with the great happiness. The man who loved his boss will do everything to please his boss. He likes what his boss liked. In order to make his boss happy, he treated them how his boss treated. So with Allah,if he loved Allah, he will love all his creation, and be mercy for them, and strike to give more great happiness to them and to all the world.

How can we human being as a slave to Allah did not loved Him profoundly? How can we refrain our hearts to love Allah who is the Most Merciful and the Most Generous? Allah loved us by His Generosity but did  not has any need of us. We are always invited Allah angered by not loving Him and  disobedience to Him and hatred other human beings and did not love them.

Verily, the Prophet Muhammad SAW always urged all the Muslims to loved each other, and be mercy and kindness between them.

Allah has said in the al-Qur’an:

“No reward do I ask of  you for this except to be kind to me for my kinship with you. And whoever earns a good righteous  deed, We shall give him an increase of good in respect therefore. Verily, Allah is Oft- Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate [the deeds of those who are obedient to Him].;42: 23.

The Prophet Muhammad SAW said:

“Thou shalt witness the believers in truth as one person in their acts, mercy, love and charity towards the other. If one organ [of the body] suffers from illness, all the rest of the body will suffer from fever and keep awake for its sake”.Bukhari.

“All Muslims are brother. Carefulness [in his duties towards God] is the only thing which makes one greater than the rest”. Tabrani.

-“To look at one’s brother with affections better than living in this mosque in “Ihtikaf more than a year”. Al-Hakim & Ibn Umar.

-“God would help him Here and in the Hereafter, if one helps his brother without being known”. Baihaki & Anas.

Allah  has promised to His servants, that the Paradise will be fill full with His faithful servants that He loved and pleased with them. They are the faithful servants that loved Allah, fear and awed Him during their live in this mortal world.The Paradise will be full with loves, and friendships.

To those who are seeking the love of Allah, and the closeness of Allah should be very happy with this Hadis SAW:

Abu Huraira [RA] reported that the Prophet Muhammad [Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said that Allah [glorified and exalted and Glorious be He] the Exalted and Glorious said, “ Ia am near to thought of My servants as he he thinks about Me, and I am with him as he remembers Me. And if he remembers Me in his heart, I also remember him in My Heart, and if he remembers Me in assembly I remember him in assembly, better than his [remembrance], and if he draws near Me by the span of a palm, I draw near him by the cubit, and if he draws near Me by the cubit I draw near him by the space [covered by] two hands. And if he walks towards Me, I rush towards him”. Sahih Muslim.

I like to end this short and useless writing to quote a short writing ricocheted by a Sufi’s poet that I think is worth to read and ponder:

Supposing your love is the true love
Indeed you would be obedient to Him
Indeed those who is in love, could always
Be loyal and obedient to his Lover.

This is the Greatest of Love!


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