Quranic verse: “And He is the Forgiving, the Most Loving”. (Surah Burooj, verse no. 14)
Allah is Al Wadood, the Most Loving. Allah subhanu wa ta’ala loves us more than anyone. He puts love in the hearts of people for one another. Your mother loves you so much because Allah Al Wadood put love in her heart for you. Only Allah can make people love each other. All the love is from Allah alone. We need Allah Al Wadood to love each other.
Allah is so Loving that He made beautiful and everlasting Jannah as a reward for us for our good deeds. We will never be removed from the Jannah. Allah wants each one of us to enter His Jannah and so he has taught us in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) about deeds which will make Him pleased with us and enter us His Jannah.
Allah loves that His beloved servants (us) should have that which is more better and lasting than the things of this duniya. That is why He may not give you just anything and everything you want and ask Him for because no matter how amazing you think they are Allah still has the best rewards for you in the Jannah. Allah also wants to teach you to be patient by sometimes not giving you that which you want because being patient is one of the best qualities of a Muslim and it brings one closer to Allah.
Allah’s love is very special and we should always try to get Allah’s love because He is the One Who created us, gives us all kinds of blessings, takes care of us, truly loves us, nurtures us and it is He to Whom we have to go back. We all love those who we think are good and perfect. But no one can be perfect other than Allah. He is the most Rich of all, He is the King of all Kings, He is the most Beautiful, He is the most Kind, He is the Most Powerful, and He is the One Whom everything in the heavens and the earth praise. He is Perfect! Wouldn’t you want Him to love “you”?
DO YOU WANT ALLAH TO LOVE YOU?
To get Allah’s love and be from Allah’s beloveds, you should be a very good and obedient Muslim. Allah loves those who pray, fast, remember Him, follow the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wa sallam). If you really love Allah then you will do things that Allah loves (good deeds). When you love Allah you will love whom Allah loves like Allah loves the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wa sallam), his companions and the good Muslims.
Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins…”
(Surah Aali Imraan, 3:31)
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALLAH LOVES YOU?
When Allah loves you, Allah will make everyone love you! Let’s read what our beloved Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said-
“When Allaah loves a slave, He says to Jibreel, ‘I love so-and-so, so love him,’ so Jibreel loves him and then calls out to the people of heaven, ‘Allaah loves so-and-so, so love him,’ and the people of heaven love him, and then acceptance is placed in the Earth for him.” (Bukhari)
LOVING ALLAH THE MOST
“…But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else).” (Surah al Baqarah, 2:165)
As Muslims, our love for Allah should be more than anyone and anything. We should love Allah more than our parents, our friends, our home and everything else. The more we love Allah the more better and obedient Muslims we will be. For example, if you love Allah more than your friends then you will not do something that Allah dislikes even if they tell you to do so. Another example is, if you have to choose between doing something that you love and doing something that Allah loves you will choose that which Allah loves because you love Him the most.
Sometimes, you may do something wrong or disobey Allah subhanu wa ta’ala and think that Allah won’t love you anymore but if you rush to ask for Allah’s forgiveness and don’t do it again then He will forgive you and also love you back again because Allah is Al Wadood!
“And ask forgiveness of your Lord and turn unto Him in repentance. Verily, my Lord is Most Merciful, Most Loving.” (Surah Hood)
NOW THAT YOU KNOW AL WADOOD, LET’S SEE HOW WE CAN BECOME HIS BELOVEDS:
1. Memorize the Name of Allah Al Wadood with meaning and understanding.
2. With the help of your parents find out from the Quran at least three kinds of people whom Allah loves and then try to be of those.
3. Make a week’s chart for these good deeds that Allah loves and do it everyday:
a) Making your favorite du’aas
b) Doing Salah as soon as you hear the adhaan (at least once everyday for kids younger than 6 years).
c) Giving charity or helping poor.
d) Having beautiful manners with everyone.
e) Being kind and loving towards your parents.
5. Memorize the du’aa:
Allahumma inni as aluka hubbaka, wa hubba man yuhibbuka, wa hubba kulle ‘amalin yuqarribuni ila hubbika.”
O Allah! I ask You for Your love and the love of those who love You, and for the love of every action which will bring me closer to Your love. (At-Tirmidhi)