Love for the allies of Allaah The Almighty

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11- Love for the allies of Allaah The Almighty:

Love of Allaah The Almighty necessitates loving those who love your Beloved One and hating those who hate Him. Therefore, Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers…}[Quran 5:54]

The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “A man set out to visit a brother (in faith) in another town and Allaah sent an angel on his way. When the man met the angel, the latter asked him, ‘Where do you intend to go?' He said, ‘I intend to visit a brother of mine in this town.' The angel said, ‘Have you done any favor to him and are you seeking any in return?' He said, ‘No, I have no desire except to visit him because I love him for the sake of Allaah.' Thereupon the angel said, ‘I am a messenger to you from Allaah (to inform you) that Allaah loves you as you love him (for His sake).’”[Muslim]

Al-Murta‘ish was asked, “How can you achieve love for Allaah The Almighty?” He said, “By supporting His allies and antagonizing His enemies!”

Shaah Al-Kirmaani, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “No worshipper has ever performed an act of worship better than loving the allies of Allaah The Almighty, because this is a sign of love for Allaah The Almighty.”

Sufyaan Ath-Thawri, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “Love the people of Paradise to be with them on the Day of Judgment and hate the people of sins, so that Allaah The Almighty loves you.”

Dear brother and sister in Allaah, you should love the obedient people and hate the disobedient and dissolute people.

You should love the people of the Masjids, and those who adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

You should love the righteous people and hate the oppressors, as well as those who publicly and blatantly disobey their Lord, while being unaware of the fact that Allaah The Almighty sees them. Avoid their assemblies and keep away from their gatherings so as not to anger your Lord.

If we deal with Allaah The Almighty in the manner that is due, our view of things would change significantly. If Allaah The Almighty loves us, He would take care of our affairs, make us among His righteous slaves, and protect us from the evil of wrongdoers and bad companions.

When we hate the disobedient people, we do not do this for personal reasons; rather, we hate their sins and feel protective zeal for the sake of Allaah The Almighty, Who hates the violation of His prohibitions. Nevertheless, our hearts should be filled with pity and mercy for sinners, as we all commit sins.

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