Ya Wadud!

Peace, one and all…

Here are some verses from the Quran and sayings of the Prophet (alaihi al-salatu wa al-salam) on the various aspects of love.  I have found myself coming back to them repeatedly in recent days, and as such I wanted to share them here.  Ya Wadud!

‘O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion – Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah ; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing’ (Quran 5:54)

‘Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful’ (Quran 3:31)

The Prophet (alaihi al-salatu wa al-salam) said:

‘You will not enter the Garden until you believe and you will not believe until you love one another.  Shall I show you something that make you love one another?’  They said, ‘Yes, Messenger of Allah’.  The Prophet said, ‘Spread the greeting among yourselves’

And elsewhere:

‘By Him in who holds my soul in His hand, you will not enter the Garden until you submit.  And you will not submit until you love one another.  Spread the greeting and you will love one another.  Beware of hatred for it is the razor.  I do not say to you that it shaves the hair.  Rather, it shaves the din

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman

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