Article: Love of Allah
Note: Sorry, that “love” post will be delayed for another day due to unavoidable circumstances.
However, I would like to share some words of Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) about the love of Allah, as it is relevant to the article that I’m going to write.
You might be thinking “Huh? Love of Allah has some relevance to Valentine’s Day and celebrating the Prophet’s (salallahu alahi wasallam) birthday??”.
Yes, of course. It has everything to do with the topic. You’ll see, insha-Allah.
Here are the Imam’s words. They’re from a poem of his.
Love of Allah (Poem)
Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah
Excerpted from An-Nooniyyah
The love of the Beloved
must be unconditionally returned.
If you claim love
yet oppose the Beloved,
then your love is but a pretense.
You love the enemies of your Beloved
and still seek love in return.
You fight the beloved of your Beloved.
Is this Love or the following of shaytaan?
True devotion is nothing
but total submission
of body and soul
to One Love.
We have seen humans claim to submit,
yet their loyalties are many.
They put their trust here, and their hope there,
and their love is without consequence.