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February 15, 2011


Article: Love of Allah

by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

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.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Umar Farooq Ibnu Muhammad
    Feb 15 2011

    Assalaamu ‘aklaiykum dear sister.

    SubhaanAllaah what a co incidence, just today I happened to read this PDF. After reading half of the book and researching about the author, I figured out that he is not on the manhaj of the salaf, rather the manhaj of Sayyed Qutb and his likes, and has accused the likes of Shaykh Bin Baaz, rahimahullaah of misguidance. Instead, I found an article by Shaykh Salih Al Fawzan on Calagary Islam on the same topic, Al Walaa wal Baraa. This makes me remind myself, that everyone who claims to be on the creed of the salaf, is not necessarily on it, and we need to verify the status of authors, before endorsing them. Allaahu musta’aan

    Was-salaamu alaiykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

    • Umm Muawiyah
      Feb 15 2011

      Wa Alaikum Assalam Brother.

      The author of the poem is Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim. However, the translation of this part of the poem was taken from that book.

      As for the author of that book, I just re-checked and I realised that he is not Saeed ibn Al-Wahf Al-Qahtani (Hisnul Muslim author) as I had first thought. And yes, it seems that the author of this book has some issues from the quick research that I just did. Allahu Alam.

      I wasn’t endorsing the book at all, just the poem.

      However, you are absolutely right about the verification part, brother. Insha-Allah, I’ll be more careful next time.

      I’ll remove the name of the book from the post.

      Jazakallahu kheira for the information.

      PS. It would be better not to use the word “dear” when referring to the opposite gender.

  2. Umar Farooq Ibnu Muhammad
    Feb 15 2011

    Jazaki Allaahu Khaiyran sister, I didnt mean you were endorsing the book, I had myself actually sent the PDF to someone before realising the error!

    As for not referring to the opposite gender with “dear”, I’ll keep that in mind, I didnt even realise until you pointed I had used that word

    Also sister can you point me to content on your website I can refer a newly revert sister to? I already had her subscribe to your blog but is there a separate section for new muslims to start their knowledge spree from?

    Jazaki Allaahu khaiyran. Was-salaamu alaiykum


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