Love of ALLAH and His Prophet

Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said, there are three qualities and whosoever possesses them, will be favored with the sweetness of Eeman. One who holds ALLAH and his Messenger dearer than any thing else (i.e. who does not love anybody or anything more than ALLAH and his Messenger). One who loves a human being for the sake of ALLAH alone (i.e without any expectation of any worldly gain – but on this consideration alone that he is a godly person). One who has been rescued from Kufr (whether from the very beginning or through repentance) and after that he dislikes returning to Kufr as much as being cast into Hell. [Bukhari, Muslim, Hayat-ul-Muslimeen]

Hadrat Ma’az bin Jabal (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: I asked the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) about the most excellent Eeman (i.e. about the highest and most excellent degree of Iman and the deeds and virtues through which it can be achieved). He replied, that you love any one for the sake of ALLAH and so be your hatred for the sake of ALLAH (i.e. sympathy and antipathy with any one should be for the sake of ALLAH alone) and secondly, you employ your tongue in remembering ALLAH. Hadrat Muaz asked, ‘Anything else, O Messenger of ALLAH?’ (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). He replied, ‘That for others you wish and like what ever you wish and like for your self and dislike those things for them which you dislike for yourself.’ [Bukhari, Muslim, Musnahd Ahmed, Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

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