Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Let The Love be Real!

 Assalamualaikum readers...


No, this post is not about valentines day.  'Love', for me, is not just about those around you.  It goes deeper than that.  Because it transcends boundaries of place, time, and even dimensions.


It is a powerful feeling.  It may motivate, weaken, strengthen people.  It gives value and happiness to life, while, for others, brings despair and hardships.










Who do you love most?
Try ask your heart that question...
Is it yourself?  Your parents?  Your friends?  Your future spouse? Your money?


or..
Is it Allah and His prophet, Muhammad PBUH?


In al-Quran, Allah states:
 Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight are dearer to you than Allâh and His Messenger, and striving hard and fighting in His Cause[], then wait until Allâh brings about His Decision (torment). And Allâh guides not the people who are Al-Fâsiqûn (the rebellious, disobedient to Allâh)  [at-Tawbah: 24]


So look into your heart... check again, who do you love most?  If Allah and Prophet Muhammad pbuh is not on the top list, try, try, and try to make it the one you love most.  For this verse comes as a warning, that Allah will torment those who love others more than Him, and His prophet.


If you claim that you do love Allah and the Prophet most of all, what is your proof?  Loving, initiates action.  Imagine, telling a girl that you love her so much, then neglecting her, never giving her anything, not caring for her.  Do you think the girl will believe you?  The same also applies to loving Allah and Rasulullah.  It requires you to act, for the rest of your life, according to what Allah and Rasulullah likes, and avoiding what they dislike.


If you think that, your heart is still far from putting Allah and Rasulullah on top, don't despair.  Just resolve, from now on, to put them on top.  Act, as if they are already in your heart, as the one you love most.  For by action, you are training your heart, to make it a reality.


Think that it is so difficult to love Allah?  Try and get closer to Him.  Get to know Him more... through The Quran, through pondering on His creations, His everlasting love and care.  Allah loves us so much already.  Look at everything He gave us.  Our body, the air we breath, the money we have... the list is endless.  Yet if we love Allah, He will love us, so much more.


As for Rasulullah, remember that he really does love us.  So much, that even until his last breath, he calls "ummati... ummati..."  and worries about us.  This man had given his whole life to ensure Islam reaches us today.  He sacrifices everything, his time, his money, his energy, so that we are saved from being burnt in hellfire.  Is he not worth loving?

"My ummah, those who follow me, the future of their faith makes me worry till I cry!" - Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)

Let us try.  Let us instill love, for Allah and Rasulullah, deep inside our heart. Remind ourselves of this verse, again:
 Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight are dearer to you than Allâh and His Messenger, and striving hard and fighting in His Cause[], then wait until Allâh brings about His Decision (torment). And Allâh guides not the people who are Al-Fâsiqûn (the rebellious, disobedient to Allâh)  [at-Tawbah: 24]


Me:  I aim to go into Heaven, and meet Allah and Propher Muhammad.  Don't you?  Come on then.. let's work towards it!

1 comment:

Maryam said...

This is such a beautiful post.
Have a good life (: