Page 18 - Your relationship with Allah

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Gratitude for blessings is a cause of them being increased, as Allah says: “And (remember) when
your Lord proclaimed: ‘If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will
give you more (of My Blessings); but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily, My punishment is
indeed severe’”
Make dua
Islam encourages us to make a lot of dua’, and not to be hasty in seeking a response. That is
because du’aa’ is a great act of worship which is beloved to Allah.
Abu Huraira radiallahu anhu said that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam told us that
nothing is more honourable in the sight of Allah than supplication.
It is related by Ibn Masud radiallahu anhu that Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam said,
“Ask Allah to grant from His bounties (ask for His favors and mercy) for Allah loves to be asked. And
the most excellent worship is hope and expectation of relief (from anxiety and distress, and it is a
great form of worship because of its humble concentration).
Tell Allah that you love Him
One of the attributes of Allah is that He Loves His believing slaves in a fashion which befits His
Majesty and Might; His slaves in turn love Him more than their wealth, children, and their own selves.
Allah says in the Qur’an: “Allah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him.” (Al
Maa’dah : 54)
Almighty Allah said: “Say (O Mohammad): “if you (really) love Allah then follow me, Allah will love
you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
Abu Huraira radiallahu ‘anhu narrated that the Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihe wasallam. Said, ‘if Allah
loves a person, He calls Jibrael (Gabriel) saying,’ Allah loves so and so; O Jibrael (Gabriel) love him.’
And make an announcement amongst the inhabitants of the heaven:
Ibraaheem 14:7
Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah 1116/73
Tirmidhi 1119/76
Ale Imran 3:31