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Chapter 47
ﺎﻬﻠﻴﺼﺤﺗ ﻲﻓ ﻲﻌﺴﻟاو ﺎﻬﺑ ﻖﻠﺨﺘﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ ﱠﺚﺤﻟاو ﺪﺒﻌﻟا ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﱠﺐﺣ تﺎﻣﻼﻋ بﺎﺑ
Signs of Allah's love for His slaves and the efforts for its Achievement
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"Say (O Muhammad (PBUH) to mankind): `If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e., accept Islamic
Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah
is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.'''
"O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islam), Allah will bring a people
whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers,
fighting in the way of Allah, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers. That is the Grace of Allah which
He bestows on whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower.''
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮﻳﺮه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ
لﺎﻗ ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنِإ
َﻘَﺗ ﺎَﻣو ، ِبْﺮَﺤﻟﺎِﺑ ُﻪُﺘْﻧَذﺁ ْﺪﻘﻓ ، ًﺎّﻴِﻟو َﻲﻟ ىَدﺎﻋ
ُلاَﺰَﻳ ﺎَﻣَو ، ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﺖْﺿَﺮَﺘْﻓا ﺎﱠﻤِﻣ ﱠﻲَﻟِإ ﱠﺐَﺣَأ ٍءﻲَﺸِﺑ يِﺪْﺒَﻋ ﱠﻲﻟِإ َبﱠﺮ
َو ، ِﻪِﺑ ُﻊَﻤْﺴَﻳ يِﺬﱠﻟا ُﻪَﻌْﻤَﺳ ُﺖْﻨُآ ، ُﻪُﺘْﺒﺒْﺣَأ اَذﺈَﻓ ، ُﻪﱠﺒِﺣُأ ﻰﱠﺘَﺣ ِﻞِﻓاَﻮﱠﻨﻟﺎِﺑ ﱠﻲَﻟِإ ُبﱠﺮَﻘَﺘَﻳ يِﺪْﺒَﻋ
، ِﻪِﺑ ُﺮِﺼْﺒُﻳ يِﺬﱠﻟا ُﻩَﺮَﺼَﺑ
ا ُﻩَﺪَﻳو
ُﻪﱠﻧَﺬﻴِﻋُﻷ ﻲِﻧَذﺎَﻌَﺘْﺳا ْﻦِﺌَﻟَو ، ُﻪُﺘْﻴَﻄْﻋَأ ﻲﻨَﻟَﺄَﺳ ْنإو ﺎﻬِﺑ ﻲِﺸْﻤَﻳ ﻲﺘﱠﻟا ُﻪَﻠْﺟرَو ، ﺎَﻬِﺑ ُﺶِﻄْﺒﻳ ﻲﺘﱠﻟ
» ُﻪُﺘْﻧَذﺁ
ﻪﻟ ٌبِرﺎَﺤُﻣ ﻲﱢﻧَﺄِﺑ ُﻪُﺘْﻤَﻠْﻋَأ
ﻪﻟﻮﻗو :
نﻮﻨﻟﺎﺑ يورو ِءﺎﺒﻟﺎﺑ يور
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Allah, the
Exalted, has said: `I will declare war against him who treats with hostility a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most
beloved thing with which My slave comes nearer to Me, is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on
coming closer to Me through performing Nawafil (voluntary prayers or doing extra deeds besides what is
obligatory) until I love him, (so much so that) I become his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he
sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks Me something, I will surely
give him, and if he seeks My Protection (refuge), I will surely protect him".
This Hadith tell us the status and distinctive signs of the favoured men of Allah
('Auliya' Allah)
Noble Qur'an has defined them as:
"Those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah) and used to fear Allah much (by abstaining from evil deeds and sins
and by doing righteous deeds)".
According to this definition, every believer who really fears Allah is a favoured of Allah. It means that except for
Faith and piety, favoured of Allah are neither people of the special kind nor have they any special distinctive signs,
as is generally thought by some people. In this respect, the ignorance of the general public is shocking because they
regard even such persons as favoured of Allah who not only neglect the religious obligations and the practice of the
Prophet (PBUH), but also woefully lack cleanliness. Sometimes they call even mad or half-mad persons as
favourites of Allah, whereas a Wali in the true sense is one who is meticulous about observing the obligations and is
fearful of Allah.
This Hadith brings about the following four points:
Firstly, the love of those whom Allah loves entail the love of Allah, and hating them entails the hatred of Allah..
Secondly, when a true Muslim acquires nearness and love of Allah by means of performing religious obligations,
supererogatory and voluntary prayers, Allah then becomes his special helper and protects his limbs and organs and
does not let them work for His disobedience. Then he does not use any part of his body for things which are disliked
by Him. It is wrong to infer from this Hadith, as men of heretical and polytheistic trend try to do, that Auliya'
become the eyes, ears, hands, feet, etc. of Allah. That is to say that Almighty Allah descends in them. Thus, on the
basis of this contemptible reasoning, they conclude that it makes no difference whether one begs from Allah or
Auliya because the two are one being. For such people supplicating "O Allah! Help us'', "O Prophet of Allah! Help
us'' and "O Ali! Help us'' etc., are all right. One who says so has certainly gone astray, rather commits Shirk
May Allah save us from these sins. According to the Hadith, a true pious man likes and adopts what is
liked by Allah, and avoids all such things which are not liked by Him.
Thirdly, the performance of the obligatory acts of worshipping has the first and foremost importance for attaining
the pleasure of Allah because their fulfillment is liked the most by Allah and also because they furnish the
foundation, on which the edifice of Islam is built. As we cannot think of a building without foundation, similarly, we
cannot think of voluntary worship without fulfilling the basic obligations. The fact is that one who neglects them