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ceases to be a Muslim. This is the reason for the severe warnings of Allah to those who default on this account.
Those who neglect voluntary prayers have not been given any warning. It is, however, true that their performance in
addition to the obligatory ones increases lustre of obligations. Nawafil
(voluntary acts of worship)
help one to attain
the exalted place of being loved by Allah by virtue of which one is endowed with the special Help of Allah.
Fourthly, Almighty Allah certainly grants the prayers of those whom He loves. But acceptance of their prayers,
however, does not mean that their results appear at once. Sometime the results of these prayers appear after a long
time. The prayer of virtuous persons is certainly granted but whether it takes a long or short time depends solely on
the Will of Allah.
ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ﻪﻨﻋو
لﺎﻗ ، ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ
ﻞﻳﺮْﺒِﺟ ىَدﺎَﻧ ، َﺪْﺒَﻌﻟا ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠﺐَﺣَأ اَذِإ
ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنِإ
، ُﻪْﺒِﺒْﺣَﺄَﻓ ، ًﺎﻧﻼُﻓ ﱡﺐِﺤُﻳ
ءﺎَﻤﱠﺴﻟا ِﻞْهَأ ﻲﻓ ىدﺎَﻨُﻴَﻓ ، َﻞﻳﺮْﺒِﺟ ُﻪﱡﺒﺤُﻴَﻓ
، ُﻩﻮﺒِﺣَﺄَﻓ ، ًﺎﻧﻼُﻓ ﱡﺐِﺤُﻳ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنِإ
ُﻞْهَأ ُﻪﱡﺒِﺤُﻴَﻓ
ضْرَﻷا ﻲﻓ ُلﻮُﺒَﻘﻟا ﻪﻟ ُﻊَﺿْﻮُﻳ ﱠﻢُﺛ ، ِءﺎَﻤ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ٍﻢﻠﺴﻤﻟ ﺔﻳاور ﻲﻓو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ
لﺎﻘﻓ ، َﻞﻳﺮْﺒِﺟ ﺎﻋَد ًاﺪْﺒﻋ ﱠﺐﺣَأ اذِإ ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنِإ
، ُﻪْﺒِﺒْﺣَﺄَﻓ ًﺎﻧﻼُﻓ ﱡﺐِﺣُأ ﻲﱢﻧِإ
ُﺛ ، ُﻞﻳﺮْﺒِﺟ ُﻪﱡﺒِﺤُﻴَﻓ
ُلﻮُﻘَﻴَﻓ ، ِءﺎﻤﱠﺴﻟا ﻲﻓ يِدﺎَﻨُﻳ ﱠﻢ
ُﻩﻮﱡﺒِﺣَﺄَﻓ ، ًﺎﻧﻼُﻓ ﱡﺐِﺤُﻳ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنِإ
ُلﻮﻘَﻴَﻓ ، َﻞﻳﺮْﺒِﺟ ﺎﻋَد ًاﺪﺒَﻋ َ
ﺾَﻐْﺑَأ اذِإو ، ِ
ضْرَﻷا ﻲﻓ ُلﻮُﺒَﻘﻟا ﻪﻟ ُﻊَﺿﻮُﻳ ﱠﻢُﺛ ِءﺎَﻤﱠﺴﻟا ُﻞْهَأ
، ًﺎﻧﻼُﻓ ُ
ﺾِﻐْﺑُأ ﻲﱢﻧِإ
، ُﻪْﻀِﻐْﺑَﺄَﻓ
ِءﺎﻤﱠﺴﻟا ِﻞْهَأ ﻲﻓ يِدﺎَﻨُﻳ ﱠﻢُﺛ ، ُﻞﻳﺮْﺒِﺟ
، ُﻩﻮُﻀِﻐْﺑَﺄَﻓ ، ًﺎﻧﻼُﻓ ُ
ﺾِﻐْﺒُﻳ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنِإ
ُﻞْهَأ ُﻪُﻀِﻐْﺒُﻴَﻓ
ضْرَﻷا ﻲﻓ ُءﺎَﻀْﻐَﺒﻟا ﻪﻟ ُﻊَﺿﻮُﺗ ﱠﻢُﺛ ِءﺎﻤﱠﺴﻟا
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"When Allah loves a
slave, calls out Jibril and says: `I love so-and-so; so love him'. Then Jibril loves him. After that he (Jibril) announces
to the inhabitants of heavens that Allah loves so-and-so; so love him; and the inhabitants of the heavens (the angels)
also love him and then make people on earth love him"
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Another narration of Muslim is: Messenger of Allah, (PBUH) said:
"When Allah loves a slave, He calls Jibril
(Gabriel) and says: `I love so-and-so; so love him.' And then Jibril loves him. Then he (Jibril) announces in the
heavens saying: Allah loves so-and-so; so love him; then the inhabitants of the heavens (the angels) also love him;
and then people on earth love him. And when Allah hates a slave, He calls Jibril and says: `I hate so-and-so, so hate
him.' Then Jibril also hates him. He (Jibril) then announces amongst the inhabitants of heavens: `Verily, Allah hates
so-and-so, so you also hate him.' Thus they also start to hate him. Then he becomes the object of hatred on the earth
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
This Hadith mentions the reward of love for the sake of Allah. A person who loves for the sake of
Allah is not only loved by Allah but also by the inhabitants of the earth as well as the heavens. On the other hand,
those who are hated by Allah are also hated by the inhabitants of the earth and the heavens. It must be borne in mind
that they alone remain popular in this world who are righteous by nature - who strictly maintain the distinction
between the lawful and the unlawful
(Ma`ruf and Munkar).
But those whose nature is defected by constant sins,
cease to distinguish between right and wrong and lose their credibility. They generally hate the pious persons for the
reason that every category of people loves and likes people of its own kind.
َنﺎَﻜَﻓ ، ٍﺔﱠﻳِﺮﺳ ﻰَﻠَﻋ ًﻼُﺟَر َﺚَﻌﺑ ، ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر نَأ ، ﺎﻬﻨﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َﺔﺸﺋﺎﻋ ﻦﻋو
ــﺑ ُﻢِﺘْﺨﻴَﻓ ، ْﻢِﻬِﺗﻼﺻ ﻲﻓ ِﻪِﺑﺎﺤْﺻَﻷ ُأﺮْﻘَﻳ
ٌﺪَﺣَأ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻮُه ْﻞُﻗ
ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِلﻮﺳﺮﻟ َﻚﻟذ اوﺮَآَذ ، اﻮُﻌَﺟَر ﺎﱠﻤَﻠَﻓ
لﺎﻘﻓ ، ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴ
؟ َﻚﻟذ ُﻊَﻨْﺼَﻳ ٍءﻲَﺷ ﱢيِﻷ ُﻩﻮُﻠَﺳ
َلﺎَﻘَﻓ ، ﻩﻮﻟَﺄَﺴَﻓ
ْنَأ ﱡﺐِﺣُأ ﺎَﻧَﺄَﻓ ، ِﻦَﻤْﺣﱠﺮﻟا ُﺔَﻔِﺻ ﺎَﻬﱠﻧﻷ
،ﺎَﻬِﺑ َأَﺮْﻗَأ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر لﺎﻘﻓ
ُﻪﱡﺒﺤُﻳ ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنَأ ُﻩوُﺮِﺒْﺧَأ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: Messenger of Allah, (PBUH) appointed a man in charge of
an army unit who led them in Salat (prayer); he always concluded his recitation with Surat Al-Ikhlas: "Say (O
Muhammad (PBUH)):
'He is Allah, (the) One. Allah-us-Samad (Allah - the Self-Sufficient). He begets not, nor was
He begotten. And there is none equal or comparable to Him.'''
(112:1-4) Upon their return to Al-Madinah, they
mentioned this to Messenger of Allah (PBUH), who said,
"Ask him why he does so?
'' He was asked and he said,
"This Surah contains the Attributes of Allah, the Gracious, and I love to recite it
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) then
told them,
"Tell him that Allah loves him".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
We learn from the Hadith the following:
1. The Companions always rushed to the Prophet (PBUH) to ask his opinion about anything they noticed strange to