Message for Friday – “What does G’d love according to Al-Islam?”

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Due to media imagery and the excesses of radicals, many American Non-Muslims think that the Islamic faith is void of LOVE.

G’d in the Qur’an describes Himself by 99 beautiful names, one of them being الودود (Al-Wadud – Love). The medieval Islamic scholar Ibn Qutaybah (RH) describes the meaning of this name as the one who loves and shows love as well as the one who is worthy of being loved.

Below are ayaat (verses-signs) within the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) relating to what and whom G’d loves:

 إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

(2:195) – Surely G’d loves the doers of excellence.

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ

(2:222) – Surely G’d loves those who repent and turn often to him and He loves those who constantly purify themselves.

فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَّقِينَ

(3:76) – And surely G’d loves those who are regardful [of Him].

وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الصَّابِرِينَ

(3:146)  – And G’d loves the patient people.

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ

(3:159) – And surely G’d loves those who depend [on Him].

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ

(5:42) – Surely G’d loves those who are just.

ان الله رفيق يحب الرفق

The Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) said, “Surely G’d is tender; He loves tenderness.”

إن الله جميل يحب الجمال

The Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) said, “Surely G’d is beautful; He loves beauty.”

من أحب لقاء الله أحب الله لقاءه

The Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) said, “Whoever loves to meet G’d, surely G’d loves to meet him.”

إن الله يحب إذا عمل أحدكم عملا أن يتقنه

The Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) said, “Surely G’d loves when any of you does an endeavor that he seeks to perfect  it.”

And surely G’d knows best.

2 thoughts on “Message for Friday – “What does G’d love according to Al-Islam?”

  1. Thank you Dawud for this. Your blog is quickly becoming one of my favorites to visit 🙂

    I would also like to make note that the 99 names are the absolute sence of the term. Meaning that if g’d’s name is love, he is love in the absolute sense of the term. All other forms or manifestations of love are simply peices or parts and are fragmented. So no one else can love or share love like g’d can….

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