How Do We Determine if ALLAH LOVES US?

1. If He give us wealth?
2. If He grant us health?
3. If He give us power?
4. If He give us children?
5. …..?

A scholar once said ,
he was wondering if Allah loves him:

So he checked the Quran to see what are the characteristics of the people that Allah has mentioned He loves them.

He discovered that Allah loves *Al_ Muttaqeen* ( the pious ), he says ” I wouldn’t dare consider myself one of them.”

So he continued searching….

Then he found that Allah loves *As sabireen* (the patient). So he remembered; “how impatient I am.”

So he continued searching….

Then he found that Allah loves *Al Mujahideen* (those who strive in His path), so he remembered how lazy and powerless he was.

So he continued searching….

Then he found Allah loves *Al Muhsineen* (those who do good deeds). So he remembered how far he is from that.

*then He says*
“So I stopped searching to avoid more disappointment. I reflected on my good deeds, I found most of them are mixed with laziness, coldness, flaws and sins.

“Then it came to my mind that Allah loves The *At Tawwabeen* (those who repent). I just figured out it is the one for me and for others like me.

So he said “I started saying …”

*Astaghfirullah wa atooubu ilaih* in abundance so I could be one of the ones Allah loves.”

May we be able to *at least* seek forgiveness often enough to be among:-) those Allah Loves! Aameen !!!

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