Love Allah, and Therefore He Loves You
“Say:” If you (really) love Allah, follow me, Allah will love you and forgive your sins. ” Allah is Forgiving, Merciful “. (Surat Ali ‘Imran : 31)
Love is one of God’s great message to convey to mankind since the beginning of the creation of His creatures. In one hadith received from Abu Hurairah, Rasulullah SAW said,”When God created His creatures above the ‘Throne, He wrote one sentence in his book,’ Truly love I beat my anger’.”( HR Muslim). Or in another version,”Truly love I precede my anger.”(Muslim).
In human life, love is often reflected in diverse forms and purposes. There are two forms of love. First, love for God. Second, because human love. Someone who loves others because Allah and His Messenger, then he’ll take the love of it as an effective medium for mutual update and introspection, is the extent to which our devotion to God. Love this model will result in sincere obedience and submission total, that what he did is simply because evidence of his love for Allah and His Messenger.
Someone who loves others as humans, will cause many serious problems. Love is brief in nature, because the love of this model usually appears because of the encouragement and material passions. Two things that often make people lax in worldly pleasures.
Rabi’a al-Adawiyah, a prominent Sufi of the leading lady, had once run around the street while carrying a bucket of water and fire. When asked by someone about what he was doing, Rabi’a firmly replied that he was bringing water to flush the fire of hell, and brought the fire to burn paradise. Rabi’a give a reason, that just because the intention of worship to gain heaven and avoid hell fire is, most people forget the ultimate goal of his worship. In fact, worship is not the aim to obtain heaven or avoid hell. Worship is a form of “sincere-sincere love” to God alone.
Social life should also be based on love. With it, life will go harmonious and lasting. Love taught by Allah Almighty is the love that leads to eternity, because God Himself is an eternal substance and never broken. So, eternity, harmony, and prosperity of mankind will be achieved if there is love in human beings is intended solely for Allah. God Almighty himself who reminds man, that He will never putting his anger. Love of God which spreads in the universe that is the evidence that the harmony that really happened.
Someone who does not love that Allah taught the model will not work get the love of God. In one Hadith, Rasulullah SAW said,”Who does not love the man, then he will not be God’s love.”(Reported by al-Bukhari). Model the love that God teaches is the highest love, because in addition to resulting in eternal bliss in the hereafter, for the life of the world’s impact will be felt.
Allah Knows Best.