How can Love for Allah be created?
By Shaykh Haafiz Ashraf Ali Thanwi Rahamullahi Alaih Wa Nawarallahu Marqadahu
Hereunder I wish to present several effective mediums which tribute to
creating love for Allah. To attain this love a few important points
be adhered to:
1. Allocate a specific time to reflect upon the great blessings and
bounties of Allah Ta’ala. Along with this closely study one's
and ponder: “If I was to have opposed a world leader in such a manner,
would have been my outcome? How disgraced would I have been in his
But Allah Ta’ala, despite my rebellious actions has not put a stop to
shower of blessings upon me.
2. Bring in to practice all shar'ee commandments related to one's
life, despite experiencing an absence of inclination. Experience shows
good deeds posses the quality of creating love for them. Though in the
beginning stages there maybe no apparent love, love will gradually be
created. Like a magnet has no effect on iron lying at a distance, but
sooner it is brought close, the magnet automatically pulls it to belt.
too have a “magnetic” effect.
3. On a daily basis, set some time aside for zikr (remembrance of
Ta’ala), though it maybe for a short while (even if you are not
con*nected to anyone). This zikr should be made in seclusion with a bit
4. Join the company of the pious and friends of Allah Ta’ala. Insha
through their company the love for the world will soon be reduced. In
essence this is the way to recognise the friends of Allah Ta’ala – i.e.
their company one finds a decrease in world*ly love and an increase in
love for Allah Ta’ala.
Allah willing, if the above mentioned four points are brought in to
practice, I can say with assertion that within forty days the love for
Ta’ala will defi*nitely be created within the heart - And who am I to
assurance, rather it is upon the Qur'an and Ahadeeth that I am basing
claim and not something fabricated by myself.