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10 Ways of Developing Love for Allah – Imam Ibn Ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah (rahimahullah)

IMG_20180813_054019From Madarij-us-Saalikeen (The State of Repentance)

Shaykh says: the reasons which cause mahabbah (love) of Allaah to develop, are ten:

First: Reciting the Qur’an, reflecting and understanding its meaning and its intent.

Second: Drawing closer to Allaah, the Most High, through optional deeds, after fulfilling the obligatory duties.

Third: Being continuous in the dhikr (remembrance) of Allaah, with the tongue, the heart and the limbs under all circumstances. The more continuant the dhikr, the more muhabbah develops and intensifies.

Fourth: Giving precedence to what Allaah loves over personal loves, when being overcome by desires.

Fifth: Contemplating and deliberating over the Names and Attributes of Allaah.

Sixth: Recognising and remembering the favours and bounties of Allaah both manifest and hidden.

Seventh: To be humble and submissive before Allaah and this is the greatest matter.

Eighth: To be in seclusion reciting the Qur’an, during that time in which Allaah descends to the lowest heaven (which is the last third of every night), finishing this recitation with seeking Allah’s forgiveness and repenting to Him.

Ninth: To sit in the gatherings of the true and sincere lovers of Allaah, reaping the fruits of their speech, and not to speak except if there is benefit in it and that you know that such talk will increase you in goodness and that it will benefit others as well.

Tenth: To stay clear of all those causes which distances the heart from Allaah the Mighty and Majestic.

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An Amal (practice) for a tranquil home and marital relationship.

images (51)Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad D.B mentioned the following prescription in one of his discourses:

“In many homes the condition of marital relationships are not very favourable. In some cases it is due to the wife’s faults and in some cases it is due to the husband’s faults and in some cases both are at fault. To resolve this there is an amal (practice) which I would like to give permission to the people to perform. Those who are married should definitely do it and those who are of an understanding age (close to marriage) must also do it and Inshaa-Allah, if Allah Almighty grants them the opportunity of having their own home one day, they too will find happiness.

This Aajiz (humble servant) was given permission to do this Amal by a certain Buzurg (pious person). After practicing this Amal this Aajiz also found sukoon (tranquility) and all troubles were removed. Therefore you are also advised to do this practice: It is as follows:

Whenever you perform any Salaah – be it Fardh (compulsory), Waajib, Sunnah, or Nafl (optional) – in the final sitting (At-Tahiyyaat) when you are reciting Rabbana-Aatina…, Rabbij Alnee… or other Du’aas (supplications) before turning the head for Salaam recite this Du’aa also:

رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

“Rabbana Hab Lana Min Azwaajina Wa Dhurriy-yaatina Qurrata A’ayuniw- Waj ‘alna lil Muttaqeena Imaamaa”

“Our Lord! Bestow on us from our spouses and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the Muttaqun/Righteous ones.” (Al-Furqan 25:74)

By reciting this Du’aa, Allah Rabbul Izzah will cause all the members of your household to be the coolness of your eyes.

All those who have listened to this have the Ijaazah (permission) to carry out this Amal (practice).

May Allah Rabbul Izzah bless all with Barakah (divine blessing) and fill homes with tranquillity.”

From an Urdu lecture titled Hayaa by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (May Allah elevate him). Download lecture here: