Love can be defined as an “unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”. As Muslims, we love Allah, but have we reflected on Allah’s love for us? Here are 7 examples of Allah’s love for us in Islam.
1. When we make an effort to approach Allah, Allah approaches us much more closely.
In a Hadith Qudsi, Allah (SWT) states:
“I am to my servant as he expects of Me. I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in his heart, I remember him to Myself, and if he remembers Me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly better than his, and if he draws nearer to Me a hand’s span, I draw nearer to him an arm’s length, and if he draws nearer to Me an arm’s length, I draw nearer to him a fathom’s length, and if he comes to me walking, I rush to him at (great) speed.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
This hadith demonstrates Allah’s kindness and love. It demonstrates Allah love for our well-being. If Allah didn’t want us to succeed, why would He “rush” to us at such a high speed?
This hadith demonstrates Allah love, as well as His willingness to treat us much more generously than we deserve. He just asks that we take one step closer to Him. If we perform even a modest deed for His sake, He will bless us beyond our wildest dreams.
2. Allah love is the source of all assistance.
You ˹alone˺ we worship and You ˹alone˺ we ask for help. The Holy Quran (1:5)
Be confident that whenever you get “assistance” of any type, it is always from Allah. He is the source of all assistance. He is the source of all good. The presence of help and goodwill in your life is a manifestation of Allah’s love.
We beg Allah for aid, as the fifth verse of Surah Al-Fatihah implies, for all help comes from Him.
Consider the following question: “How has Allah aided you in your life?” You will understand Allah’s love.
But no! Allah is your Guardian, and He is the best Helper. The Holy Quran (3:150)
3. Al-Wadud: The Most Loving is one of Allah’s Holy Names.
Al-Wadud derives its name from the root word Wud, which signifies the “act of love via offering.” As a result, Allah’s love is shown in His acts of generosity. This is a nurturing form of love.
So seek your Lord’s forgiveness and turn to Him in repentance. Surely my Lord is Most Merciful, All-Loving.” The Holy Quran (11:90)
4. Out of Allah love for us, Allah forgives us for our misdeeds.
(Allah says) O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.
5. Out of His Love, Allah has prepared Heaven for us.
“That Allah may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allah provides without measure to whom He wills.” (24:38)
“No person knows what delights of the eye are kept hidden (in reserve) for them – as a reward for their (good) deeds.” (32:17)