Posted by: Dawud Israel | December 3, 2009

Love in Worship

Bismillah, alhamdulillah, wa salat wa salam ala Rasulullah

Know that if love of God takes hold of the heart its affects manifest on the limbs in seriousness in obedience, activity in the service of Allah, covetousness in trying to please Allah, pleasure in intimate discourse with Allah, contentment with Allah’s Decree, patience over His calamities, yearning to meet Allah, intimacy in remembering Him, alienation from other than Him, fleeing from humanity, a desire to be alone with God in private, leaving this world from the heart of love of anything other than Allah, loving everything Allah loves and everyone whom Allah loves and preferring God over everything other than God. -Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi (rahimullah)

Love is surrendering to the beloved with all of your existence and then it is preferring Him, the Beloved over your self, your Ruh (soul), and its your concordance in secret and manifest with everything that is with concordance with the Beloved and then it is your knowledge of your inability to truly fulfill the rights of the Beloved. “And those who believe love God more.”
-Imam Harith ibn al-Muhasibi (rahimullah)

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, ameen.

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