5 Dec

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (3:31).

  • as-Sa’di rahimahuAllah said, “this ayah mentions the obligation of loving Allah, its sign, affect and benefit.”
  • The sign of loving Allah is following Prophet Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam.
  • The focus of many Muslims has become only on loving Prophet SAW. Allah SWT did not tell us in this ayah to love him. Claiming to love Prophet SAW is very easy. True love is expressed by ones eagerness to follow his sunnah and by not inventing ways of expressing that love.
  • Other benefit: Love of Allah is not immediately attained. Rather it has steps and stages, the first of which is following Prophet SAW.
  • The affect of loving Allah is that Allah will love you.
  • The benefit derived is that ones sins will be forgiven.

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