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Ten Causes that Result in Allaah’s Love For His Slave and the Slave’s Love for his Lord November 9, 2007

Posted by Sis Shaykha in Character/Soul, Iman.

Ten Causes that Result in Allaah’s Love For His Slave and the Slave’s Love for his Lord

Author: Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah

Source: Madarij as-Saalikeen (vol. 3, pp. 17-18)



*First, reciting the Qur’an while pondering over its meanings and what is meant by it.

*Second, getting closer to Allaah by performing voluntary deeds after completing obligatory deeds. This is as is stated in a Hadith Qudsi: “My slave continues getting closer to Me by performing voluntary deeds until I love him.”

*Third, continual remembrance of Allaah under all circumstances, with one’s tongue, heart and actions. The extent of one’s love of Allaah is determined by this.

*Fourth, giving precedence to what He loves over what you love when you are overtaken by your desires.

*Fifth, the heart being avid of Allaah’s Names, and Attributes and the heart roaming in that garden of knowledge.

*Sixth, observing Allaah’s kindness, goodness and bounties, both hidden and open.

*Seventh, and this is the most wonderful, the heart being soft, subdued and meek before Allaah.

*Eighth, being alone with Allaah during the time when the Lord descends during the last portion of the night while reading His Book and ending that by asking for forgiveness and repenting.  

*Ninth, sitting with the beloved and sincere, benefitting from the most fruitful of their speech. And not to speak unless speaking is more beneficial and you know that it will improve your state and be beneficial to others.

*Tenth, remaining away from every cause that comes between the heart and Allaah.



1. Islam Blog - November 10, 2007

The words of our aslaaf are always filled with so much hikmah. So concise yet so deep. Our present khateebs can learn a lot from this.

2. Sis Shaykha - November 11, 2007

Asalaamu Alaaikum

very true, people speak a lot today but don’t really say anything, their words don’t have much meaning and the salaf were brief with their statements but said a lot, their words did indeed contain much wisdom and such a deep meaning.

JazaakAllahu Khair

Thanks for stopping by

Wa’alaykum Asalaam

3. sadiq - December 23, 2007

JazakAllah for sharing this.

4. Sis Shaykha - December 30, 2007

Wa iyyak

Thanks for dropping by!

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