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Improving Our Relationship With Allah Today

“When your Lord took out all their descendants from the loins of the children of Adam and made them testify against themselves ‘Am I not your Lord?’ they said, ‘We testify that indeed You are!’ Lest you say on the Day of Rising, ‘We knew nothing of this’.” Qur’an, 7: 172

إِن كُلُّ مَن فِي السَّماواتِ وَالأَرضِ إِلّا آتِي الرَّحمٰنِ عَبدًا

لَقَد أَحصاهُم وَعَدَّهُم عَدًّا

وَكُلُّهُم آتيهِ يَومَ القِيامَةِ فَردًا

إِنَّ الَّذينَ آمَنوا وَعَمِلُوا الصّالِحاتِ سَيَجعَلُ لَهُمُ الرَّحمٰنُ وُدًّا

فَإِنَّما يَسَّرناهُ بِلِسانِكَ لِتُبَشِّرَ بِهِ المُتَّقينَ وَتُنذِرَ بِهِ قَومًا لُدًّا

وَكَم أَهلَكنا قَبلَهُم مِن قَرنٍ هَل تُحِسُّ مِنهُم مِن أَحَدٍ أَو تَسمَعُ لَهُم رِكزًا

“There isn’t a single being in the heavens nor on the earth except that it must come as a humble servant to the Compassionate. He’s counted them and numbered them all precisely! Every one of them will come before Him alone on the Day of Assembly, and He’ll bestow His love upon those who believed and did what was morally right. Thus, We’ve made this Qur’an easy on your tongue, so you can use it to give good news to those who are mindful of their duty to God, as well as warn those people who are given to senseless opposition. How many generations before them have We destroyed? Can you find a single one of them still surviving or hear so much as a whisper from them?” Qur’an, 19: 93-98

إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ قَالَ: مَنْ عَادَى لِي وَلِيًّا، فَقَدْ آذَنْتُهُ بِالْحَرْبِ، وَمَا تَقَرَّبَ إِلَيَّ عَبْدِي بِشَيْءٍ أَحَبَّ إِلَيَّ مِمَّا افْتَرَضْتُ عَلَيْهِ، وَمَا يَزَالُ عَبْدِي يَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيَّ بِالنَّوَافِلِ حَتَّى أُحِبَّهُ، فَإِذَا أَحْبَبْتُهُ، كُنْتُ سَمْعَهُ الَّذِي يَسْمَعُ بِهِ، وَبَصَرَهُ الَّذِي يُبْصِرُ بِهِ، وَيَدَهُ الَّتِي يَبْطِشُ بِهَا، وَرِجْلَهُ الَّتِي يَمْشِي بِهَا، وَإِنْ سَأَلَنِي لَأُعْطِيَنَّهُ، وَلَئِنْ اسْتَعَاذَنِي لَأُعِيذَنَّهُ، وَمَا تَرَدَّدْتُ عَنْ شَيْءٍ أَنَا فَاعِلُهُ تَرَدُّدِي عَنْ نَفْسِ عَبْدِي الْمُؤْمِنِ، يَكْرَهُ الْمَوْتَ وَأَنَا أَكْرَهُ مَسَاءَتَهُ

Allah said in a Holy Narration (Hadith Qudsi),

“Whoever is hostile to one under My protection, I will be at war with that person. My servant doesn’t draw closer to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have made mandatory upon him. And My servant continues to draw nearer to Me with extra works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask something of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about seizing the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him.” Sahih al-Bukhari, #6502

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