True Love – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 14th February 2016 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
As human beings we naturally experience love and the feeling of being loved. Our love is placed in many things which are finite, but what would happen if we placed our love and trust in Allah who is infinite? Rasulullah ﷺ is a prime example of one who loved Allah more than anyone else and it allowed him to bear many tests and hardships that came his way.
We continue to turn our love and attention away from Allah, yet He will always be ready to accept us as soon as we turn towards Him. Allah’s love will never run out and it is up to us to develop that level of God consciousness and love for Him.
This lecture addresses the aspect of spirituality and love in Islam. The reasons why we want to be loved are also covered, especially within the context of marriage. Truly loving Allah would result in streams of love for anybody and anything connected to Allah.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:
3:38 – What happens when Allah loves someone?
14:00 – Does marriage complete your faith?
21:25 – The loneliness of death
35:54 – Rasulullah ﷺ loved Allah over everyone
38:27 – What does the word ‘Khalil’ mean?
45:35 – Does love involve controlling someone or becoming slaves to them?
51:49 – Tasting the sweetness of Iman
59:37 – The meaning of ‘Sanam’
1:04:15 – Finding solace and comfort in the remembrance of Allah
1:08:45 – Loving Rasulullah ﷺ more than we love ourselves.
1:15:28 – Loving others for the sake of Allah.
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