What Are the Signs of True Love for the Sake of Allah Between Brethren?

Answered by Habib Umar bin Hafidh

Question: Assalam alaikum

What are the signs of true love for the sake of Allah between brethren in Islam?

Answer:Assalam’aleykum,

Signs of true love

Signs of true love for the sake of Allah between brethren in Islam are:

-Cooperation in obeying Allah
-Competing with each other to please Allah
-Adhering to the Prophetic way in worship and gatherings and
-Exhibiting pure and noble character

Thus, every love that is not based on the cooperation in obeying Allah, is not for the sake of Allah.

Love for other motives

And every love that is motivated by other than seeking the pleasure of Allah, such that it is mixed with other motives – large or small – the loss of which leads to a weakening of that love, then that is a sign that it is not for the sake of Allah, the Blessed and Exalted.

The sign that the love is for the sake of Allah, is to be elevated above ulterior motives and lowly aims and to be based on cooperation in obeying Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, and to gain nearness to Him.

Translated by Lama Saud AlKhathlan

Habib Umar bin Hafidh is a descendant of the Prophet (upon him be Allah’s peace and blessings). Born into a family of scholars, Habib Umar, pursued the sacred sciences from a young age, including Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, ‘Aqeedah, Arabic, and Spirituality. In 1994, he established Dar al-Mustafa, an educational institute in Tarim, Yemem.

ما هي علامات صدق المحبة في الله بين الأخوة في الله؟

علامات صدق الحبة في الله بين الإخوة في الله :تعاونهم على طاعة الله وتسابقهم إلى مرضاة الله، والتزامهم في صِلاتهم ولقاءاتهم بالآداب النبوية ، والأخلاق الشريفة الطاهرة ، فكل محبة لا تقوم على أساس التعاون على طاعة الله فما هي في لله ، وكل محبة يكون الدافع إليها غير إرادة وجه الله تبارك وتعالى بأن يحب المرء لا يحبه إلا لله فينتصب له غرض يصغر أو يكبر، عند فقده يحس بفقد المحبة أو ضعفها فذلك دليل على أنها ليست في الله ولا لله تبارك وتعالى ، وعلامة أنها لله أن تتنزه عن حيازة الأغراض والمقاصد الدنيئة وأن تقوم على أساس الطاعة للحق تبارك وتعالى والتقرب إليه .