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Friday, December 19, 2014

7 types of people God loves

7 types of people God loves - as mentioned in the Qur'an.

1) At Tawwabiin (One who turn to Allah / repent constantly)
Excerpt from Al-Baqara [2:222]
إِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ
For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.

2) Al Muttaqiin ( One who constantly tries to be taqwa - God conscious, acts aright, wards off evil)
Excerpt from Ali Imran [3:76]
فَإِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَّقِينَ
verily Allah loves those who act aright.

3) Al Muhsiniin (One who constantly does good)
Excerpt from Ali Imran [3:134]
وَاللّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
for Allah loves those who do good;-

4) As Sobiriin (One who is always patient, firm and steadfast)
Excerpt from Ali Imran [3:146]
وَاللّهُ يُحِبُّ الصَّابِرِينَ
And Allah Loves those who are firm and steadfast.

5) Al Muttawakkiliin (One who always puts their trust in God)
Excerpt from Ali Imran [3:159]
إِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ
For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).

6) Al MuqsiTiin (One who is always just)
Excerpt from Al-Ma'idah [5:42]
إِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ
For Allah loveth those who judge in equity.

7) Al Muttohhiriin (One who always keep themselves clean, physically and spiritually)
Excerpt from At-Tauba [9:108]
وَاللّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُطَّهِّرِينَ
and Allah loveth those who make themselves pure (keep themselves clean)

** Note, these are not the only ayats where God's love for a type of people is mentioned.
It can also be found in other ayats, but as a whole, it's these 7 types of people.
And of course, all of the above traits are found in the most beloved man, our Prophet S.A.W.
So, if we want to be loved by God, and to be safe, let's try our best to strictly follow the sunnah of the Prophet SAW.

Ali Imran (3:31)
قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
Say: "If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

As shared by Ustaz Hidayat in Quranication class 16th Dec 2014.
These list of 7 types of people has been mentioned in numerous books/articles written on the subject. The one Ustaz referred to was from an article written by Dr Muhammad Rateb An-Nablusi, which he quoted from Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawjiyyah (751H) in his books 'Madarij As Salikin' (The Understanding of the Seekers) and Raudhatul Muhibbin (Garden of the lovers).  

Ustaz also shared a beautiful Arabic proverb that was used by Ibn Qayyim to explain the love of Allah SWT. 

ليس الشأن أن تُـحِبَّ ، إنما الشأن أن تُحَبَّ

Roughly translated as : It is not something amazing that you love someone, it is amazing the one you love, loves you back. 

The arabic phrase is cool because it has wordplay n interesting transition from kasrah in the first
 تحب to fathah in the second. 

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