Heart for Allah

Emotions That Constitute Disbelief

Question: If one loves someone more than Allah, fears someone more than Allah, or hopes in someone more than Allah, is one still a believer?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Love of Allah, fear of Him, hope in Him are all personal obligatory states of the heart that one must strive to achieve as a Muslim.

That said, belief in Allah means that one acknowledges that Allah deserves to be loved, feared, and relied upon more than everyone and everything else.

As long as one acknowledges this, one is a believer. Becoming realized in the love of Allah and fear of Him are levels of Ihsan (spiritual excellence) and not issues of creed.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language