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Is it possible for Allah to love me as much as he loves the Prophet and Sahaba?
May Allah bless you and increase you in good.
Who Does Allah Love?
Allah has informed us whom He loves in the Quran.
Examples include (1.) Allah loves the pious [muttaqin] – (2.) Allah loves those who endure-[Sabirun] (Qur’an 3:146)
If you want to attain the love of Allah, then love Allah and whom Allah loves. Believe and perform good deeds in order to be among those whom Allah loves. Important note, remember that Allah’s love is not emotional. Attaining the pleasure of Allah is all about His acceptance, His rewards, and His divine pleasure. It is not emotional love.
In this regard, none of us can outstrip the chosen one, nor should we ever desire to do so. Our love for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) should be more than ourselves. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, ” None of you believes until I am more beloved to you than your parents, your children, and all of humanity.” [Bukhari]
Our genuine concern should be to earn the love of Allah and His messenger. There is no achievement greater than this achievement.
The Rank of the Chosen One
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is called ” The Chosen One.” He was chosen and elected before the creation of the Heavens and the Earth. There can be no change in his rank nor his lofty high status. He is the greatest of Allah’s creation and hence the most beloved.
“The absolute best of all creation is our Prophet, so leave any dispute. And then the prophets that come after him in rank and after them the noblest of angels.” [Jawhara al-Tawhid; Ibrahim al Laqqani]
Companions of the Prophet
His noble companions also have a station that has exceeded the rest who come after them.
“Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him.” [Qur’an 98:8]
This verse speaks about believers, and they are the first and foremost of us.
The Prophet ( peace and blessings be upon him) was asked, “‘Which people are the best?’ He replied, ‘The best generation is mine than those that come after them and those who come after them…'” [Bukhari]
If you believe, do good works, and strive hard, you can be the most beloved person of your entire city and maybe even your country! If you desire such love, then strive like the early ones [salaf salih] to achieve lofty status. They reached this rank through learning, acting, abstinence from the world, and many other factors that made them elect the elect. If you do what they did to achieve success, then you will be with them in Paradise. Nothing else will matter.
“Whoever obeys God and the Messenger—these are with those whom God has blessed—among the prophets, and the sincere, and the martyrs, and the upright. Excellent are those as companions.” [Qur’an 4:69]
[Imam] Yama Niazi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani