Loving Allah: A Reader

Love and longing of the Divine, although active in the Islamic  tradition, is a concept that is fading in modern society. Here are some resources on how to understand the concept of Divine love.

loving Allah

Understanding Allah and His Attributes

I Am Near: Understanding and Living the Reality of Allah’s Closeness

A Reader on Understanding the Attributes of Allah

Understanding Allah’s Attributes: Love & Mercy


How to Grow Love of Allah

The Key to Loving Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

How to Fall in Love With Allah – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Why Should I Be Grateful to Allah for Being Created in This Painful World?

Understanding Allah’s Attributes: Love & Mercy

Poem in Praise and Magnification of Allah by Imam Abdullah bin Ja`far Mad-har al-Alawi

Advice for those Feeling Down: Remembrance of Allah is the Key to Contentment

Fighting Depression Through The Remembrance Of Allah

The Best of Spiritual Actions – Imam Shadhili relates from his teacher, Ibn Mashish


Becoming of Those Whom Allah Loves

The People Whom Allah’s Love is Incumbent For | Avidness for Benefit | The Best of Actions

 The Most Beloved of Actions to Allah | The Company You Keep | High Aspirations for the Afterlife

How To Be Free of All But Allah

 Seeking the Pleasure of Allah and His Messenger – Habib Umar

Spiritual Routines & Night Worship

Fasting for Love: Habib Kadhim’s Ramadan Message #Fast4Love

Loving the Books of Imam Ghazali is a Sign that Allah Loves you


What Should I Answer When Asked About God’s Creator?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: If an atheist asks me who created God, how should I answer?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

The question is deemed to be rationally absurd, This is because God is a rationally necessary being, meaning His being is pre-eternal, not consigned to time and space, and unchanging. Consequently, the question, “who created God” is considered irrational and absurd as it is inapplicable to God.

Rather, such a question applies only to existent entities that are contingent and possible, such as the universe. The universe could have been or could not have been and had a beginning. Therefore, the question of how it came to be is applicable i.e. “what/who created the universe?”. God, however, always was without beginning and so the question of how He came to be makes no sense as it contradicts the concept of beginninglessness.

For more details on this, please see: The Necessary Attributes of God and the Logical Absurdity of Infinite Regression


Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Photo: Erik

A Reader on Understanding the Attributes of Allah

Allah Breathing His Spirit Into Jesus? The Possible Meanings of this Verse & The Approach of Sunni Islam Towards Ambiguous Texts

What Is Our Stance Regarding the Statement of Some That Allah “Sits” on the Throne?

The Meaning of the Angels “Ascent” to Allah

The Ash`aris & Maturidis: Standards of Mainstream Sunni Beliefs

The Necessary Attributes of God and the Logical Absurdity of Infinite Regression

What Does The Narration “Allah created Adam In His/his Image” Mean?

Can Allah Feel Emotions Like Happiness and Sadness? Emotions Influences Choices and Decisions – Would That Not be Wrong

Is There a Way to Physically Describe Allah?

The Beatific Vision

Understanding Allah’s Attributes: Love & Mercy

Allah’s Oneness (Tawhid)

Alhamdulillah: A Statement of the Oneness of God

The Virtues of Declaring Allah’s Oneness in the Marketplace (audio)

Is the Claim That There is “Blatant Shirk” in the Qasida Burda of Imam Busiri True?

Calling People of Other Beliefs to Islam

The Power of Monotheism – Abdal Hakim Murad (lecture)

Did Jesus Claim to Be God?

Tawassul: Supplicating Allah through an Intermediary

Is It Permissible to Make Tawassul Through Awliya (Saints)?