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Sirajul Islam

Surely Allah Loves

Allah (SWT) sent down the Qur’an upon the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as guidance for mankind. The various qualities that Allah (SWT) wants to see in mankind, He has mentioned them in the various verses of the Qur’an. If we were to look further closely, we would find that He has also shown us the way to achieve such qualities, sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly.

In some verses, it is mentioned, “It is expected that you will achieve this or that quality,” when لَعَلَّكُمْْ is mentioned. In other verses, إِنَّ اْللَّهَ مَْعَْ is mentioned to mean, “Allah is sure with those people who have such and such quality.” Similarly, the words إِنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبّْ are meant to convey “Surely Allah Loves,” followed by the desired quality. There is a lot to learn from such blessed verses detailing the desired qualities. If Allah gives me the ability, I will try to compile and detail such verses. Today, I will try to discuss those verses with the words, “Surely Allah Loves”.

The Quranic verses with إِنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبّْ conveying the message “Surely Allah Loves,” are totally 11 in number, and we can find them and discuss them in detail. At the same time, we can imbibe the lessons from these verses and strive to gain Allah’s pleasure in the process. The verses are: ﴾ْ وَأَنفِقُوا فِْي سَْبِيلِ اْللَّهِ وَْلََ تُْلْقُوا بِْأَيْدِيكُمْ إِْلَى اْلتَّهْلُكَةِ وَْْۛأَحْسِنُوا إِْْۛنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّ اْلْْمُحْسِنِينَ ﴿ْ ٥٩٣
And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good. (Al Baqarah 195)

وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَْنِ اْلْمَحِيضِ قُْْۖلْ هُْوَ أَْذًى فَْاعْتَزِلُوا اْلنِّسَاءَ فِْي اْلْمَحِيضِ وَْْۖلََ تَْقْرَبُوهُنَّ حَْتَّىٰ يَْطْْهُرْْنَ فَْْۖإِذَا تَْطَهَّرْنَ فَْأْتُوهُنَّ مِْن حَيْثُ أَْمَرَكُمُ اْللَّهُ إِْْۚنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّ اْلتَّوَّابِينَ وَْيُحِبُّ اْلْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ ﴿ْ ٢٢٢
And they ask you about menstruation. Say, "It is harm, so keep away from wives during menstruation. And do not approach them until they are pure. And when they have purified themselves, then come to them from where Allah has ordained for you. Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves." (Al Baqarah 222)

﴾ْ بَلَىٰ مَْنْْ أَْوْفَىٰ بِْعَهْدِهِ وَْاتَّقَىٰ فَْإِنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّ اْلْمُتَّقِينَ ﴿ْ ٦٤

But yes, whoever fulfills his commitment and fears Allah - then indeed, Allah loves those who fear Him. (Al Imran 76)

فَبِمَا رَْحْمَةٍ مِّْنَ اْللَّهِ لِْنتَ لَْهُمْ وَْْۖلَوْ كُْنتَ فَْْظًّا غَْلِيظَ اْلْقَلْبِ لََْنفَضُّوا مِْنْ حَْوْلِكَ فَْْۖاعْفُ عَْنْهُمْ وَْاسْتَغْفِرْ لَْهُمْ وَْشَاوِرْهُمْ فِْيْ الَْْمْرِ فَْْۖإِذَا عَْزَمْتَ فَْتَوَكَّلْ عَْلَى اْللَّهِ إِْْۚنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّ اْلْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ ﴿ْ ٥٣٩
So by mercy from Allah, [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in the matter. And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him]. (Al Imran 159)

فَبِمَا نَْقْضِهِم مِّْيثَاقَهُمْ لَْعَنَّاهُمْ وَْجَعَلْنَا قُْلُوبَهُمْ قَْاسِيَةً يُْْۖحَرِّفُونَ اْلْكَلِمَ عَْن مَّْوَاضِعِهِ وَْْْۙنَسُوا حَْظًّا مِّْمَّا ذُْكِّرُوا بِْهِ وَْْۚلََ تَْزَالُْ تَطَّلِعُ عَْلَىٰ خَْائِنَْةٍ مِّْنْهُمْ إِْلََّ قَْلِيلًً مِّْنْهُمْ فَْْۖاعْفُ عَْنْهُمْ وَْاصْفَحْ إِْْۚنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّ اْلْمُحْسِنِينَ ﴿ْ ٥١
So for their breaking of the covenant, We cursed them and made their hearts hard. They distort words from their [proper] usages and have forgotten a portion of that of which they were reminded. And you will still observe deceit among them, except a few of them. But pardon them and overlook [their misdeeds]. Indeed, Allah loves the doers of good. (Al Maidah 13)

سَمَّاعُونَ لِْلْكَذِبِ أَْكَّالُونَ لِْلسُّحْتِ فَْْۚإِن جَْاءُوكَ فَْاحْكُم بَْيْنَهُمْ أَْوْ أَْعْرِضْ عَْنْهُمْ وَْْۖإِن تُْعْرِضْ عَْنْهُمْ فَْلَن يَْضُرُّوكَ شَْيْئًا وَْْْۖإِنْْ حَكَمْتَ فَْاحْكُم بَْيْنَهُم بِْالْقِسْطِ إِْْۚنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّ اْلْمُقْسِطِينَ ﴿ْ ٢٢
[They are] avid listeners to falsehood, devourers of [what is] unlawful. So if they come to you, [O Muhammad], judge between them or turn away from them. And if you turn away from them - never will they harm you at all. And if you judge, judge between them with justice. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly. (Al Maidah 42)

إِلََّ اْلَّذِينَ عَْاهَدتُّم مِّْنَ اْلْمُشْرِكِينَ ثُْمَّ لَْمْ يَْنقُصُوكُمْ شَْيْئًا وَْلَمْ يُْظَاهِرُوا عَْلَيْكُمْ أَْحَدًا فَْأَتِْمُّوا إِْلَيْهِمْ عَْهْدَهُمْ إِْلَىٰ مُْدَّتِهِمْ إِْْۚنَّ اْللَّهَْ يُحِبُّ اْلْمُتَّقِينَ ﴿ْ ٢
Excepted are those with whom you made a treaty among the polytheists and then they have not been deficient toward you in anything or supported anyone against you; so complete for them their treaty until their term [has ended]. Indeed, Allah loves the righteous [who fear Him]. (Al Taubah 4)

كَيْفَ يَْكُونُ لِْلْمُشْرِكِينَ عَْهْدٌ عِْندَ اْللَّهِ وَْعِندَ رَْسُولِهِ إِْلََّ اْلَّذِينَ عَْاهَدتُّمْ عِْندَ اْلْمَسْجِدِ اْلْحَرَْامِ فَْْۖمَا اْسْتَقَامُوا لَْكُمْ فَْاسْتَقِيمُوا لَْهُمْْْۚ إِنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّ اْلْمُتَّقِينَ ﴿ْ ٦

How can there be for the polytheists a treaty in the sight of Allah and with His Messenger, except for those with whom you made a treaty at al-Masjid al-Haram? So as long as they are upright toward you, be upright toward them. Indeed, Allah loves the righteous [who fear Him]. (Al Taubah 7)

وَإِن طَْائِفَتَانِ مِْنَ اْلْمُؤْمِنِينَ اْقْتَتَلُوا فَْأَصْلِحُوا بَْيْنَهُمَا فَْْۖإِن بَْغَتْ إِْحْدَاهُمَا عَْلَى اْلُْْخْرَىٰ فَْقَْاتِلُوا اْلَّتِي تَْبْغِي حَْتَّىٰ تَْفِيءَ إِْلَىٰ أَْمْرِْ اللَّهِ فَْْۚإِن فَْاءَتْ فَْأَصْلِحُوا بَْيْنَهُْمَا بِْالْعَدْلِ وَْأَقْسِطُوا إِْْۖنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّ اْلْمُقْسِطِينَ ﴿ْ ٩
And if two factions among the believers should fight, then make settlement between the two. But if one of them oppresses the other, then fight against the one that oppresses until it returns to the ordinance of Allah. And if it returns, then make settlement between them in justice and act justly. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly. (Al Hujurat 9)

لََّ يَْنْهَاكُمُ اْللَّهُ عَْنِ اْلَّذِينَ لَْمْ يُْقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِْي اْلدِّينِ وَْلَمْ يُْْخْرِجُوكُم مِّْن دِْيَارِكُمْ أَْن تَْبَرُّوهُمْ وَْتُقْسِطُوا إِْلَيْهِمْ إِْْۚنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّْ الْمُقْسِطِينَ ﴿ْ ٨
Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes - from being righteous toward them and acting justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly. (Al Mumtahina 8)

﴾ْ إِنَّ اْللَّهَ يُْحِبُّ اْلَّذِينَ يُْقَاتِلُونَ فِْي سَْبِيلِهِ صَْفًّا كَْأَنَّهُم بُْنْيَانٌ مَّْرْصُوصٌ ﴿ْ ٢

Indeed, Allah loves those who fight in His cause in a row as though they are a [single] structure joined firmly. (Al Saff 4)

If we were to extract from the verses above and only select the relevant qualities, we would derive the following,

الْمُحْسِنِينَ (Benefactors)

التَّوَّابِينَ (Those who are Repentant)

الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ (Those who keep themselves Pure)

الْمُتَّقِينَ (The Pious)

الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ (The Faithful Believers)

الْمُقْسِطِينَ (The Just)

الَّذِينَ يُْقَاتِلُونَ فِْي سَْبِيلِهِ صَْفًّا كَْأَنَّهُم بُْنْيَانٌ مَّْرْصُوصٌْ (those who fight in His cause in a row as though they are a [single] structure joined firmly)

The importance and relevance of the above-selected words can be understood by looking at the verses and understanding them. May Allah (SWT) give us the ability to gain the above qualities and all other qualities that he loves, so as to enable us to become among his beloved servants. Ameen.