Fatwa: # 43054
Category: Basic Tenets of Faith
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Date: 3rd September 2019

Title

How to develop a strong bond with Allah Ta’ala?

Question

Aaalam o alaikum I want to develop strong bond with Allah i want to love Him more than anything as i used to before but in past few years i have been getting away from religion. I want to love Allah more than anything else in this world. Is there any dua to help. Jazak Allah

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

We are pleased to note your desire to develop a strong bond with Allah Ta’ala.

A beliver ought to love Allah Ta’ala more than anyone else, Allah Ta’ala states in the Quraan Majeed:

وَٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُوۤا۟ أَشَدُّ حُبࣰّا لِّلَّهِۗ

Translation:‘"And those who believe are most intence in their love for Allah."[Surat Al-Baqarah 165]

 

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam is reported to have said:

"‏ " لاَ يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَالِدِهِ وَوَلَدِهِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ ‏

Translation: "None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind." (Sahih al-Bukhari-15 and Muslim-76)i

 

Sister, you ask if there are duaas to help you love Allah Ta’ala. You should keep in mind that while making duaa is a great form of ibaadah and very beneficial, that alone is not sufficient. One has to make an effort to attain the closeness and love of Allah Ta’ala.

Allah Ta’ala says in the Quraan Kareem:

 

"وَٱلَّذِینَ جَـٰهَدُوا۟ فِینَا لَنَهۡدِیَنَّهُمۡ سُبُلَنَاۚ وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمَعَ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِینَ"

Translation: "As for those who strive in Our way, We will certainly guide them onto Our paths, and indeed Allah is with those who are good in deeds."[Surah Al-Ankabut 69]

 

Try to follow the Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alahi Wa Sallam

Allah Ta’ala mentions in the Quraan Kareem:

قُلۡ إِن كُنتُمۡ تُحِبُّونَ ٱللَّهَ فَٱتَّبِعُونِی یُحۡبِبۡكُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَیَغۡفِرۡ لَكُمۡ ذُنُوبَكُمۡۚ وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورࣱ رَّحِیمࣱ

Translation: Say (O Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam): “If you really love Allah, then follow me, and Allah shall love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful.” [Surah Aala Imran 31]

 

Read authentic books on the Seerat of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alahi Wa Sallam, as this will generate love of Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam in the heart and the desire to practice on the Sunnah. The Qasidah Burdah of our Honarable Ustaad, Mufti Ebrahim Desei Saheb is very effective in inculcating the love of Allah Ta’ala and Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.You may access it via the following link: https://daruliftaa.net/qaseeda-burdah/

The book discusses the following topics :

1) Discussion about the intense love for Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam

2) Avoiding the desires of the nafs of a person

3) Praises of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam

4) The amazing birth of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam

5) Inspiring incidents of the dawah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam

6) Discussion of the glory of the Quran

7) Me’raj of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam

8) The jihad of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam

9) Seeking intercession of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam

10) Personal/Secret expressions in making duaa and presenting ones needs

 

Here are few duaas mentioned in the Ahadeeth:

 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ حُبَّكَ وَحُبَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّكَ وَالْعَمَلَ الَّذِي يُبَلِّغُنِي حُبَّكَ اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ حُبَّكَ أَحَبَّ إِلَىَّ مِنْ نَفْسِي وَأَهْلِي وَمِنَ الْمَاءِ الْبَارِد

"Oh Allah! I ask You for Your Love, the love of those who love You, and deeds which will cause me to attain Your Love. O Allah! Make Your Love dearer to me than myself, my family and the cold water)."(Tirmizi-3490) ii

 

اللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي حُبَّكَ وَحُبَّ مَنْ يَنْفَعُنِي حُبُّهُ عِنْدَكَ اللَّهُمَّ مَا رَزَقْتَنِي مِمَّا أحِبُّ فاجْعَلْهُ قُوَّةً لِي فِيما تُحِبُّ اللَّهُمَّ وَمَا زَوَيْتَ عَنِّي مِمَّا أُحِبُّ فاجْعَلْهُ فَرَاغاً لِي فِيما تُحِبُّ

Oh Allah grant me Your love and the love of those whose love will benefit me with You. O Allah, whatever you have provided me of that which I love, then make it strength for me for that which You love. O Allah, and what you have kept from me of that which I love, then make it for me a period of rest in that which You love."(Tirmizi-3491)iii

 

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الَّتَوْفِيْقَ لِمَحَابِّكَ مِنَ الْأَعْمَالِ وَصِدْقِ التَّوَكُّلِ عَلَيْكَ وَحُسْنِ الظَّنِّ بِكَ

"Oh Allah I ask Thee for ability to do such actions which are beloved to Thee and for true reliance on Thee and for a good opinion of Thee."(Kanzul Ummaal-2/183)iv

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Fayyaadh

Student - Darul Iftaa

South Africa

 

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 


iحَدَّثَنَا يَعْقُوبُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ عُلَيَّةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ بْنِ صُهَيْبٍ، عَنْ أَنَسٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ح وَحَدَّثَنَا آدَمُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، عَنْ أَنَسٍ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏ "‏ لاَ يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَالِدِهِ وَوَلَدِهِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ ‏"‏‏.‏ رواه البخاري 15

 

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، وَابْنُ، بَشَّارٍ قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ قَتَادَةَ، يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ لاَ يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَلَدِهِ وَوَالِدِهِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ رواه مسلم 76

 

 

ii وعن أبي الدرداء، رضي الله عنه، قال‏:‏ رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏"‏كان من دعاء داود عليه السلام‏:‏ ‏"‏اللهم إني أسألك حبك، وحب من يحبك، والعمل الذي يبلغني حبك، اللهم اجعل حبك أحب إلى من نفسي، وأهلي، ومن الماء البارد‏"‏‏.‏ رواه الترمذي وقال حديث حسن‏.3490

 

iii حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ وَكِيعٍ، حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي عَدِيٍّ، عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ الْخَطْمِيِّ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ كَعْبٍ الْقُرَظِيِّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ الْخَطْمِيِّ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ فِي دُعَائِهِ ‏ "‏ اللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي حُبَّكَ وَحُبَّ مَنْ يَنْفَعُنِي حُبُّهُ عِنْدَكَ اللَّهُمَّ مَا رَزَقْتَنِي مِمَّا أُحِبُّ فَاجْعَلْهُ قُوَّةً لِي فِيمَا تُحِبُّ اللَّهُمَّ وَمَا زَوَيْتَ عَنِّي مِمَّا أُحِبُّ فَاجْعَلْهُ لِي فَرَاغًا فِيمَا تُحِبُّ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ وَأَبُو جَعْفَرٍ الْخَطْمِيُّ اسْمُهُ عُمَيْرُ بْنُ يَزِيدَ بْنِ خُمَاشَةَ ‏.(رواه الترمذي 3491)/ فيض القدير - العلمية (2/ 138)‏

iv "اللهم إني أسألك التوفيق لمحابك من الأعمال، وصدق التوكل عليك، وحسن الظن بك". "حل عن الأوزاعي مرسلا "الحكيم عن أبي هريرة ( كنز العمال (2/ 183) (التنوير شرح الجامع الصغير (3/ 158 )

 

 

 

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