I want to open my hijab,
and show the world,
that I too,
am beautiful in people’s definition.
deep down here
in my little heart,
I know that beauty is by definition,
and it is forever more rewarding,
to be beautiful in God’s eyes.
Imam Ibn ul Qayyim said there are 10 ways of bringing about the love of Allah swt.
All of them involve seeking knowledge:
- Recitation of Quran, reflection and understanding.
- After obligatory acts of ibadat, doing superogatory acts.
- Constant remembrance in every circumstance by the to tongue and actions.
- Preferring His love over your own.
- Comprehension of Allah swt Names and attributes, Witnessing them and having knowledge of them.
- Witnessing and acknowledging His generosity and His Benevolence, Favors and blessings.
- The hearts total defeat and humility in front of Allah.
- Being alone at the time of descent of Allah for having private conversations with Him, Reciting His Words and repenting in front of Him.
- Sitting with the truthful lovers of Allah and gathering the good fruits.
- Keeping distant from everything that comes between the heart and Allah, the Mighty the Majestic.
From these 10 ways can the love of Allah be reached and the chief fundamental principle behind that comprise two.Preparing the soul for it and opening the eye tokeen, sure knowledge.
“You shall not enter Heaven unless you have Faith and your Faith is not complete until you show love towards one another. Would you want me to show you how you can achieve this? Shower your Salam upon one another.”
- The Prophet Muhammad [pbuh]