I want to be loved by you, just you and nobody else but you.

Who qualifies for the love of Allah? “…God loves those who do good” (Surat Al Baqara, 2:195) ” “…God loves those who repent to Him, and He loves those who keep themselves clean” (Surat Al-Baqara, 2:222) ” “…God loves those are mindful of Him” (Surat Aal-Imran, 3:76) “…God loves those who are steadfast” (Surat Aal-Imran, 3:146) “…God loves those who put their trust in Him” (Surat Aal-Imran, 3:159) “…God loves the just” (Surat Al-Maida, 5:42).

As Muslims tend to see all men in their ideal condition as slaves of Allah who have no will of their own it seems somewhat incongruous for Allah to love his slaves or to have any personal feelings of affection for them. Why should a slaveholder love his slaves? If they do not perform to the set standard he simply punishes them until they do. The muslim has no personal relationship to God because he does not need to know anything about him except his laws. Allah sent his angel Gabriel to reveal the Koran. That was the last time that he spoke to this world. Since then each muslim knows the things that he must do or avoid doing in order to avoid punishment. So we seem to have a revelation of Allah that springs from the natural desire of men to be loved but contradicts the concept of Allah as lawgiver and slaveholder.

Love is not an attribute of Allah as it is for Jehovah.  In the Koran it nowhere says that Allah is love, as the Bible says in the epistle of John, “God is love”, 1 John 4 v 8. It is not essential to Allah’s being. For Allah love is a response on his part to the obedience of man to his law. It is conditional on the behaviour of men. If men have obeyed Allah will reward men with love.

We all want to be loved don’t we? Even the macho man deep down in his heart of hearts wants to be loved by someone. If nobody loves you what have you got to live for? If we are not special and unique to someone else, even if it’s only a few or just one other person, do we have any value as human beings? If you believe in God you want to be loved by him. But in this life we will never hear his voice tell us that he loves us. So how can we be sure that God loves us? The Muslim knows that Allah hates the kuffar. If Allah commands the faithful to fight against the kuffar it is not because he loves them. If he commands the faithful to slay the kuffar wherever they find them this is not proof of his love for the kuffar. So the kuffar can never be loved by Allah. What about the faithful? Can they be sure that Allah loves them? You might think so but you would be wrong. If we look at the quotations above we see that even the Muslim cannot be loved by Allah unless certain conditions are fulfilled. Allah does not part with his love so easily. He only gives his love to those who have earned it. How can any Muslim know that he has complied with all the necessary conditions? How can Allah send this information? Can he speak to the faithful in any way to tell them that they have qualified for his love? Poor Allah. He may want to tell someone that they have earned his love but he can not find a way to do it. Well, these are a few of Allah’s communication problems. Thankfully we Christians don’t believe in a God whose love we can not be sure of. Jehovah adopts us as his children to be in a natural relationship of love to Him.  We are not legally his slaves so it is natural for him to love us as his children. Islam leaves us as slaves without the legal right to be loved as God’s children. So what is the love of Allah worth when at any moment it can be lost because we are only his slaves?

John 3 v 16 : “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

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6 Responses to I want to be loved by you, just you and nobody else but you.

  1. θ says:

    The Son never says he loves his father, rather with tears he cries a lot to be spared but gets forsaken alone on the cross instead.
    Is the son a typical victim of abuses of his impulsive compulsive father?

    To add insult to injury, the Father could have diverted the death of his beloved son if he had been just generous a bit to let Adam and Eve, as well as all humans get an access to eat the fruit of the Tree of Life.
    After all the tree is the asset under the tight protection of the Father himself.

    Moreover, Is the tree of Life or its fruit a “divine thing” by nature since it was supposed to be able to cancel out the curse of death on Adam and Eve? Certainly not.

  2. θ says:

    A honest genuine Friendly love is everlasting in Islam.
    There’s no such a thing as ill feeling, brokenhearted, and regret in friendly love for Moslems.
    Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 190
    Narrated `Abdullah bin Mas`ud: A man came to Allah’s Messenger and said, O Allah’s Messenger What do you say about a man who loves some people but cannot catch up with their good deeds? Allah’s Messenger said, Everyone will be with those whom he loves.

    Riyadh Salihin Book 1, Hadith 368
    Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari reported: The Prophet said, A person will be summoned with the one whom he loves. Another narration is: The Prophet was asked; What about a person who loves a people but cannot be with them? (i.e., either he cannot attain their lofty position of righteousness or that he has not met with them in this life). He replied, A person will be in the company of those whom he loves.

    Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Book 1, Hadith 1997
    Muhammad bin Sirin narrated from Abu Hurairah – and I think he (narrated it from the Prophet) who said: Love your beloved moderately, perhaps he becomes hated to you someday. And hate whom you hate moderately, perhaps he becomes your beloved someday.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Unknown saying: Meeting someone is fate, befriending someone is a choice, but falling in love with someone is beyond one’s control.

  4. Rubart Subinsar says:

    You may love and befriend everyone, but don’t expect to find the one. The grass is always greener until you get over the fence.

  5. θ says:

    In Qur’an Moslems are taught to not love the worldly things too much, like addiction or hedonism, but Moslems are permitted to love someone or something moderately.
    Q.100, v.8. And indeed he (humanbeing) in the love of wealth is too intense.
    Q.57, v.23. In order that ye not despair over what has missed you and not too joyful over what He has given you. And Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.

    There are some realistic reasons why Moslems ought to love someone or something moderately:
    (i) First, every beauty and luxury in the world would fade out.

    (ii) Each love in the world needs some “pain” to obtain which oftentimes gets euphemised as “sacrifice”.
    Nevertheless the ill-feeling, disappointment, brokenhearted, frustration, sadness should be counted as it is: a sadness is indeed “unnecessary evil” for one’s happiness. The pain of sadness just reduces a beauty of someone and thing.

    To cope with that messy feeling, the mentality of forgiving is needed.

    (iii) Importantly, according to Hadith, like or dislike everything we love in the world would be degraded to be a second-hand thing – they won’t be able to compete with the pure ones in the Heavens – to be just as an “used stuff”.
    At certain extent, in the Heaven those beloved ones of the world would just become our number two.

  6. θ says:

    Each Moslem has his own heavenly wives who keep concerning a lot, watching, even praying for his goodness and happiness from up there, while waiting so patiently for his future presence. Hadith clearly says “that *his wife* among the Huril Ain” which means she already gets married to him in Heaven.
    So, in this life each Moslem has both the heavenly wife and the earthy wife.
    Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 1, Book 7, Hadith 1174
    Mu’adh bin Jabal narrated that The Prophet said: No woman annoys her husband in the world except that his wife among the Al-Huril-Ain said: Do not annoy him, may Allah destroy you, he is only like a guest with, soon he will part from you for us.

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