الودود

Al-Wadood (The Loving One)

It is said that this beautiful name of Allah Almighty came twice in the verses of the Holy Quraan. Their translation is:

Surah Houd )Hud) 90

90. “And ask forgiveness of your Lord and turn unto Him in repentance. Verily, my Lord is Most Merciful, Most Loving.”

Surah Al-Burooj 13—14;

13. Indeed, it is He who originates [creation] and repeats.

  1. And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,
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    Allah is the ONE WHO loves HIS Prophets, HIS Messengers (alaihim salaam ) and also loves the followers of the Prophets (alaihim salaam). They, all, also love Allah more than anything and their hearts are full of the love for Allah All-Mighty. The followers of the Prophet (salla Allaho alayhi wa sallam) whom Allah loves are called Awliya-Allah. They are those practicing believers who really support the Deen of Allah. They repent to Allah again and again and are humble in front of Allah. They are not unique people. Any practicing believer can be wali-Allah. Then it is also the principle of Allah that Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala places the love of such good person in the hearts of other people. Allah said in Surah Maryam verse 96 (here is the English translation only):

    96. Lo! those who believe and do good works, the Beneficent will appoint for them love.
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    Also there is a hadeeth about which the Prophet (Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him) told us and it is Al-Hadeeth Al-Qudsee informs us about the saying of Allah as:

    Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

    The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Allah the Exalted has said: ‘I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved thing with which My slave comes nearer to Me is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing Nawafil (extra prayer or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) till I love him. When I love him I become his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks (something) from Me, I give him, and if he asks My Protection (refuge), I protect him”.

    [Al- Bukhari].

    http://sunnah.com/riyadussaliheen/1/95
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    The above-mentioned hadeeth Al-Qudsee is fully understandable. ( Allaho-Akbar). A wali-Allah is loved by Allah but he/she also does everything for the pleasure of Allah, he/she discards all of the personal desires that go against the Will and Command of Allah. So he/ she knows that Allah loves the obedient ones, the mo’mineen (practicing believers) and muttaqeen (the God-fearing believers), the patients and those putting their trust on Allah, the repenting and the piouse ones, the truthful and well-behaving ones. Also he/ she knows that Allah does not love the cruel, the wicked, the rejecters of the Faith, the transgressors, the mischief-makers, the arrogant, the treacherous, unfaithful traitors etc. So a wali-Allah will do all that Allah is pleased with and will abstain from everything that Allah forbids. He/she will love the Holy Quraan, the Prophets alaihim salaam and the Final Messenger Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam and His Sunnah to get the Love of Allah Almighty. Allah said in the surah Aali-Imran verse 31, (its English translation is):


    31. Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
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    There is a du’aa (supplication) of Muhammad Rasoolullah (salla Allaho alaihi wa sallam) reported in the Masnad Ahmad and Jaama’ Al-Tirmizee, its translation is:

    Du’aa

اللهم إني أسألك حبك وحب من يحبك وحب كل عمل يقربني إلى حبك.. ”

“O Allah , I ask You for Your love and the love of the one who loves you and the love of all the work that brings me closer to your love ..”

(May Allah make us from the Awliya-Allah, aameen).

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