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Friends Of Allah
We are drowned in sins. Those who disobey Allah, cannot be His Friends whilst committing sins and living a sinful life. We should make a firm resolution, now, here from today we want to become the Friends of Allah and we want to remain the Friends of Allah until our departure from this world. Allah is the best friend, because His Friendship will be beneficial, not only in this world but also in the Hereafter.
How can one become the Friend of Allah Ta’aalaa? Who is the Friend of Allah? 1 urge you to listen carefully to what Allah says in the Glorious Qur’aan:
Behold! Verily on the Friends of Allah there will be no fear, nor will they grieve. (They are) those who accept Imaan and adopt Taqwaa. (10:62-63)
Indeed, the Friends of Allah Ta’aalaa, will neither fear nor grieve. They will remain in peace and contentment. Who are they? They are those who accept Imaan and after accepting Imaan, adopt Taqwaa.
The way and the method of becoming a Friend of Allah Ta’aalaa is to accept Imaan, i.e. to believe in everything that was brought to us by our Beloved Rasool sallallahu alayhi wasallam without a shadow of doubt.
Only those are true Believers who believe in Allah and His Messenger and thereafter they do not doubt. (49:15)
Thus the Friends of Allah Ta’aalaa are those who accept Imaan in what was sent by Allah through His Beloved Rasool sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and after accepting Imaan they adopt Taqwaa.
What is Taqwaa? Allaamah Sayyid Mahmood Aaloosi Baghdaadi Rahamatullahi alayh, quoting a couplet, defines Taqwaa very beautifully:
Abstain from all sins, minor and major, that is Taqwaa
Never undermine a minor sin, because the mountains are made up of small pebbles.
Abstaining from all sins – major and minor – is Taqwaa. And one who adopts Taqwaa will become the Friend of Allah. Today, when we begin to commit a sin, we say to ourselves, ‘is this a major sin or a minor one? If it is a major sin, I should abstain from it and if it is a minor sin, then it doesn’t really matter.’ Our elders and pious predecessors have said that every sin whether minor or major is a sin in the Eyes of Allah. Why? Because it is disobedience to the Creator:
disobeying the Creator Who has given us eyes;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us a tongue;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us ears;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us life;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us health and wealth;
disobeying the Creator Who has given us wife and children;
disobeying the Creator Who has honoured us with Imaan;
disobeying the Creator Who has created us in the Ummah of the sovereign of both worlds, Muhammad-ur-Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
one who has love for Allah Ta’aalaa,
one who intends to become a Friend of Allah cannot commit sins – major or minor, because it is disobedience to Allah.
Abstaining from all sins, both major and minor, is Taqwaa. And, never undermine the minor sin. Do not think that if I commit this sin it does not really matter; it is only a minor sin. Why? Because the mountain that you see in front of you has been made up of small pebbles. If the small pebbles can make up a mountain, then the minor and small sins will lead a person to commit major sins.