Manifestations of love by Sumayya Malik
MANIFESTATIONS OF LOVE
The sweetness of faith can only be experienced by those who grasp that the ability to worship Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’‘aala) and carry out the obligations made incumbent upon us, is the very meaning of our lives. Those who have felt this beautiful satisfaction will themselves appreciate that this single element is what the foundation of an enriched life is built upon.
A person who discovers himself becoming absorbed in the sweetness of faith, finds himself striving to excel solely in this single cause, forsaking all else. This is when he is able to fully comprehend the words of his Lord in the above verse, as he will desire nothing more than to serve Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aala), almost disregarding all other aspects of his life.
The deficiencies in any other parts of his life will be of no interest or importance to him, regardless of how severe they may be. When an individual has attained such a deep level of understanding, he will be able to live his life in harmony with Allah’s (Subhaanahu Wata’aala) decree and will, concluding that everything else comes secondary to worshipping and gaining the pleasure of Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’aala).
No matter what trials or tribulations he may be made to endure, he will be wise enough to know that all of them have been appointed an end and that they themselves are a form of worship; one he should attempt to excel in by displaying the beauty of patience.