Below are brief points that have been slightly edited, from the ladies class taught by Hazrat Moulana Dawood Seedat حفظه الله.
Monday 10th October/8th of Muharram 1438
When one has extreme love for Allah, then he will attribute every successful moment in his life to the grace, kindness and mercy of Allah. When engaged in worship or when attending a deeni programme, he should think that he hasn’t come by his own means, rather, he has been allowed by Allah. It is the grace of Allah, not his own doing. Such thoughts will save him from the evils of pride.
We can derive lessons about absorption from our children who sit with their cellphones. Very seldom do they immediately respond to our calling them, as what they love has totally absorbed them. This is the relationship we ought to have with Allah.
Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel رحمة الله عليه had extreme love for Allah and Nabi-e-Kareem ﷺ. Such was the intensity of His love, when anybody intended to go to Madeenah Shareef, they would first visit Hazrat رحمة الله عليه to absorb his love and spiritual connection to that Mubarak place. Hazrat رحمة الله عليه would say, “How do you explain sweetness to a person who has never tasted sugar? The only way would be to add sugar to his tea and let him taste for himself!”
Love is a very strong quality, but we are immersed in love for everything besides Allah and Nabi ﷺ. The lifestyle of the kuffaar has become beloved to us, thus, many find their path easy to follow. When we inculcate Allah’s love, then the commands of deen shall become very easy for us to follow.
And how do we do this? Take Allah’s name and beg Allah for His love and the love of Nabi ﷺ.