“Allah Loves Us” Series – Part III
Love is not just a word. Islam presents the concept of real love in a practical way, starting from eliminating Original Sin idea, and reaching the noble sense of message and messenger.
No Original Sin
It is love that Allah did not let us carry burdens of sins we did not commit. There is no original sin in Islam.
…. and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another….” [Qur’an 6: 164] (1)
Immediate Forgiveness, No Intermediaries
It is love that Allah forgave our father Adam immediately, and He forgives each and every single one of us who asks Him directly and with no intermediaries.
Then Adam received from his Lord [some] words, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, it is He who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.” [Qur’an 2: 37] (2)
And whoever does a wrong or wrongs himself but then seeks forgiveness of Allah will find Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” [Qur’an 4: 110] (3)
No Preferable Son
It is love that Allah did not take for himself a son or a child that would be nearer to Him than us, and instead honored “Us” above all His other creations
And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.” [Qur’an 17: 70] (4)
It is love that Allah did not take any partners who will quarrel with Him about our affairs or disagree about the mercy and rewards He shows us:
Allah presents an example: a slave owned by quarreling partners and another belonging exclusively to one man – are they equal in comparison? Praise be to Allah! But most of them do not know.” [Qur’an 39: 29] (5)
And say, “Praise to Allah, who has not taken a son and has had no partner in [His] dominion and has no [need of a] protector out of weakness; and glorify Him with [great] glorification.” [Qur’an 17: 111] (6)
It is love that Allah saved and rescued Jesus (peace be upon him) from those who plotted to kill him unjustly.
[Mention] when Allah said, “O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allah alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.” [Qur’an 3: 55] (7)
Qur’an; Complete Message
It is love that Allah sent us His final perfect and complete message in the Qur’an to teach us about Him and about our purpose and destination. It reminds us that there is only One God of all mankind that they should submit to and be grateful to.
O mankind, there has come to you a conclusive proof from your Lord, and We have sent down to you a clear light.” [Qur’an 4: 174] (8)
O mankind, there has come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers.(57)
Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate.” [10: 57-58] (9)
Muhammad; Merciful Teacher
It is love that with His final revelation, He sent a merciful teacher, His last Messenger Muhammad, with detailed and complete guidance covering every aspect of life to help us live a life of meaning, purpose, peace, purification and satisfaction.
Certainly did Allah confer [great] favor upon the believers when He sent among them a Messenger from themselves, reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom, although they had been before in manifest error.” [Qur’an 3: 164] (10)
In short, So what more love do you ask for?
And if you should count the favors of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” [Qur’an 16: 18] (11)
(1) Verse (6 – 164) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(2) Verse (2 – 37) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(3) Verse (4 – 110) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(4) Verse (17 – 70) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(5) Verse (39 – 29) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(6) Verse (17 – 111) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(7) Verse (3 – 55) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(8) Verse (4 – 174) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(9) Verse (10 – 57:58) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(10) Verse (3 – 164) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)
(11) Verse (16 – 18) of Qur’an (English interpretation of meaning)