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People fall in love with all kinds of things. But the one love they miss out on is the love of Allah.
How many people realize that the best one to fall in love with is Allah himself, and not that or this part or aspect of his creation?
But when you fall in love with Allah, you also fall in love with everything and everyone associated with him, including all of Allah’s kingdom and creation.
When you fall in love with Allah, then all you see is Allah. And all you hear is Allah calling you.
Thereafter, every temptation becomes a triviality and every adversity fades to insignificance.
You then live in a world in which the only actor is Allah and in which you can readily and clearly see Allah's hand behind everything that happens – to you as well as to everything around you.
And, if fact, you see nothing but Allah.
What a wonderful world such a world is!
And what a new life and what a glorious new meaning in such a world the following words assume: Fa’alam Annahu Laa Ilaaha Illallah!
“Working for Allah is what you do for living – meaning, that is what you do as the overriding purpose and preoccupation of your life.
All else – your job, career, education, family, friends, everything – is part of the support network you need to be able to do Allah’s work.
What is Allah’s work? Let me try and explain, even though it is by no means an easy undertaking.
Or, maybe, on the other hand, it is the simplest and easiest thing to do. So here goes:
Working for Allah is living and dying for Allah, as the Qur’an quotes Prophet Abraham (May God Bless Him!) as saying.
Working for Allah is living every moment as if you see Allah and he sees you, as Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, said.
Working for Allah is helping and serving all of God’s creation everywhere and in every form.
Working for Allah is living and working in this world as if this life will last forever.
Working for Allah is preparing to leave this world as if it will happen tomorrow.
Working for Allah is doing all that Allah requires of you as if this were your last day on earth.
Working for Allah is honoring your parents; it is showing kindness, respect and affection to your spouse; and it is loving and providing the best for your children.
Working for Allah is loving your neighbor like yourself; and it is treating others how you would want them to treat you.
Working for Allah is offering a blessing and a greeting of peace and joy to everyone: those you know as well as those you don’t know.
Allah’s work is helping friends; forgiving enemies; and showing compassion to the afflicted and the needy, regardless of who or what they are.
Working for Allah is being generous almost to a fault; it is giving even when you have nothing much to give.
Working for Allah is feeding others when you go hungry yourself.
Allah’s work is educating the world and inviting people to God.
Working for Allah is ensuring peace, security, justice and stability around the world.
And it is fighting tyranny, injustice, cruelty and oppression against anyone anywhere.
And it is working tirelessly to make sure that God’s world is better tomorrow for everyone of God’s creation than it is today – and that means every Jew, Christian, Hindu and Muslim on the one hand and every bird, beast, fish and plant on the other hand.
It is for this that God created us: to work for him; to work for his world.
And it is to invite us all to do this – to work for him; to work for his world – that he sent his noble prophets, may Allah Bless Them All, into this world.
To paraphrase what God All-Mighty says in the Qur’an: “I created human beings so they would serve me.”
How can anyone – Muslim or non-Muslim – say no to something like this?
And how can anyone go wrong with a life full of commitment to something like this?
And anyone with any sense, if they won’t work for Allah, who will they work for?” (Dr. Pasha)
“There are those in this world who wish to die for Allah. I wish to say to them: “Have you ever tried living for Allah?”
“Give it a shot,” I say to them. I mean living for Allah. “You might like it.”
If you ask me how you do that, my response is simple: “Exactly as the man said: By loving your God with all your might and soul and heart, and, at the same time, by loving your fellow human beings – each and every one of them, regardless of race or religion; age, gender or nationality – as you would love yourself.”
If you can do that, you would be living your life for Allah.
And, oh yes, there is something else you can do: Don’t for one moment forget that God is with you no matter where you are and no matter what you are doing.
And, yes, there is something else too that you can do: Do everything you do as if you actually see God.
Or, even if you don’t see him, surely you are on his radar and he sees you all the time.”
You do these things, and you will be living your life fully and entirely for Allah.
So, love Allah and serve Allah’s creation, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, human and non-human alike.
That is how you live for Allah. And that is what Islam came into this world to teach everyone: How to live for and with Allah.
This is also the core of what is called the Islamic Shari’ah – the Divine Law that God gave to Moses, Jesus, Abraham and Muhammad (God Bless Them All!).
It is a collection of divine principles and practices common to Islam, Judaism, Christianity and all other belief systems with roots in any form of divine guidance. And in a truly global, timeless and trans-cultural context, it represents the best that it is possible for humanity to have.
If you want to lay your hands on Divine Shari’ah, then look no farther than the Ten Commandments. For, that is Shari’ah that the Mighty God placed in your hands.” (Dr. Pasha)