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Do You Really Know Allah (GOD) ?

www.thetruemuslim.com - This question is really rare to ask. For many people, such topic is considered awkward and doesn’t seem to be important. In fact, to know Allah properly is the vital source for peaceful feeling for both the life and the afterlife. Whenever someone doesn’t know Allah, he actually doesn’t himself, he’ll have the tendency to violate the others’ rights, acts badly to his own self, and spread chaos on the surface of the earth without any shame at all. Below, you’ll see some indications which can be used as the answer to the question above. Those indications are based on Al Qur’an and As-Sunnah. In addition, some opinions from well-known scholars are added too.


Those Who Know Allah Will Fear Him

Allah says in Al-Qur’an which means, “Only those of Allah’s servants having knowledge fear Him. Indeed Allah is all-mighty, all-forgiving.” In addition, Ibn Al Qayyim states that having fear of Allah is the sufficient proof of knowledge.

Those Who Know Allah Will Distrust Themselves
Ibn Abi Mulaikah, one of the tabi’un, said “I have met with more than thirty companions of Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, and all of them fear that they will suffer from hypocrisy." (Bukhari in a mu’allaq)

Those Who Know Allah Always Pay Attention to What Happens in the Heart
Ibnul Qayyim says, “…the heart which has been occupied with the love for others than Allah, covets towards those things, long and feel safe with them, then it is impossible for him to think about the love for Allah only, to long and desire to meet Him unless he empties the heart from the dependence for others than Allah..." (al-Fawa’id,page. 31-32)

Those Who Know Allah Will Always Remember the Afterlife
Allah ta’ala says (which means), “As for those who desire the life of this world and its glitter, We will recompense them fully for their works therein, and they shall not be underpaid in it. They are the ones for whom there shall be nothing in the Hereafter but Fire: what they had accomplished in the world has failed, and their works have come to naught.” (Hūd: 15 – 16).

Those Who Know Allah Won’t Be Tricked by Wealth
Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam says, “Wealth is not related to the things owned in this world. True wealth is the feeling of sufficient in the heart.” (Bukhari).

Rasullullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam also says, “If the children of Adam have two valleys full of gold, they will look for the third. And their hunger will never be fulfilled except with soil. And Allah will accept repentance for anyone who is willing to repent.” (Bukhari).

Those Who Know Allah Will Taste the Sweetness of Faith
Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam says, “There are three things and those who have them will taste the sweetness of faith…” Among those things, “Allah and his prophet are loved more than anything.” (Bukhari and Muslim).

Those Who Know Allah Will Sincerely Worship Him
Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam says, “Truthfully, every deed is valued based on the intent. And every person will only achieve acknowledgement as much as what is being intended. Thus, those who sincerely do hijrah because of Allah and His prophet then their hijrah will be acknowledged and get to Allah and His prophet. Those who do hijrah due to the world matter they want to achieve or the women they want to marry, it means their hijrah will be valued as much as what they intend." (Bukhari and Muslim)

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