وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَشَدُّ حُبًّا لِّلَّهِ
But those who believe are stronger in love for Allah ~ Surah Al Baqarah 2:165
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5 Ways of Generating the Love of Allah Ta’ala into Our Hearts
1 • Abundant remembrance of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala through Zikrullah. The more a person makes the Zikr of Allah, the more HIS love increases in a persons heart.
2 • Pondering over the innumerable Ni’mats (bounties) that Allah Ta’ala has bestowed upon us.
When one contemplates over the continuous bounties Allah has showered upon him, then the response to Allah would be, that one begins to love Allah, (his BENEFACTOR ) more and more …
3 • Keeping the company of the friends of Allah Ta’ala, in whose companionship, the effects of Allah Ta’ala’s Muhhabbat (love) is engendered into our hearts.
4 • Remaining in the obedience of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. The more one obeys his Beloved, the more his love increases.
5 • Making Dua to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to instil HIS love into our heart.
اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّىْ اَسْئَلُكَ حُبَّكَ وَ حُبَّ مَنْ يُّحِبُّكَ وحُبَّ عَمَلٍ يُّقَرِّبُ اِلى حُبِّكَ
Allahumma inni as-aluka hubbaka, wa hubba may-yuhibbuka, wa hubba ‘amalin yuqarribu ila hubbika
O Allah! I ask You for Your love and the love of those who love You, and for the love of every action which will bring me closer to Your love.