Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL
I have you a question? I have question for myself and yourselves? wouldn’t we like to be friends of Allah (subhanahu wa’ta’ala)? imagine Allah says: that man is my friend! ”Allah Hu Akbar” imagine, wouldn’t you like to be a friend of Allah (subhana WA Ta’ala)? well the answer is, yes indeed we all want to be friends of Allah so how to become a friend of Allah (Subhanahu WA Ta’ala).
It is mentioned in the Quran Surah Yunus, Allah says and I’m sure a lot of us would know these verses by heart, Allah says, ”behold! indeed the friends of Allah (subhanahu wa’ta’ala) no need for them to fear nor grieve, not at all and Allah (Subhanahu WA Ta’ala) says: this is verse number 62 of Surah Yunus and the two verses after that they are the ones who believe and they have taqwa that’s all you need, two qualities to become a friend of Allah, you need to be a believer and you need to have taqwa.
In order to be a believer you need to have two main qualities, you need to worship Allah alone without associating partners with him and you need to follow the traditions of Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), if we have these two qualities we are believers and on top of that we need to have taqwa.. taqwa meaning be conscious of Allah, create a barrier between you and the fire of Allah, by engaging in… commands and abstaining from prohibitions that is called taqwa, piety.
If you are a pious believer you are a friend of Allah (subhanahu wata’ala) so Allah says, such people for them there is good news glad tidings in this world as well as the next. in the narration Prophet Muhammad (saw) says that Allah (subhana WA Ta’ala) says: ”whoever has harmed a friend of mine I have announced war against him” this is what Allah says and this is why we say, never ever harm people, you may never know who is the friend of Allah (subhanahu wa’ta’ala)
May Allah (subhanahu wa’ta’ala) befriend us and may He make us from those who are truly his friend.