Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Hierarchy of Love

Illustration of red hearts.



Love! 
One look at this word and you feel good about it!
We have been exposed to many variations of love but the only thing that is dominant in all of them is sacrifice.
Even in the love of worldly things people sacrifice their time, their comfort, their energies and their life itself! 
But love for people requires even greater sacrifice. The sacrifice of self, ego and personal preferences sometimes.
Love demands attention, care and possession too. 
The highest form of love which is unique and has no equal in any of the worldly and physical forms of love, which demands loyalty, submission and devotion not for it's own benefit but for the sole benefit of the lover, is the Love for our Creator
The Creator is the source of all Love. He is the most loving to His Creatures. He loves them much more than a mother loves her child. He wants the best for them. He has prepared everlasting joys for those who submit to Him and seek His love. He is in no 'need' of our love but because He loves us He wants to see us in the best of places-the Paradise! We can achieve it by loving Him and obeying His commands with sincerity.
The Hierarchy of Love for the Believers thus reaches up to the source of Love- 
The Creator
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then His Messenger The Last Prophet Muhammad 
Peace be Upon him 
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and then the parents
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the family
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friends and
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the Whole of Muslim Community who
Submit to the Will of Allah the Almighty!



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