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Unformatted text preview: u refuse to spend the night with a candle lit and sleep instead And then you still expect to meet Me (Allah)? Yes! As Allah says "Lo! Those who believe and do good works, the Beneficent will appoint for them love." Meaning,Allah will cause the people to love them, for when Allah loves you, He makes you appreciated on the earth. The Prophet said, "When Allah loves a person, he calls out to Jibreel and says, `I love this person, so love him.' Thus, Jibreel begins to love him. Then Jibreel calls out to the inhabitants of the heavens and says, `Allah loves this person, so love him.' Thus, the inhabitants of the heavens love him. Then this love descends into the hearts of people.This is what Allah means when He says, "Indeed, those who believe and do good works, the Beneficent will appoint for them love." When Allah hates a person, He calls out to Jibreel saying, `I hate this person, so hate him.' Thus Jibreel hates him. He then 432 To worship in secret 65 calls out to the inhabitants of the heavens and says, `Allah hates this person, so hate him.' Thus, the people of the heavens hate him. Then this hatred descends into the hearts of people." (alBukhari and Muslim) How beautiful it is that you live, eat and drink in this world and at the same time Allah calls out your name in the heavens saying, "I love him, so love him!" Az-Zubayr bin al-`Awwam may Allah be pleased with him said, "Whoever of you is able to keep his righteous deeds a secret, then let him do so." Secret worship can be done in various ways.You can perform it by regularly praying the night prayers, even if it be one unit of prayer every night, which you pray immediately after `Isha, or before you go to bed, or before Fajr, just so that you are known by Allah to be from those who pray the night prayer. The Prophet said, "Allah is odd and He likes that which is odd. So pray the odd prayers (at night), O people of the Qur'an!" From the secret acts of worship you ca...
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