200 Questions and Answers
How do we recognise that worship is beloved to Allaah and pleasing to Him?
It is recognised due to Allaah sending Messengers to (the people) and the revelation of the Books, and commanding them with what Allaah loves and is pleased with; and forbidding them from what Allaah hates and disdains. And by way of this, His (absolutely perfect) irrefutable proofs are established and His (absolute perfect) Wisdom is manifested.
He (The Most High) said:
رُّسُلًا مُّبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنذِرِينَ لِئَلَّا يَكُونَ لِلنَّاسِ عَلَى اللَّهِ حُجَّةٌ بَعْدَ الرُّسُلِ ۚ
”Messengers as bearers of good news as well as of warning in order that mankind should have no plea against Allah after the Messengers.” [Nisaa: Ayah: 165]
Allaah (The Most High) said:
قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
”Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Aal Imraan: Ayah: 31]
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