A9 TV; 17 October 2011
Good people are very rare. Attractive people are very rare. Reasonable, balanced, consistent, warm and loving people are very rare. That is why one must not let a good person go when one finds one. One must absolutely become friends and love them insha’Allah.
Passion means loving very strongly. Loving Allah very strongly. Love and passion are the same thing. Loving with passion, true love, fervent love, crazy love, liking someone very much and loving with the height of passion are all the same thing. The meaning of passionately loving Allah is loving Him with the highest love, the greatest fervor, the most powerful love. “One cannot feel passion for Allah,” they say. Why ever not? What does profound passion mean? It means profound love.
One must fear Allah the way He should be feared and love Him with the most powerful love, the most powerful. Why should we love Allah only moderately? We love Him at the highest level. We will fear Him with the greatest awe. We wish to be people with the greatest devoutness, to be the finest people and the most virtuous people. Why be only moderate?
According to the Qur’an, paradise and hell are ready and waiting now.Allah describes all the features of paradise in great detail. It exists at this moment as a dimension. We have hundreds of details. Almighty Allah refers to “Earth” because it is beyond space. There is no space in the Sight of Allah. No space and no time. The world will implode on the Day of Reckoning. And after that, people will be taken to paradise or hell. Paradise and hell are a separate dimension. They are another life, a resurrection after death. All the laws of physics no longer apply. All of Allah’s laws are changed. “I will create you with a new creation,” Allah says.
In the time of the Prophet (pbuh), the families of the Companions gave their children no peace for being with the Prophet (pbuh). Hazrat Ali (pbuh) was very young, around 11. The families attacked their children. They beat and swore at and tried to kill them. But these young people had a huge love for our Prophet (pbuh). They all abandoned their families and joined our Prophet (pbuh). Some families loved and respected our Prophet (pbuh). They also followed our Prophet (pbuh) as whole families. But Hazrat Ali (pbuh) and many other young companions were forced to migrate and leave their families. That is also the case with the Companions of the Cave in the Qur’an. They were made up of young people. They abandoned their families because of their pressure, persecution and strategies aimed at bringing them to heel, and sought refuge in a cave. Allah so praises those young people in the Qur’an that it appears the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) that it indicates the followers of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will be just like them. He says “the Companions of the Cave are the helpers of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh).” What does that mean? The followers of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will be like the Companions of the Cave. They will leave their families. Their families will persecute them. They will try to turn them from their faith. Allah says in one verse that “for if they find out about you they will stone you or make you revert to their religion and then you will never have success.’” In other words, they will give them no peace. Of course it is Allah Who inspires them to hide in a cave. They all join together. “your Lord will unfold His mercy to you and open the way to the best for you in your situation.” the Qur’an says. That verse applies to the time of the Prophet Moses (pbuh). Under the influence of Pharaoh and the way of the dajjal [antichrist] of the time, their families gave those young people no peace. “No one believed in Moses except for a few of his people..,” Allah says. Only a very few young people can have faith. Because of the ruthless system in those times, the parents and families in those days were really extreme. They gave their children no peace in the time of Pharaoh. But those young people were heroic and still followed the Prophet Moses (pbuh). We are now in the End Times, in difficult days. But our job is to have affection, love and compassion.
We will love Allah with the highest passion fervor and love.We will give up our lives on Allah’s path, insha’Allah. That is why we exist. We live for Allah. Almighty Allah is our reason for living. We love Allah with the highest love and passion. We have a profound love for His manifestation and titles, insha’Allah.