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  • Love For Anything More Than Allah

    Posted by Mohammad Ali Soomro on January 29, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    Hello there my question is that it’s often said that If someone’s love is more than Allah then it’s Shirk,

    what type of love here is mentioned? if a person thinks of his newly wed beautiful wife more times in a day than he thinks about Allah. Or if he does 100 actions in a day to please his wife and make her happy, but in that whole day he hardly did any nafl good deed. will this concept be applicable to it? if he praises her wife 1000 times a day in small small comments but hardly praises Allah 10 times a day, does this thing apply here?

    in short does this thing apply to manifestations of love (like praise, saying I love you, doing things to please, farmaish baghair Kahe poori karna) in a mathematical ratio? like if it’s done in a day more times for that person compared to being done for Allah, then it becomes shirk?

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad replied 3 weeks, 1 day ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Love For Anything More Than Allah

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar February 5, 2024 at 4:37 am

    It is about prioritizing others to God when there is a conflict. For example, man is offered a bribe which will benefit his family. Now if he chooses it for his family and ignores God it is what is called he loved them more than God.

    Love for every relationship Is of different kind. Love for mother, wife, father, sin, daughter are different in nature. So is the love of God. It is our belief in God or ideological preference which is translated into love of God.

    • Mohammad Ali Soomro

      Member February 6, 2024 at 12:38 am

      @Irfan76 so sir it’s doesn’t apply to that mathematical ratio I mentioned above that he does more acts in a day to please his wife than the number of acts he does to please Allah. even if he does mathematically does more things for wife, it doesn’t constitute loving more than Allah nor it counts as sin, right sir?

    • Saad Aamir

      Member February 6, 2024 at 4:15 am

      The mathematical ratio point is redundant because you are comparing two different kind of love acts.

      The love for the wife is not the same kind of love for God. Therefore a ratio can’t exist between the two.

      If you have made your wife into a idol you worship or you are breaking Allah’s commands for her, then the love becomes of the same nature, then the ratio point can be made but at that point you would have already committed major sins, which is unacceptable to God and self-explanatory, so looking at it through the ratio lens is still redundant even in that scenario since we will focus on telling you not to commit major sins instead.

      So as long as you obey Allah over anyone else (like offering Salah on time even if the wife tells you otherwise), you have proven your love is greater for Him. As long as one has done that minimum requirement, they can go on to show love to others including the wife, including 100 actions a day. In fact, loving one’s spouse is obeying Allah, so by loving one’s wife, you already proving your love to Allah by obeying His commandments.

    • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

      Scholar February 7, 2024 at 12:50 am

      Love and priorities are not measured that way.

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