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Are you ready to become a better Muslim? Do you think you can be a much better Muslim and a stronger believer than what you currently are?
If you’re ready to take your faith to the next level, then take a few minutes to ponder this hadith:
“Allah said: My servant does not draw nearer to Me with anything more beloved to me than with the obligatory actions (in Islam).
And My servant continues to draw near to me with voluntary acts so that I love him. When I love him, I am his hearing that he hears with, his seeing he sees with, his hand he strikes with and his foot he walks with.
Were he to ask of Me, I would surely give it to him and were he to seek refuge in Me, I will surely give him refuge.”
Allah loves it when we fulfill the obligatory things He has ordained on us. These are things like:
◆ The five daily prayers.
◆ Fasting during the month of Ramadan.
◆ Paying the Zakah.
◆ Making Hajj at least once in a lifetime.
◆ Obeying the Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam).
This is not an exhuastive list. There are many other things that Allah has ordained upon us. And a Muslim who is trying to get closer to Allah will do his or her best to fulfill these obligations.
But we all go through our weak moments in faith. When these weak moments happen, we may slack off on these mandatory Islamic duties. That’s why we should also perform some voluntary (Sunnah) acts as well. That way, when we go through these weak moments, we’ll slack off on the voluntary acts and continue doing the mandatory ones.
Hence adding Sunnah and Nafl acts in our daily life is bringing us closer to Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, and what can be more profitable return than gaining the Love of Allah. Gaining the Khurb of Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, is the ultimate goal for Mankind.
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