Islamic Perspectives

Sixteen Qualities that Allah Loves

1) Patience: “And Allah loves as-Sabirun (the patient).” (Surah Imran 3:146)
2) Justice and Dealing with Equity: “O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce you that ye deal not justly. Deal justly, that is nearer to your duty. Observe your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is informed of what ye do.” (Surah Maeda 5:8) “For Allah loves those who are fair (and just).” [Surah Al Hujurat 49:9]
3) Putting Trust in Allah: “Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” (Surah Imran 3:159)
4) Kindness: Ayesha (may All be please with her) narrated: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “Allah loves kindness in all matters.” (Bukhari)
5) Repentance: “Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto him in repentance.” (Surah Baqarah 2:222)
6) Piety: “Verily, then Allah loves those who are al-Muttaqun (the pious).” (Surah Imran 3:76)
“For Allah loves the righteous (the pious).” [Surah Al Tawbah 9:4] Reported by Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Allah loves a slave who is pious, free of all wants and the unnoticed.’’
7) Good-doing: “Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).” (Surah Baqarah 2:195)
8) Purification: “And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure.” (Surah Tawbah 9:108)
9) Humility of the Rich: Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas said: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: “Allah loves the believer who is pious and rich, but does not show off.” (Muslim)
10) Magnanimity: Al-Hakim narrated: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “ Allah is All- Generous and He loves generosity in sale, purchase and judgment.”
11) Virtuosity: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “Allah loves the believer who is poor but virtuous enough to refrain from begging though he has many children.” (Muslim and Ahmed)
12) Love for the Sake of Allah: Al-Tabarani, Ibn Ya’la, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim narrated: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: “If two individuals love each other for the sake of Allah, the stronger in love to his brother will be more loved by Allah.”
13) Continuous Performance of Righteous Deeds: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: “The best loved deeds to Allah are the ones that are continuous even if they are not very many.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
14) Sabr (Patience): “And Allah Loves those who are firm and steadfast (As-Sabirin (the patient)).” [Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:146]
15) Praying Salaah on time: “The thing that Allah loves most is when his people pray salaah on time.” (Hadith- Bukhari)

16) Good Manners and Conduct: Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: “The best loved by me and the nearest to me on the seats on the Day of Resurrection are those who have the best manners and conduct amongst you, who are intimate, are on good terms with others and are humble, and the most hated by me and who will be on the furthest seats from me are those who are talkative and arrogant.”

Love of Allah is the basis of worship that should be directed to Him alone. Any other love should be for his sake too. The real love of Allah is to do whatever He ordained and to abandon whatever He forbade, in addition to Following Rasulullah’s (PBUH) Sunnah. Whoever obeys someone or something other than Allah and His Messenger (PBUH), or follows any saying other than theirs, or fears other than Allah or seeks the pleasure of other than Allah, or puts his trust in other than Him, does not love Allah, nor does he love His Messenger (pbuh). Muslims should also love one another and wish the best for one another. Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: “One will not be a true believer unless he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” (Bukhari)