Does Allah’s love towards us lessen because of the sins that we commit?
Submitted by on Sat, 12/06/2010 - 11:34
Dear Brother / Sister,
The statement “Allah loves us; if He did not love, then he would not have created us and blessed us with all these favors.” is quite to the point.
Every sin is a rebellion and disrespect against God. Is it possible that Allah loves disrespect and the disrespectful person?
However, it is a requisite of the wisdom of the trial which human is put to that he has the equipment with which to commit sin, too. For this reason, Allah takes into account who commits sins under which circumstances and for which reasons. For instance, the sins of Prophet Adam, peace be upon him, who was tricked by his self and the Satan, and that of the Satan who rebelled knowingly against God because of his pride are not the same. One of them had the chance to repent and for the other this door was closed.
In the Qur’an, in many verses, it is written whom God does not love. Allah does not take one’s self into account, but He takes into account one’s attributes and qualities. Otherwise, all are His works of art. Of course, He loves His art. Nevertheless, the actions that human performs with his own free will play a role in his/her being loved or not. In the translation of some Quranic verses below we see certain loved and unloved qualities:
“Surely God loves not those who exceed the bounds.” (The Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 2:190)
“Surely God loves those who are devoted to doing good, aware that God is seeing them.” (The Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 2:195)
“Surely God does not love disorder and corruption.” (The Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 2:205)
“Surely God loves those who turn to Him in sincere repentance (of past sins and errors), and He loves those who cleanse themselves.” (The Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 2:222)
In the Qur’an, it is emphasized that God does not love “the unbelievers, oppressors, disorder makers, wasters, the ill-behaving, the arrogant, traitors, the indulging in sins”; whereas He loves “the pious, the just, the ones trusting Allah (tawakkul), the patient”.
It is quite common that a mother becomes too offended to forgive her child because of her/his certain disrespectful actions even if she tolerates certain other disrespectful ones. It is quite displeasing to like ugly states besides the good ones.
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