Islamic Date16 Rabi‘ at-akhir
English Date13 December
I'd Like to be Loved by Allah
A bedouin asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “I'd like to be loved by Allah and His Messenger.” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “If you love what Allah and His Messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones.” [Related by Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal]
This is how we make friends, isn’t it? Our friends are beloved to us to the extent that they share our interests and views.
So to be loved by Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) and His Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), love what they love.
When you read the Quran, note down what the traits are that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) praises and loves. Make a list of the things He loves and the things He hates. Then try to mould yourself in conformity to those traits. May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) grant you success.