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Submitters Perspective

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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

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Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

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His Will of Love

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within His guidelines to earn His love and compassion. Some verses follow.
•      God loves those who repent and reform after they make a wrong choice (2:222). He rewards them by transforming their sins into credits (25:70).
•      God loves those who purify themselves (9:108, 20:76).
•      God abhors the trait of arguing about Him without basis, or knowledge or divine teachings (40:35, 22:8-10).
•      He loves the good doers (3:148) and He dislikes the evil doers (5:64). He loves the righteous (3:76), and righteousness is defined only by God through His teachings and commands in the scripture (2:177, 2:189).
•      God advocates justice and loves those who are just (49:9) & equitable (5:42). He doesn’t love the unjust (3:57).
•      He loves the steadfast (3:146) and He loves those who put their trust in Him (3:159).
•      He doesn’t love those who are arrogant (16:23, 4:36, 31:18) nor does He love those who are boastful, proud (57:23).
•      God loves the charitable (2:195) and doesn’t love the transgressors (7:55, 5:51), the aggressors (5:87), the corrupt (28:77), the betrayers or the unappreciative (4:107, 22:38).

•      He has assigned Hell for His enemies (41:19, 41:28) and called them the worst creatures (8:55, 98:6). He doesn’t love those who extend love to them or take them as allies while they are actively fighting God and His Truth (60:1, 58:22, 9:16).
•      He does not love the wasters (6:141) and doesn’t love the gluttons (7:31) or the extravagant (17:26-27).
•      God loves those who strive in His cause (61:4), with no fear of any blame (5:54), united on His word (3:103).

In the light of Quran, we learn that God’s love for us is always a consequence of our choice of loving Him the most and upholding His commands. He is in no need of our love. We are the desperate ones who need to earn His approval. This, in return, leads to earning our redemption and His support:

[39:7] If you disbelieve, God does not need anyone. But He dislikes to see His servants make the wrong decision. If you decide to be appreciative, He is pleased for you. No soul bears the sins of any other soul. Ultimately, to your Lord is your return, then He will inform you of everything you had done. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

[61:11-13] Believe in God and His messenger and strive in the cause of God with your money and your lives. This is the best deal for you, if you only knew.

In return, He forgives your sins, and admits you into gardens with flowing streams, with beautiful mansions in the gardens of Eden. This is the greatest triumph. Additionally, you get something you truly love: support from God and guaranteed victory. Give good news to the believers.

This temporary phase on earth is so short. May God help us to always remember that the end of our lives is like a blink of an eye away and our only chance of redemption could end unexpectedly at any moment. Then, those who have not wasted their chance of earning God’s love will surely be His favored ones. Those are the ultimate winners:

[56:88-91] If he is one of those close to Me—then joy, flowers, and gardens of bliss. And if he is one of the right—peace is the lot of those on the right.

[56:10-14] Then there is the elite of the elite. They are those who will be closest (to God). In the gardens of bliss. Many from the first generations. Few from the later generations.

[83:23-28] On luxurious furnishings they watch. You recognize in their faces the joy of bliss. Their drinks will be spiced with nectar. Its spice is like musk. This is what the competitors should compete for. Mixed into it will be special flavors.
From a spring that is reserved for those close to Me.