‘Allah loves so-and-so, therefore you should love him also,’ and so all the inhabitants of the Heaven would love him, and then he is granted the pleasure of the people on the earth.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari] Remembering Allah is essential in achieving closeness to Him. Look outside your window and say Subhan-Allah about His beautiful creations.

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Allah’s Messenger [SAW] said: “Whenever some people gather in one of Allah’s houses (mosques) to recite the book of Allah and study it among themselves – then calmness (tranquility) descends upon them, the angels surround them, mercy covers them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with Him.” (Sahih Muslim) By following the Sunnah of our prophet we will gain the love of Allah .

When you gain the love of Allah, you will get closer to him.

Following the sunnah of the Prophet makes you a better person. Read more about the Prophet ; fall in love with your Messenger. Allah says so in the Qu’ran: Reading or memorizing the Qur’an alone is not enough. Try your best to act the way we were asked to in the Qur’an. Reflect on its meanings; it will give you answers to your daily life’s complications.

When you read the Qur’an and understand it more you will be more likely to reach the level of ihsan. In the form of a man, Gabriel/Jibreel once entered a gathering where the Prophet was sitting.

And if he walks towards Me, I rush towards him.” We need to struggle to achieve great things.

The harder the struggle is, the better the outcome becomes. We cannot expect everything to magically fall into place by doing a righteous deed.You will be confident in anything that you do in your life, because you will have full trust in Allah .May Allah guide us to the path that takes us closer to Him. About the Author Reham Ibrahim is of Egyptian origin, born in Kuwait, raised in both Kuwait and Canada and now lives in Houston, TX.You need to depend on Allah and trust that what He has planned for you is the best you can have, for this life and the hereafter.Here are some tips to achieve closeness to Allah (glorified and exalted be He): We forget that we need Allah’s help and strength to guide us.(Surah Al-Rad, ) To be close to our Creator Allah (swt) is a fundamental need of every human being and striving to achieve it can be the healing for our chaotic inner selves which, in turn, leads to: Let’s first consider our worth to Allah . A righteous deed is like a pearl necklace – when it breaks, all the pearls follow one another quickly.