Love Of Allahu Ta'ala

"There are ten things that cause one to love Allahu ta'ala. The ninth thing is to be together with the people who love Allah, to collect the sweet fruits uttered by them, and to talk only when necessary in their presence. The stages of love may be traversed one after the other by clinging to these ten causes. And the Beloved may be approached." We believe so, too. We love the superiors of tasawwuf [1] for this reason. It is for this that we gather in crowds around walis [2] whom Allahu ta'ala loves.

The hadith ash sharif [3] declares, "Everything has a source. The sources of taqwa [4] are the hearts of 'arifin [5]." The hadiths also declare, "Remembering the pious (salihun [6] ) clears the sins away"; "It is an 'ibada [7] to keep company with 'alims [8] ," and "It is an ibada to look at the face of an 'alim." Another hadith ash sharif declares, "The dhikr [8] is more beneficial than alms." and "The dhikr is better than supererogatory fasting."

[1] tasawwuf: (Islamic sufism as defined by Islam) knowledge and (after adapting oneself to fiqh) practice of the manners of the Prophet ('alaihi 's-salam) which strengthens iman, makes the practice of fiqh easy and provides one to attain ma'rifa; 'ilm at-tasawwuf. [See the book Maktubat by Ahmad al-Faruqi as-Sirhindi (rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alaih)].
[2] wali: (pl. Awliya') one who is loved and protected by Allahu ta'ala; a salih who has also corrected his nafs.
[3] hadith (sharif): i) a saying of the Prophet ('alaihi 's-salam).; al-Hadith ash-sharif: all the hadiths as a whole; ii) 'ilm al-hadith; iii) Books of the hadith ash-sharif. iv) Al-hadith al-qudsi, as-sahih, al-hasan: kinds of hadiths (for which, see Endless Bliss, II).
[4] taqwa: fearing Allahu ta'ala; abstention from harams.; practising 'azimas (See wara' and zuhd).
[5] arif: an 'alim who knows what is possible to know of ma'rifa.
[6] salih: (pl. sulaha') one who is pious and abstains from sins, (opposite: fasiq); see Wali.
[7] ibada: worship, rite; act for which thawab (rewards), blessings will be given in in the Hereafter (the next world); Islamic rite(s): thawab..
[8] alim: i) scholar trained in Islamic knowledge and his contemporary science. ii) (pl. 'ulama') Muslim scholar.
[9] dhikr: (phrase of) remembering, keeping in mind, Allahu ta'ala every moment.