As Muslims we all love Allah. But more importantly we want HIM to love us back and for Allah to forgive our sins. In this verse Allah tells us clearly the gauge through which our love for HIM will be measured. And what we can do to earn Allah’s love.
The verse from Aal-e-Imran, explains quite clearly, that if we wish to get Allah’s love, the only way is to follow the Sunnah of our and Allah’s beloved Prophet . This will (a) earn us Allah’s love (b) result in washing away of all our sins (c) we can always judge where we stand in the eyes of Allah, by judging how much of the Sunnah we are following.
The second verse quite clearly categorizes the people who do not follow Allah AND the messenger, as ‘disbelievers’. And surely Allah does not love the disbelievers. Therefore it is not enough to just follow Allah, we HAVE to follow HIS messenger as well.
1. Maariful Quran Page 57.
The more we follow, the more love we receive from Allah and the more of our sins are forgiven.
If Allah does not love the disbelievers, then