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It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah bin Mas’ood (RA), who observed:  “I asked Allah’s Messenger (SAW) which deed was the best.” Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “The Prayer at its appointed hour.” I (again)  asked: “Then what?” Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “Kindness to the parents.” I (again) asked: “Then what?” Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “Earnest struggle  (Jihad) in the cause of Allah.” I refrained from asking any more questions for fear of annoying him. (Sahih Muslim)
 
Abu Hurairah (RA) reported that Rasulullah (SAW) was asked about the best of deeds. He observed: “Belief in Allah.” He (the inquirer) asked: “What next?” Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “Jihad (struggle to the utmost) in the cause of Allah.” He (the inquirer) again asked: “What next?” Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “Pilgrimage accepted into the grace of the Lord.” (Sahih Muslim)
 
Abu Dharr (RA) reported that I asked Rasulullah (SAW): “Which of the deeds is the best?” Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause.” I again asked: “Who is the slave whose emancipation is the best?” Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “One who is valuable for his master and whose price is high.” I asked: “What if I cannot afford to do it?” Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “Help an artisan or make anything for the unskilled (laborer).” I (Abu Dharr) said: “O Messenger of Allah, you see that I am helpless in doing some of these deeds.” Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “Desist from doing mischief to the people. That is your own charity for your self.” (Sahih Muslim)
 
Some Human Qualities That Allah Loves:

قُلۡ إِن كُنتُمۡ تُحِبُّونَ ٱللَّهَ فَٱتَّبِعُونِى يُحۡبِبۡكُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَيَغۡفِرۡ لَكُمۡ ذُنُوبَكُمۡ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬
“Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah, then follow me
(i.e. accept Islamic monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah
will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most
Merciful.”
(Surah Imran: 3:31)
 
*Patience *

وَٱللَّهُ يُحِبُّ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ
“And Allah loves as-Sâbirun (the patient).” (Surah Imran 3:146)
 *Justice and Dealing with Equity*

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ لِلَّهِ شُہَدَآءَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ‌ۖ وَلَا يَجۡرِمَنَّڪُمۡ شَنَـَٔانُ قَوۡمٍ عَلَىٰٓ أَلَّا تَعۡدِلُواْ‌ۚ ٱعۡدِلُواْ هُوَ أَقۡرَبُ لِلتَّقۡوَىٰ‌ۖ وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِيرُۢ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ
“O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce you that ye deal not justly. Deal justly, that is nearer to your duty. Observe your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Informed of what ye do..” (Surah Maeda: 5:8)
 *Putting Trust in Allah *

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَوَكِّلِينَ
“Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” (Surah Imran: 3:159)
 *Perfection of One’s Work*
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah loves that if one does a job he perfects it.”
 *Rescuing *
Abu Ya ‘la Dailami and Ibn Asakir narrated: Abu Hurairah and Anas Ibn Malik (RA)
said: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah loves rescuing the one who needs rescue.”
 *Being Kind and Gentle to Others *
Baihaqi narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah is kind and gentle (to others).”
 *Kindliness *
Ayesha (RA?) narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah loves kindliness in all matters.” (Bukhari)
 *Repentance *
ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلتَّوَّٲبِينَ

“Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto him in repentance.” (Surah Baqarah: 2:222)
 *Piety *
فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَّقِينَ

“Verily, then Allah loves those who are al-Muttaqun (the pious).” (Surah Imran: 3:76)
 *Good-doing*
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ

“Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).” (Surah Baqarah: 2:195)
 *Body Purification *
لَا تَقُمۡ فِيهِ أَبَدً۬ا‌ۚ لَّمَسۡجِدٌ أُسِّسَ عَلَى ٱلتَّقۡوَىٰ مِنۡ أَوَّلِ يَوۡمٍ أَحَقُّ أَن تَقُومَ فِيهِ‌ۚ فِيهِ رِجَالٌ۬ يُحِبُّونَ أَن يَتَطَهَّرُواْ‌ۚ وَٱللَّهُ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُطَّهِّرِينَ

“And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure (i.e. who clean
their private parts with dust (which has the properties of soap) and water
from urine and stools, after answering the call of nature).”
(Surah Tawbah: 9:108)
 *Humility of the Rich *
Muslim narrated: Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas (RA) said: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah loves the believer who is pious and rich, but does not show off.”
 *Belief and Work *
Al-Tabarâni narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah loves the slave who believes and acquires a career (or work).”
 *Reflection of Allah’s Grace *
Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah loves from amongst his slaves, the one who has a sense of zeal or honor.”
 *Magnanimity*
Al-Hakim narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah is All-Generous and He loves generosity in sale, purchase and judgment.”
 *Virtuosity *
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah loves the slave-believer who is poor but virtuous enough to refrain from begging though he has many children.” (Muslim)
 *Loftiness *
Al-Tabarâni narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah loves lofty matters and superiority and hates inferior matters.”
 *Justice *
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah loves that you be just toward your children even when kissing them.” (Ibn Al-Najjar)
 *Love for the Sake of Allah *
Al-Tabarâni, Ibn Ya’lâ, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim narrated: Rasulullah (SAW)  said: “If two men love each other for the sake of Allah, the stronger in love to his brother will be more loved by Allah.”
 *Forgiveness *
Ibn Iyad narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah is All-Forgiving and He loves forgiveness.”
*Continuous Performance of Righteous Deeds *
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The best loved deeds to Allah are the ones that are continuous even if they are not very many.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
*Loving and Visiting Believers *
Malik (RA) narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah said: My love is due to those who meet for My sake, visit one another and make any effort for My pleasure.”
*Exhortation and Advising *
Abdullah, the son of Imam Ahmed narrated: It was said: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The best loved slaves to Allah are those who exhort their slaves.”
 *Love of Virtuous Deeds *
Ibn Abi Al-Dunya narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The best loved slaves to Allah are those who are made to love virtue and loving virtuous deeds is made lovely to them.”
 *Good Manners and Conduct *
Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The best loved by me and the nearest to me on the seats on the Day of Resurrection are those who have the best manners and conduct amongst you, who are intimate, are on good terms with others and are humble, and the most hated by me and who will be on the furthest seats from me are those who are talkative and arrogant.”
 *Love*
Love of Allah is the basis of worship that should be directed to Him alone. Any other love should be for His sake too. The real love of Allah is to do whatever He ordained and to abandon whatever He forbade, in addition to following the Rasulullah (SAW) Sunnah.
 Whoever obeys someone or something other than Allah and His Messenger, or follows any saying other than theirs, or fears other than Allah or seeks the pleasure of other than Allah, or puts his trust in other than Him, does not love Allah, nor does he love His Messenger. Muslims should also love one another and wish the best for one another. Rasulullah (SAW) said: “One will not be a true believer unless he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” (Bukhari, Muslim)
 Imam Malik and Imam Ahmed narrated: Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah said: My love is due to those who love one another for My sake.”

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