posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 05:43 PM
God's love for Man (20 times)
Here we find a few categories of individuals who are recipients of God's love because of their deeds. This love is conditional - as perhaps it ought
In the Abrahamic religions there is more hate and violence reflected as being part of the human condition than there is love. And then the hate and
violence can be justified any which way you want to twist the "holy" words.
Back to topic...
God loves those who do good, the muhasneen or those who do good deeds [hasanats]. In some contexts, it implies giving of one's money or goods for
2:195 And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth
[hubb] those who do good. [al-muhasneen]
3:134 Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men; -- for Allah loves [hubb] those who
do good; -- [al-muhasaneen]
3:148 And Allah gave them a reward in this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter. For Allah loveth [hubb] those who do good.
5:14 But because of their breach of their Covenant, We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard: They change the words from their (right) places
and forget a good part of the Message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them -- barring a few -- ever bent on [new] deceits: But forgive
them, and overlook (their misdeeds): For Allah loveth [hubb] those who are kind. [al-muhasaneen]
5:96 On those who believe and do deeds of righteousness there is no blame for what they ate (in the past), when they guard themselves from evil, and
believe, and do deeds of righteousness, -- (or) again, guard themselves from evil and believe, -- (or) again, guard themselves from evil and do good.
For Allah loveth [hubb] those who do good. [al-muhasaneen]
God loves the pure and clean:
2:222 They ask thee concerning women's courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution: So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach
them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves, ye may approach them in any manner, time, or place ordained for you by Allah. For
Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves [hubb] those who keep themselves pure and clean. [al-mutdhreen]
9:108 Never stand thou forth therein. There is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it is more worthy of thy standing forth
[for prayer] therein. In it are men who love to be purified; and Allah loveth [hubb] those who make themselves pure. [al-mutadhreen]
God loves those who are righteous:
3:76 Nay. -- Those that keep their plighted faith and act aright, -- verily Allah loves [hubb] those who act aright. [al-mutaqeen]
9:4 (But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught,
nor aided any one against you. So fulfill your engagements with them to the end of their term: For Allah loveth [hubb] the righteous. [al-mutaqeen]
9:7 How can there be a league, before Allah and His Apostle, with the Pagans, except those with whom ye made a treaty near the Sacred Mosque? As long
as these stand true to you, stand ye true to them: For Allah doth love [hubb] the righteous. [al-mutaqeen]
19:96 On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will (Allah) Most Gracious bestow love. [arrahman wdan] [Interpretive insert, the thought
is that God will bestow benevolence]
God loves those who are just and judge rightly:
5:45 (They are fond of) listening to falsehood, of devouring anything forbidden. If they do come to thee, either judge between them, or decline to
interfere. If thou decline, they cannot hurt thee in the least. If thou judge, judge in equity between them. For Allah loveth [hubb] those who judge
in equity. [al-muqasiteen]
49:9 If two parties among the Believers fall into a quarrel, make ye peace between them: But if one of them transgresses beyond bounds against the
other, then fight ye (all) against the one that transgresses until it complies with the command of Allah; but if it complies, then make peace between
them with justice, and be fair: For Allah loves [hubb] those who are fair (and just). [al-muqasiteen]
60:8 Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for [your] Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly
with them: For Allah loveth [hubb] those who are just [al-muqasiteen]
God loves those who trust Him:
3:159 It is part of the Mercy of Allah that thou dost deal gently with them. Wert thou severe or harsh hearted, they would have broken away from about
thee: So pass over (their faults), and ask for (Allah's) forgiveness for them; and consult them in affairs (of moment). Then, when thou hast taken a
decision, put thy trust in Allah. For Allah loves [hubb] those who put their trust (in Him). [al-mutawakileen]
God loves the persevering or patient:
3:146 How many of the Prophets fought (in Allah's way), and with them [fought] large bands of godly men? But they never lost heart if they met with
disaster in Allah's way, nor did they weaken [in will] nor give in. And Allah loves [hubb] those who are firm and steadfast. [as-sabreen]
God loves those who love Him and follow the Prophet:
3:31 Say: "If ye do love [hubb] Allah, follow me: Allah will love [ihbbikum] you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most
God Himself will produce a people He will love:
5:57 O ye who believe! If any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love [hubb] as they will love
[hubb] Him, -- Lowly with the Believers, Mighty against the Rejecters, Fighting in the Way of Allah, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as
find fault. That is the Grace of Allah, which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth. And Allah encompasseth all, and He knoweth all things.
God loves those who fight in His cause:
61:4 Truly Allah loves [hubb] those who fight in His Cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.
So, if you want to be a statue or automaton, go to it.... same applies to Christian soldiers too.
(I think it's odd that the Qu'ran has the same content about avoidance of menstruating women as does the Bible, as portrayed so vividly by the great
Pastor Brian Tamariki of Density Church, starring elsewhere at ATS).