How to love yourself for the sake of Allah

Have you ever seen a passionate pilot who flies airplane across the globe, he looks after every single phase of his flight, he makes sure that he flies the plane appropriately, be know he is responsible for the lives of people sitting in the plane. If he makes any mistake it can cost the lives of everyone who is flying on that plane. He uses his all skills and knowledge to make sure nothing harms his flight. When he lands safely he feels satisfied and confident.

Similarly, you are the pilot of your own life and your body, the fuel of your body is the water and food that you consume which is essential for your body. The aircraft is often sent to maintenance for checks to make sure the aircraft is air worthy and fit to fly, same as the body needs treatment and maintenance other than physical, we have to understand that just as a pilot who flies his plane with all his heart, love and care for the sake of safe operation, we also take care of our body and soul for sake of yourself, for the sake of your loved ones and most importantly for the sake of Allah’s will.

Whatever Allah has given you, embrace your errors and mistakes and try to rectify them. Loving yourself means that you are grateful for whatever you have in your life and whatever blessing that Allah has showered on you, you are grateful for that.

Prophet Mohammad ﷺ said,

A man set out to visit a brother (in faith) in another town and Allah SWT sent an angel on his way. When the man met the angel, the latter asked him: Where do you intend to go? He said: I intend to visit my brother in this town. The angel said: Have you done any favor to him? He said: No, I have no desire except to visit him because I love him for the sake of Allah, the Exalted, and Glorious. There upon the angel said: I am a messenger to you from Allah SWT (to inform you) that Allah SWT loves you as you love him (for His sake). [Sahih Muslim]

Make yourself fond of seeking knowledge as it is the appetite for our mind and soul; it is alive and healthy once fed, but stops the diet is overlooked

Allah SWT says,

“It is only those who have knowledge among his servants that fear Allah.” [Qur’an: Chapter 35, Verse 28]

Prophet Mohammad ﷺ said

The believers, in their mutual friendship, mercy, and affection, are like one body: if any part of it complains, the rest of the body will also stay awake in pain. [Sahih Muslim]

Knowledge, soul, and body are directly proportional to each other; if needs of two are fulfilled but the other one is incomplete or poorly done, all of them are negatively affected. Body definitely needs a lot of exercise and activeness to be agile and in shape.

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