It is a meeting between you and Allah

One should do his worship longing and yearning to Allah, to jump to His worship. And worship, it is a meeting between you and Allah so look forward to it. Look at the story of Musa ‘alayhis-salaam when he had a meeting with Allah. Allah quotes him as saying, he himself says to Allah:

And I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased. (Surat Taha: 84)

And that is our topic. After Allah destroyed Fir’awn, Allah made an appointment with Musa ‘alayhis-salaam and Bani Israel (the Children of Israel), and that is where Allah spoke to him by the mountain and where he asked to see Allah, and where he was given the Tawraah. When he left Bani Israel back with Haroon ‘alayhis-salaam and the appointment with Allah got closer, Musa ‘alayhis-salaam quickly hastened his footsteps and sped to the meeting. Musa ‘alayhis-salaam could have walked slowly, sluggishly. The appointment is set with Allah, the appointment is not going to be missed. But Musa ‘alayhis-salaam sped because he longed to Allah and he was eager to speak to Allah. You have five daily meetings with Allah, not even that, you have every single minute of Ramadhaan as a meeting with Allah. You can walk sluggishly to it, you can sprint to it, and you can cancel the meeting altogether. It is your choice.

What made Musa ‘alayhis-salaam hasten to the meeting with Allah? That is because he enjoyed it. He enjoyed a meeting with Allah, to converse with Allah, he enjoyed worship. You will not enjoy worship unless you ignite your longing and yearning and love to Allah. If someone responds to another who he loves, he responds to something they ask without that hasten and spark, that special excitement, you call that cold love, love with no flavour or taste. Your Ibadaah (worship) is your main course, you sprinkle that main course with longing and yearning to Allah so you can add excitement when you perform it.

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