The key to acquiring the love of AllÄh taâ€™ala is:
1. Adopting the company of the pious (especially oneâ€™s shaykh).
2. Abstaining from sins.
3. Being punctual with oneâ€™s maâ€˜mÅ«lÄt (prescribed practices).
When someone enters the company of his shaykh, his heart is kindled with the Love of AllÄh . However, when he leaves that blessed company, the flame of love is threatened by the gusting winds of the environment around him. If, affected by these winds, a person were to commit a sin, the love of AllÄh taâ€™ala would be extinguished. It is therefore necessary to safeguard yourself from sins.
Another necessity for keeping the flame of love kindled is fuel, which in this case is the remembrance of AllÄh taâ€™ala prescribed by oneâ€™s shaykh in the form of maâ€˜mÅ«lÄt. Thus, punctuality in attending the company of oneâ€™s shaykh, abstinence from sins and completing oneâ€™s maâ€˜mÅ«lÄt are necessary steps towards securing the Love of AllÄh.