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Eight Ways to Increase our Love of Allah


In this lecture, delivered on the Night of the 27th of Ramadan, I talk about the sources of the word “Hubb”, Arabic for love.  I then mention the types of love, then focus on the love of Allah.  Finally I mention 8 essential ways of increasing our love of Allah.

I hope you find it beneficial.

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Born and raised in Lebanon, Hlayhel began attending study circles at his local mosque when he was ten. He came to the United States at 17 and studied electrical engineering at the University of Houston. At its MSA, he met Sh Yasir Qadhi and worked together to raise Islamic awareness on campus. Hlayhel studied traditional sciences of Aqeedah (Islamic creed), Fiqh (Islamic law) and Nahw (Arabic grammar) under Sh Waleed Basyouni and Sh Waleed Idriss Meneese among others. After settling in Phoenix AZ, he worked tirelessly, in the capacity of a board member then a chairman, to revive the then dead AZ chapter of CAIR in order to face the growing Islamophobia in that state and to address the resulting civil right violations. Today, he's considered the second founder of a strong CAIR-AZ. In addition, Hlayhel is a part-time imam at the Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley in Phoenix, husband and father of four. His current topics of interest include positive Islam, youth coaching, and countering Islamophobia.



  1. Umm Sulaim

    September 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    JazakAllah khayra for the advice. I enjoyed listening to the material.

    Umm Sulaim

    • Anas Hlayhel

      September 17, 2011 at 6:51 PM

      wa iyyakum, I’m so glad you enjoyed the lecture

      • Umm Sulaim

        September 17, 2011 at 10:28 PM

        Please, would it be possible to get a download link for this lecture?

        I’d like to have a record of it, without getting on youtube each time.

        Umm Sulaim

        • Anas Hlayhel

          September 19, 2011 at 12:41 AM

          Salam, sorry sister, it wasn’t me who shot the video so I don’t have a copy myself. I tried reaching the brother who took the video but he hasn’t responded yet. If he does, i will let you know inshaa’Allah.

  2. Daughter of Adam (AS)

    September 17, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    I was feeling down after listening to a lecture that basically told me I shouldn’t be so sure that Allah loves me..

    this is a beautifully detailed explanation! jazakAllahukhairan!

    • Anas Hlayhel

      September 17, 2011 at 6:55 PM

      wa iyyakum … yes I think this is a very important topic that doesn’t get discussed thoroughly. That was the main motivation behind the lecture. We let other faith traditions exceed us when it comes to this topic while it’s so central to our faith.

  3. MuslimahS

    September 17, 2011 at 5:14 AM

    JazakAllah Khair.

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  5. Holy Quran

    October 19, 2011 at 3:53 AM

    That is really good video to be shared. perfect i think we all have to share that on face book too.

  6. ujjala ahmed

    August 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Asalam o alaikum, brother im in quest of ALLAH’s love. i want to exculde world from ma heart, i dunt want expectations from world. most of the time i am successfull but then there come few days when attraction of this world increase so much that i dunt feel that level of satisfaction in prayers which i normally do. i couldnt maintain ma daily routine. it took few days to get back on track. please guide me how can i increase ma love for ALLAH so that i will not get distracted because of worldly things and peoples. jazakALLAH

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