Those whom Allah loves and does not love

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Allah loves all of His creatures and for that reason He sent prophets and messengers to teach us the truth and guide us to the straight path. Allah and the believers want people to choose the way of righteousness and thereby enter Paradise, but Allah does not love sinful actions. A person who rejects Allah, commits evil deeds, and dies without repentance will be denied the blessings of Allah’s love. Therefore, we should become familiar with the characteristics of those whom Allah loves and does not love as mentioned in the Quran.

Allah loves faith and the believers, those who depend upon Him for their needs, who are mindful of Him and remember Him, who are grateful to Him for their blessings, who fear His punishment and hope in His reward.

Allah said:

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Say: If you love Allah, then follow me. Allah will love you and forgive your sins, for Allah is forgiving and merciful.

Surah Ali Imran 3:31

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ

Verily, Allah loves those who rely upon Him.

Surah Ali Imran 3:159

And Allah said:

فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَّقِينَ

Verily, Allah loves the Godfearing.

Surah Ali Imran 3:76

And Allah said:

وَأَحْسِنُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

Behave well. Verily, Allah loves those who are good.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:195

Allah does not love stubborn rejection of faith, committing sins, and showing ingratitude.

Allah said:

فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْكَافِرِينَ

Verily, Allah does not love the unbelievers.

Surah Ali Imran 3:32

And Allah said:

وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ كَفَّارٍ أَثِيمٍ

Allah does not love any ungrateful sinner.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:276

Allah loves justice, truthfulness, and those who are fair with people.

Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ

Verily, Allah loves those who are just.

Surah Al-Mumtahina 60:8

Allah does not love oppression, transgressing the limits, treachery, betrayal, and falsehood.

Allah said:

وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ

Allah does not love those who spread corruption.

Surah Al-Maidah 5:64

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ

Verily, Allah does not love the transgressors.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:190

And Allah said:

وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ

Allah does not love the oppressors.

Surah Ali Imran 3:140

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَن كَانَ خَوَّانًا أَثِيمًا

Verily, Allah does not love those who are treacherous sinners.

Surah An-Nisa 4:107

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْخَائِنِينَ

Verily, Allah does not love the treacherous.

Surah Al-Anfal 8:58

Allah loves those who are humble and patient, who repent from evil deeds, and purify themselves from sin both inwardly and outwardly.

Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ

Verily, Allah loves those who repent and who purify themselves.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:222

And Allah said:

وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الصَّابِرِينَ

Allah loves the patient.

Surah Ali Imran 3:146

Allah does not love arrogance, pride, boasting to one another, extravagance, and exultation in wrongdoing.

Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَن كَانَ مُخْتَالًا فَخُورًا

Verily, Allah does not love those who are proud and boastful.

Surah An-Nisa 4:36

And Allah said:

إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ

Verily, He does not love the arrogant.

Surah An-Nahl 16:23

And Allah said:

إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِينَ

Verily, He does not love those who are extravagant.

Surah Al-A’raf 7:31

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْفَرِحِينَ

Verily, Allah does not love the exultant.

Surah Al-Qasas 28:76

These are some of the characteristics of those who earn the love of Allah and those who reject His love by their evil deeds. We ask Allah to make us among those who are loved by Him and who are saved from the evil of our own deeds.

Success comes from Allah, and Allah knows best.