How to Become a Friend of Allah – Paperback by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam
Maulāna Ashraf Ali Thānwi Rahmatullah Alaih states that there are a number of acts that may lead the creation towards a strong relationship with Allāh Subhanahu wa ta’ala. These actions include excessive remembrance of Allāh Subhanahu wa ta’ala, observance of Sunnah in all matters, keeping company with the pious who have a strong relationship with Allāh Subhanahu wa ta’ala, being thankful for the bounties of Allāh Subhanahu wa ta’ala, being steadfast in following the rulings of Shari’ah and finally asking Allāh Subhanahu wa ta’ala (Du’ā) abundantly.
The friends of Allāh Subhanahu wa ta’ala have been described in detail in the Holy Qur’ān and Āhadeeth. This book endeavors its readers to help create a bond with Allāh Subhanahu wa ta’ala in attaining His friendship as He is the sole Creator of all material and immaterial things. It is only through Allāh’s I friendship, an individual will achieve happiness in this life and the hereafter, hence eliminate worries, sadness, depression, anxiety and misery in this world.