Do we really love God?
Praise be to God, Who granted us His favor by sending us His beloved and chosen prophet, He made him as light for our eyes, as insight for our hearts, as lamp for our spirits, as a spirit for our bodies and as a permanent life for us in life and on meeting our Lord. May blessing of God be upon him, his family who respected him, dignified him, followed him and kept to the light sent with him, upon everyone who followed their guidance and upon all of us with them, amen, O Lord of the worlds.
Among the most inclusive and perfect verses is this one in which God orders His prophet to say to Muslim males and females from his time to the Day of Judgment, He said to him:
3-31: "Say: If you do love God, Follow me, God will love you and forgive you your sins,"
A divine issue mentioned in Qur'an shows if belief is truthful or not and how faithful is your dealing with God The Most Gracious, as if God says: Anyone who pretends that he loves God and that he is a good Muslim and a believer, he needs an evidence and a proof to assure his allegation. What are the proof and the evidence that he is truthful in his love to God?
To follow God's beloved and chosen prophet, this means that anyone who allege love but he doesn’t follow the beloved, (May the blessing and peace of God be upon him), he is not among lovers. This is the proof set by God in His book; it is mentioned in a conditional sentence (If you do love God), the condition of love is: (Follow me), the great result and the fruit is:
"God will love you and forgive you your sins,"
This is the most important issue for Muslims everywhere and at all times.