الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد
Al-‘Allaamah Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:
“The greatest blessing upon the person is that he is guided to Islaam, as He, The Most High, said:
الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي
((This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favour upon you)) (Al-Maa-idah: 3)
The person whom Allaah has guided to Islaam; there is no one from the people who is the like of him in terms of blessing – except the one upon whom it has been favoured. For in reality; you love Allaah Himself – for His Essence, due to that which He has endowed upon you from blessed favours, and so the love of Allaah is not like the love of the wife or like the love of food or like the love of drink or like the love of attire or like the love of the dwelling or like the love of the motorcar.
By no means; for there is indeed nothing that resembles the love of Allaah – and so try – you shall discover, make your heart purely clear one day during the passage of time, and so pray and be in close acquaintance with Allaah in your prayer; you shall discover something that could not even cross one’s mind.
You will discover something – the effect of which shall remain for a long time, and you will remember that moment; during which you were in close acquaintance with your Lord – The Mighty and Majestic.”
(Taken from: At-Tafseer ath-Thameen vol 2 p.121)