Ustadh Farid Dingle advises on feeling no love for Allah and how to rectify this.
Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh.
I used to love Allah but my iman got weaker and now I feel indifferent to Allah. I don’t love or hate Him. Partly because I used to blame Allah for things. This is a real lack of love, not just waswasa or a dip in iman.
Is it kufr to truly not love Allah? Please answer me immediately.
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.
Belief in Allah means that you know He exists and accept it as a fact. This is called iman. If you do this, you are a believer.
Whether one fears, loves, reveres, or hopes in Him as you really should, is another issue. Worshipping Allah as you really should is called ihsan.
Please see Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s Commentary on the Hadith of Gibril for more detail.
It is not disbelief (kufr) to not love Allah, but it is sin and lack of ihsan that one must strive to work on. If you don’t feel like you fear or love Allah, at least act like you do, because the hand teaches the heart.
I pray this helps.
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.