We carry out our ‘ibaadaat merely as a routine. This is good, but for how long are we going to continue like this? We need to bring the true love of Allah Ta’ala into our ‘ibaadaat. At times, one minute of the ‘ibaadat of a lover of Allah Ta‘ala is better than years of our ‘ibaadat. The lovers of Allah Ta‘ala may not do too many optional good deeds, but their minds are constantly engaged in the thoughts of the love of Allah Ta’ala and in meditation over His favours. When they eat as well, they ponder over the blessings and favours of Allah Ta‘ala and are in constant communication with Him.
On the other hand, we are like immature children who don’t appreciate the various aspects of love. Since that horizon hasn’t yet opened up to us, we do not understand it. Hence, we need to explore this horizon of love.