First, loving God requires knowing Him, and that knowledge begins with His Word. It may sound glib, but to know Him is to love Him. To love God is to worship and praise Him. It is written: Worship the Lord your God and serve him only. The book of Quran provides many beautiful examples of how to worship and praise our Creator. To love God is to put Him first. The number-one commandment is to love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. It’s an undivided love. God is our priority. If we love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength, then we won’t allow other things to crowd in. Our love for God is manifested by loving people, but we do not love the things of the world. We cannot love this present world and God at the same time; love for what the world offers can lead us astray. To love God is to desire Him, to yearn for His righteousness, His Word, and His grace. Once we have tasted and seen that the Lord is good, we want more of Him. Suppose a man is separated from his sweetheart and receives a letter from her. His first action will be to eagerly open the letter and pore over its contents. His love for his beloved will naturally cause him to love her correspondence with him. The same is true with our love for God’s Word. Because we love the Author, we love His message to us. We read it avidly and often, we hold it close, and we hide its words in our hearts. Finally, to love God is to obey Him. However, this is not a matter of merely following rules and registering good deeds. It is about having God’s love written indelibly on our hearts. We naturally wish to please those we love. When we love God, we will want to please Him and obey His commands eagerly.