Relationship with God 14item Is asking other than God for intercession considered as turning to other than God and is it against Unity? Should the remembrance of Allah (awj) evoke fear or love? How to know if Allah has accepted my Namaz (prayer)? When we do anything good, it is to seek Gods pleasure. Does this mean to make God happy? Or does this mean that we are seeking for God to be pleased with us? Or both? Thanks. Can you give us some steps to get closer to Allah (s.w.t)? I am trying to build a spiritual connection with Almighty Allah but i have some problems; I don’t know how relaxed i should be because of how merciful god is, also I don’t know how fearful I should be because of how severe he is in punishment. If we pray to God and ask very ambitiously and humbly for something but our du’a is not accepted then for how long should we continue to beg, or when should we think that this thing will not be given to us and we should stop praying. How long should we wait? And if God gives us what He wants or thinks then why should we beg Him for any of our wish? I always suffer from thinking of bad things about Allah, the Most Exalted. I know that Allah is not characterized with any of his creature's characteristic and that He is far above any defects, while man's characteristics are all deficient which mean that they are limited, but Allah's characteristics are perfect and unique, but when I think of bad things about Him, I feel that I am wronging Allah by attributing to Him the bad characteristics of His creatures that wrong Allah, the Most Exalted. I am very afraid and I do not know what to do. I feel that Allah is angry with me… Is there any solution for my problem? Will Allah forgive me? Please introduce a few specific methods of ibadat for me. Should the remembrance of Allah (awj) evoke fear or love? What are the ways for drawing Allah’s (swt) affection and love? I feel my relationship with God has become weaker for the past sometimes and I believe that it is all because of the bad thoughts that constantly come to my mind. No matter how much I try to get rid of them, the bad thoughts are still there with me and I cannot avoid them. Sometimes, I feel like I am willing to die to get myself free of this situation. What should I do? Please, advise me on the same. I lack spiritual presence in my prayers, what should I do to change this? Love hurts, of course I mean earthly love. Is heavenly love and loving Allah frightening? Does it cause us to lose all the things we like; like our family, etc.? I like to be a lover of Allah but a friend of mine said that it would be scary. One of my friends used to say: "You can love Allah from down here too, but if you get close to him, you might be dissolved in him and will no longer exist"… My friend says: "Even though the prophet worshipped Allah for 40 years, when he confronted Jibra’il he fainted, let alone seeing Allah himself. Also, prophet Musa’s followers died when Allah's light shined upon the mountain, so we will probably have a worse fate.