Significance Al Baqarah 2:165 Yet there are men who take (for worship) others besides Allah as equal (with Allah); they love them as they should love Allah. But those of faith are overflowing in their love for Allah. If only the unrighteous could see behold they would see the penalty that to Allah belongs all power and Allah will strongly enforce the penalty.
Say: If it be that your fathers your sons your brothers your mates or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline; or the dwellings in which ye delight are dearer to you than Allah or His apostle or the striving in his cause; then wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious. Tauba 9:24
Consequences of having more love for someone other than Allah
One who has more love for his kin shall not preferentially obey Allah. He will not strive in Allah’s cause and will fear death.
More love of wealth will bring more greed. It leads to miserliness and falling into forbidden dealings like riba.
More love of land will bring prejudice, divisions, fights.
Love of Allah Say: "If ye do love Allah follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful." Say: "Obey Allah and His Apostle"; but if they turn back Allah loves not those who reject Faith.
Love of Allah On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness will (Allah) Most Gracious bestow Love
O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his faith soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him lowly with the believers mighty against the rejecters fighting in the way of Allah and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. That is the Grace of Allah which He will bestow on whom He pleases: and Allah encompasses all and He knows all things.
Your (real) friends are (no less than) Allah His Apostle and the (fellowship of) believers those who establish regular prayers and regular charity and they bow down humbly (in worship).
Appointed a man as imam and he used to conclude his recitation with Ikhlas. Prophet asked him why he did so. He replied that this Surah contains attributes of Allah and he loved to recite it. Prophet then told the people, “ Tell him that Allah loves him.”
When Allah loves a servant, He calls out Jibril and says: “ I love so and so; so love him.” Then Jibril loves him. After that he (Jibril) announces to the inhabitants of heavens that Allah loves so and so; so love him. Then the inhabitants of heaven ( angels) also love him and then make people of the earth love him.
Prophet said: “Allah shall ask on the Day of Judgment; ‘Where are those who loved for the sake of my greatness? Today, when there is no shade, I shall keep them in my shade.’ Muslim.
Prophet was asked “ When shall come the Day of Judgment?” He asked him: “ What preparation have you made for the Day?” The man said,” Nothing but I love Allah and His messenger.” The Prophet replied: “ You shall be with whom you love.” Bukhari
Extreme adoration (Tatayum). Love for Allah and Prophet over rides all other relations.( One who loves for Allah and dislikes for Allah, gives for Allah and withholds for Allah indeed perfected his Iman.)
Love with obedience
Ways to Allah’s Love (Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah)
Recitation of Quran with Tadabbar
Voluntary deeds of righteousness.
Continuous Zikr of Allah.
Giving precedence to what Allah likes over one’s desires and whims.
Heart remains avid of Allah’s names and attributes.
Observing Allah’s kindness favors and bounties both hidden and menifest