Syrian air strikes hit Aleppo school

A rusty basketball hoop stands amid destruction in the courtyard of the Ain Jalout school that was heavily damaged by reported air strikes by government forces in the Ansari district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 30, 2014. 

An air strike on a school in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces killed at least 18 people on Wednesday, mainly children, activists said.

Wednesday’s attack on the Ain Jalout school in the Al-Ansari district of Aleppo appeared to be part of the sustained bombardment of the contested northern city by Assad’s forces.

Pictures from the school showed blood on corridor walls and debris in classrooms, while video footage released by activists at the anti-Assad Aleppo Media Centre showed more than a dozen bodies which appeared to be children laid out on a tiled floor.

The Observatory put the death toll from the attack at 19, while the Aleppo Media Centre said 25 children had been killed.

The attack comes a day after at least 100 people were killed after two car bombs blew up in the government-controlled part of Homs.

The attacks, which mostly killed civilians, were claimed by jihadists in a pro-regime area of Homs, the Observatory said.

The devastating strikes, which stand out for their ferocity even in a civil war which now kills between 200 and 300 people a day, come as Syria prepares for an election likely to extend Assad’s grip on power.

Assad declared his candidacy for the June 3 presidential elections, a race he is likely to win amid a raging civil war that initially started as an uprising against his rule.

Also Tuesday, the global chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria’s toxic stockpile said it would send a fact-finding mission to Syria to investigate allegations by rebels and activists of chlorine gas attacks.

The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Assad’s government had agreed to accept the mission and promised to provide security in areas under its control.

“The mission will carry out its work in the most challenging circumstances,” the OPCW said, referring to the three-year-old conflict between Assad’s forces and rebels.

It gave no exact date for the mission but said it would take place soon.

(Source / 30.04.2014) 

Iraqis vote as violence grips a divided country


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(Reuters) – Iraq held a democratic vote to choose a leader with no foreign troops present for the first time ever on Wednesday, as Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki sought to hold power for a third term in a country again consumed by sectarian bloodshed.

Since the last American soldiers pulled out in 2011 eight years after toppling dictator Saddam Hussein, Iraq has descended back into extreme violence, with hundreds of civilians killed each month by al Qaeda-inspired Sunni insurgents, and Shi’ite militia once more taking fearsome revenge.

Voters are choosing from nearly 10,000 candidates for 328 seats in parliament, from political parties that range from zealous Islamists to liberals and communists.

But even more than in the last election four years ago, parties with sectarian and ethnic agendas are expected to lead the field, potentially exacerbating the divisions that underlie the worsening carnage.

Baghdad, a city still carved up with some fortress-like neighborhoods surrounded by razor wire and giant concrete barriers, is now festooned with political posters of men in suits, traditional robes, clerical garb or military fatigues, and women in glamorous makeup or modest Islamic dress.

But despite the myriad parties, the election is widely seen as a referendum on Maliki, a Shi’ite Muslim who has governed for eight years. He says he is the only politician with enough strength to battle insurgents; his opponents say his bullying of his political enemies has brought Iraq to the verge of collapse.

The past year has seen violence return to levels unseen since the darkest days of the U.S. military “surge” under President George W. Bush. Government forces are fighting Sunni militants across western Anbar province, northern Iraq and in the countryside surrounding Baghdad. Shi’ite militia, once kept in check by Maliki and the Americans, have resurfaced to join the battle.

TWO ELECTIONS

Two different elections unfolded across Iraq Wednesday: one in predominantly Shi’ite areas of the country, where people were voting for the figure they thought best suited to defeat the al Qaeda offshoot the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL); the other in Sunni regions and neighborhoods in Baghdad, where people fear both the Shi’ite-led security forces and ISIL.

In Baghdad, roads were dotted with military checkpoints and people walked on foot to the polling stations.

Humvees flanked the voting centers. Razor wire sealed off the areas as people passed multiple checkpoints to vote. Soldiers and police swarmed the street.

ISIL, which is leading Sunni insurgencies in both Iraq and Syria, had threatened to kill anyone who votes. At least 12 people were reported killed, including eight blown up by suicide bombers at polling stations in Diyala and Salahuddin, provinces north of Baghdad with large Sunni populations. Four soldiers were killed by a bomb while racing to a polling station surrounded by gunmen.

The most troubled province for the elections was Anbar, where Iraqi forces are locked in a four-month fight with ISIL for the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah. Troops surround Fallujah and are waging street battles in Ramadi.

In Ramadi, people only started venturing to the polls late in the morning. Snipers were perched on the rooftops of schools used as voting centers. Army and police patrolled the streets.

The war in Anbar has displaced an estimated 420,000 people. The Iraqi electoral commission acknowledged it could only hold the election in 70 percent of Anbar, not counting Fallujah.

Sunnis displaced from their homes but still living in Ramadi had to walk across the conflict-ravaged town to polling centers designated for them. Many did not bother.

“There were many threats which kept us from going,” said civil servant Baha Qahtan. “All are convinced that this is an absurd game.”

In the northern city of Mosul, where ISIL has widespread influence, many people were afraid to vote and some polling stations did not open, said Marwan al-Ani, a professor at Mosul University.

Baghdad itself was quieter than four years ago. Maliki was among the first to vote, at a hotel next to the fortified Green Zone where the government is based. He urged people to follow suit despite security threats.

“I call upon the Iraqi people to head in large numbers to the ballot boxes to send a message of deterrence and a slap to the face of terrorism,” Maliki told reporters.

The polls were opened from 7 am to 6 pm and shut with people still waiting to vote. At the designated Baghdad polling center for journalists, elite SWAT security forces expelled 200 waiting reporters. One officer said: “You are educated people, you are journalists, we respect you. It’s better for you to leave or else we will use another way”.

There are no accurate opinion polls, but as in past elections, no party is likely to win a majority in parliament. After the 2010 election Iraq was without a government for nine months while Maliki, whose party placed second, constructed a coalition with Sunnis and Kurds to stay in power.

This time, Maliki’s State of Law coalition is widely expected to win the most votes, but forming a government may nonetheless once again be difficult. He boasted that the only question would be the scale of his victory.

“Definitely our expectations are high,” he said. “Our victory is confirmed but we are still talking about how big this victory will be,” Maliki said. Polls close at 6 p.m. (1500 GMT).

Among his fellow Shi’ites, who make up a narrow majority of Iraqis, Maliki is fending off a challenge from opponents who say his war in Anbar is a disaster and he has alienated Sunnis, allowing ISIL to become powerful.

Sunni political leaders paint Maliki as an authoritarian ruler who wants to destroy their community. His main Sunni rival, parliamentary speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, vowed after voting he would never back a third term for Maliki.

“We have set red lines. We will not ally with the current prime minister in any case,” Nujaifi told reporters.

As in the past, the balance of power could lie with Kurds, whose parties were persuaded to join Maliki’s government four years ago after holding out during months of negotiations.

POLARISING FIGURE

Maliki, a Shi’ite Islamist from a party that fought underground against Saddam, has become a deeply polarizing figure even among Shi’ites. In Baghdad’s prosperous, mainly Shi’ite Karrada district, many voters expressed support.

“Maliki can defeat terrorism because … he has the great asset of the people’s support. He has the experience and knowledge,” said Mahmoud Sadiq al Rubaie, a laborer.

But Abu Sajjad, a taxi driver in the Shi’ite slum Sadr City, said Maliki’s sectarian politics were destroying the country.

“We voted according to our sect and this sectarianism will ruin Iraq,” he said. “If Maliki will be reelected, Iraq will be destroyed and things will get worse.”

In eastern Baghdad’s Sunni neighborhood of Adhamiyah, security personnel seemed nervous and worried about a bomb as they stopped voters for identification cards. Turnout was high as the Sunni community looked to defeat Maliki.

“If he stays in power, there will be serious deterioration in security,” said Ghassan Ghalib Najem, a laborer. “If he wins there will be more blood spilled because the rival parties will not accept his victory.”

(Source / 30.04.2014) 

Afghan government says West holds prisoners illegally in south


Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai speaks during celebrations to mark Nawroz, the Persian New Year, in Kabul March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai speaks during celebrations to mark Nawroz, the Persian New Year, in Kabul March 27, 2014. 

(Reuters) – Afghanistan has accused British and U.S. forces of secretly holding Afghans in jail, saying one man had been held for more than two years while others had “disappeared”, further souring ties between Kabul and its Western allies at a sensitive time.

The latest dispute could complicate relations as Washington seeks to implement a security agreement allowing a small force to stay in the country for counter-terrorism and training purposes, a pact incumbent leader Hamid Karzai refuses to sign.

The allegations, presented in a state-backed document obtained by Reuters, were made asAfghanistan prepares to induct a new president more than 12 years after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power.

Karzai established a fact-finding committee to investigate reports foreign forces were still operating detention facilities in breach of an agreement, which demands Afghan detainees must be handed over to Afghan authorities within 96 hours of capture.

“This a clear violation of Afghanistan’s sovereignty,” Karzai’s spokesman Aimal Faizi told Reuters. “They have no right to detain Afghans on Afghan soil.”

U.S. officials say the Afghan government has known about such sites, which they say are holding cells where suspects can be kept before they are transferred to Afghan government custody.

U.S.-led forces have captured thousands of suspected insurgents since invading Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

The NATO-led coalition force said in a statement it was waiting to receive the commission’s official report “to better understand the basis of the allegations and findings”.

It said all facilities used by coalition forces operated in accordance with international standards that are routinely monitored by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

“ALL VERY SUSPICIOUS”

The report detailed the discovery of seven detention facilities, and said the committee members had seen 23 Afghan nationals in prisons at two coalition bases in southern Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

Faizi said poor record-keeping at the facilities, raised serious concerns about the well-being of some of the inmates who simply “disappeared”.

“There should be a record of what has happened to them. This is all very suspicious,” Faizi said.

The document details the names and details of six prisoners at a U.S. and British forces facility in Kandahar, and another 17 at Britain’s Camp Bastion in Helmand.

“None of the 17 prisoners were there less than a month, a detainee named Noor Ahmad had been there for 31 months,” the document said.

Karzai’s government has long complained that foreign forces have locked up many Afghans on dubious grounds and with no proper judicial process.

After a drawn-out dispute with its allies over who should control prisons in Afghanistan, the government fully took over their administration last year.

The government has since released thousands of inmates without U.S. objection. But the United States and its NATO allies say that dozens freed this year are a security threat, and should be tried or investigated further.

Even though the two presidential candidates likely to contest a run-off in June say they will sign the security pact, Karzai is expected to hold considerable clout in the next administration as an adviser. His views are bound to impact some foreign policy issues.

(Source / 30.04.2014) 

Syria’s Elections a Worthless Result of the World’s Apathy towards Assad’s Brutality

Anas Abda, member of the political committee, mocked Syria’s upcoming presidential elections, describing them as “worthless and despicable when compared to war crimes perpetrated by the Assad regime. True elections will be held on another day, when the Syrian people reassert their allegiance to freedom and their determination to topple the Assad regime.” Abda holds the international community a large part of the responsibility for emboldening Bashar al Assad to announce his running for re-election. “This electoral farce is the result of the world’s silence towards Assad’s daily massacres using chemical weapons and barrel bombs that claimed the lives of hundreds of children and women.” Moreover, Bader Jamous, Secretary General of the Syrian Coalition, said that the Assad regime’s intention to hold presidential elections “proves his absolute detachment from reality. These elections are also a new device designed to suppress the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom, justice and democracy.”
 
(Source: Syrian Coalition / 30.04.2014)

West Bank Hamas rally tests new Palestinian unity pact

Palestinian women wave Hamas flags as they take part in the funeral of leading Hamas militants Imad and Adel Awadallah, who were killed by Israeli forces during a raid on their hideout in 1998, in the West Bank town of Al-Bireh April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinian women wave Hamas flags as they take part in the funeral of leading Hamas militants Imad and Adel Awadallah, who were killed by Israeli forces during a raid on their hideout in 1998, in the West Bank town of Al-Bireh April 30, 2014.

(Reuters) – Over a thousand supporters of the Islamist group Hamas marched through the streets of a West Bank stronghold of its rival Fatah party on Wednesday, testing a surprise Palestinian unity pact the two signed last week.

The rally in Ramallah, the Palestinians’ de facto capital in the Israeli-occupied territory, followed a funeral in the city’s main mosque for Hamas militants killed by Israel in 1998. Their bodies were released from Israeli custody this week.

Wednesday’s funeral was one of the largest gatherings by Hamas in the West Bank since the two parties came to blows in 2007, when the Islamists seized Gaza. Mutual suspicion between the two groups, and arrests, became commonplace thereafter.

“We’ve been under pressure and under surveillance for a long time. I hope this is the beginning of something new,” said Muhammad, a mourner whose young son bounced in his arms waving Hamas’s trademark green flag.

“We just want to live as one people. Peace talks with Israel have failed for decades, and I think we must maintain our option of (armed) resistance. But I support finding a way forward together,” he added, wary of giving his full name.

Israel suspended U.S.-backed peace talks it was having with Fatah chief and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the wake of his deal with Hamas, which is sworn to Israel’s destruction. At the United Nations on Tuesday, Israeli and Palestinian envoys traded blame for the talks’ collapse.

Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government of independents within five weeks and hold a national election after at least six months, but the rapprochement looked tenuous given the persistence of deep political differences.

While Abbas has promised the new government will back his policy of seeking to revive peace talks to achieve a Palestinian state in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem alongside Israel, Hamas says it will never recognize the Jewish state.

“I’m guardedly optimistic,” Aziz Dweik, the Hamas speaker of the long-defunct Palestinian parliament, told Reuters at the funeral. “But the gap between the two sides remains wide, and their agendas remain different.”

Hamas has long accused Fatah of having a hand in the deaths of the two brothers, Adel and Imad Awadullah, buried on Wednesday – something Fatah denies.

Relatives say Imad was in a Fatah-run Palestinian jail while his brother was in hiding from Israeli forces. They say he was allowed to escape in order to lead them to Adel, and the two were killed in a shootout with Israeli forces.

Uniformed and plainclothes Palestinian forces kept a close eye on the marchers, some of them wearing masks, as chants rang out of “Revenge!” and “Strike Tel Aviv!” – Israel’s coastal commercial hub.

Fatah supporters passed out leaflets among the crowd, cautioning, “Let there not be any excuse to divide members of the united Palestinian family. We live now in an atmosphere of reconciliation.”

(Source / 30.04.2014)

Gaza’s Islamic Jihad leaders to discuss potential role in new unity government

Islamic Jihad leader Muhammad al-Hindi (pictured), traveled to Egypt on Wednesday for talks (File/Al Monitor)
Islamic Jihad leader Muhammad al-Hindi (pictured), traveled to Egypt on Wednesday for talks 
Three senior Islamic Jihad leaders traveled from Gaza to Egypt via Rafah crossing on Wednesday, sources within the faction told Ma’an.

Islamic Jihad sources said that Muhammad al-Hindi, Nafith Azzama, and Khaled al-Batsh traveled through Egypt to convene with other faction leaders for meetings on the recent Hamas-PLO reconciliation deal.

The leaders will consider the ways Islamic Jihad could be involved in the unity government, which is due to be set into place within four weeks, the sources said.

It is the first time the leaders have been allowed into Egypt since the military ouster of Mohamed Morsi in July.

Hamas and the PLO signed a deal to end over seven years of political division last Wednesday.

 
(Source / 30.04.2014) 

‘Israel’ releases remains of Hamas members killed in 1998

Side from the funerals of the members of the Hamas's military wing-Al Qassam Brigades (Al Ray Photo: April 30, 2014)

Side from the funerals of the members of the Hamas’s military wing-Al Qassam Brigades

West Bank, Al Ray – Hundreds gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah to service the funerals of two Hamasmembers the Israeli occupation killed in 1998 after their remains have just been released.

‘Israel‘ transferred the remains of Imad Awadallah, 48, and his 46-year-old brother Adel, to Palestinian officials at a checkpoint in the northern West Bank overnight, Palestinian activists said.

The Palestinian National Campaign to Return the Bodies of the Martyrs says Israel still holds the bodies of some 29 Palestinians in a special cemetery for “enemy combattants” in the Jordan Valley.

Hamas earlier called for a mass turnout for the funeral of the released Awadallahs. 

Hasan Yousef, a Hamas leader in the occupied West Bank, addressed the masses before the funeral prayer saying that the “resistance is the shortest way to liberate Palestine,” paying homage to the Palestinian martyers.

He added: the Palestinians will not forget their murder crime and Hamas shall keep its promise to revenge it. 

(Source / 30.04.2014) 

43 Turkish rectors urge Egypt’s Grand Mufti not to approve death sentences

Relatives and families of members of the Muslim Brotherhood react in front of the court after hearing the sentence handed to Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other Brotherhood supporters April 28, 2014. REUTERS Photo

 

Relatives and families of members of the Muslim Brotherhood react in front of the court after hearing the sentence handed to Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other Brotherhood supporters April 28, 2014. 

Turkey: Death sentences in Egypt unacceptable, jeopardize country’s future

Turkey: Death sentences in Egypt unacceptable, jeopardize country’s future

The rectors of 43 Turkish universities have sent a joint petition calling on Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Shawki Allam, to not approve the death sentences of 683 members and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. 

“The execution of the death sentences will open deep scars in Egypt and the Islamic World, damaging justice and the sense of trust,” rectors said the joint letter sent on April 30.

“We express our hope that you will rule with tolerance and justice on stopping the death sentences conveyed by the court to receive your opinion,” it also said.

The signatories of the letter include the rectors of AnkaraUniversity, Hacettepe University, Marmara University and Istanbul Technical University. 

The rectors’ letter comes amid a wide condemnation of the Egyptian court’s ruling on April 28 to condemn 683 supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death, including the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie.

(Source / 30.04.2014) 

Many Saudi Mercenaries Wish to Leave Syria’s War but Are Afraid of Repercussions


Many Saudis wish to leave Syria’s war but they are afraid

A Saudi former militant, fighting for the al-Qaeda-affiliated militant group Ahrar al-Sham says many of the Saudi nationals who joined the war in Syria are willing to retreat, but they are afraid of repercussions.

In an exclusive interview with Arabic-language MBC television network, the Saudi national, identified as Mosfir, spoke of torture threats he faced from militant groups operating inside Syria if he had wished to shun foreign-sponsored militancy in Syria and return home.

Mosfir said a large number of Saudi citizens fighting alongside militant groups against the Syrian government and national army are willing to return home, but they are afraid of possible arrest and reprisal.

He assumed that Saudi militants would eventually return to the kingdom irrespective of threats made against them.

The Saudi national went on to say that he was following Syria development on online social network Twitter, where Salafist cleric Sheikh Adnan al-Arour was encouraging the Arab youth to join militants in Syria.

He said Arour’s words impressed him, encouraging him to set off to Syria, where he witnessed horrendous scenes upon arrival and later immoral practices by Ahrar al-Sham radical group, of which he was a member.

Mosfir also highlighted that Saudi members of rival al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Nusra Front militant groups are fighting each other in Syria’s conflict.

He said he decided to renounce militancy and return home after hearing his mother’s appeal for his return in a video posted on YouTube.

Saudi Arabia’s newspaper Al Watan said in a recent report that some 1,400 Saudi Arabian citizens have joined foreign-backed militant groups which are fighting to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The report added that most Saudi militants, who have poured into Syria after the outbreak of the crisis in 2011, are teenagers.

The daily also noted that around 20 percent of the Saudi militants who have returned home say they had been deceived into fighting in the multinational war.

Syria sank into war in March 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

(Source / 30.04.2014) 

Those Allah loves and does not love

Then follow me, Allah will love you

By Abu Amina Elias for FaithinAllah.org

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Allah loves all of His creatures and for that reason He sent prophets and messengers to teach us the truth and guide us to the straight path. Allah and the believers want people to choose the way of righteousness and thereby enter Paradise, but Allah does not love sinful actions. A person who rejects Allah, commits evil deeds, and dies without repentance will be denied the blessings of Allah’s love. Therefore, we should become familiar with the characteristics of those whom Allah loves and does not love as mentioned in the Quran.

Allah loves faith and the believers, those who depend upon Him for their needs, who are mindful of Him and remember Him, who are grateful to Him for their blessings, who fear His punishment and hope in His reward.

Allah said:

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Say: If you love Allah, then follow me. Allah will love you and forgive your sins, for Allah is forgiving and merciful.

Surah Ali Imran 3:31

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ

Verily, Allah loves those who rely upon Him.

Surah Ali Imran 3:159

And Allah said:

فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَّقِينَ

Verily, Allah loves the Godfearing.

Surah Ali Imran 3:76

And Allah said:

وَأَحْسِنُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

Behave well. Verily, Allah loves those who are good.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:195

Allah does not love stubborn rejection of faith, committing sins, and showing ingratitude.

Allah said:

فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْكَافِرِينَ

Verily, Allah does not love the unbelievers.

Surah Ali Imran 3:32

And Allah said:

وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ كَفَّارٍ أَثِيمٍ

Allah does not love any ungrateful sinner.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:276

Allah loves justice, truthfulness, and those who are fair with people.

Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ

Verily, Allah loves those who are just.

Surah Al-Mumtahina 60:8

Allah does not love oppression, transgressing the limits, treachery, betrayal, and falsehood.

Allah said:

وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ

Allah does not love those who spread corruption.

Surah Al-Maidah 5:64

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ

Verily, Allah does not love the transgressors.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:190

And Allah said:

وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ

Allah does not love the oppressors.

Surah Ali Imran 3:140

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَن كَانَ خَوَّانًا أَثِيمًا

Verily, Allah does not love those who are treacherous sinners.

Surah An-Nisa 4:107

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْخَائِنِينَ

Verily, Allah does not love the treacherous.

Surah Al-Anfal 8:58

Allah loves those who are humble and patient, who repent from evil deeds, and purify themselves from sin both inwardly and outwardly.

Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ

Verily, Allah loves those who repent and who purify themselves.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:222

And Allah said:

وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الصَّابِرِينَ

Allah loves the patient.

Surah Ali Imran 3:146

Allah does not love arrogance, pride, boasting to one another, extravagance, and exultation in wrongdoing.

Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَن كَانَ مُخْتَالًا فَخُورًا

Verily, Allah does not love those who are proud and boastful.

Surah An-Nisa 4:36

And Allah said:

إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ

Verily, He does not love the arrogant.

Surah An-Nahl 16:23

And Allah said:

إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِينَ

Verily, He does not love those who are extravagant.

Surah Al-A’raf 7:31

And Allah said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْفَرِحِينَ

Verily, Allah does not love the exultant.

Surah Al-Qasas 28:76

These are some of the characteristics of those who earn the love of Allah and those who reject His love by their evil deeds. We ask Allah to make us among those who are loved by Him and who are saved from the evil of our own deeds.

Success comes from Allah, and Allah knows best.

(Source / 30.04.2014)