“I love you.”
It’s a phrase most of us have probably used at one time or another, but we probably will not elaborate on the context, we have used in.
But hey, what’s wrong with love?
Love is one of the basic human emotions. We all love the experience of someone or something, to varying degrees, at one time or another. Most of the time when we think of love, it brings a warm, fuzzy sense, and sometimes mischievous – the kind that makes us feel that nothing in world affairs, with the exception of our beloved.
We are often suppressed and are reluctant to talk about love with anyone, except perhaps our closest friends. But if you think love is not a bad thing. In fact, it is also a blessing from God. Think: no love in the world, all struggling around the world. There would be peace and happiness. The world would be a terrible place without love.
One of the strongest (if not stronger) bonds of love between family members. Therefore, God has made believers of all brothers (and sisters). Therefore we must try to love all Muslims as our brothers and sisters.
Allah (SW) said:
“Believers have nothing but brothers (Islam).” (Qur’an, 49:10)
Love is natural. It enters the heart and leaves at will, and do not have much control over it. While we have no control about love, we have no control over the actions we can take.
Basically, love is good, but the actions that stem from the fact that the concerns.
As with anything, there is a certain limit and the limit to break the curves good to evil. For example, praying Salah is a good thing. Muslims do not deny this fact. However, if you please NAFL (optional) Salah all night and had time for the Fajr (Fardh or obligatory Salah), in the morning, then please NAFL all night is something bad. Similarly, if a man spends all day with prayer and does not offer a lot of food, clothing and shelter his wife and children, so he prays for the whole day should be poor.
Similarly, if the love for something or someone starts separates us from the worship of God and follow his orders, love is also a bad thing. If a person, for the love of her children, worked all day (so you can feed and clothe them well) and not to pray and remember God and his love for her children, of course, has become bad for him. God Almighty says:
“O ye who believe! Let your child’s abilities, or steer you in the remembrance of Allah. And if someone does it, so are the losers.” (Qur’an, 63:9)
Similarly, if love leads to actions that are displeasing to God, forbidden, and again, it becomes bad.
Many times, my dear love can lead us in a very insidious way. It can happen very slowly – so slowly that you do not understand what is often a sweat, and “things” only “seem to happen.”
Quran Allah has said:
“And do not come near Zina (unlawful sexual intercourse). In truth, this is one [thing to know beyond its limits (a great sin)]fahishah, and an evil way (that leads to the Hell, if Allah forgives him). “(Qur’an, 17:32)
Note here that Allah said, “and do not approach” instead of saying “do not”. What does this tell us? The following hadith of the Prophet (SAW) explains the verse:
“The Zina of the eyes the eyes (this is illegal), the Zina of the ears is to listen (to talks, which excites the carnal desires), the Zina of the tongue is to speak (which is bad) The Zina of the hand is in contact (of the opposite sex is illegal for you), the Zina of the feet is to walk (towards immorality), the Zina of the heart is the desire (which is illegal) and it is the private parties is guilty or avoid the act of fornication. “(Reported by Muslim)
If you love someone brings us to one of the above is, of course, cross the border. And ‘through meeting, talking, or simply to talk, be careful that our love for our beloved will not take us over the edge. Love is natural, but what can lead to, what is dangerous.
We all fall in love at one time or another. Important to see the love and keep any potentially illegal, can lead us, no matter how small it may seem.
In fact, in the short term, it is love that leads to the dissatisfaction of Allah (SW).