Islam: A Religion of Love
There seems to be a common misconception about the lack of love and loving expression in Islam. But if one were to look closely, there are many quotes from both the Quran as well as hadith regarding love, in all it’s forms. From loving oneself, to loving a brother…loving a husband or wife, to loving God…love is a strong theme in the Muslim religion. Karaz’s Shadi collects a few hadith’s for you to reflect on, this holy month of Ramadan.
Abu Huraira reported that The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The basis of reasoning, after faith in Allah, is loving kindness toward the people.”
The Prophet (PBUH) said: “He is the best amongst you who is the kindest towards his wives and I am the kindest amongst you towards my wives.”
The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Allah is pleased with those women who love and have affection for their husbands and protect themselves from other men.”
“Among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility with them and He put love and mercy between your (hearts) : verily in that are signs for those who reflect.”
[Surah Ar-Rum 30:21]
“We do not see for those who love one another anything like marriage.”
[Sunan Ibn Majah, Book of Marriage, Number 1847, Sahih]
“None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself”- The Prophet (PBUH)
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Verily, Allah will say on the Day of Resurrection: Where are those who love each other for the sake of My glory? Today, I will shelter them in My shade; a Day when there is no shade but Mine.”
[Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Number 6225]
What other hadiths on love do you know?