Love is showing great interest in something or for someone. Love has no conditions, limitations and expectations. The way our religion “Islam” has elaborated love, no other religion has explained that concept with such minor details. In Islam we learn how to love with whole heart and how to put your faith in someone when you love that particular person. Also, our religion has taught us that we should express our feelings to the person we love in clarity.
In a Hadeeth narration, the Prophet, , said:
“When a man loves his brother, he should tell him that he loves him.” [Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi]
The concept of the word “love” is so vast in our religion, that we are not bound to love one individual (a husband loves his wife or a wife loves her husband). There is love for the only GOD, and love for his last prophet Muhammad (PBUH), love for his pious men who came to preach Islam and love for his all creations.
Love is a “give and take” situation. The more love we will give to The Rehman, The Raheem the more affection we will receive from his side in the form of “REHMAT”.
قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
Say: If you should love Allah, then follow me. Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, for Allah is forgiving and merciful.
Surah Ali Imran 3:31
Also it has been said:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ سَيَجْعَلُ لَهُمُ الرَّحْمَٰنُ وُدًّا
Verily, for those who have believed and done righteous deeds, the Most Merciful will appoint for them affection.
Surah Maryam 19:96