Just had some love on my mind… thought I’d share 🙂
When friends are forced to be apart from each other for whatever length of time, it will be a difficult period for the two of them. They will be forced to go through their normal routines apart from each other. Each one may miss the qualities that the other contributed to the friendship. There is a saying that, “absence makes the heart grow fond“. This may be an opportunity for each of them to realize how important each one is to the other’s life.. They will miss each other, and long for the time when they can be together again.
To love each other for the sake of Allah is one of the most beautiful things Allah has given us. The salaf used to say: The sweetness of living is meeting our brothers. Umar used to miss Muadh and Abu Ubaidah radiallahu anhum so much that he used to twist and turn in bed until he met them in the morning. He used to say: Removal of all sadness is in meeting our brothers.
So, what does Hubb (Arabic word for love) mean?
It means to love & to want something and desire it – you want it to be yours, and to use one’s wisdom/cleverness in trying to obtain it
It’s based on 3 reasons:
3. Virute over other things
So, Hubb is the love with your head still somewhat on straight. The first love that was described, the love fee sabilillah, is the love that will keep you happy though… and it’s through that love that you will be shaded on the day without shade and that Allah swt Himself and the angels will love you.
If you’ve got that love – cherish it. If not, work hard towards it. In the end, it will be love which will last for eternity bi’idnillah!