No religion encourages showing affection, mutual love, and intimacy like Islam. Love in Islam is all encompassing, it promotes healthy and halal relationship between men and women, towards family, friends, and to your neighbor.
Love in Islam can be categorized in a hierarchy with 3 distinct categories.
- Love for Allah SWT
- Love for his Prophet (may peace be upon him).
- Love for others for the sake of Allah. This includes your spouse, friends, family, and strangers.
True love is based in spirituality whereas false love is based on short-term fulfillment. We’ve all experienced extreme happiness when we were excited in purchasing something of intense desire. However, as times passes us by, we become insensitive towards it, whatever it may have been. This is false love. Attraction between men and women based on physical appearance, that is also a short-term experience and false.
In this article, we’ll explore true love based on spirituality. We’ll cover many beautiful Islamic quotes about love from Quran, Hadith, and from famous scholars and poets. By the end you’ll have more knowledge on Islamic viewpoint on love, marriage, and towards life.
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Beautiful Islamic Quotes on Love
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should not hurt his neighbor and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should serve his guest generously and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should speak what is good or keep silent.” Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6136 In-book reference: Book 78, Hadith 163
Anas narrated that the Prophet(s.a.w) said: “None of you believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” At Tirmidhi Grade : Sahih (Darussalam) English reference: Vol. 4, Book 11, Hadith 2515 Arabic reference : Book 37, Hadith 2705
Narrated Anas: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.” Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 13 In-book reference : Book 2, Hadith 6
Narrated Abdullah: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Everyone will be with those whom he loves.” Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 6168 In-book reference : Book 78, Hadith 194
Always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them -Mufti Ismail Menk
Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler, and those whom your right hands possess. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful. Quran 4:36
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi
“Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” Qur’an 5:32
In this house. We are true. We make mistakes. We say I’m sorry. We love Allah. We have fun. We show kindness. We forgive. We are patient. We practise Islam. We show mercy. We love.
Love for the people what you love for yourself and you will be a believer. Behave well with your neighbors and you will be a Muslim. Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 4217, Source: Sahih
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. Source: Sahih Muslim 2566, Grade: Sahih
Narrated Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: When a man loves his brother, he should tell him that he loves him. Grade : Sahih (Al-Albani) : Reference : Sunan Abi Dawud 5124 In-book reference : Book 43, Hadith 352
“The man dreams of a perfect woman and the woman dreams of a perfect man and they don’t know that Allah created them to perfect one another.” Ahmad AlShugairi
Inshallah you will be given so much love one day that you will forget about any heartbreaks you suffered. Pray and be Patient.
Be good. Verily, Allah loves those who are good. Surah Al-Baqarah 2:195
Islamic Quotes on Love, Life and Marriage
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that: the Prophet said: “A woman may be married for four things: Her wealth, her lineage, her beauty or for her religion. Choose the religious, may your hands be rubbed with dust (i.e., may you prosper).” Ibn Majah Grade : Sahih (Darussalam) English reference : Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1858 Arabic reference : Book 9, Hadith 1931
It was narrated from Ibn Abbas that: the Messenger of Allah said: “There is nothing like marriage, for two who love one another.”
Grade : Hasan (Darussalam) English reference: Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1847 Arabic reference : Book 9, Hadith 1920
It was narrated from Aishah that: the Messenger of Allah said: “Marriage is part of my sunnah, and whoever does not follow my sunnah has nothing to do with me. Get married, for I will boast of your great numbers before the nations. Whoever has the means, let him get married, and whoever does not, then he should fast for it will diminish his desire.” Sunan Ibn Majah Grade : Hasan (Darussalam) English reference : Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1846
No love between two souls is greater than what is between the spouses. Tafsir Ibn Kathir 3:525
Abu Hurairah narrated that The Messenger of Allah said: “The most complete of the believers in faith, is the one with the best character among them. And the best of you are those who are best to your women.” Grade : Hasan (Darussalam) Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1162 In-book reference : Book 12, Hadith 17
Narrated Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “You will be rewarded for whatever you spend for Allah’s sake even if it were a morsel which you put in your wife’s mouth.” Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 56 In-book reference : Book 2, Hadith 49
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 Rum, 30:21
Ya Allah grant me someone who will Hold my hand to Jannah.
Marry a man who fears Allah so he will treat you right because of his fear of Allah
The successful marriage is not when you can live in peace with your wife, but when you can’t live in peace without her
When a man says “I accept” at a marriage ceremony. He is saying I accept the responsibility of providing for my wife, loving her and protecting
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times always with the same person.” Waleed Basyouni
And We created you in pairs (78:8)
Islam Quotes On Love For Husband
A righteous wife can make a poor man feel like a king.
Ya Allah, Take special care of my Husband, bless his mind and heart, strength is body and soul and make easy for him the path you wish for him to follow.
Happiness is feeling protected by your husband.
Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Any woman dies while her husband is pleased with her, she will enter Jannah”. [At- Tirmidhi].
Marry a man who fears Allah so he will treat you right because of his fear of Allah.
It was narrated that: Abdullah bin Abu Awfa said “When Muadh bin Jabal came from Sham, he prostrated to the Prophet who said: ‘What is this, O Muadh?’ He said: ‘I went to Sham and saw them prostrating to their bishops and patricians and I wanted to do that for you.’ The messenger of Allah said: ‘Do not do that. If I were to command anyone to prostrate to anyone other than Allah, I would have commanded women to prostrate to their husbands. By the One in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad! No woman can fulfill her duty towards Allah until she fulfills her duty towards her husband. If he asks her (for intimacy) even if she is on her camel saddle, she should not refuse.
Sunan Ibn Majah Grade : Hasan (Darussalam) English reference : Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1853 Arabic reference : Book 9, Hadith 1926
Islamic Quotes About Love for Allah
Your strongest love should be for Allah. But you can’t love someone you don’t know. We need to know Him. You don’t know someone you never speak to. Speak to Him, Ask of Him, and you can’t love someone you don’t remember. Remember Him, Remember Him often. Yasmin Mogahed
Whoever loves for Allah and hates for Allah. Gives for Allah and withholds for Allah. Then he has completed his Imaan | Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.
That being on the right path of the religion, will lead you towards the right path and that is the path of Allah and what He wants you to follow.
Sometimes a heartbreak is a blessing from Allah. It’s just his way of letting you realize He saved you from the wrong one. Go on!
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 Al Imran 3:31
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Love Allah for what He nourishes you with of His Blessings, love me due to the love of Allah, and love the people of my house due to love of me.” Grade: Hasan (Darussalam) English reference : Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith 3789 Arabic reference : Book 49, Hadith 4158
Sahl bin Sa’d As-Sa’idi (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, guide me to such an action which, if I do Allah will love me and the people will also love me.” He (ﷺ) said, “Have no desire for this world, Allah will love you; and have no desire for what people possess, and the people will love you.” [Ibn Majah] Riyad As Salihin Arabic/English book reference : Book 1, Hadith 472
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “If Allah loves a person, He calls Gabriel, saying, ‘Allah loves so and so, O Gabriel love him’ So Gabriel would love him and then would make an announcement in the Heavens: ‘Allah has loved so and-so therefore you should love him also.’ So all the dwellers of the Heavens would love him, and then he is granted the pleasure of the people on the earth.” Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 7485 In-book reference : Book 97, Hadith 111
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