Allah (swt) has blessed us with a beautiful and powerful organ – our heart. We feel depressed, when we give the control of it to someone other than its Maker, Allah (swt). Very often, this ‘someone’ may use the cheesy, heart-melting phrase ‘I love you’ for using and abusing us.
When you let strangers enter the most private zone close to your inner self, be prepared for them to steal your inner peace and deprive your world of happiness. Young girls crave for the so-called ‘eternal love’ – they dream of a handsome prince, who would be ready to risk his life for making his sweetie happy. They need a pin of realism to burst their balloon of hope and fantasy. We are not focused, when we chase for the love of this Dunya and its inhabitants.
Our motto must be to attain success in the hereafter only. How can we deny the truth of Adam (as) and Hawwa (as)? They were sent to this Dunya as a punishment. We assume that hard times, ailment, financial crisis etc. are the only means, through which Allah (swt) tests us; however, Allah (swt) has sent us to this world for testing the righteous among us, who hold onto the lawful and abstain from the prohibited. It is not a place of eternal love, dance parties, red roses and heart-melting emotions that lie under the unlawful territory and decorum. The portrayal of Valentine’s Day love in media leads to wrath of Allah (swt).
In Islam, love is kept for the marriage only, when you give a portion of your heart to your spouse by the will of Allah (swt). Allah (swt) Himself blesses the hearts of the married couple with love and peace. However, we must remember that this love is just a Dunya version of what love can be – so do not hold high expectations for it. Likewise, the act of marriage in itself will not guarantee you happiness. The happiness that you long for knocks your door in the third part of every night, when your Maker, the Almighty, calls on you for granting your desires and for forgiving the ones, who ask for it.
Only the one, who is detached from his Creator, will give into celebrating Valentine’s Day, longing for that one red rose and a guy, who proposes by getting on his knees, surrounded by lavish presents, red hearts and that must-have teddy displaying the enslaving words of ‘I love you’.
There is no such thing as boyfriend. Ponder on this, when he is not for Allah (swt), he can never be for His creation. Supplicate for the one, who abides by the law of Allah (swt) and asks for your hand in marriage. So on this February 14th, all the single ones take an oath to not to fall in these traps of abusive love. Instead, strive to fall in love with your Lord, the Most Loving. Be His and He will be all yours. Attaining His love is a magnificent profit by huge margin as:
- He will not shun you.
- His line is never busy.
- He loves you more than the love of seventy mothers.
- Nothing is parallel to His care.
- He knows the unspoken words, too.
- It is easy to please Him.
- His love gives you inner peace and happiness, plus success of both worlds.
- When He is by your side, nothing can shake you or cause you any harm.
- He is the Lord of all and has the supreme authority. Everything lies under His command.
We strive extremely hard for pleasing people to gain benefits. Why not please the One, to Whom we belong? Let’s dye ourselves in the colour of His love; surely, no colour is better than that.
And the married ones, you do not need a specific day to express love and to adorn yourself in red. Your spouse’s love is given to you from the heaven. Cherish it and strengthen it every single day by getting closer to Allah (swt).