Loves for the sake of Allah


أَنَّ أَبَا سَالِمٍ الْجَيْشَانِيَّ أَتَى أَبَا أُمَيَّةَ فِي مَنْزِلِهِ فَقَالَ إِنِّي سَمِعْتُ أَبَا ذَرٍّ يَقُولُ إِنَّهُ سَمِعَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ إِذَا أَحَبَّ أَحَدُكُمْ صَاحِبَهُ فَلْيَأْتِهِ فِي مَنْزِلِهِ فَلْيُخْبِرْهُ أَنَّهُ يُحِبُّهُ لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَقَدْ أَحْبَبْتُكَ فَجِئْتُكَ فِي مَنْزِلِكَ

Abu Salim al-Jaisyani came to Abu Umaiyah at his home and said, “I heard Abu Dhar say that he heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say, ‘When one of you loves his companion, go to his house and let him know that you love him for the sake of Allah; I love you, so I came to your house.’”

Narrated in Musnad Ahmad
Grade: Sahih (authentic)


  1. Brotherhood is a soulful bond that manifests feelings of compassion, love, and deep respect between two persons bound together by Islamic creed, faith, and taqwa (piety).
  2. Love for the sake of Allah should be expressed with words of affection. A person who loves his friend should visit him and say, “I love and care for you for the sake of Allah.”
  3. Ibnu Qayyim once said, “Love is a trait which results in a person bringing benefit to others, striving to provide convenience to his companions and keeping them away from calamity.”
  4. Umar al-Khattab once decreed, “There is no virtue granted to a slave after Islam other than a righteous brother. When one of you feels the touch of affection from his brother, let him hold on to it.”


Author: Aarif Billah

Those who matters would know, and those doesn't know won't matter

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