Dec 26, 2010
One True Love
Sentimentalism or in other words, romantic longing, makes it self known most often under the guise of love. For example, as we will explore in the following sentences, the romantic nationalist claim to love their country for which reason they are hostile or even aggressive towards other nations. Or we may consider a young man inlove with a girl which he turns into the sole focus of his life.
What leads him to write her poetry saying "I love you" and become obsessed with her to the point of suicide and infact to divinise her is the nation of love.
As for the majority of people, they think that every emotion to which the name of love is ascribed is virtuous, pure and even holy. That examples of romantic longing such as what we have mentioned above are perfectly acceptable.
Love is indeed a wonderful emotion accorded to humanity by God but its important to distinguish whether that love is real or not and to consider who its directed to and what sentiments its founded on.
Such investigation should make apparent the difference between a sentimentalism that leads to perverse love and real love as revealed to us by God in the Qu'ran. These issues we will examine in here. But first, by way of preliminary information, let us give the meaning of love as it is found in the Qu'ran.
According to the Qu'ran, love is to be shown to those who deserve it. Those who dont deserve it are not be loved. We are even to distance ourselves from them emotionally or atleast to not feel inclined towards them. But those who deserve love, deserve it because of their virtue. The only being who deserves absolute love is God, who created all of us. God brought us into existence, proffered us with countless blessings we enjoy, showed us the way and promised us everlasting paradise. He helps us out of every anxiety and graciously hears our call. Its He who feeds us until we are satisfied, cures us when we are Ill and then restores our spirit.
His love towards us all way bigger than what we have for Him. The only one, Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku.
And that is what I mean by True Love.
~Will be cont (: