Love, Passion, and the Path to True Love

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Ties of love and bonds of passion: the start of each is an adventure whose final outcomes aren’t given any consideration, and their ends are either mental trauma and an inability to think straight or corruption of character and manners.

The shortest path to true, sincere love is marriage. As for anything else, it’s a waste of time and wishful thinking—it will disappear with the winds.

[Consider] the ḥadīth [in which] he ﷺ said: “We have not seen, for two who love each other, anything like marriage.”¹

Reported by Ibn Mājah (1847).

¹Authenticated by Al-Albānī with a slight difference in wording; see Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Mājah (1509). (Tr.)

Source: 9 Aug 22.