Love


It is evident in the Bible and Qur’an that love is a virtue everybody is meant to acquire. Love fosters peaceful coexistence in the society which is part of the reason why it is greatly encouraged in both Islam and Christianity.

Bible

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 1st Corinthians 13:4-8
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Luke 6:35
Love must be sincere; hate what is evil, cling to what is good. Romans 12:9

Quran

The message of love is one that appears in the Qur’an frequently. The Qur’an also stresses that true righteousness comes from acts of love and kindness. For reference on this subject, the Qur’an says;
“And hold fast, all together, by
the rope which Allah (stretches
out for you), and be not divided
among yourselves; and remember
with gratitude Allah’s favour on
you; for ye were enemies and He
joined your hearts in love, so
that by His Grace, ye became
brethren; and ye were on the
brink of the pit of Fire, and He
saved you from it. Thus doth
Allah make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided.”
[Qur’an 3:103]
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) also preached about love and rights between neighbors when a Companion asked the Prophet (pbuh) what rights his neighbor had on him, he answered as follows:
"If he gets ill, you should visit him; if he dies, you should bury him. If he asks some money from you, you should lend him. If he is in trouble, you should help him. If he suffers a misfortune, you should console him. Do not build the roof of your house higher than his so that you will not prevent the wind. If he knows what you have cooked, you should give some to him, too. “(Y.Kandahlawi, Hayatu`s-Sahaba, III, 1068) (Hadith)
It is necessary not to do evil to and to harm neighbors. The Prophet emphasized the importance of the issue by saying,
"A person whose neighbor does not feel safe from his evil is not regarded to have believed" (Bukhari, Adab, 29; Muslim, Iman, 73; Tirmidhi, Qiyama, 60) and…
"A person who believes in Allah and the Day of Judgment should not oppress his neighbor." (Muslim, Iman, 73, 75) (Hadith).