What Is Love?

Love is a wonderful feeling felt in different ways by different people. Whether it is love for family, for friends, for romantic partners, for possessions, for places or even for ideas, we have all loved something. Is there a universal definition for love or is it all relative? What is love? What are the characteristics of love? How can we recognize love when we see it and when we feel it? How do we express love? To whom do we show love?  And what do God and religion tell us about love?



1 Corinthians 13:4-7King James Version (KJV)

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.


“It is true you will not be able to guide every one whom you love; but Allah guides those whom He will. And He knows best those who receive guidance.” Qur’an 28:56
“And among His Signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your [hearts]: Verily in that are Signs for those who reflect.” Qur’an 30:21
“Nay. -- Those that keep their plighted faith and act aright, -- verily Allah loves those who act aright.” Qur’an 3:76

Love is earned - Qur'an, 30:45
Love is rewarded - Qur'an, 3:134
Love is steadfast - Qur'an, 3:146
Love is reliance on God - Qur'an, 3:159
Loving humanity - Qur'an, 4:36
Love is true sacrifice - Qur'an, 2:177
Love does not corrupt - Qur'an, 2:205
Love is purity - Qur'an, 2:222
Love is brotherhood - Qur'an, 3:103
Love is fair - Qur'an, 49:9
Immaterial love will die - Qur'an, 29:25
Love is addictive - Qur'an,100:8
Love can become lust - Qur'an, 12:30
Beware, love can turn to hate - Qur'an, 60:7
Real love does not decay - Qur'an, 49:12
Allah is love - Qur'an, 11:90 and 85:14

  • Felicia Amos


    LOVE can be define as the 7th sense of the human brain,that destroys all the 6 sense and make the human nonsense!