Love and Friendship

Islam invites towards love and friendship with one another. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) says:

اِتَّقُوْا اللَّهَ وَ كُوْنُوْا إِخْوَةً بَرَرَةً مُتَحَابِّيْنَ فِي اللَّهِ مُتَوَاصِلِيْنَ مُتَرَاحِمِيْنَ تَزَاوَرُوْا وَ تَلَاقَوْا وَ تَذَاكَرُوْا وَ أَحْيُوْا أَمْرَنَا

“Fear Allah, be good brothers (of each other), love each other for the sake of Allah, maintain family relations, have mercy on each other, visit and meet each other, discuss our affairs (traditions) and enliven them.”1

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) also said:

“The right of Muslims upon each other is that they maintain (good) relations with each other and strive excessively for cooperation, love, equity and brotherhood. They fulfill the needs of the needy, treat each other with love and affection the way Allah has ordered, they are compassionate among themselves, take care in each other’s absence and behave with each other in a manner which the companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) used to behave.”2

  • 1. Behaar al-Anwaar, v. 74, 351 taken from Amaali of Shaikh Tusi (r.a.)
  • 2. Al-Kaafi, v. 2, p. 175