The Essence of the Holy Qur’an
LOVE is for giving and forgiving.
Those who spend freely whether in prosperity or in adversity; who restrain anger and forgive others – Allah loves those who do good.
(Al Quran, 3. Surah Al Imran, Verse No.134)
Dear brothers and sisters,
In this verse of the Quran we find that, there are three conditions for the love of Allah. First of all, one has to spend his time and money for others according to his ability, whether his economic condition is good or bad. Secondly, one has to know the strategy to control his anger. And finally, He has to forgive others without blaming for anything. If anyone can fulfill these three conditions, then only he will get the love of Allah.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message that is love, help, compassion, and forgiveness. One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving. Love only grows by sharing whatever it is. It’s not how much you give but how much love you put into giving. The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward but the love of Allah. The best thing in the world to give to others is forgiveness. Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, but there is no peace without forgiveness. One can have peace of mind only when he forgive rather than judge others.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness. So, we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love Allah. There is some good in the worst of others and some evil in the best of us. Love isn’t result from what we get, but from what we give others and how we forgive others. When we discover this, we can be beloved of Allah.
Jobayer Al Mahmud, Student, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey