To Believe Is To Love

Mohamed Ghilan


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To love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love

— Erich Fromm, “The Art of Loving”

Most of us love with conditions predicated upon gains we seek from the other. It’s one of the worst forms of selfishness because it masquerades as selflessness. Love is something that transcends being based on how the other behaves. The Beloved blessings & peace be upon him said, “None of you [truly] believes until they love for their brother/sister what they love for themselves.” Imam An’Nawawi said that the brotherhood mentioned in this Hadith refers to the brotherhood of humanity. It’s a brotherhood that encompasses Muslims and non-Muslims. But how can we Muslims love our non-Muslim brethren, when most of us…

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