"I love you for the sake of Allah"
"Huh?..jazakillah khair ukhti. Love you too."
Actually, by saying that you love your sisters, brothers and friends is part of the good manners of keeping righteous friendship and it is also a noble and good characteristic.
Telling people that you love them actually will increases the bonds of love and strengthens the ties between you and your sisters.
It was narrated from Anas ibn Maalik (r.a)) that a man was with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) when another man passed by and he said:
“O Messenger of Allaah, I love this man.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to him: “Have you told him?”
He said: No.
He (Messenger of Allaah) said: “Tell him.”
So he caught up with him and said: I love you for the sake of Allaah.
He said: May the one for Whose sake you love me also love you.
Narrated by Abu Dawood (no. 5125) and classed as saheeh by al-Nawawi in Riyadh al-Saaliheen (183) and classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.
In some reports of the hadeeth it says: “Tell him for it will strengthen the love between you.” Narrated by Ibn Abi’l-Dunya in al-Ikhwaan (69).
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
That is because this word will encourage love in his heart, because if a person knows that you love him, he will love you, even though hearts may recognize and love one another without actually speaking, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Souls are like conscripted soldiers; those whom they recognize, they get along with, and those whom they do not recognize, they will not get along with.” But if a person says it with his tongue, this will increase the love in the heart, so you should say: “I love you for the sake of Allaah.” End quote.
Sharh Riyadh al-Saaliheen.
It was narrated that al-Miqdaam ibn Ma’di Yakrib (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If one of you loves his brother, let him tell him.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (2392) and classed as hasan by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (417).
It was narrated from ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If one of you loves his brother for the sake of Allaah, let him tell him, for it does well and makes the love last.”
Al-Manaawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
“Let him tell him that he loves him for the sake of Allaah” means, it is mustahabb for him to tell him, by saying I love you for the sake of Allaah not for any other reason such as kindness and so on, because it ensures that the bond will last longer and makes love stronger, and it increases and multiplies love, and brings people together, thus the Muslims will be united, and troubles and grudges will be dispelled. This is one of the good features of Islam. End quote.
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