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Every love relationship is based on reciprocation

Question

Can you mention the source?

كل محبة تكون لغرض/لعوض فإذا زال الغرض/العوض زالت المحبة

 

Answer

Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has cited this as the statement of the famous Saint; Junayd Al Baghdadi (rahimahullah) without a chain.

(Ihya ‘Ulumid Din, vol. 8 pg. 584. Also see: Kashful Khafa, Hadith: 2357)

 

Translation

Every love relationship is held due to a motive or in exchange of something. As long as the motive/reciprocation remains the love remains.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar