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I had taken a course called “Love Notes” with Shaykh Yaser Birjas. And he introduced us to the classic treatise on Love by Ibn Hazm Al-Andalusi, may Allah have mercy on him, called “The Ring of the Dove.” There were a couple of really interesting points brought up that I’ll briefly mention.

1) Ibn Hazm believed that what made a person inclined to another if they had known each other in the spirit world before the Human experience.

2) The Arabic word for love is حب. It is made up of only two letters indicating that it is a two person affair. The first letter “Haa” is a throaty letter, coming from deep range, whereas the second letter “Baa” is of the easiest letter to pronounce, causing ones lips to touch. All of this indicating that love is an emotion that has deep roots but manifests itself easily.

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Anyway the below is some verses on Love, and what I took from that class.

Love is the reunion of a pair,

In a new domain though unaware,

Of exactly when and precisely where,

You first saw those eyes, glimpsed that stare,

 

Love! Not disapproved by religion,

A secret of Allah kept hidden,

A beautiful ailment, a painful prison,

With frenzied thoughts, obsessed visions….

 

Love! For which the creation exists,

Begins deep within, manifests in kiss,

Those in it’s midst, do taste bliss

And those who do miss, live life amiss

 

Love! Which part of it do you deny?

The occupied mind, the tears you cry?

Constricted chest? The late night sigh?

The fool is then whom, you or I?

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Ammar Al Shukry is the author of the Poetry Collection: "What the Pen Wrote." Ammar AlShukry is Content Director of FaithEssentials, a complete learning hub for the everyday Muslim. FaithEssentials can be found at www.faithessentials.online

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Amatullah

    February 15, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Beautifully written! Masha Allah

  2. Rohaan

    August 11, 2016 at 2:26 AM

    Incredible! I hope to read this myself.

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