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Akhlaq >> Love

Total 47 hadees found


الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): المَودَّةُ قَرابَةٌ مُسْتَفادَةٌ.

Love is acquired kinship.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 97; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 573

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): القَرابَةُ إلى المَودَّةِ أحْوَجُ مِن‏المَودَّةِ إلى القَرابَةِ.

Love does not need kinship so much as kinship needs love.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 308; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 573

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثلاثٌ يُوجِبْنَ المَحبَّةَ: حُسنُ الخُلقِ ، وحُسنُ الرِّفقِ ، والتَّواضُعُ.

Three things bring about love: good temperament, kindness, and humbleness.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4684; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 573

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثلاثةٌ تُورِثُ المَحبَّةَ: الدِّينُ ، والتَّواضُعُ، والبَذْلُ.

Three things bring about love: piety, humbleness, and generosity.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 316; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 573

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَمْنَحَنَّ وُدَّكَ مَن لا وَفاءَ لَهُ.

Love for the commoners [in society] breaks up like the breaking up of clouds, and dissolves like the dissolving of the mirage.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9872; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 574

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أسْرَعُ المَوَدّاتِ انْقِطاعاً مَوَدّاتُ الأشْرارِ.

The friendships that are the quickest to break are the friendships made with evildoers.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3124; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 574

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إيّاكَ أنْ تُحِبَّ أعْداءَ اللّه‏ِ، أوتُصْفِيَ وُدَّكَ لغَيرِ أولياءِ اللّه‏ِ ، فإنّ مَن أحَبَّ قَوماً حُشِرَ مَعهُم.

Beware of loving the enemies of Allah, or of harbouring affection for other than the friends of Allah, for verily man will be resurrected with those whom he loves.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2703; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 574

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): حُبُّكَ للشَّيْء يُعْمي و يُصِمُّ.

Your love for a particular thing makes you blind and deaf.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Aaw`ali al-La’ali, v. 1, p. 290, no. 149; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 574

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عَينُ المُحِبّ عَمِيَةٌ عن‏مَعايِبِ المَحبوبِ، واُذُنُه صَمّاءُ عَن قُبْحِ مَساوِيهِ

The lover’s eye is blind to the defects of the beloved, and his ear is deaf to the ugliness of his misdeeds.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9872; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 574

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن أحَبَّكَ نَهاكَ .

He who loves you forbids you [from committing sin].
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 7718; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 574

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن أحَبَّ شيئاً لَهِجَ بذِكْرِهِ .

He who loves something constantly mentions it.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 7851; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 575

الإمامُ الحسينُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في الدعاء المنسوب إليه ـ: أنتَ الّذي أزَلْتَ الأغْيارَ عن قُلوبِ أحِبّائكَ حتّى لَم يُحِبّوا سِواكَ... ماذا وَجَدَ مَن فَقَدَكَ؟! وما الّذي فَقَد مَن وَجَدكَ؟! لَقد خابَ مَن‏رَضِيَ دُونَكَ بَدَلاً.

It is You Who removed the strangers from the hearts of Your lovers so that they never love other than You… What does the one who loses You find [besides You]?! And what does the one who finds You lose [out on]?! He indeed fails who is satisfied with a substitute for You.
Imām Husayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 98, p. 226, no. 3; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 575

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا يَمْحضُ رجُلٌ الإيمانَ باللّه‏ِ حتّى يكونَ اللّه‏ُ أحَبَّ إلَيهِ مِن نَفْسِهِ وأبيهِ واُمِّهِ ووُلْدِهِ وأهْلِهِ ومالِهِ ومِن النّاسِ كُلِّهِم.

Man’s faith in Allah will not be pure until Allah becomes more beloved to him than his own self, his father, his mother, his children, his wife, his wealth, and all people.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 70, p. 25, no. 25; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 575

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): القلبُ حَرَمُ اللّه‏ِ ، فلا تُسْكِنْ حَرَمَ اللّه‏ِ غَيرَ اللّه‏ِ .

The heart is the sanctuary of Allah, so do not lodge other than Allah in Allah’s sanctuary.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Jami`a al-Akhbar, p. 518, no. 1468; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 575

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الحُبُّ أفْضَلُ مِن الخَوفِ .

Love [of Allah] is better than fear [of Him].
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 8, p. 129, no. 98; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 575

في حديثِ المِعراجِ: يامحمّدُ ، وَجَبتْ مَحَبَّتي للمُتَحابِّينَ فِيَّ ، ووَجَبتْ مَحَبَّتي للمُتَعاطِفينَ فِيَّ ، ووَجَبتْ مَحَبَّتي للمُتَواصِلينَ فِيَّ، ووَجَبتْ مَحَبَّتي للمُتَوكِّلينَ عَلَيَّ ، ولَيس لمَحَبَّتي عَلَمٌ ولا غايَةٌ ولا نِهايَةٌ ، وكُلَّما رَفَعْتُ لَهُم عَلَماً وَضَعْتُ لَهُم عَلَماً .

It is related in the tradition of the Prophet (SAWA)’s Ascension, ‘O Muhammad, My love is due to those who love each other for My sake, and My love is due to those who are kind to each other for My sake, and My love is due to those who maintain communication with each other for My sake, and My love is due to those who trust Me, and there is no ensign, end or culmination to My love, and whenever I raise an ensign for them I lower another ensign for them.’
Allāh (s.w.t.)
Irshad al-QulUb, no. 199; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 576

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قالَ اللّه‏ُ تباركَ وتعالى: ما تَحبَّبَ إليَّ عبدي بأحَبَّ مِمّا افْتَرَضتُ علَيهِ.

Allah, Mighty and Exalted, says, ‘The servant endears himself to Me by no better means than what I have made obligatory upon him.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 82, no. 5; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 576

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا تَخَلّى المؤمنُ مِن الدُّنيا سَما ووَجَدَ حَلاوَةَ حُبِّ اللّه‏ِ ، وكانَ عندَ أهلِ الدُّنيا كأنَّهُ قد خُولِطَ ، وإنَّما خالَطَ القَومَ حَلاوَةُ حُبِّ اللّه‏ِ فلَم يَشْتَغلوا بغَيرِهِ.

When the believer abandons this world, he is elevated and finds the sweet taste of Allah’s love; he appears to the people of this world as if he is confounded in his mind, whereas truly it is they who have confounded the sweetness of Allah’s love such that they do not occupy themselves with other than Him.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, p. 130, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 576

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنَّ اللّه‏َ يُحِبُّ الحَيِيَّ الحَليمَ العَفيفَ المُتَعفِّفَ.

Indeed Allah loves the bashful, clement, chaste and virtuous servant.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 112, no. 8; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 576

الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ اللّه‏َ يُحِبُّ كُلَّ قَلبٍ حَزينٍ ، ويُحِبُّ كُلَّ عبدٍ شَكورٍ.

Indeed Allah loves every sorrowful heart and loves every grateful servant.
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
al-Kafi, p. 99, no. 30; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 576

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ اللّه‏َ يُحِبُّ المُداعِبَ في الجَماعةِ بلا رَفَثٍ ، المتوحِّدَ بالفِكْرَةِ ، المُتَحَلّيَ بالصّبرِ ، المُتَباهيَ بالصَّلاةِ.

Allah loves the one who is jolly among people without being obscene, is monotheistic in his thought, adorned by patience, and priding himself with the prayer.
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Mahasin, v. 1, p. 456, no. 1056; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 577

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أحَبُّ عِبادِ اللّه‏ِ إلى اللّه‏ِ أنْفَعُهُم لِعبادِهِ، وأقْوَمُهُم بحقِّهِ، الّذينَ يُحَبَّبُ إلَيهِمُ المَعروفُ وفِعالُهُ .

The most beloved of Allah’s servants to Him are those that are the most useful to His servants, and the most persistent of them in establishing His right, those who endear virtue and its practices.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 49; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 577

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أحَبُّ العِبادِ إلى اللّه‏ِ عزّ وجلّ رجُلٌ صَدوقٌ في حَديثِهِ ، مُحافِظٌ على صَلَواتِه وما افْتَرَضَ اللّه‏ُ علَيهِ ، مَع أداءِ الأمانَةِ .

The most beloved of people to Allah, Mighty and Exalted, is a man who is truthful in his speech, careful about his prayer and all that Allah has made obligatory for him, along with returning whatever he is entrusted with.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Amali al-Saduq, p. 243, no. 8; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 577

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا أحَبَّ اللّه‏ُ عَبداً ألْهَمَهُ حُسنَ العِبادَةِ.

When Allah loves a servant He inspires him with good acts of devotion.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4066; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 577

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن سَرَّهُ أن يَعلمَ أنَّ اللّه‏َيُحِبُّهُ فلْيَعْمَلْ بطاعةِ اللّه‏ِ ولْيَتَّبِعْنا ، ألَمْ يَسْمَعْ قَولَ اللّه‏ِ عزّوجلّ لنَبيّهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): «قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِى يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ »؟!

Whoever would like to know that Allah loves him must work in the obedience of Allah and follow us. Has he heard not the speech of Allah, Mighty and Exalted, to His Prophet (SAWA): “Say, ‘If you love Allah…”?
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 8, p. 14, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 578

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن أرادَ أنْ يَعرِفَ كيفَ مَنزِلَتُهُ عِندَ اللّه‏ِ فلْيَعْرِفْ كيفَ مَنزِلَـةُ اللّه‏ِ عِندَهُ ، فإنَّ اللّه‏َ يُنزِلُ العَبدَ مِثلَ ما يُنزِلُ العَبدُاللّه‏َ مِن نَفْسِهِ.

Whoever wants to know the status of his position with Allah must first find out what status of position Allah holds with him, for Allah places the servant in the same position whereat the servant places Allah with respect to himself.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 156, no. 74; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 578

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ فيما أوْحى اللّه‏ُ تعالى إلى موسى (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ: كَذبَ مَن زَعَمَ أنَّهُ يُحِبُّني فإذا جَنَّهُ اللّيلُ نامَ عَنّي، أليسَ كُلُّ مُحِبٍّ يُحِبُّ خَلْوةَ حَبيبِهِ؟!

Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.) said, regarding what Allah, most High, revealed to Prophet Moses (AS), said, ‘He lies who claims that he loves Me, yet when the night covers him up he sleeps away from Me [forgetting Me]. Is it not that every lover loves to be alone with his beloved?!’
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Amali al-Saduq, p. 292, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 578

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): قالَ اللّه‏ُ: ما تَحبَّبَ إلَيّ عَبدي بشيءٍ أحَبَّ إلَيَّ ممّا افْتَرَضْتُهُ علَيهِ ،وإنّهُ لَيَتحبَّبُ إلَيَّ بالنّافِلَةِ حتّى اُحِبَّهُ ، فإذا أحْبَبْتُهُ كنتُ سَمْعَهُ الّذي يَسمَعُ بهِ، وبَصرَهُ الّذي يُبصِرُ بهِ ، ولِسانَهُ الّذي يَنْطِقُ بهِ ، ويَدَهُ الّتي يَبْطِشُ بها ، ورِجْلَهُ الّتي يَمشي بها، إذا دَعاني أجَبْتُهْ، وإذا سَألَني أعْطَيتُهُ.

Allah, Mighty and Exalted, says, “My servant endears himself to Me with nothing more beloved to Me than what I have made obligatory upon him, and he endears himself to Me through performance of the supererogatory prayers until I love him. Once I love him, I become his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his tongue with which he speaks, his hands with which he acts, and his foot with which he walks. When he calls Me I answer him, and when he asks Me I grant him.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Mahasin, v. 1, p. 454, no. 1047; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 579

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): حُبُّ الدُّنيا وحُبُّ اللّه‏ِ لا يَجْتَمِعانِ في قَلبٍ أبداً.

The love for Allah and the love for the world cannot ever coexist in one heart.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 122; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 579

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): واللّه‏ِ ، ما أحَبَّ اللّه‏َ مَن أحَبَّ الدُّنيا ووالَى غَيرَنا.

By Allah, Allah does not love him who loves this world and befriends other than us.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 8, p. 129, no. 9; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 579

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): قالَ اللّه‏ُ عزّ وجلّ لداوودَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أحْبِبْني وحَبِّبْني إلى خَلْقي . قالَ: يا رَبِّ ، نَعَم أنا اُحِبُّكَ ، فكيفَ اُحَبِّبُكَ إلى خَلْقِكَ ؟ قالَ: اذْكُرْ أيادِيَّ عِندَهُم ، فإنَّكَ إذا ذَكَرْتَ لَهُم ذلكَ أحَبّوني

Allah, Mighty and Exalted, said to Prophet David (AS), “Love Me and encourage My creatures to love Me.” He said, ‘My Lord, I do love You, but how can I encourage Your creatures to love You?’ Allah said, “Remind them of My blessing and kindness, for if you remind them of that they will love Me.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Qasas al-Anbiya’ li al-Rawandi, p. 205, no. 266; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 580

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ لبعضِ أصحابهِ ـ: يا عبدَ اللّه‏ِ، أحْبِب في اللّه‏ِ ، وأبغِضْ في اللّه‏ِ، ووالِ في اللّه‏ِ، وعادِ في اللّه‏ِ، فإنَّهُ لا تُنالُ وَلايةُ اللّه‏ِ إلّا بذلكَ، ولا يَجِدُ رَجُلٌ طَعْمَ الإيمانِ ـ وإنْ كَثُرَتْ صَلاتُهُ وصِيامُهُ ـ حتّى يكونَ كذلكَ، وقد صارَتْ مُؤاخاةُ النّاسِ يَومَكُم هذا أكْثَرُها في الدُّنيا ، علَيها يَتَوادّونَ ، وعلَيها يَتَباغَضُونَ.

O servant of Allah! Love for the sake of Allah and hate for the sake of Allah, and befriend for the sake of Allah and contest for the sake of Allah, for Allah’s guardianship is attained only by that, and man will not find the taste of faith — though his prayers and fasting be much — unless he behaves thus. In this present day, the brotherhood and friendship of the people are mainly for the sake of this world; they love each other for its sake and hate each other for its sake.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Ellal al-Shara’ie, p. 140, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 580

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما الْتَقى مُؤمِنانِ قَطُّ إلّا كانَ أفْضَلُهُما أشَدَّهُما حُبّاً لأخيهِ.

No sooner do two believers meet than the better of them is he who loves his brother more.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Mahasin, v. 1, p. 411, no. 937; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 580

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كُلُّ مَن لَم يُحِبَّ على الدِّينِ ولَم‏ يُبغِضْ على الدِّينِ، فلا دِينَ لَهُ.

Every single person who does not love for religion or hate for religion has no religion.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 127, no. 16; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 580

الإمامُ الجوادُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أوْحى اللّه‏ُ إلى بعضِ‏الأنبياءِ: أمّا زُهدُكَ في الدُّنيا فَتُعَجِّلُكَ الرّاحَةَ ، وأمّا انْقِطاعُكَ إلَيَّ فيُعَزّزُكَ بِي ، ولكنْ هَل عادَيْتَ لي عَدُوّا ووالَيْتَ لي وَليّا؟

Allah revealed to one of the prophets, “Your asceticism in this world hastens your comfort, and your devotion to Me endears you to Me. But did you oppose an enemy [of Mine] for My sake or did you befriend a friend for Me?
Imām Muhammad al-Taqī (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 455; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 581

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا يُؤمنُ عَبدٌ حتّى أكونَ أحَبَّ إلَيهِ مِن نَفْسِهِ ، وتَكونَ عِتْرَتي إلَيهِ أعَزَّ مِن عِتْرَتِهِ ، ويكونَ أهْلي أحَبَّ إلَيهِ مِن أهْلِهِ، وتكونَ ذاتي أحَبَّ إلَيهِ مِن ذاتِهِ.

Man is not considered a believer until I am dearer to him than his own self, my household dearer to him than his own household, my family dearer to him than his own family, and my being dearer to him than his own being.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Ellal al-Shara’ie, p. 140, no. 3; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 581

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أحِبّوا اللّه‏َ لِما يَغْدوكُم بهِ مِن نِعَمِهِ، وأحِبّوني لِحُبِّ اللّه‏ِ ، وأحِبّوا أهْلَ بَيْتي لِحُبّي.

Love Allah for the blessings that He bestows on you every morning; love me because of the love of Allah; and love my household because of love for me.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Ellal al-Shara’ie,; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 581

قالَ رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن أحَبَّنا أهلَ البيتِ فلْيَحْمَدِ اللّه‏َ على أوَّلِ النِّعَمِ. قلت: وما أولى النِّعَمِ؟ قالَ: طِيبُ الوِلادَةِ، ولا يُحِبُّنا إلّا مَن طابَتْ وِلادَتُهُ .

He who loves us, the holy household, let him praise Allah for the first blessing.’ He was asked, ‘What is the first blessing?’ to which he replied, ‘Legitimate birth, for only he loves us whose birth [i.e. conception] is legitimate.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Mishkat al-Anwar, no. 81; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 581

عن الحارِثِ الهَمْدانيِ: أتيتُ‏أميرَالمؤمِنينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ذاتَ يَومٍ نصفَ النَّهارِ، فقالَ: ما جاءَ بكَ؟ قلتُ: حُبُّكَ واللّه‏ِ . قالَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنْ كنتَ صادِقاً لَتراني في ثَلاثةِ مَواطِنَ: حَيثُ تَبْلُغُ نَفْسُكَ هذهِ ـ وأوْمَأ بيدِهِ إلى حَنْجَرَتِهِ ـ وعِند الصِّراطِ، وعِند الحَوضِ.

It is narrated in al-Da`awat on the authority of al-Harith al-Hamdani, ‘One day I went to visit the Commander of the Faithful (AS) at noon. He asked, ‘What has brought you here?’ I answered, ‘By Allah, it is love for you.’ He said, ‘If you are truthful, you will see me at three positions: when your soul comes to this - and then he pointed to his throat –, on the Bridge [outstretched over Hell], and at the Heavenly Waters.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
al-Da`awat, p. 249, no. 699; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 582

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في قولهِ تعالى: «فَقَدِاسْتَمْسَكَ بِالعُرْوَةِ الوُثْقَى»ـ: مَودَّتُنا أهلَ البَيتِ.

He has held fast to the firmest handle” [Qur’an 2:256], said, ‘It is love for us, the Prophet’s household (ahl al-bayt).’
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Nur al-Thaqalayn, v. 1, p. 263, no. 1054; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 582

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): واللّه‏ِ ، ما مَعنا مِن اللّه‏ِ بَراءةٌ ، ولابَيْنَنا وبَينَ اللّه‏ِ قَرابَةٌ، ولا لَنا على اللّه‏ِ حُجَّةٌ ، ولانَتَقرَّبُ إلى اللّه‏ِ إلّا بالطّاعَةِ، فمَن كانَ مِنكُم مُطيعاً للّه‏ِ تَنْفَعُهُ ولايَتُنا ، ومَن كانَ مِنكُم عاصياً للّه‏ِ لَم تَنْفَعْهُ وَلايَتُنا . ويْحَكُم لا تَغْتَرّوا! ويْحَكُم لاتَغْتَـرّوا!

By Allah, we have no acquittance from Allah, nor is there kinship between Allah and us, nor do we possess a [special] argument against Allah, nor do we attain proximity to Allah except through His obedience. So whosoever from among you is obedient to Allah, our friendship will benefit him, and whosoever from among you is disobedient to Allah, our friendship will be of no use to him. Woe unto you, do not be deceived! Woe unto you, do not be deceived!
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Wasael al-Shi`aah, v. 11, p. 185, no. 4; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 582

الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه‏السلام: لَو أحَبَّني جَبلٌ لَتَهافَتَ .

If a mountain were to love me, it would crumble.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 111; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 582

الإمامُ الباقرُ عليه‏السلام إذ جاءهُ رجُلٌ فقالَ: واللّه ، إنّي لاَُحِبُّكُم أهلَ البَيتِ : فاتَّخِذْ للبَلاء جِلْبابا ؛ فواللّه إنَّهُ لَأسْرَعُ إلَينا وإلى شِيعَتِنا مِن السَّيلِ في الوادي ، وبِنا يَبْدأ البَلاءُ ثُمَّ بِكُم ، وبِنا يَبْدأ الرَّخاءُ ثُمَّ بِكُم .

Imam al-Baqir (AS), when a man came to him saying, ‘By Allah, I love you O Household of the Prophet’, replied, ‘Then wear the garment of tribulation, for by Allah it overcomes us and our followers faster than the flood in the valley. Tribulation begins with us and then you, and prosperity too starts with us and then you.
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Amali al-Tusi, p. 154, no. 255; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 583

ما أحَبَّ عَبْدٌ عَبْدَاً للَّهِِ إلاّ أكْرَمَهُ رَبُّهُ

God will keep in honor a servant who loves another one (for His sake).
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 753; Page No. 108

مَنْ آثَرَ مَحَبَّةَ اللَّهِ عَلى مَحَبَّةِ النَّاسِ؛ كَفَاهُ اللَّهُ مَؤنُةَ النَّاسِ

God will make whoever prefers His love to people’s, needless of the latter.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 764; Page No. 109

مَنْ أحَبَّ لِقَاءَ اللَّهِ أحَبَّ اللَّهُ لِقَاءَهُ، وَمَنْ كَرِهَ لِقَاءَ اللَّهِ كَرِهَ اللَّهُ لِقَاءَهُ

God wishes to join the one who wishes to join Him, and hates to join the one who hates to join Him.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 795; Page No. 113

اِذا أَحَبَّ اللَّهُ عَبْدَاً قَذَفَ حُبَّهُ في قُلُوبِ الْمَلائِكَةِ؛ وَاِذا أَبْغَضَ اللَّهُ عَبْدَاً قَذَفَ بُغْضَهُ في قُلُوبِ الْمَلائِكَةِ؛ ثُمَّ يَقْذِفُهُ في قُلُوبِ الآدَمِيِّينَ

Loving a servant, God throws His love for him in the angels’ hearts, and detesting him, He sets His hatred in their hearts as well as in men’s hearts.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Nahj al Fasahah; Tradition No. 1211; Page No. 173