In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
LOVE is one of the greatest blessings that Allah gives to people. Throughout their life, everyone wants to be with those who they love, rely on, and are close to. Many of Allah’s blessings and their true meanings can only be found in an environment where true love and friendship exist.
For example, a person who is enjoying a magnificent view naturally wants to share his feelings of awe and happiness with someone whom he loves.
In the same way, the most magnificent feast or the most beautifully furnished house may not seem very attractive if you are alone.
Allah has created people in such a way that they enjoy being loved and loving others, and are pleased with friendships and closeness.
To be with those who live by the Qur’an’s morals, and to have fulfilling friendships and love with them is, for each believer, more enjoyable than many other blessings.
This is why Paradise, which Allah promises to those faithful servants whom He loves and with whom He is pleased, is an extraordinarily beautiful place where true love, friendship, and closeness are lived with great exuberance.
In the Qur’an, Allah informs us of how believers will live in Paradise:
It will be a life of constant joy, friendship, love, peaceful discussions, kind words,
and overall peace.
Its inhabitants will encounter none of the obstacles to love and friendship that they knew on Earth. For example, one verse in the Qur’an reveals that all malice and hatred will be removed from the hearts of those who enter Paradise (Surat al-A‘raf, 43).
In other words, whatever prohibits love and friendship (e.g., jealousy, enmity, rivalry, anger, getting cross, or being offended) will not be found in Paradise.
One of the most important characteristics of the Muslims living in Paradise will be their ability to love, just as they did on Earth, all of the prophets, those pious believers who strove in the path of Allah, and all of the Muslims who lived in the past