The Danger Of Love 

​The Danger Of Love | Ibn Taymiyyah |
❝Love is a psychological sickness, and if it grows strong it affects the body, and becomes a physical sickness, either as diseases of the brain, which are said to be diseases caused by Waswās, or diseases of the body such as weakness, emaciation and so on.❞
والعشق مرض نفسانى ، وإذا قوي أثَّر فى البدن ، فصار مرضا فى الجسم : إما من أمراض الدماغ ، ولهذا قيل فيه هو مرض وسواسي ، وإما من أمراض البدن كالضعف والنحول ونحو ذلك 
— Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah | Majmoo’ al-Fatāwa [10/129] |
Four pages later the author said:
❝If he [or she] is tested with love but he remains chaste and is patient, then he will be rewarded for fearing Allāh. It is known from shar’ī evidence that if a person remains chaste and avoids Harām things in looking, word and deeds, and he keeps quiet about it and does not speak of it, so that there will be Harām talk about that, whether by complaining to another person or committing evil openly, or pursuing the beloved one in any way, and he is patient in obeying Allāh and avoiding sin, despite the pain of love that he feels in his heart, just as one who is afflicted with a calamity bears the pain of it with patience, then he will be one of those who fear Allāh and are patient, “Verily, he who fears Allāh with obedience to Him [by abstaining from sins and evil deeds, and by performing righteous good deeds], and is patient, then surely, Allāh makes not the reward of the Muhsinūn [good‑doers] to be lost”.❞ • [Sūrat Yusuf 12:90]
فأما إذا ابتُلى بالعشق وعف وصبر ، فإنه يثاب على تقواه لله ، فمن المعلوم بأدلة الشرع أنه إذا عف عن المحرمات نظرا وقولا وعملا ، وكتم ذلك فلم يتكلم به ، حتى لا يكون في ذلك كلام محرم ، إما شكوى إلى المخلوق ، وإما إظهار فاحشة ، وإما نوع طلب للمعشوق ، وَصَبر على طاعة الله وعن معصيته ، وعلى ما فى قلبه من ألم العشق ، كما يصبر المصاب عن ألم المصيبة ، فان هذا يكون ممن اتقى الله وصبر، (إِنَّهُ مَن يَتَّقِ وَيَصبِر فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يُضِيعُ أَجرَ المُحسِنِينَ)
— Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah | Majmoo’ al-Fatāwa [10/133] |

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