09
Sep
06

Love

Pronunciation: luv [luhv]
– noun

Meanings :

  1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
  2. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; pre[“e]minent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness;
  3. intense feelings carried over from a waking relationship. It implies happiness and contentment with what you have and where you are in life.
  4. the sense to belong and to be accepted.
  5. a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
  6. affectionate concern for the well-being of others
  7. to need or require; benefit greatly from
  8. a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction

Kinds:

  1. Romantic love
    a mix of emotional and sexual desire
  2. Platonic love
    affectionate relationship into which the sexual element does not enter
  3. Religious love
    the devotion the follower has to their deity
  4. Familial love
    natural affection felt between members of a group bound by common ancestry or blood ties

Triangular theory of love
(by Robert Sternberg in Psychological Review)

Love has three components:

  1. Intimacy – which encompasses the feelings of closeness, connectedness, and bondedness.
  2. Passion – which encompasses the drives that lead to romance, physical attraction, and sexual consummation.
  3. Decision/Commitment – which encompasses, in the short term, the decision that one loves another, and in the long term, the commitment to maintain that love.

There are no direct references stating that God is love, but amongst the 99 names of God (Allah), there is the name Al-Wadud or ‘the Loving One’, which is found in Surah 11:90 as well as Surah 85:14. It refers to God as being “full of loving kindness”.

Allahuakbar!!

Thanks God for every love that I feel in my life.

References:
Many dictionaries online, Wikipedia, many websites, etc

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