How much do you know about love and affection?

How much do you know about love and affection?

A 7 year old sister asked her brother about the meaning of love and affection. He answered: you are taking the chocolates of mine daily and i am keeping daily fresh chocolates. i know you are taking chocolates, knowing that i put the chocolates again and again. This is called love and affection.

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• Harbans answered 3 years ago

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Love (Adore – worship) and affection (fondness), if taken together, help consolidate our relationship. It is need based. Whenever somebody in our relationship or outside it meets our daily requirement(s) we take it as such. There is no quid pro quo in such love and affection. It is a duty based or responsibility based. Such things are important factors in our day to day lives. You go all out in meeting the needs of others without something in return. But love when taken alone has got wider connotations. It is based on truth, sincerity, honesty and integrity without expecting anything in return. Love combined with affection is really, in my view, others may differ is intoxicating and give purpose in our life that you have to fulfill something for your dear one, you are duty bound but that duty is not compulsion but a social necessity. *

*Love is adoration or worship and affection is fondness for somebody or something. When you shower love and affection towards humans or animals, combined together these have mesmerizing affect. Our Lord loves us immensely and if we reciprocate it, it multiplies and impacts our life. Love in fact is a crazy in itself, it multiplies as we divide it. Love and affection, if distributed as freebee, brings forth understanding and camaraderie freely. A person to whom you love, you ask nothing in return. It is pious in nature.
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5 thoughts on “How much do you know about love and affection?”

  1. Love is a enchanting and its affect on us is still more enchanting. It is a trait bestowed on not only on humans but on all the living beings. When we shower our love to animals they reciprocate even with more ferocity. Not only this, even plants reciprocate our love.

  2. Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”Surat ‘Ali `Imran [3:31]

    Allah Almighty said: “My servant draws near to Me with nothing more loved by Me than the acts of worship that I have enjoined upon him. My servant continues to try to draw near to Me with more devotion, until I love him. When I love him, I will be his hearing with which he hears, his sight by which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, his feet on which he walks. When he asks Me for something, I will respond and when he takes refuge in Me, I will grant it to him. I do not hesitate in doing anything I intend to do as much as I hesitate in seizing the soul of My faithful servant; he hates death and I hate hurting him. But death is a must for him”.” (Al- Bukhari)

    Nice post dear Brother, I Love you Allah the forgiveness one all…<3

    1. Semra sister, I am obviously impressed by your quotation from Holy Quran

      [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”Surat ‘Ali `Imran [3:31]

      Love is such a trait which brings about sweet response from everybody with whom we interact. Even the brutes, if dealt with love, will reciprocate with love. Love mantra is thus a game changer.
      Then there is the question of forgiving and subsequently forgetting which if combined together could bring about good results.

      Our Allaha is so benevolent that even if we do not know the language of love and do not shower love to Him even then He loves us and provides us everything- bounties without which we cannot live even for a few minutes: air, water and sun – free. In this He does not discriminate. They why humans discriminate.

      I am really enamored by your response. Commendable indeed.

      Regards sister

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