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[IslamQA] Ibn Taymiyah on Love


I’m not bashing Ibn Taymiyah, just sharing an interesting view he has:

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (10/129):

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 waswaas, or diseases of the body such as weakness, emaciation and so on. End quote.

(يقول شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية رحمه الله “مجموع الفتاوى” (10/129 :
” 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 ” انتهى .

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  1. suninearth says:

    Assalam alaikum

    عشق (‘ishq)
    The word عشق (‘ishq) is another common word, but with a more restricted meaning of “passionate love” and is generally reserved to refer to love in a romantic relationship (as opposed to brotherly love).

    حب (Hubb)
    The most common and the most general term for love in Arabic is حب (Hubb). This word is used in a wide variety of situations, to refer to love between lovers, love for one’s parents, love for God, love for one’s country etc

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