Hadith on Love: Importance of Love and Peace in Islam

📖Sahih Muslim 54 a
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessing be upon him) observed: You shall not enter Paradise so long as you do not affirm belief (in all those things which are the articles of faith) and you will not believe as long as you do not love one another. Should I not direct you to a thing which, if you do, will foster love amongst you: (i. e.) give currency to (the practice of paying salutation to one another by saying) as-salamu alaikum.

  • This hadith was originally addressed to Muslims, the message behind it is universal and applicable to all people, regardless of their faith or background. The message is that love and respect for one another is a fundamental aspect of being a good human being, and that simple gestures such as greeting each other with peace can go a long way in fostering love and unity among people. Therefore, the message of the hadith is not limited to Muslims, but can be applied by all people who wish to live a life of peace, love, and respect for others.