Every love relationship is based on reciprocation

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Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has cited this as the statement of the famous Saint; Junayd Al Baghdadi (rahimahullah) without a chain.

(Ihya ‘Ulumid Din, vol. 8 pg. 584. Also see: Kashful Khafa, Hadith: 2357)



Every love relationship is held due to a motive or in exchange of something. As long as the motive/reciprocation remains the love remains.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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