Affectionateness means (AL Mawada) in Arabic, while affection means (Al Wed) also in Arabic– and the Arabic word (AL Wedad) is the affection between people. All the previous words are mentioned in the holy Quran and they imply the meanings of a noble and rare affection and they refer to a deeply rooted and genuine affection in the human soul.
And the most affectionate is one of Allah (S.W.T) most beautiful names...
Allah (S.W.T) says:” But ask forgiveness of you Lord and turn unto Him (in repentance): for my Lord is indeed full of mercy and affectionate.” (hud 90)
And Allah says: And He is the Oft-Forgiving Full, of affectionate (Al-boroj 14)
It is one of Allah’s blessings on His worshipers is to honor them by making the reward of those who believed and followed that by good deeds is to create affection between Him and them in this life, so they can feel Allah’s blessings and generosity in every second and heartbeat, and in the Hereafter, that affection will be clearly noticed when relations between people break out, and where there are no friends or companions, but Allah’s (S.W.T) strong rope of affection will be there for His worshipers who believed in Allah’s (S.W.T) words and followed their faith with good deeds, so that this strong relation will calm them down at that hard time.
Allah (S.W.T) says:” On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will beneficent bestow Affection. (Mariem 96(
Quran has indicated this kind of affectionateness can be between a husband and his wife.
Allah (S.W.T) says:” And He placed between you affection and mercy.”)Rom 21)
And it might be a general kind of affectionateness between relatives.
Allah (S.W.T) says:” I do not ask you for this message any payment but only affection through kinship.” (shurah 23)
And it may be an affection with non-Muslims
Allah says:” And you will find the nearest of them in affection to the believers those who say,” We are Christians.” (maiida 82)
And it might be affection with people we had a hostility with before.
Allah says: “Perhaps Allah will put, between you and those to whom you have been enemies among them, affection.
But it can never be with people who have announced their hostility against Allah (SWT) and the our beloved prophet (P.B.U.H)
Allah (S.W.T) says:” You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger.” (mojadala 22)
Anas reported that our beloved prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "nothing splits two men whom had affection for each other in front of Allah (S.W.T) or in Islam but a sin committed by one of them.”
Al-nooman ben bachir reported, that our beloved prophet (P.B.U.H) :The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.
Abu Bakr ibn Hazm reported that one of the Companions of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "It is enough that I tell you that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Affection is inherited
And based on all what I have said we chose the name “TAWAD” for our new Islamic center that I ask Allah (S.W.T) to make it a blessing to Muslims and a bridge to introduce the forgiving and moderated Islam to non-Muslims.
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