5 Verses & Quotes from the Holy Quran on Love

The Holy Quran stands as a constant reminder to us all on the power of devotion and faith towards Allah, which is often represented through our deep love for God. Loving God can enable you to truly worship and devote yourself to faith, which can manifest in loving God’s creative art. God’s creative art – as seen in the beauty of a kind soul, the grand universe, or even in the blades of grass in a field – are all avenues to help find our way towards God.

To help rekindle, reaffirm, or find God and your love for Allah, here are five verses from the Holy Quran on the power and strength of love in faith:

1. Affection and Mercy Between People

“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them, and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought” [Quran 30:21].

Here the Quran helps us understand the innate human need for companionship – we are, after all, social beings who do need affection and love. Thus, within the folds of Islam, the Quran encourages us to find a companion and spouse, who can, in turn, help us understand the importance and joy in sharing affection and mercy between two people.

2. Believers Are Like Brothers

“The believers are but brothers, so make settlement between your brothers. And fear Allah that you may receive mercy” [Quran 49:10].

By equating all believers as brothers or family, the Holy Quran sets another reminder for us all that we must love one another as part of a broader family of humankind. Love should not be limited to romantic love or spousal love and should instead be utilized to help build a society of merciful and respectful brothers and sisters.

3. Do Good

“And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good” [Quran 2:195].

This seemingly simple verse offers a profound reflection on how to be a practising Muslim – to be loved by Allah, to be able to receive the love of the Most Highest, is a blessing beyond what many of us can imagine. All we have to do is to do good. While what it means to do good in this world could be expanded upon in another article, what we can take away from this line now is that we must always strive towards making the right decision in life, with the end goal of doing everything we can to try and receive the love of Allah.

4. We Will Return to Allah Together

“To each of you, We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ” [Quran 5:48].

Here the Holy Quran reminds us of two things: first, we were made different to be tested in numerous other ways, and second, in the end, we will all be returned to Allah together despite whatever differences we may have had during our lifetimes here on earth. Knowing that we are all returning to Allah together, despite our different tests and nations, can stand as a powerful reminder of the power of loving and respecting one another during our time in this world. The end will be the same for us all – we are returning to Allah to account for our deeds – which means we must always treat each other with a certain level of empathy and love.

5. Sharing Your Love

“Never will you attain the good [reward] until you spend [in the way of Allah ] from that which you love. And whatever you spend – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it” [Quran 3:92].

Finally, the Quran teaches us the importance of sharing your love – for only by sharing your love can you truly understand how important it is. This verse reminds us that we must try to give and share whatever we may have, in the duty towards living in a society of brothers and sisters who respect and love one another like family.


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